Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Haircut

Sometimes you need to just take a break from all forms of social networking.
I took a small break from this little blog, instagram, and snapchat. For the past couple of years I would fast from whatever it was that I was addicted to in the month of January. Normally it would be Facebook. Since I deleted that I'm now stuck with my one true love instagram. Well I was feeling the need to take a small break from all things that I share my life on. I think that we all need to do that every once in a while. I'm sure when January shows up I'll end up fasting Instagram for the full month...or sweets. Because goodness, I'm addicted to sugar.

Anyways. I had my interview that I was talking about in my last post and TOTALLY ROCKED IT! I was not expecting the building to be as nice as it was when I arrived and I felt super intimidated by being there because it was very classy and professional. My interview was just amazing. The people seemed to really like me and that made me feel really good about myself. Normally during interviews I get all nervous and awkward but I was feeling so confident that my nerves seemed to melt away. It was amazing. I sure do hope that I get to work there sometime within the next year. It could be in the summer, or the fall, or maybe not at all haha. But it would be a nice change to the early 4 am starbucks shifts and dealing with crazy customers who yell at you because you didn't put white mocha drizzle on top of their drink. Even though your drink is not supposed to come with the drizzle and you didn't pay extra for it so I'm not going to put it on. Then you cause a scene and for the first time I get feisty with a customer and could care less because deep down inside I know that I'm saving you from diabetes. But if you want diabetes then go right on ahead and keep yelling at your future baristas for something so stupid as not drizzling chocolate on your drink. Ugh people.
But I do really enjoy working at starbucks. As I have said before it has been one of the best part time jobs I have ever had.

For the past couple of weeks I have been feeling pretty low about some of the choices that I have been making in certain situations. Not that they were bad or anything but I was trying to be someone that I'm not and it started to hurt me deep down inside. So I decided that I needed to change this. I cut contact with some people who were causing these troubles and feel as though this gigantic weight has been lifted off from my chest. There is still a small bit of pain there but only time can heal it. My emotions have just been going crazy lately and I needed to take time to myself and listen to my heart. So I woke up one last thursday and decided that I needed some sort of change that would signify breaking up with these choices that I had been making. I thought a haircut would do just the trick. And I absolutely love it.

Cheers to short hair & being able to pull it off
& cheers to new beginnings and making the right choices

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving '14

I can now say with 100% confidence that this Thanksgiving was one of the best that we have ever had. It was not perfect, but this is the first where we as a family, didn't feel sadness. Holidays for the past 3 years have not been so fun. About 3 years ago my dad passed away from colon cancer. That is something that I never really wrote on here or tell many people about because I hate the attention that comes with that news. Not having my dad around during the holidays flat out sucks. I hate it. There is nothing that I hate more than not having my dad to talk to.

I don't want to make this post sad so I'm writing all of that to say that this was the first time we didn't shed any tears…at least I didn't. Yes we kept the spirit of my father around and spoke of his memories but they were happy and laughter came about with those talks. It was a really nice time.

It started out with brunch at this french cafe in Houston with my uncle and his family and my grandmother. After brunch we went to the park for a few hours and talked about all the sweet things that are going on in our lives. We don't see my uncle and his wife very often so it was very nice to catch up. They have an adorable son who is the most handsome little thing. Once we left, we then headed off home and made our own Thanksgiving dinner. I made three pies (hell yeah). One of the recipes was from A Beautiful Mess and ohmygosh it was delish. It was a brownie pecan pie and literally one of the best pies I have ever eaten. I'm definitely making that again. Maybe next time I'll bake 5 of them because I could probably eat three in one sitting.
I didn't really take a bunch of pictures of food because honestly…all thanksgiving plates pretty much looks the same haha. Anyways, after that I had to drop my sister off at the mall because that girl was working black friday. That place was cray. Thank goodness I was there to just drop her off.
Once I got back home the rest of us watch the movie Ratatouille and fell asleep.
Then come 2 am I had to pick up my sister from her crazy black friday shift and went shopping myself ;) the mall wasn't as crazy as when I had dropped her off so I decided it was okay. I scored some amazing sales at Macy's. I bought a bunch of gifts for my mom and saved probably about $90 on everything…major. freaking. deal.

Life has been pretty hectic lately. My last day of classes is tomorrow and I have a final in the morning and one last critique in the evening. I'm pretty excited about all of it because I know I'm gonna ace that exam.
I signed up to take a class during the winter break and I already know I'm going to be SOOOO busy with working and taking a minimester. Blaaah this is going to be a crazy next few weeks.

Oh yeah! I have a job interview this tuesday. A REAL ADULT JOB INTERVIEW! This isn't one of those dumb little minimum wage part time jobs. This is a real deal/I can make this my career/I can most likely afford an apartment/I can most likely buy a new car/I can most likely afford grad school/I can for sure keep paying my tuition without taking out a loan/Am I even qualified enough for this job/I'm going to be surrounded by adults all day doing mature things/This job would look amazing on my resume. This job you guys…it would be a major stepping stone into the real world and becoming more of an adult. I don't really want to say much about it because for one, I don't want to jinx it and two, even though this job is pretty much in the palm of my hand I don't want to already assume that I got it.
If I were to get the job I wouldn't start until next summer or fall because they were willing to work around my school schedule. Since I already have my schedule for the spring semester they understood that I couldn't really change it.
I'm so nervous though because this is a real interview. Where I have to look extremely professional and be around intimidating higher level people and by higher level people I mean people who make tons of money. IM SO EXCITED AND NERVOUS AND I CANT WAIT. Even if I don't get this job at least I would have practiced my interviewing skills, so I'm excited for that as well.
I feel like the chances of me getting this job is maybe like 50/50. But I do for a fact know that the woman who wants me to work for her really reaaaaaally likes me. Aw man I'm making myself giddy.

I'm off to study. Hooray for completing another semester at UH and for doing it without being in debt!!!