Friday, May 1, 2009

Chasing a Fairytale

What is it with us girls? Why are we constantly chasing a romantic relationship full of play and passion? We go after what we see in the movies, which I'm really not sure even exists.
We grow up hearing stories of Cinderella and Snow White and are looking for something similar.
Although I hate to admit it, that's exactly what I want. I want a relationship so blissfully romantic that we long to be together. I want something straight out of a fairytale, so I might just keep on searching until I find it.
The trouble is that real life isn't like fairytales. It's complicated and messy and full of mistakes. It isn't this: boy falls in love with girl and gets girl. Boy loses girl and then gets girl back. The problem is that fairy tales only seem the cover "the beginning." They cover the battle of the beginning. Movies end with the wedding, assuming that everything after that will be pure hapiness. In real life, that's probably when most of the difficulties actually start.
So should we keep on chasing? Or should we settle?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Daily Grind

Work is what I'll write about because it's what I'm experiencing. It's what I know and what my days revolve around. And work can be tough. One minute it's up, the other minute it's down. One second you feel on top of the world and the next, you feel like you're carrying the world's weight on your shoulders.

I'm learning......

1. That you can only give your best. You give it your all and even if it doesn't work out like you planned, you walk away knowing you put all of the effort in.
2. To keep work at work. As much I can, I'm trying not to stress about work when I'm not there.
3. That you can learn new things from each and every experience- things that will help you the next time around.
4. That sometimes it's a balancing act. Finding the common ground between being walked all over/taken advantage of and being too assertive is VERY important.

Cheers to all my fellow "first-real-job" workers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Dreadful Economy

I've never been affected by a bad economy....until now. The last time things were this bad, I wasn't even alive! And the last time things were tough for the country in general, I wasn't out on my own paying for everything myself!
I don't know about you, but I hate worrying about money. And it's all I seem to do lately! Everyone says that your twenties are for "living it up," but I'm pinching pennies over here! So I guess this is just me venting on the status of the American economy. Ughhh. Come On Obama!!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Summer 'Oh-8'

This last summer was AMAZING! I graduated college and worked as a bartender and server. It was my "last hoorah" before entering adulthood. Throughout the summer, I took trips with friends and family to Mexico (graduation cruise with Ash!), Las Vegas (Ash's Bachelorette party!!), Hawaii (Ash's wedding), Maine (Family wedding), Havasu (Crazy weekend!!), and Lodi (2 more of my closest friends' weddings!) I lived a pretty relaxed life and was able to spend most of my time with friends.

Needless to say, I was a bridesmaid three times this summer. (And I have two more weddings coming up!) I've never felt luckier to have amazing friends, and I wish my girlfriends and their husbands all the hapiness life has to offer.

As summer began to wind down, I became nervous about finding a real J-O-B. God definitely tested my patience and ultimately blessed me with a better job than I had ever envisioned for myself. It really is true that He can offer us things we haven't even dreamed of. So in October, my summer ended and I moved to Newport Beach to begin work as an event coordinator.