Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Adventure.

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

Remember when this happened?

Yup


Well, I did it. 

I went out west for an interview. Drove on the desert (because the GPS told me to). 

Always get an Exit Row.

One week later (on a Wednesday), I received a phone call offering me a job. 

That Friday, with my mother, I set out on a 2300 mile adventure. I brought the essentials with me:
  • All my clothing 
  • Shoes
  • A full set of 34-year-old cutlery
  • Baking Sheet
  • Spatula
  • Can opener
We saw many things on our very long drive, including: 

  • Graceland (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • The Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (Oklahoma City, OK) 
It was a very powerful memorial.

  • Cadillac Ranch (Amarillo, TX) 
  • The Petrified Forest (Northeastern AZ) 
  • Sedona (Sedona, AZ)
My mother. In the vortex. Good Vibes.
It's another chapter in my crazy life. 










Friday, July 11, 2014

So...

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I'm definitely the non-existent writer.

So, I moved really far away. I did it.

I left Hampton Roads.

I got a job in the Southwest!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

17A

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I've never been good with directions. I've ignored the proper routes to go the one that "felt right." I've gotten lost so many times, it's almost ridiculous. I've always found my way home.

No matter how far away I was, I when I saw exit 17A on the highway, I knew home was nearby.

Until yesterday.

My parents sold the house.

I still live in the same city, but exit 17A no longer takes me home.

It's strange how one little thing can make such an impact.









Thursday, March 27, 2014

This Life

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I'm going back to school (for real this time). I'm doing a Technical Writing program (online) with an accredited university.

I'll have two degrees.

Also, I'm moving into an apartment (with my parents). Because I am poor and can't afford my own place (yet). Le sigh.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Looking Fine.

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

It's time for a break from the depressing blog updates.

Here's how I used to look:
That Hair! That Clean Apartment!

I look like this now: 
Troll Hair and Wrinkles.







Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jobs

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I've had several jobs over the years:

Social Media Specialist (January 2012-September 2013 & September 2013-Present)
Administrative Assistant (August 2011-January 2012 & January 2012-September 2013)
Data Entry Clerk/Delegate Assistant (July 2011-January 2012)
Lifeguard (May 2010-September 2010 & May 2011-September 2011)
Waitress/Server/Carhop (May 2005-September 2010 & September 2013-Present)

I've volunteered at various hospitals in different departments throughout my college career.
I volunteered on the Presidential Campaign in 2012 (June-August 2012)
I wrote (briefly) for my college newspaper.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a Writing Minor and I'm going back to school in the summer for another Bachelors Degree in Technical Writing (online). I have completed two internships. I type around 60 wpm (words per minute). I know how to use social media. I can research and write formal documents. I am enthusiastic and innovative. I can manage the accounting books. I keep great records and files. I can work with a team or independently. I know how to communicate with other businesses (b2b) or with clients, and with the general public.

Even though I'm waiting tables right now, my skills aren't going to waste. I still use my education and administrative skills while interacting with guests at the restaurant.





Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What Was Supposed To Happen

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I am supposed to be in another town, with another job, on a new adventure, with a bigger bank account.

But I am in the same town, same house, same job, no adventure, with a small bank account.

I'm working on it though. Something will change.

Something will finally work and I'll find a new job, in a new town,

and start my new adventure.

I promise.

Soon.