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.



Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fish

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

Despite the annoying (Low Bank Account, Low-Status Job, Living Arrangements), I'm strangely optimistic. I know one day, my circumstances will change, and things will start going my way. Seriously, it's all about attitude.

I'm particularly inspired by this quote (found on tumblr a looong time ago):

"You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall into the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish." 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Trying to Change

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I might as well call myself the Non-Existent Writer. Meh. It happens. I have been busy trying to:

A) Adventure
B) Find a job outside of the food service industry
C) Find an Educational Program at an Educational Institution that will help my prospects with B) and A)

I've been drinking a lot of tea and running (at the gym!).

I also got a car for Christmas/Valentine's Day.

(The car I've been driving since 2007 will finally be in my name).

I still live in the Room Over the Garage.

I'm still quite the typical millennial. I'm desperately trying to change my circumstances so I can have the following back:

 A) My own place sans parental units
 B) Money
 C) Confidence

By changing my circumstances, I'll change the world.