Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday=Bust!!

My sister and I got the CRAZY idea that doing the early Black Friday festivities would be fun.

2:48am Mom, Cal and I left the house (wtf I know).

3:30am First stop Old Navy. Usually they have awesome sweater deals and some cute stuff. I wasn't impressed at all. Mind you they're super affordable but on Black Friday I want deals and steals and nothing impressed me! Not only that but they had over 100 people in line it wrapped around the store twice. Ugh too crazy for us. See some of the happy campers in line below lol. Suckers!

4:00am We go to JCPennys its all that was open. We checked it out they had a few good deals, mom got a sweater. Then we realized nothing else was open and we were starving. We want to get breakfast and the McDonalds in the mall apparently doesn't do any bacon, egg and cheese bagel or biscuits. So off we went to Dennys which is in Berea/Middleburg Hts right by my Cal's school.

5:00am We get to Denny's to start our breakfast experience. So there are a few tables filled there, maybe 5 total and one waitress whose flippin' out with stress. Anyhow we sit there and the womans a nut and a horrible server. My mom, sister and I have all served so we know what busy is and we are very understanding but this woman was just bad and rude. She would tell new customers she's sit them in 10 minutes. What an idiot, she could of sat them and let them look at their menus. Just not a very bright woman. Anyhow while we were in there eating it started to SNOW...wet snow. Gross!! My first snow of the year was in Ohio with my family.
6:30am Back to the mall to check out regular stores the sales weren't great at all. Few stores had 30-50% off but it was of all their overpriced stuff. Boo I found no good deals that were really deals. I found one thing and it was full price. I needed a new bra and as always Victoria's Secret had no good deals. They think buy one get one half off is a good deal, but essentially your total then ends up being $70 for two bras and that just isn't my cup of tea!!

To summarize Black sucked!! I think I'm getting a cold now and I got no deals or sleep. 

Update: Totally wasn't getting sick just lack of sleep + crabbiness=short lived runny nose! All in all I did enjoy the time with my family even if we didn't get to spend money!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I got in!!

I got accepted to Bay Path Colleges graduate program today. It's in Maryland, but I'll be completing the coursework online. They have an excellent program and I'm very excited to start. I'll be working on my Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Why would you go to a club to spend $100 on a bottle of vodka or whatever when in the store you an spend $30 on the same one? Is it cheaper then having to buy all your drinks? Cause if someone is on to something and a bottle for $100 is a good deal at a club then let me know...not that I ever club but just food for thought!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Random thought..I wish tattoos had an on and off switch

Ok so welcome to my random side. I absolutely love tattoos! I only have two so I'm no pro but I'm ready for #4!! I wish I could get some of these daring tattoos like on my wrist but have it only show up when it was appropriate lol. I wish tattoos had an on and off setting because there are so many cool ones out there I'm not daring enough to get. My most daring is the one behind my ear in the pic above!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The wait, thinking happy thoughts.

Its final, I officially finished all my graduate school admissions requirements. I normally would never talk about this because of the chance of not getting in. At this point if I don't get in I think I'm ok with it. It'd be happening for a reason. I feel like this is the determining factor to let me know if nonprofit is what ill always be doing. If not maybe ill go get a MBA, who knows. I can truthfully say for once my whole life isn't planned out and things will just fall how they should once I find out the answer. I'm almost 27 and I stress WAY too much for someone any age. I know my career is in helping the youth of the future. I didn't grow up rich, nor did I grow up poor. I grew up taken care of and happy. I am from a middle of nowhere country town in Ohio and I never had to worry about the things the kids today do. I feel sorry that they have to be a part of the negativity that the world puts out. I want to run an organization that can help pull kids out of the negative worlds that so many slip into. I won't talk too much about it because it's a unique idea and I don't want to lose it to another. Anyhow, I'm thinking happy thoughts. My future is bright, this degree won't determine my success it may just lead me to success down a certain path over another.

I use to blog, things happen for a reason

How funny is it that I pretty much completely forgot that I use to blog on Xanga...seriously OLD AGE! Check it out these were the good ole days: It's so funny to read the old blog it's like an old diary I was so excited and full of youth and energy. Just another reminder that it's time for me to GET A LIFE!! I'm actually almost embarrassed at the amount of slang I use to use haha. I just graduated college and I was saying things like "it's been a grip"...who was I hahaha. This blog was in a pretty major part of my life. I graduated, couldn't find a job, was miserable and hiding it well by PARTYING nonstop and spending money I didn't have. Oh the joys of youth. I thought for sure I'd be moving to Columbus, Ohio which is a great city and I really do love it but I found this Chicago opportunity last minute and came here. Things really do happen for a reason even when we think they don't.

It's funny how many times things happen in life and we just rest in the notion that "life isn't fair", I've had a variety of things happen to me good and bad. I'm learning to role with the punches and take it all as a learning experience no matter how much it sucks. I wish I would have given myself more credit throughout my 20s and counted more on myself to be who I am and to succeed then to put debilitating pressure on myself. Sometimes it's better to just give it all a shot and see where fate leads you instead of holding back because you're not 100% sure of yourself. That's been me my entire life, if I'm not sure I'll be great at it I hold back. I'm starting to let that go. I'm starting to be confident in who I am and confident that things will happen how they should.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My attempt at free therapy...

Sometimes it helps to just talk about it and get things off your chest. Sometimes blowing off steam and complaining your way out of a mental breakdown is just what you need. I gave a therapist a try before...ugh she was a snooze. I think everything she told me I may have learned in Psych 101 as a Psychology Major. I think I'll just prescribe myself some self help and blogging. This is totally new for me, I'm not use to talking about my life, sharing my opinions yes but talking about me not really. I figure, I'm turning 27 in a week time to stop being such a wuss. Actually the fact that I'm about to turn 27 is the main reason I'm here, I've been doing a lot of reflecting and I'm missing something...A LIFE lol. I'm a full-fledged workaholic, which is ok because I love my job and what I do. 

Right now as I type I'm sitting on a beautiful balcony in the heart of Chicago, I'm house sitting watching the city and people walk by below. Chicago is beautiful, I've been here for almost 5 years and I feel so happy to have made that choice. I of course miss my family back in good ole oHIo, but I know they support my journey and my career. I'm actually Amtrak'in it home in a week to to spend a week with them. 

I love watching life go by and watching people interact, not until recently did I realize that I've been spending the better part of my 20s just watching and not living. It's time for a change, how I'm not sure yet but honestly the first step was realizing something has to change...right?
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