Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Wisdom

While I sit here waiting for shipment to arrive at work, I've been scrolling through Facebook and other social media. Browsing through my news feed, I came across a friend of one of my close friends and decided to stalk see what she's been up to. I click on her name and she has her profile private so that I can only see her change her profile picture and cover photo. Most of her profile pictures are selfies and most of her cover photos are quotes. Being a lover of a good quote I decided to see what she had in her cover photo album. I loved some, and didn't love some. And the ones I love I just have to share. So here's a little Tuesday Wisdom for you. (I realize I could wait until tomorrow and do Wednesday Wisdom, but where's the fun in that? #amiright?)

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ranting and Announcing

I will never understand some people. 
As you may or may not know, I work in retail and it can be stressful. Recently, my job has been even more stressful than normal. Our store manager left for a better opportunity, and a couple more people have claimed that they "don't need this job" or "don't need to work". 

Well that must be nice. 

It must be nice to know that if you want to quit without another job lined up, you can.
It must be nice to make money you don't need to pay bills. 
It must be nice to know your spouse can support your family on their own. 
It must be nice to constantly complain about it. 

I like all my coworkers. Really, I do. I get along with them, we work well as a team, but when a select few start complaining about things they CAN change, I get frustrated. 
Why are you going to stay at a job you constantly complain about, but don't need? 
I will never understand it. 
Luckily for me, I won't have to listen to it much longer. 

Remember when I said that great things were keeping me busy and I couldn't wait to tell you  what it is? 
Well, two weeks ago I went an did an assessment and aptitude test for a local company here in Dayton. After I was finished testing, I met with a recruiting coordinator and discussed the jobs I applied for as well as another one I didn't apply for. The RC said with my background in customer service and retail that this job would be a good fit for me. So we talked about different aspects of both jobs and I ultimately told him let's go for the good fit. He went and talked to the management of that department, and I had an interview with 2 managers. After my interview they let me sit in on someone in that department. When I left, I had spent almost 4 hours there. Before I left, though, they wanted to set up a meeting with the VP of the department, and it was scheduled for the following Thursday (a week ago).
I went in Thursday and talked with the VP and he said that he just likes to meet potential candidates and get a feel for their personality. 
I must have a great personality because he said he was going to send in one of the girls to administer a drug test and get my consent for a background check, and once the results come back I will receive a call.
I wasn't expecting to hear anything until yesterday, because they said the results take 1-2 weeks, but Tuesday I got the call. 
I got offered the job, at the max starting pay. 
I, of course, accepted pretty much right away, but told them I couldn't start until August 11. Our schedule at work has been finalized through the 9th, and it is a little over two weeks notice. 
I called Zach right away and told him and said that I wasn't making dinner because we were going out to celebrate.

I am so excited to start this job! I'll be out of retail, have a set schedule, and have weekends off with Zach except the occasional Saturday. Which I'm totally okay with. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Positively Selfie

Everyone is self-conscious. 
You can deny it all you want, but deep down you know it's true. 
And I'm part of the everyone.

One of my goals this year is to be positive. And I've been doing well with it, except when it comes to me.
I've never thought I was a pretty person until Zach came along. I've never thought I was ugly, but just average.
I still don't believe I'm as pretty as he says I am, but I'm working on it. And having Snapchat is helping.
Since I take a bunch of selfies on Snapchat, I figured I would start taking some and posting them on Instagram.
Bedtime selfie
Feeling good selfie
Curly hair don't care selfie
Sunday selfie
My hope by posting more selfies is that I'll be more comfortable in my own skin and feel more positively about myself. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Driving to Grandma's

Who knew that a trip to my grandma's yesterday would prompt a blog post?
Well it did.

My grandma lives 30 minutes inside the Ohio border from Richmond, IN, so the drive to her house is all country roads.
With yesterday being a gorgeous day, like every other day this week, I had beautiful views the whole way to her house. As I was stopped at a stop sign I snapped these pictures with my phone.
Pretty, right?
I love driving to her house.
Then you get to her town and it is the cutest town.
Up until about 10 years ago, it literally was a one stoplight town. Now it's a 2 stoplight town.
And a few months ago, the county fairgrounds committee voted to move the Montgomery County fairgrounds to just outside her town. But that's beside the point.

As I was leaving my grandma's to meet my friends for coffee, this song came on the radio and I thought it was perfect!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blate Night

If you're not living in Cincinnati (or Dayton, in my case) you're missing out. 
Tuesday night I got to meet a bunch of wonderful ladies and get to know the girls behind their blogs. 
Thanks Sarah for the photo!
We had Mexican and of course I couldn't go without getting a margarita!

I was too busy chatting away I didn't get hardly any photos but I did snap this goofy one with Heather!

You can see more photos from Erin, Heather, and Jax, or search #cincyblate on Instagram!

I had the best time! If you get a chance to meet a fellow blogger or bloggers DO IT!! It's so much fun!