Changes.

After being MIA for the last few days, I will get you caught up on the never ending shenanigans that is my life. My absence mostly came from an over-abundance of final projects and assignments as we close out this semester. My life has been so hectic lately that I truthfully forgot that the semester was even coming to a close next week. Honestly, I really thought I had another two or so weeks left, I won’t even lie. More times than not, I’ve come home from work completely drained and exhausted that doing homework seems like more of a chore than anything else. So, by the time my homework was done, I’ve been passed out in bed within 5 minutes after completion.

Another reason for my absence is family/brother-related. I spent the last few days making his invitations for his grad party, attending final concerts, figuring out what to buy him for his 18th birthday on Monday [still unsuccessful on this front], etc.

With the list of changes in my life including [but not limited to] everything going on above, plus a new job and a new phone, we have now added new car to the list!

Today, I said goodbye to my very first car *sheds tear* and upgraded to this beauty!

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One of my dad’s good friends is my car dealer, and he had texted me a week or so ago saying there was a 2016 Accord Coupe on the lot that they were looking to get rid of. He told me the deal, sent me some pics via text, and I committed to the purchase before even seeing this car in person [or driving it]. Somewhat terrifying, I know. But exciting is definitely a more appropriate word to choose!

I have so far only done so much as drive it home from the dealership, to dinner, and to the store down the street and I am already so in love and ready to show it off to everyone I know. If you need me, I’ll be living in my car for the next 60 years of my life!

As far as my absence goes, I am sorry. Just trying to get a hold of my life over here! I hope you can forgive me. xoxo.

One chapter closes.

Guys, I know I have been talking about it for what seems like forever now, but the day has officially arrived [and finished as of 3pm today]…..I never have to work at the mall ever again.

It was somewhat bittersweet leaving a job that I have been at most of my young-adult life, but more than anything, I was am so beyond excited to leave this experience behind. I know there are so many great things ahead of me and I have never felt more ready than I am now to start on this journey.

I walked into work this morning to a plethora of Panera Bread catering [*swoons*], presents, and cards and the first thing I thought of was, foooooood. Some of my favorite customers came in today. And I made it through a shift without a customer nonchalantly yelling at me over a coupon or telling me I do not know my company’s corporate policies *rolls eyes* which made today pretty great.

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I have worked with such a solid core these last 4 years – my management team welcomed me with open arms and my employees, although some came and went, have all become like family to me.

I now have the next 5 days off to go to Long Island, and I start my new job on Monday! So, cheers to me and having some time to finally maybe relax and focus on my school and on myself. Major pat on the back to myself, but hey, I think I deserve it. xoxo.