Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What a Month!


Hello friends! Yes I've been absent for the entire month of June, after doing a pretty good job of blogging the majority of May.  But y'all, let me tell you.  June was the month of CHANGE for me.  And I'm not talking new hair cut or new make up routine change.  I'm talking major LIFE CHANGES!

So where to begin.

Well first, the next year I will be living in a brand new house! I'll have 4 roommates,  so 5 total living in the house.  I'm sure that sounds like a lot but it's a pretty big house with tons of room!  Plus we'll all be working different work schedules, so while we'll definitely have times when we're all home it'll be interesting to see how often we're all together.

Here is an outside picture of our new home.



It will be amazing to not living in an apartment.  I'll post more pictures once we're actually moved in, which will be mid-July (2 weeks!), but it's far from all the touristy spots, in an actual neighborhood, we'll have a real mailbox,  and there's a Target AND a Barnes and Noble less than 10 minutes away.  Thank the lord! :)

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Ok second big change is I made my first real big girl purchase!  Yes, that's right I bought a brand new CAR!  My little blue Sunfire finally went out on me.  Well actually I could have gotten it fixed, but it was gonna cost about $600 and my parents and I had already put WAY more money into it than it was worth.  So I made the leap and bought a new one!

It's a 2011 Toyota Corolla and I am in LOVE.  The color is magnetic grey and therefore I have christened him Grayson.





Y'all I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to actually get into my car and not worry about whether or not its going to start, or break down again, or have a tire blow out.  He is so much roomier than my Sunfire and is way more attractive on the outside.  Grayson has yet to make his first official road trip, but as soon as life settles down a little I'm hoping to take him on a nice little vacation.

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The biggest news I have to share involves my job.  As many of you know I work for Disney.  Have worked for Disney for the last 2 years.  It's actually one of the reasons I started this little ol blog of mine.  It's been a good job and I've loved working for such a world renowned company.  But my job is changing and I'm not sure I'm liking the changes that are being made.  Add to that the fact that I now have two new items to add to my list of bills every month (car insurance AND a car payment) I started to realize that maybe I was ready for something different.

The night I started looking into buying a new car is the night that I made a huge career decision.  I jumped on the Orange County Public School website and started looking for open History positions. And y'all.  Within a week of applying for the jobs...I GOT ONE!!



Yep that's right.  You are now going to be reading the blog of a 10th grade World History teacher!  It's been about 3 weeks since I was offered the job and I am still in a little bit of shock.  I decided I wanted to try living in Florida without having Disney at the center of my reason for being here.  I'm still going to be seasonal with Disney, meaning I will still be a Cast Member and get all the benefits of working for the company.

Everyone at work is very excited for me but they all are sad to see me go.  The thing is I'm ready to move on.  I've always known I wanted to teach, Disney was just something I wanted to do before I fully committed to teaching.  Well that time has come and gone and I am so ready to start this brand new chapter.

I'm going do my best to keep up with blogging.  I mean obviously I've done a great job of it this summer.  But I really am going to keep y'all in the loop on teaching.  This blog of mine has always been something I've done while living in Florida and I don't want to stop now.  You just may see a shift in the content.  :)  Which is what this blog is dedicated too, marking all the places I will go.  : )



Friday, May 24, 2013

H54F and My Worst Traits

Obviously my attempt at blogging everyday has gone phenomenally well.  I mean look, I've done 10 days out of 24.  You're impressed I can tell.

My week has been a series of adjustments.  Luckily for me they've all been fairly easy adjustments.  The roughest one has been trying to figure out what time I need to leave for work so I'm not 45 minutes early every day.  I used to live literally 10 minutes from work and now I have an actual commute.  Anyway, the point is Sadie and I are adjusting well to our new surroundings.

So on with the goods for today.

Day 24: List your 3 worst traits.

1.  I have this thing where I say the first thing that comes out of my mouth without thinking first.  Sometimes.  It doesn't happen all the time but it happens often enough that it's been commented on a time or two by some of my friends.  I'll have more on this tomorrow though because even though it may be one of my "worst traits" there is a way that it's actually been one of my better traits.  (I think).

2.  I'm lazy.  I like to tell myself that it's not a bad trait, but I constantly make to do lists and never get them done because I'd rather sit on my couch and do absolutely nothing.  And because I'm lazy it also turns me into a procrastinator.  Which isn't a good thing either. 

3.  I don't act my age.  Now this may not sound like a bad thing.  But trust me, it is.  Nine times out of ten, I would rather sit at home with a cup of tea and a good book then go out with my friends.  In my head this is just fine.  But at the same time I know it prevents me from meeting new people, which in turn may be one of the reasons I'm probably gonna be a crazy cat lady by the time I'm 40.  I may be 25 but I act like I'm 65.  





Ok now that I've shared some of the worst things about myself, I want to share my five favorite things from the week.  Because all in all its been a great one! 





1. Essie new summer line is out. Woo Hoo! Now I just need to decided which ones to add to my collection.  

2. It's summer in Florida again, so that means it rains everyday between 3 and 6.  And we've had ridiculous storms the last week.  Add traffic to that and you have two of my least favorite things. Driving in the rain and traffic. Gross.

3. My friend Jordan (who just started her very own blog that you can read here) made us home made stuff crust pizza.  IT WAS DELICIOUS! 

4. Sadie is slowly but surely adapting to living in an apartment with another cat.  But it doesn't help when that other cat sits at the end of the hall way and prevents her from coming out of the bedroom.  It's a work in progress.

5. Two of my favorite things happened this morning. 


Have a great Friday friends! :) 


Friday, May 17, 2013

A Favorite Photo

I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I've been moving out of my apartment all week.  And let me tell you, it's a pain in the ass.  You never really realize how much stuff you have until you have to pack it all up and store it.

Y'all the last few weeks have been rough.  Real rough.  Life doesn't throw me too many curve balls but when it does.....man!  It's the curviest ball in the whole world.

Because of the curve balls and the fact that I have to move pretty much an entire 1 bedroom apartment semi solo (I had 3 amazing friends who helped me move all the big stuff out) I haven't been able to keep up with the challenge.  Which I'm super bummed about because one of the days I was super excited about doing what the "Day in the Life" post.  I WILL be doing that post, just after all the craziness has calmed down.

So picking up o the challenge for day.

Day 17:  A favorite photo of yourself and why.




This picture was taken in college.  My best friend from college, Monica, had bought a fancy shamancy camera and was being awesome and taking some senior pictures of our friends.  I went with her to act as an "assistant" but she needed me to help her with some lighting stuff.  See I HATE candid picture.  Hate them with a passion.  I always get caught with the grossest, fugliest looks on my face.  But this one....I don't hate.  I actually kind of LOVE IT. I have zero idea what I was thinking, that is probably the most comfy dress in my wardrobe, and my bra strap is hanging down.  But, it gives me a little bit of hope that when it comes time to have candids taken of me at my wedding (yes I've thought that far ahead and no I'm still not dating anyone) not all of them will be total crap.  And that makes me very happy.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Happy List

Today I'm spending the whole day (and most likely night) packing up my apartment.  I've spent the last 2 years living in the this apartment and have made some wonderful memories.  But in the last couple months I've come to hate this apartment.  I'm 100% ready to get the hell of of it and into a fresh, new one.

Packing is going to suck though!  

Thank goodness today's challenge is a good one.  

Day 14:  List 10 things that make you really happy.




1. Morning coffee while laying bed.
2. A clean apartment with good smells drifting through the house.
3. Taking pictures with my best friends.



4. Re-reading my favorite books. (Harry Potter has probably been read about a hundred times each.
5. Going to the movies, either alone or with friends.
6. Pretty flowers, especially fresh ones.


7. Going to Barnes and Noble drinking Starbucks .
8. Family.  They are the best!


9.  Having freshly painted nails (be they fingers or toes.)
10. Sadie.  Just looking at her makes me so glad I adopted her.  


Happy lists are just the best.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Everyone......

There is one hour left in today, so I'm squeezing in today's challenge.

Day 13:  Issue a public apology. 

I'm not really sure how to address this prompt.  So I decided to go the humorous route.


Thank you Gretchen Weiners.

And that is my public apology.  :)  Which is a total joke.  I should actually publicly apologize for quoting movies like it's my job or for something a little more serious but I have a little to much serious going on in my life right now.  So y'all get Mean Girls quotes.  You're welcome! :)




Sunday, May 12, 2013

Playing a Little Catch Up

My best friend came into town this weekend, which explains my lack of keeping up with the challenge over the weekend.  But my life is now back to its regularly scheduled programming.

So let's play catch up, shall we.


Day 10: Most embarrassing moment.

Like any normal human being, I've had several embarrassing moments in my 25 years.  Today though I'm gonna share just one.  When I was in college I a Disney College Program Campus Rep.  Basically, I do all the leg work to get college students interested in doing the same College Program that made me obsessed with this company.  Every semester we have two huge presentations where a recruiter comes and tells all these students about the program.  At the end of the presentation, all the Campus Reps come to the front of the room and tell everyone about our experiences.  Well, I'm up there telling my story in front of about 150 college students, when someone asks me if I've ever met anyone famous.  Here is my response.

"Well no one super famous, but I did ride the Jonas Brothers in an elevator."

WHOOPS!  I quickly backed tracked and corrected myself, but not before I turned bright red, said that was NOT what I meant at all, apologized a million times and then wanted to bury myself under the carpet.  Everyone cracked up of course for the next 10 minutes and my recruiter looked like she was beat me with a stick.

Needless to say, my fellow Reps never let me live that one down. And the story is repeated every time we all get together.

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Day 11: Sell yourself in 10 words or less.



Confident.
Driven.
Kind.
Blonde.
Patient.
Loving.
Loyal.
Direct.
Intelligent.
Cute.

Man, bragging about yourself is hard.  I do have one questions though.  Why the hell am I still single? I mean, I'm awesome! ; )


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Day 12: What do you miss?

I'm an adult now.  I have a ton of grown up responsibilities.  Most of which center on making sure I pay all my bills on time, making sure I can keep the roof over my head, and of course food in my stomach.  Of course being a grown up has its perks, but I totally miss being a kid.  I miss having someone else decide things for me.  I miss having my mom or dad make dinner every night.  I miss fighting with my brother.  I miss Lisa Frank.  I miss not having to worry about anything other than getting my math homework done.

I miss childhood.

Woo hoo! Caught up! :)



And on that note....HAPPY MOTHER's DAY to the BEST MUMMY in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! :)  I adore you and am so glad your my MOM! :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Target Comic Con

I skipped yesterdays challenge because, quite frankly, I didn't have any advice.  (PS. I've always wanted to use that phrase! lol )  But seriously, it's true.  I could not think of a single piece of advice to share with y'all.  So I remembered that there are no rules to the challenge, so I skipped.

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Now, day 9:  share a moment of your day.  

Yesterday I realized that when I have nothing to do, I Instragram like a crazy person.  I Instagramed 5 different pictures! Where as when I'm busy I Instagram one or two at most.  Anyway, the point of this rambling is I couldn't decide which moment of my day I wanted to share.

But I've decided to go for a humorous moment.


These were taken yesterday while friends from work and I were browsing around Target.  We all love Marvel so we went to the toy section and started playing with the superhero toys.  It was fun.

The caption on this picture is, "We ran into Darth Vader and Captain America dookin it out, then the Hulk stole Captain America's shield and partied with Iron Man.  While Iron Patriot and Batman hung out." #tartgetcomiccon #nerdfusion #wecool

We got some funny looks playing in the toy isle.  Bit it was totally worth it.




My best friend from home is in town!!!  We're off to hang out at the Magic Kingdom today! WOO HOO!