An Announcement

I apologize for neglecting my 30 Day Challenge for the past week. However, I hope you can all forgive me because I have something to share with you…

I got a full-time job!

Everything happened so quickly, really. I applied for an interesting position through Indeed and was asked to come in for an interview pretty quickly. Then, my second interview was scheduled before I even left my first one. Several hours after my second interview, I was offered the position with Zaksons Fine Furniture and Interior Design.

My position is in the administrative support department and it is entry-level, but I am very excited to be working in a creative environment. I will be helping a team of interior designers to place orders for their clients as well as keep samples (like fabrics and leathers) organized and updated. I also got to visit the Zaksons outlet location (right across the street) to help with an order today.

Everything is very exciting right now!

I have been tirelessly searching for a full-time job for the past three years. This is the first one I’ve been offered and I really think it’s going to be a good fit. I think Zaksons is a good company and I feel like there is a lot of room for growth. I still feel like I’m in shock.

Can’t wait for tomorrow!

30 Day Challenge: Day 22

Put Your Music on Shuffle and Post the First Ten Songs

  1. The Smiths – Suffer Little Children
  2. AFI – Open Your Eyes
  3. Blaqk Audio – The Love Letter
  4. Voltaire – The Happy Song
  5. All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret
  6. Queen – I Want It All
  7. The Beatles – A Day In The Life
  8. The Clash – London’s Burning
  9. Paulson – Window Frames
  10. RuPaul – Cover Girl

I have enough music in my digital library to play for nearly 13 days straight. This is such a small sampling, but I’m happy with the songs that came up!

Also, if anyone would like to do this challenge with me, it can be found here.

30 Day Challenge: Day 21

What Three Lessons Do You Want Your Children to Learn From You?

If and when I have children, the following are three things that I would hope to instill in them.

  1. Be Yourself – I am very grateful that, growing up, my mom was very supportive of my often alternative interests. I would definitely want to teach my children to throw stereotypes out the window and do whatever makes them happy. That includes personal aesthetic, interests and hobbies, religion, sexual orientation, whatever. If my kid wants to be a green-haired, guitar-playing, Buddhist pansexual: go for it. I’m going to love them just as much.
  2. Be Honest – It’s cliche, but honesty truly is the best policy. Lies will always find their way back to you. Whether it’s telling your parent that you’re at a friend’s house when you’re really at a party or padding your accomplishments/resume to get into a better school. I feel like lying could potentially evolve into other negative behavior, so it’s best to avoid it all together and just tell the truth!
  3. Be Kind/Considerate – Everyone has feelings and you should always take them into consideration. I think it’s also very important to try and understand why someone may be feeling a particular way. Was it something that you did? Something that someone else did? As a super emotional person, I always find that talking about what I’m feeling can help others to understand why, even if it may seem irrational to them. Everyone is entitled to their feelings.

Also, if anyone would like to do this challenge with me, it can be found here.

30 Day Challenge: Day 18

Post 30 Facts About Yourself

  1. I’ve seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show over 100 times in theatres.
  2. I’m an only child.
  3. I’m 5’9″.
  4. I hate red bell peppers.
  5. Walking on grass with bare feet freaks me out.
  6. I was a heavy metal radio DJ for four years.
  7. I’ve been published in print and on-line a handful of times.
  8. I have a piece of Morrissey’s shirt from a concert.
  9. Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls) kissed me after a show.
  10. I’m chronically early for everything.
  11. I got my first tattoo as soon as I turned 18.
  12. I love swimming in the ocean.
  13. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a paleontologist.
  14. I started playing cello in fourth grade and performed in an orchestra through college.
  15. I’ve always been interested in the occult/new age movement.
  16. I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, England, Italy, Greece, South Korea, and Japan.
  17. I had a brief stint as a roller derby girl.
  18. My appendectomy in college almost killed me.
  19. I am really picky about my liquid eyeliner (and most of my makeup).
  20. I can’t stand when people don’t use their directional when they’re driving.
  21. My favorite foods are ice cream, fried chicken, and sushi.
  22. New York City is my favorite city in the world.
  23. I love cats and I really want one.
  24. I’m really shy around new people.
  25. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in about six years.
  26. I’m terrible at sharing food.
  27. I didn’t eat meat for five years. And then I went to Austin, Texas.
  28. It’s really easy to make me cry.
  29. I’ve kept my hair short for nearly 10 years. But I’m trying to grow it out!
  30. I really miss doing Greek folk dancing.

Also, if anyone would like to do this challenge with me, it can be found here.

30 Day Challenge: Day 17

Post About Your Zodiac Sign, and Whether or Not it Fits You

I am super into astrology and have been for as long as I can remember. My birthday is on November 6, which makes me a Scorpio. And my sign couldn’t be any more accurate.

Scorpio the scorpion is a fixed water sign and the eighth sign of the zodiac. Those who fall under this sign are often described as very emotional, compassionate, and magnetic. Scorpios can also be jealous or possessive, and suspicious of others.

Anyone who knows me knows how emotional I can get even over the littlest things. Happy or sad, my feelings are usually very intense. Additionally, I feel that people often find it very easy to talk to me about personal things (even if I have no interest in hearing about them). I also find it easy to sympathize with others and make them feel better if they are having a bad day.

On the negative side, I have certainly found myself in situations where I’ve felt very suspicious or paranoid. I have a tendency to overthink things and that could be considered a fault. However, I am very proud to be a Scorpio. I even have the constellation tattooed on my wrist.

What’s your sign? Does it fit you well?

Also, if anyone would like to do this challenge with me, it can be found here.

30 Day Challenge: Day 16

Write About Something That You Miss

Something that I miss is having my own apartment. I lived in the dorms all four years of college, but being in Korea was the first time I truly had my own space. Right now, I am living at home with my mom in her retirement community. Don’t get me wrong – it has its perks: a free gym, free use of the (two) pools, walking distance to a really nice lake. However, its not “mine.”

In Korea, it was really nice to have a place to myself. I was the only one with a key. I was able to come and go as I pleased, decorate and arrange things how I liked (as much as I could with what was available to me). I made my own schedule and had my own routine. It also really contributed to my feeling more like an “adult.”

Even though I can’t afford it right now, I look at apartments for rent online all the time. I can’t wait to really have my own place sometime (hopefully sooner rather than later). I think about what paintings I’ll hang, what plates I’ll have in my cabinets, and what little knick knacks I’ll have on display. I get so excited about design and aesthetics in my head. Maybe too excited!

What’s something that you miss?

Also, if anyone would like to do this challenge with me, it can be found here.

30 Day Challenge: Day 15

Bullet Point Your Whole Day

  • 8:30 – Wake up
  • 8:40 – Get ready for work
  • 9:30 – Have breakfast
  • 10:30 – Leave for work
  • 11:00 to 3:30 – Work (it was a really slow day)
  • 3:30 – Go to the post office and pick up package from Hannah!
  • 3:45 – Get home and open package!
  • 4:00 – Change out of work clothes and be a bum
  • 6:30 – Eat dinner
  • 8:30 – Skype with Steve
  • 9:30 – Read tarot cards, listen to music

My life is so exciting, right guys?

Also, if anyone would like to do this challenge with me, it can be found here.

30 Day Challange: Day 13

What Are You Excited About?

Right now, I’m excited about going to the New York City Pride Parade on June 26. I went to my first one six years ago and, five years ago, I started going with a group of college friends I met through Allies (that was our campus GSA [Gay Straight Alliance], except we couldn’t call it that because we went to a Catholic University).

The group always consists of my friend Candice and I, sometimes with the addition of our friends Bobby and Sam. I would love for everyone to be able to come this year! I was afraid I was going to miss Pride because I should have still been in Korea, but now that I’m not, I can’t wait to go!

We usually get into the City early and find a spot in the 20s on Broadway. We almost always take a little walk through Eataly and get something (read as gelato) to eat. It’s usually too hot to stay at the parade for its entirety, so when we can’t take the heat anymore we like to grab some lunch (and some margaritas) and explore the Village.

It’s a nice little tradition I really look forward to every year. Most of these friends live in different states and have different schedules, so it’s nice to take a day to see everyone and catch up.

Here are some pictures from last year’s Pride:

Also, if anyone would like to do this challenge with me, it can be found here.