1. You Still Call in Sick at the Sign of a Large Zit.
2. Guys are Still Too Nervous to Ask a Girl on a Date
3. Your Body Starts Going Through Changes Again
4. When you Stay Home Sick You Still Watch Re-Runs of Saved by the Bell, Charles in Charge, and/or the Price is Right
5. Insecurities Are Still Just as Real and Dangerous
6. You Still Have no Clue What to Wear
7. You Try to be One of Them, Instead of the Only You.
8. You’re Still Learning About Who You Are
9. You’re Sleeping in the Same Bed
10. You Still Wish You Could Fast-Forward to the Next Season of Your Life When You’ll “Have All The Answers“
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
― Lauren DeStefano, Wither
I can’t believe another summer has passed. it was another one for the books: hot, adventurous, wild, carefree, well rounded, sunkissed, joyful, new, work. and I can’t believe I am saying this but I am so looking forward to September & fall. I feel so refreshed after this Labor Day weekend and ready to start fresh again into a new season! (even though summer doesn’t actually conclude until September 28) I’m ready for a new phase of work, understanding, opportunities, change of pace, love, and life. Going with the flow of what life has to bring to me
Okay, so I’m going to have that nerd moment & be excited that I had that “clicking” moment in my job. Hey, this is my first job ever & it’s definitely been interesting. There have been things about the nature of my job that I have definitely taken for granted because I honestly admit that I have never had a true working job. Teaching at the ice rink was a breeze, and my internships were very flexible and easygoing. Working at Coca-Cola has taught me the value and meaning of hard work. You really succeed in the real world by being a hard worker above all, not by being the smartest, not by having the best degree, but by proving yourself to the world. Being the most intelligent person in the world isn’t going to prove itself by you sitting there and doing nothing. You have to be willing to get down and dirty.
This took me a while to transition to and after three months of being thrown out into the trade, dealing with a diverse portfolio of personalities, business mindsets, and attitude, I feel like I have finally found some footing. I am a manager of my market, my accounts, and I own my company’s name: Coca-Cola.
Today, I finally got to see one of my very first projects go through. Connecting with a angry customer who was switching building locations, unqualified for Coca-Cola equipment, linking up with a Coca-Cola vetern and assisting the customer, opening up a new outlet, ordering the equipment, putting her on pricing, ordering her product, delivering the equipment, realizing the equipment didn’t fit through her breakroom door, working with her anyways to get around it, and finally seeing one of her employees putting those quarters into the coin slot & getting himself a Coke Zero. He opened the happiness, I was a part of that leisure. I was a part of her happiness in the business and service that Coca-Cola could provide to her. I am proud and thankful that I am given the opportunity to aid that happiness. I am very happy to be identified with Coca-Cola Co.
On sharing happiness week nonetheless, I had my first open happiness moment was my first real big girl job and saw a whole project through. My first little personal victory, moment of self growth, first small step of many to come in my career and work journey. I feel, well, happy :) The next weeks may be good, they may be bad. But, Live in the moment.
so what if I am a little summer crazed? I don’t think I’ll ever fully grow out of my teenage spirit. sometimes the world is filled with more wanderlust that way.
I’ve been experimenting with summer this year, it feels different. it’s not the usual “school’s out!” type of summer where I lounge around all day, kicking it with friends, goofing around, days blending into one another. nope, almost all my future summers will not be like that anymore. it’s a thing of the past, but I think I’m ready. summer is still summer, even though I work 9-5pm Monday through Friday, it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the essence of this carefree season. I’ve adjusted to my desires, I’m so happy to have found a job that lets me be outside under the summer sun, I haven’t been on my butt these days exhausted from work, no, I’ve been active & let me tell you, it’s been a lovely summer. from graduation parties, to Fourth of July in Viva Las Vegas, to summer concerts on the beach, twilight dinners, volunteering for my alumni network, being reckless once in a while, being spontaneous, laughing with others, having a flirtatious grin, having some summer reading, going to the movies, sleepovers with best friends, reconnecting with old friends, doing what makes me happy, taking the train to places, finding seashells in the sand, being so frazzled by the San Diego summer sun that you’re just stuck in a sunstroke, warm nights listening to the crickets, Del Mar Fair, So You Think You Can Dance Marathons, laying on the bed against cold sheets just daydreaming, being a kid, taking walks, feeling sticky from sweat and sea salt, feeling the warm breeze in my hair, planning for bonfires, feeling relaxed by the weather and mood that summer brings… even though summer is different than what it has been to me since I was born, I say that summer is still what you make of it. actually, life is what you make of it & don’t you forget that. take what summer offers you & create your own magic <3 open for summer & feeling myself getting more & more spellbound as we go deeper into the summertime.
you know, hot air balloons really get me into a dreamy state. especially at sunset in the summertime <3
:) This is going to be my summer 2013 song.