Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I'm terrible at keeping in touch with people. It frustrates me.

Working in visuals at Macy's is exhausting-- but I love it. We're always busy, always a million things to do, but it actually feels like we accomplish things, and when little old ladies are shopping for the things they see on the mannequins I'm dressing (before I'm done!) I count it a win.

My feet hurt- I think I'm getting old. So I bought new TOMS. (okay, maybe I'm not that old, if TOMS are my comfort shoes. But they seriously ARE comfortable and supportive!) 

I listen to sad music. Its a blessing and a curse. It helps me think. Think what you will. 

My life is about to go from zero to like, 100mph. I am about to start a full-time, new job, while finishing out a part-time seasonal job, plus normal life, social activities, previous engagements and responsibilities. And... hopefully, moving to my own place.

Dear goodness, I need my own place. I need a place to call home. 

I need somewhere to plant some roots and to just be.

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Changing Seasons

Monday, October 20, 2014

Maybe because I missed last autumn (it was spring in Australia) or maybe because I am completely biased and absolutely, unashamedly adore autumn... but this year has been gorgeous. The colors, the sunshine mixed with overcast days. So pretty.

Loving it, like, more than a McDonald's commercial loves it.

Other than my tween girl crush on fall... life is weird, as per usual. I was able to pick up a seasonal position at Macy's- I'm the Visual Assistant to the Visual manager. Basically its the most wonderful job ever. We dress mannequins, arrange shelves, do signage, dress beds, decorate Christmas trees, floof ribbons and put up all the holiday decor... and I don't have to use the registers or really help customers, because I'm with visuals and I don't know any of those things. And my manager is hysterical and great.

Down-side is that its only 'til mid November, and its only about 20 hrs a week. Sigh.

I finally interviewed at Starbucks, and was offered a position... but I was waiting to hear back from Arhaus Furniture, and Starbucks had to go ahead and hire for the position I was offered.

Now I'm STILL waiting on Arhaus (its a full-time position with benefits so its a job I need to accept if they offer, plus I would be able to afford a cheap apartment, which I need as well) and Starbucks has said they potentially have another position I can have early November.

So while I adore autumn... this life season sort of stinks. I'm so ready for something to happen. I'm really not handling it all very well and am frustrated beyond belief. Its all just incredibly exhausting.

That's me being honest with you. I'm not a fan of the sugar-coat, unless its on M&Ms. (preferably crispy ones, which, have you heard, are FINALLY coming back. Even though they totally had them in Australia.)

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Writing & Waiting

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hello friends,
I believe I mentioned that I would be doing some writing/photography for a cool project/ministry at Apex called Anthologies...

I get to assist in sharing stories about people, living real lives, serving and following God. A pretty neat opportunity.

Well, one of my first assignments was to compose MY story.

Yikes. Those of you who know me, know that life right now is a bit... complicated and messy. So, I had to sit down and try and hammer that out.

Well, I did. And its on the blog. 

....please know that while I attempt to sound eloquent and understanding, at peace and accepting, waiting is a battle I fight daily. Its hard. Its messy. It hurts. There have been many tears (I'm not a crying person- ask any of my friends) and there are still many questions.

But I hope my vulnerability and story may be an encouragement- maybe just that someone else gets it. So- if you like, head over and take a read. And read some of the other stories while you're there. Its a really awesome project.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

This week has been exhausting. 
That is all.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

There's a whole lot of putting myself out there going on currently....
In many shapes, forms and ventures.

And even though I'm fairly good at it, its rather exhausting for a natural introvert.

Please may this season be over SOON.

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We Solemnly Swear That We Are Up To No Good. Part I

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our big thing we did while in London this past summer was book a tour at the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio. If you're a HP fan, its a MUST. Original sets, costumes, drawings, models etc from the movies. Totally wonderful and geeky.

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Sightseeing in Dublin- Guinness, Cathedrals and Sisters

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We visited Christ Church Cathedral... mainly just posing with the outside structure since we didn't feel like paying to enter a building. (Europe is expensive man.)


Such a gorgeous day- only one tiny cloud in the sky! 

Temple Bar is the "thing" in Dublin, so we popped by to nab some photos, but it was too crowded to bother trying to get a Guinness.

We visited a different, less crowded pub for Guinness and traditional pub fair. Thick, hearty soups, bread and fish and chips. It was a good call all around, because we were seriously HANGRY at this point. Pretty much the only time we all almost started fighting the entire trip. After we got some food in our bellies we were able to enjoy the live music and atmosphere and, you know, the fact that it was our last full day in IRELAND. 

...and yes. This photo shows that I don't really like Guinness. I pretty much stuck to ciders the whole trip. They were delightful. Don't judge me.

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