Friday, November 18, 2011

Little Job Update

I have been at my job for a little over six months now and everything is going great.  I love pretty much ever aspect of my department and the role that I play in it. I feel like I have learned so much and am truly grateful to meet all of these amazing teenagers. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lets face it NY has a big piece of mi corazon

Now that everyone is settled into their classes at school, I feel like I am majorly missing out on going to school myself. I had to withdraw from the CSUN masters program, at first it was very disappointing but I'm OK with my decision now. It turned out that my job was not going to pay for the program, so of course I withdrew.  This brings me back to the fact that I feel that I made the wrong decision by choosing to work full time as opposed to applying to grad school in New York.  Don't get me wrong, I love my job it is incredibly rewarding and the kids in the program are so amazing. But a huge part of me believes that I should have completed my applications and just moved to the city once I got into a program. There are so many times in the day when I think about New York and wish I was there. I think that there is a reason why I am still here maybe it is waiting for me and coming soon.

This is a photo of me the last time I was in NY, its been far too long but I hope to go back soon!
 I need to stop with the what if's and live my life!! This is the city I live in at this point of my life, and I need to start making the most of it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stuck in My Head

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

Do You Realize, by The Flaming Lips aka the best live band ever!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Grad school dropout

OK so I really didn't drop out of school by choice. Long story short, the program i began wouldn't take my fee waiver from work so they allowed me to leave instead of having to pay for all of the classes out of pocket. Meh, its OK the program was crappy anyway better things are on the horizon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

He's Not Perfect

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold on to him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”
-Bob Marley

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Whirlwind couple of weeks!

The past couple of weeks have been insane!  So crazy that I could write a short novel, so instead I will make a list of sorts...

  • Beginning with the death of my grandfather, he was ill for quite some time. His body just couldn't take anymore, it has been somewhat of a relief that he is gone now. He is not in immense pain, and hopefully wherever he is he is eating buckets of ice cream and tons of tri tip.
  • Oddly enough on the same night my grandfather passed my sister felt compelled to tell the family that she was pregnant. I was not happy with her because of the sad news of my grandfather it just felt like she really didn't care. But I know her personality and she just doesn't think things out all of the time. Alas, she is having a baby and I hope its a girl. 
  • I turned 27, bleh. Not too thrilled, but made new goals to make myself feel better. Hopefully soon i will buy a new car (this is one of the goals)!
  • Oh and yeah I GOT INTO GRAD SCHOOL!!! I'm getting more and more excited about it. Honestly I was not super excited about it at first because that just means that my dream school in NY probably wont ever happen, maybe that school and city just was not in the cards for me. I still will dream about it but as for now it mine as well be on the other side of the earth.
  • I saw two of my favorite bands within the last week. Yesterday I saw Sia at the Wiltern Theatre and she was so incredibly amazing. I'm so in love with that woman! A week ago today i saw my favorite band Coldplay. They were awesome and it was so good to see them since I hadn't seen either of them in over two years. So awesome! 
  • And lastly I got to spend some time with my BFF she was in town to go to a couple of last shows of the RX Bandits. It was nice seeing her and the band, it was my first time going to one of their shows and they were great!

Thats all for now....soon to come, my rants about grad school.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New job!

Slight disclaimer.....I wrote this awhile ago before everything in my life turned upside down then left to right. 

After being at a job that I was grateful for, but at the same time knew was totally making me stupid. It was simple and there was no room for advancement. It was so bad that it didnt even have to come to work and no one would even notice.  I knew I had to find a way out. So following Christmas/New Years break quite a few jobs had opened up around campus. At the beginning of this year within a two week period I had three interviews lined up...THREE! I felt immensely lucky to have the opportunity to interview for three departments on campus. So after scheduling the interviews I get a call back from one of them, they said they cant hire me because there isn't any space in the budget. Bummer. So that leaves two interviews. And they so happen to be on the same day, back to back! Thankfully in two buildings right next to one another. The first one goes OK a little disconnected but overall OK. I felt they were not really feeling me. The second one on the otherhand couldnt have gone better. I was interviewed by three people and we connected instantly. It was a great feeling and I immediately fell in love with the program. I hoped that I got it.

So fast forward to a month later, I get a letter from the first place and they reject me. meh. I'm OK with that. So now its time to wait on the second one. I don't hear back from them for a while. Actually I hear from HR, they want to know if they can check with my boss for a reference. I get excited because I know this means I;m almost in. On the otherhand I also become scared, I now have to tell my boss that they need to speak to her!! Eeek! She actually is pretty receptive and understanding! Awesome!

So fast forward to another week and i get the call that I have been waiting for its the HR department and I immediately start crying because I know that this will change my life. And it has, I love my department and the students in it. I couldn't be any happier.