Friday, August 29, 2014

Working Woman

Okay, so I know what you all probably think of when you hear that, but I'm not that kind of Working Woman.

I'm just a woman.
Who works.
A lot!

Now that I'm working my real job and my host job at Mellow Mushroom, I'm working 60 hours a week! Woah!
I actually love it, though. For multiple reasons.

A) I'm making BANK. It's pretty fabulous. I still have to budget, but not nearly as much as I did before. Puppy? HERE I COME.

B) I'm back on a schedule. Before, I had pretty regular hours at Mellow, but I only worked 25 hours a week. That left me with entirely too much time; I was going insane.

But now, I'm working a lot. And I'm doing things that I actually LIKE!
It's so weird getting paid to do things that you enjoy; I'm not used to it!

And now, I'm able to buy the things I want, too!
Guys, it has been SO long since I've been able to do that!

I just got an adorable Kate Spade wallet and, as I've mentioned plenty in this and recent posts, I CAN GET A PUPPY! Not quite yet. But before the end of the year, you can bet that I will be getting all of the puppy snuggles. (And not just from Snickers!)

I also just completely rearranged my room, so I'm looking into getting some new furniture!! I'm preparing myself for the IKEA trip of a lifetime!
(You can also bet that there will be a post on this ASAP!)

All of these wonderful changes are happening for me right now and I just cannot contain my excitement!!
Does anyone else have any exciting news they'd like to share?? I'd love to hear about it, people!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back in Motion

Welp, life sure has gotten busier this past week!!

Like I said in my last post, I started my REAL JOB last week!!
And, I'm still working about 15-20 hours a week at Mellow Mushroom.

So basically, I'm working all the time.

Which I actually like. It means I don't have time to be bored.
Which I hate.
And it also means that I'm making money.
Which I love!

I've already started planning out how I'm going to budget myself and things like when I can get a new computer and *gasp* a puppy!!

I've been wanting to adopt a dog for like, the last 2 years. And now I will finally be able to!! I cannot tell you how happy I am!!
I've already been looking online at shelter and rescue websites, as well as visiting Petsmart on their adoption days and the Humane Society!

I still have about a month until I'll feel comfortable getting a puppy, but as soon as that day comes, believe me I will be staking out every single rescue group and shelter I can find!!!

I wish I could just adopt all of them!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Moving Upward

I am SO excited to start my full-time job this coming Monday!!!
I'll be doing marketing and design for a realty firm in Charlotte!

This is by no means my dream job, but it's definitely a starting place and I absolutely love the people and the culture of the firm, so I know I will enjoy it!! I CANNOT WAIT!!

I am going to try to stay at Mellow Mushroom, as well, just to make some money on the side. I also love it there, and I would hate to leave all of my fabulous coworkers that I am just starting to get close to.

All I can say is that it is definitely going to be an adventure!!

And, hopefully coming along for this adventure will be a puppy!! (Just so you know, when I say puppy I mean dog. I don't care if it is 10 weeks old or 10 years old. It's a puppy.)

I've applied to adopt a puppy from the Carolina Poodle Rescue and hopefully I will have a phone call today that decides whether or not I can! I'm hoping to bring him home some time in September, if I get the okay from the rescue!! EEEEE! So excited.

Basically, there are a lot of changes going on in my life right now and they are all super exciting and I just cannot wait to see where I go from here!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014


I just wanted to take a minute to apologize for not updating my blog for such a long time!!!

I went on my vacation and since my return I have been working at Mellow Mushroom AND interviewing for a full-time job (which I start August 11th!!) so my blog kind of got put on the back-burner!

I might not be updating as frequently as I used to now that I will be working two jobs, but I still hope to update at least once a week--hopefully twice!

Keep checking in to see what kind of insanity I manage to get myself into now that I'll be working my butt off!

Bonus: Sneak preview of my cruise!

(Now I just need to lose those 12 pounds that I gained....)