I GOT A NEW JOB YAY!
I started on Monday, it's full-time (yay) with benefits (yay) and more than I was making at my previous job (yay). Also, I don't have to deal with customers (yay) or anything of that nature, AND it's a casual dress code so I can wear my usual dress/leggings/boots/cardigan attire (yay!). It is absolutely great for right now, and it couldn't have come along at a better time. I can't wait to bask in the glory that is my first paycheck.
(The basking will be short-lived, followed by frantic bill paying of course.)
Also, as of this time next week, I will be a COLLEGE SENIOR. Which means I will be 29 by the time I have my diploma in hand. Which means I'll have a bachelor's degree before I'm 30. (This is awesome, because I used to always whine "I'm going to be THIRTY by the time I graduate..." Shaving a year off that time feels good.)
I'm still undecided if I'm going to pursue my masters degree or not...I suppose it all depends on what my social and work life is looking like at that point. If I can secure desirable employment without it, I may skip it altogether. Who needs the additional student loan debt? We'll see. I am, however, excited for semester break. I have around 50+ books waiting to be read! But let's be real, I'll probably spend my break working, sleeping, and hanging out with Shaun. Fine with me ;)
Life has been good lately. My friend Mary has been helping me out with some photography: she needs photos for her portfolio, I need new shots for my website. I just got a new fridge and it's seriously gorgeous. (And yes, I realize being excited about appliances makes me an OFFICIAL
loser adult. Even more so, the fact that I thought, "Hmm, maybe I should buy a washer & dryer with my tax return..." WHAT HAVE I BECOME?
I think I'm going to have to eat some ice cream for breakfast just to assure my inner child I'm not a total waste of an adult. ...too bad I vowed to eat less ice cream this year.*
*I've made it an entire month without any ice cream, mostly thanks to my gluten allergy and the fact the boyfriend likes gluten-y ice creams. But I did get some Friendly's frozen yogurt a few days ago, fudge berry swirl, and I am happy to report it is delicious. Although it does have corn syrup in it, blech!!