And, let me tell you... it happened fast!
Opportunity came--a knockin' and I couldn't be happier!
After two weeks, three nervous interviews, reference checks and days that seemed like years...
This afternoon I accepted a J-O-B offer with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide public relations agency! In two weeks, I will be graduating from College, Moving to Portland and meeting the rest of the Operations team at WE. It was a fantastic feeling and I can't wait for what's to come next!
I told you. BIG things have been happening in my life lately.
Thank you sincerely to everyone in my life who has supported and helped me in the past few months, I owe a lot of my success to you!
:: still obsessing over the 7th grade Valentine's Day social
:: best friends with Andrea Perez (RIP Andrea, I still always think about you up in heaven)
:: keeping stats for the boy's basketball team
5 years ago today i would have been:
:: receiving my acceptance letter to OSU
:: working at the wedding boutique for my senior project
:: a brunette
1 year ago today I would have been:
:: hung over from a wonderful weekend in Whistler
:: taking a real estate exam
:: praying for the health of my mom
:: making new friends with the girls in my design cohert
This year I am:
:: in love
:: optimistic about my future
:: interviewed for a job I really, really want
:: learned a secret
:: finished my senior thesis
:: enjoyed the beautiful Oregon sunshine
Next year I hope to:
:: be working in public relations
:: move to the west side of Portland
:: buy a new car
:: travel to southeast asia
In 5 years I hope to:
:: still have my grandma
:: be married to my best friend
:: own a home
:: be this happy
- Michael Jordan
My anxiety has taken a not-so-welcomed stay lately and I have a feeling it wont be leaving anytime soon...
I'm not sure if it's the Haiti tragedy, the failed American health-care system, President Obama's slipping popularity, or my personal issues with the unemployment status in the state of Oregon. But, I think we all, myself especially, could use a dose of encouragement--and soon.
These past few weeks have been a true test of my character--and patience... I might add. I have felt many emotions: excited, ambitious, positive, disappointed, confused, regretful, TIRED, and overwhelmed with anxiety about the fate of my professional future.
Did you lose my address?
Do you believe in signs? As in good-luck signs?
Last Friday night, while I was sitting at home, marinating in my anxiety and disappointing disposition, I tuned in to the final 'Tonight Show' with Conan O'Brien on NBC. It was funny, as usual, but the best part was the comedian's profound, heart-felt words to his viewers and NBC at the conclusion of his show. The politics involving late-night talk shows, lately, has been quite controversial--so, as you can imagine, a message of this kind, spoke volumes of his character.
Last week, O'Brien (who recently admitted having 'the best job in the world') allegedly walked away from the network after they reportedly cut his job out from under him. But, in the final moments of his show, he said something that I believe is worth repeating.
"And finally, I have to say something to our fans. The massive outpouring of support and passion from so many people has been overwhelming. The rallies, the signs, all the goofy, outrageous creativity on the internet, and the fact that people have traveled long distances and camped out all night in the pouring rain to be in our audience, made a sad situation joyous and inspirational.
To all the young people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen, I promise you."
And so--have you ever experienced anything like this?
When you feel like someone is speaking directly to you?
I mean...It very well may have been my silly imagination, because it has certainly misled me before...
But I like to think that last Friday night, when I was at home in my flannel pajamas, searching Craigslist and internet job postings for some more opportunity-- Conan O'Brien spoke to me. His works gave me some peace and sense of encouragement, when I needed it the most.
I woke up Saturday morning feeling like maybe, if I keep thinking positively and working hard for what I want, maybe...good things will happen to me too.
Maybe opportunity could finally come knocking at my door...?
A word used to describe a beautiful and bright being.
Usually linked to a girl of average height with blonde hair and brown eyes.
Symptoms of being a Holly:
• Excessive loudness (no volume control)
• Sometimes lives in a fantasy world- believes herself to be a princess
• Tendency to dress in a lot of pastel colored pink
• Likes to be liked & loves the people closest to her dearly
Other attributes of hollys:
• Hardworking, motivated and ambitious
• Creative, artistic and emotive
• Romantic, confident and passionate
Most importantly; Holly is another way to explain a 'blonde moment'
Scenario- someone looses their mobile, cannot remember where they left it, moments later, and find it in their fridge. " Oh my god! That was so holly of me!"
1. Set goals
2. Keep a plant alive
3. Interview for a job
4. Bake a birthday cake
5. Use a fire extinguisher
6. Express condolences
7. Tell a joke
8. Remember names
9. Dump a poisonous friend
10. Check your oil and tires
13. Be polite
14. Get a good night’s sleep
25. Dress appropriately for the situation
28. Ask for exactly what you want
29. Shine your shoes
30. Tie a scarf or tie (bowtie too)
31. Jump a car
32. Mix a signature drink
34. Make a simple meal for company
35. Drive a stick
37. Use chopsticks
38. Make a new friend
39. Build something simple (ie: shelf, desk, treehouse)
40. Change a tire and put on snow chains
41. Give a toast
42. Improve your mood
53. Travel light
54. Steam vegetables
56. Be a good listener
57. Be alone comfortably
58. Select good produce
59. Maintain your weight
60. Build savings
61. Use a drill
62. Make small talk
63. Dance socially
64. Win the affection of a dog or cat
65. Eat healthy
66. Create a budget
67. Order the wine
68. Know what makes you happy
70. Make a good first impression
71. Write a thank you note
72. Arrive on time
73. Make a little kid laugh
74. Change the subject
75. Treat a hangover
76. Be a good judge of character
77. Season a cast-iron skillet
78. Give and accept compliments
79. Contribute in a group situation
80. Ask for a raise