Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heinz 57

Time to play ketchup catch up!

  • Things that have gone down since February:

    • I ran a 5k! 
    • SOMEBODY hired me!
    • I moved! (not far, just back to my old hood)
    • I got hooked on True Blood
    • Started planning programming for the Hunger Summit in NYC this year for FeelGood
    • Online dating!
    • Independence day in DC
    • Pirates and Wenches weekend in Rock Hall
    • Bernardo Family Reunion in Toronto
    • Weird Al, Ke$ha, Halestorm concert
    • Met super spectacular author Jen Lancaster
    • Said goodbye to my bff who had the audacity to move to Austin, Texas for grad school
  • Things that will happen in the near future:
    • Graduation from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy
    • Tea Trade, courtesy of Melita
    • Reading more books
    • Business & career planning, building, dreaming
    • The Hunger Summit! Featuring keynote speaker Obura Tongoi
    • FeelGood4Life information dinner
    • Get on a consistent budget!
  • Things happening in the immediate future:
    • Read a chapter
    • Take a nap
    • Make dinner out of the two coolers in my kitchen (my fridge is no more, ceased to be, bereft of life it rests in peace!)
    • Take an evening autumnal stroll through Shadyside with my friend N, drinking tea and picking out our future houses.

Job, Goals, and Other News

Well it's about GD time!
FIVE months after my department closed, somebody FINALLY found it in their lovely heart and mind to hire me.
Luckily I had a super supportive safety-net to fall back on, but it still blew...big time.

I'll be working in retail, which is new, as my resume consists of mostly restaurant work, and working with animals (grooming, humane-education, stables).
I found the posting (among others) on craigslist. I can't tell you how many ads I responded to and nagged without hearing back from ANYBODY. I had my interview on Friday, and start training this Saturday. The manager was really sweet. Hopefully she remains that way, as I've learned my first impressions of people are usually dreadfully wrong.

Anyway, I suppose this brings me to cover some goals I created around New Years, one of which was, GET A JOB. Some have stuck around, and some have evaporated (as resolutions tend to do)

5k- Run one
Job- Get one!
Books- Read one per month
Car, apartment, kitchen sink- Keep em clean!
Pets- Care for them better
Juice- Drink some!
Invisalign- Finish
FeelGood4Life Etsy Store- Create it
Floss- Do it