Sunday, August 28, 2011


I know it has been far to long and I vow to never allow this length of time between blogs again! 
I have had a very busy week settling into my classes for my last year as an undergraduate (yeah!) and am trying to formulate a schedule that will allow me to juggle everything I have going on.
When I'm not in class working on my English major/Psychology minor
I am:

A Nanny.
I have proudly been a nanny for four beautiful girls for the past six months and wouldn't change it for anything.
Not to mention their parents are amazing and so helpful and understanding, who would want to end that kind of relationship?
For those looking for a job, I would highly suggest becoming a nanny.  It is the most rewarding job you could ever find and the bond you have with the children is unlike any other bond.

A Sales Clerk/Key Holder.
I have been working with the Life is Good company for almost four years now!  I have learned the ins and outs of retail and was taught so much more than my job title by my previous manager, Jessica Chandler.
Retail is a job everyone should enter at one point in their life.
You learn so much about customer service and are able to carry and utilize the skills you acquire, into future jobs and throughout life.

A Sales Clerk.
I buy all of my jeans, scarves and and jewelry from them anyway, why not get a nice discount added to the buying experience!  Not to mention I also get the chance to see all of the new merchandise as it comes into the store!
I am now working at American Eagle!  I know it's another retail job, but I already have the customer service skills down pact, and am really looking forward to further employment opportunities as they become available!
Piece of advice: If working in retail, work somewhere that will benefit you as well! 

And last but not least, the one I am most excited about becoming a part of:

An Intern.
I have been searching all summer for an internship that would give me insight into what the world has to offer for an English major. 
I am unsure which route I want to take once I graduate and enter into the "real" world. Not to mention which area of focus I would like to pursue in graduate school.

Charlotte Parent Magazine has brought me on to learn all there is to know about PR/marketing, publishing, editing and writing!
I now get the opportunity to find which area suits me best, as well as gaining experience in more than one field.

Although it may seem that I have a lot on my plate, I am excited for each, and can't wait to see what all I will learn from each new job and continue to learn from the older jobs.
What all have you done to prepare yourself for the future?
What job have you decided suits you best?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ain't Nothing But a Hair Flip and a Brush of the Shoulder.

Life is so grand!
There's no reason to allow things to get you down.
Have a bad day?  Take a moment to vent, scream into your pillow if you must. 
Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.

Be thankful to be alive and well, to have the family you were placed in, and the friends who have miraculously found their way into your life.
Because without them who would you be?  Where would you be?

Love the one your with. 
They will support you and care for you in a way that no one else may be able to.
Hold them tight, and tell them everyday how much they mean to you.
Remember this is the story you will write together, don't forget that he is in this with you, and has every right to make suggestions.

In the words of my good friend Amy Buechler,
"Don't stress.  It ain't nothing but a hair flip and a brush of the shoulder." 
Wise words we all should live by.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Doing Our Part.

Making the World a Cleaner Place.

I am just as guilty as most in not doing my part.  With more research I have realized what all I can do to help out. Just one person can make a difference, but if we all attempt to make a change, can you imagine what could happen?
Below I have found 5 easy, effective ways we can help with the cleaning. 
Lets come together and make a difference!
    1. Do Not Litter.
Instead of throwing our trash in the most convenient place, why not take those extra few steps and put the trash where it belongs; the trash can.  Also, if we see trash on the ground, pick it up, even if it is not yours.

   2.  Eat Less Meat.
The livestock industry uses over half the synthetic fertilizer in the United States.  Through this, they contribute more to the marine dead zones than any other sector and consumes 70 percent of the water in the America west.  The livestock also accounts for approximately 21 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than all forms of transportation combined.

   3.  Plant a Tree.
Trees provide energy and food.  Not only are these two things essential in our daily lives, but by planting a tree, we are helping the   environment as well. 
How?  Trees breathe just like we do only they do the opposite, breathe in the carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
Planting a tree will clean our air!  Not to mention, with a group of friends, this could be a lot of fun!

   4. Recycle. Recycle. Recycle.
Avoid using plastic as much as possible.  I am guilty of buying bottled water almost every 3 days after reusing the same bottle for 2 or 3 days.  I always try to make sure I bring my plastic bottles to school with me to deposit into their recycling bins.
Plastic is takes years to decompose and when burned, gives off smoke filled with pollutable gasses.  If you can't seem to find a way to recycle, try buying a BPA-free water bottle from Target, Walmart, or if you want a really cute one, your local Life is Good store!
Refill with tap water! The standards for tap water are much more strict than bottled water!
  5. Give to Others.
Instead of throwing things away, donate it, or give it away to someone you know that needs it.  Go through your home atleast 4 times a year and give, sell or donate the things you can no longer find use for.  Help someone else in need or put a few extra dollars into your own pocket!  Websites like and among many others help make this possible! 
If you would like to know more ways that you can help, go to

 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  -Anne Frank

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Change in Space.

I have been contemplating cutting my hair after growing it out for the past year.  So instead, I decided to make a change happen that wouldn't be so drastic; my room.
Starting out I was energized, and ready with a head full of ideas of what I was wanting.
Within an hour of pushing and pulling, I realized I was in way over my head.  But I knew I had to push through and continue, this was not a project I could have pushed aside and come back to later.

From utter chaos to cleanliness. 
Luckily once my couch was set, everything fell neatly into place. 
Needless to say I was exhausted once I finished, but, with my bed made, books neatly in place, and an open sitting place for my guests and I that did not involve climbing onto my bed, I am happy with the result.
Sometimes I have to remember to take a step back from all the mess that finds its way into my life, rearrange a few things, and allow myself some breathing room.

"After all, happiness doesn't lie in the objects we gather around us.  It lies within us.  To find it, all we need [to] do is open our eyes." -Anonymous