Monday, July 30, 2012

Hello, Old Friend.

This is not the first time I've said this on this blog in the last couple of months.  But, I haven't been blogging because, well. I just wasn't inspired.

Let me explain.

When I was in school I was full of inspiration. We had fun projects that I was always working on, and though homework was not ideal, while I was searching for homework inspiration, I set aside some personal inspiration in a folder on my desktop for later.

Once school was finished and I had all this free time to do whatever I pleased, with all my saved images, the creative juices were flowing and I couldn't get them to stop! That's when I made this little blog. Sharing all of these beautiful design photos, I longed to have a job that I could focus all this energy on. And of course to get paid for something I love would be even better!

In November I finally got it. My first Big Girl job. I thought this would be my opportunity to do the thing that I love most, get paid and be a big girl, for reals. As it turns out this job of mine... It sucked. I was working long hours, including weekends. I was constantly dealing with unhappy clients and unprofessional co-workers. I was exhausted, stressed out, and to say the least very unhappy. It was not the amazing design job I had hoped it would be. I would get home and then dread going to bed because I didn't want to have to get up in the morning just to start the whole cycle over again. On top of everything else, I was getting paid a lot less than I would like to admit.

I'm not  trying to throw myself a pity party over here. I know that not all jobs are great and that you can't always be lucky enough to graduate school and fall into a glamourous high paying job. I'm not that blonde. But what I do know is, if you're unhappy, stop complaining and do something about it!

At the beginning of July I thought about my New Years post that I had written about What I intended to do in the year 2012.  I am pretty pleased with how most of my resolutions have gone. Rox has definitely had more walks, laundry always gets folded before I go to bed, and I have cultivated quite a fabulous new relationship and friendship with Wes. There was one really important thing on my New Years list though that I had forgotten to do, Respect Myself. Sure I really like who I am, and god knows I'm good at standing up for what I believe in. But why was I putting myself in a miserable position in a job that was less than mediocre? Nurse Bestie, (soon to be 'Jesus Jugs' (I'll explain later)) has a cute little quote on her facebook wallpaper that reads: "If you want to be happy, then be." Life is too short to be miserable. I didn't like something in my life so I changed it. This to me is respecting myself. So on July 16, 2012, I quit my big girl job.

Now, I don't have the luxury of not working, so before I decided to quit this job, I lined up my old job again at.... you guessed it!  Ruby's. Do I want to be a waitress at the ripe age of 26 with two college degrees? Not particularly, but it actually is quite fun, and it pays well. Really well actually. I've decided that while I waitress, I will take the time to find a job that is more of what I'm looking for. Something that really suits me and pays appropriately. I jumped the work gun the first time around, but I was able to get almost a years worth of experience under this old chastity belt with some pretty great client references.

Though some of you might think me silly for quitting a job in my field to go back to waitressing, I think this was a pretty darn good decision. This will give me the opportunity to find what it is I really love to do. Interior Design! Yay me.

So to make a very long story short. Expect to see a lot more of me on here. I'm feeling more inspired already. :)



  1. Congratulations! That's such a huge leap! I'm in a similar position... not happy in my SECOND big girl job, but no idea what to do next...

    only time will tell I guess.


  2. I loved this post so much I included it in my series, Lots of Link Love. I hope you'll come check it out, and maybe share it with your readers!