Working 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Livin’

This Friday marks the end of my first week as a full time workin’ momma. I’ve had what was considered part time jobs, where I worked full time hours but nothing like this job. This is the first job where I feel like an adult. Drinking coffee early in the morning in order to start my long day in the workforce. I work at a kids day camp and for as hectic as it is, I actually really like it. The kids are a handful but so adorable. It is so neat how quickly they learn your name and feel comfortable enough to come up to you and vent their woes about never being first in line.

For as cute as it is, come Friday morning I was up early, ready to get the day over with and relax for the weekend.  Oddly enough, by Saturday morning I was bored looking for things to fill the empty space.

I dislike stress, big time. I actually don’t really know how to handle it. But nothing beats a day where you jam-pack so much into it, that by 10 o’clock at night you can’t keep your eyes open. Some of my most positive memories are from the busiest days. The type of day that ends with you knowing it was filled with purpose.

Purpose is really important to me. I want to be able to make an impact. I like to end my days feeling fulfilled. And for that I really like this job and that is something I don’t say often. .

Advice: “You must be calmly active and actively calm. Be intensely aware of everything you are doing” ~Yogananda

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us

Hey Boho, Sorry I didn’t mean to scare you…having you think I was abandoning you! I would never! Life has been moving pretty fast since returning home from Florida. It is so nice to be home, on my old stomping grounds!

Lately things really seem to be falling into place. I was able to find a job quickly, I was accepted into a new school nearby, and I feel really happy with where I am in life. Leaving Florida was harder than I anticipated. With my random spurts of homesickness I thought going home would be the best, but saying goodbye to some friends was difficult .

If traveling wasn’t so expensive and the majority of people I had met weren’t transferring I would probably stay in Florida.

Though things are changing for the next school year, I am writing this post with a smile. Florida did exactly what I wanted it to do for me. One things for sure, I feel like I really own who I am since my travels.

I also learned that I can travel on my own, and I LOVE seeing new places around the world.

So I am going to end with a quote:

Joy is not in things, it is in us. 

Happiness is a thing to be practiced like a violin.

The days that make us happy make us wise.

The way to be happy is to make others happy.

Helping others is the secret of all success-in business, in the arts, and in the home.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. 

April 30th: Getting lunch downtown with my roomie

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“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are Never Alone.”

I believe in self- reliance and being able to hold your head up high. I believe in caring and doing good for others to get good in return. I believe in second chances and benefit of the doubt. I believe true friends are real and when you find some, the friendship forms itself. I do not believe in being strung along, or trying to make something work that isn’t there.  I believe relationships work when give and take is granted without having to ask for it.

Lately I’ve been struggling with the amount of energy I spend thinking about others and how little they spend thinking about me. I know that as a “good-hearted” human being it’s not about what we get in return but after awhile caring with no retaliation gets tiresome.

This has been a reoccurring theme in my life for the past couple weeks.  Being so far away from home, I’ve learned that I can rely on myself and this is reassuring for future endeavors. However being the only one you can truly rely on can be frustrating.

Tonight, I thought for a minute after I was faced with a group of people I thought were suppose to be there for me… but rarely are.  I thought about the anger I felt towards them, and about what I’d say to them if I ever got the chance to tell them off. Then I thought about the people I would call to vent and I realized that the care I put out towards others,  is not wasted. I get it back through the consideration of my friends and family, both of which I would not replace with anyone else.

I don’t have a lot of friends but the friends I do have mean the world to me. They are people that took the time to get to know me and because of that I feel  like my complete self around them. Friends like that are hard to find.

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  • This boy (I am pointing to) is my best friend and has made me almost pee my pants laughing too many times to count. 
  • This girl never forgets to give me a card for every holiday/birthday. She is so thoughtful. 

 

 

  • I nicknamed this boy Hermburglar and we were magic ever since. We are miles apart but he always makes time to schedule a phone date. 

 

 

 

 

  • The newest person to join my clan of people I love being around. This boy is one of the most kindest, out-going people I’ve ever met. 

 

 

 

  • This girl is my long lost twin. We are always on the same wavelength. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • This boy will forever be my driving role model. He drove 4 hours on unknown roads to visit me one summer. 

 

 

 

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  • This girl is always positive and cheerful. She is always laughing about something. 

My advice: Keep caring, keep doing, keep being you because those who don’t appreciate it will envy your relationships
eventually. 

Packing up these walls

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Things are wrapping up for me down in Florida. It looks like there is about one month until I will be going home. As for next year my plans are unclear, so I am setting out to pack all the good of Florida into the next few weeks. I can’t make any promises but I am going to try to set out everyday of the next month with my camera in tow, with the plan to capture a picture a day.I want to make a photo series of memories to take with me from my Florida experience.

I’m excited…stay tuned!