Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Seems like you're doing great!!! WTF?!?!?!!?

Alright, I've had the fourth person say (by way of facebook) to me in the last week something to the effect of...... "Sounds like you are doing great!"




WTF?!?!?! I've often been accused of being overly optimistic and positive. This of course is something I've considered a good quality, but perhaps I am not clear. Let's play a translation game....

THE POST
TRANSLATION

So I got this graduate degree from UCLA in business and I'm really really glad that I did, but for over a year I didn't work while in school. Then for the six months after school, I couldn't land an official gig. Instead, I bandaged together by way of teaching and consulting and got lucky and a friend offered me a job literally measuring parking lots that pays enough to make rent. 

Unfortunately it also requires an outlay of cash, which is interesting - as an independent contractor, you CAN actually be too poor to work. 

Fortunately I got lucky.

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THE POST

TRANSLATION

I am home with my cats trying to figure out the best practices for posting YouTube videos and the process of creating channels, because I'm working on a cool new startup and I'm excited - but let's be honest, I am clearly home alone with my cats and I'm making YouTube videos of them watching TV. Bonus though... this totally random guy on Google+ liked my video....


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 THE POST



TRANSLATION

My feet hurt so much right now and my cute shoes hurt me too much to actually walk. But they are cute and I'm determined to put one foot in front of another, with bows.


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THE POST



TRANSLATION


How could doing manual labor by way of measuring parking lots in the middle of heck knows where, while also working a second full time job at a startup for not enough money to pay much more than rent.... be awesome?!?! This shit is harder than a marathon!!!

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Yes, I AM surviving and yes, I've figured out how to keep a roof over my head (after giving up everything but the roof), but that's sorta not great right? Better than most - lucky to have a gig, lucky to have my health, lucky to be at the start of something extraordinary..... but doing great?!?!?! That may be a serious bikram yoga kinda stretch.


Apparently it's because I'm smiling and keeping my chin up that things seem "great." I'm not sure what that means really, but ok. Yep, I get up most days and go for a walk in a neighborhood I love. I have a few very good friends to call. I have things that keep me inspired - and while I'm not eating kale and kombucha, Trader Joe's veggies and brown rice pasta is ok too.


Oh yeah, and I still have a little bit of Chanel No. 5 left to curl up with at night, because honestly most nights I'm way too tired to write.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

A Power Blonde Gets Camera Ready - 1 Min - 5 Minute Makeover Not much more too it than that! Here's how I go from just a wee bit mid workday drab, to super camera cute for appearances like the ones on Huff Post Live! It's a five minute job if you start with the right tools. I'm a Laura Mercier and Nars kinda girl!