Apr 17, 2009

I've got to admit it's getting better

Hey everyone! Wow. This has been a CRAZY week! A test, two papers and a few late nights later, I'm finally finding some time to write.

One thing I have been learning lately is the importance of taking things slow. Don't rush. Things will come naturally. My mom is very supportive of me and always tells me to take things down a notch because if I rush into something I'm not 100% in love with, I could end up settling and missing a great opportunity. Good thing I listen to her because she's awesome and is soooo right.

This week has been amazing. Seriously. I was super stressed about the job thing; I still don't know where I'm living, but at least I got some leads now! I interviewed yesterday for an internship with an event planner here in Fort Worth. Check her out at www.tarawilson.com. I found her in a magazine and decided to send her my resume which lead her back to me when thinking about interns. It just so happens that God works in mysterious ways... because after my interview with her she gave me some personal advice - stuff I have been dying to hear for awhile - and she let me know she was going to help me out by getting me some connections. It was a little odd at first that I was talking to a potential employer about working elsewhere, but she was so cool that I felt like I was talking to a long-time mentor and not someone I'd only been speaking 10 minutes to.

Anyway, with her help, I have some connections in Dallas now and we're working on getting an interview for a contract position. The great thing is this company is amazing and a place I have been heavily seeking out so it's ironic how things come full circle! Tara also gave me the motivation to just move to Los Angeles. I want to save up a few months worth of money for the trek out there, so I hope to be out there soon! She told me something that made me content in my decision: "If you want to live out there, you'll find a way to survive." So true. She also told me that I should choose where I want to live and then find a job, not let the job pick where I live. That was inspirational as well.

I'll know sometime next week if I get a call-back for the internship, so I'm still keeping my fingers crossed - if I end up staying in Fort Worth, I'd work at the salon full-time and intern as well. Hey, it's the experience, right?

Also, check out www.chicevents.com. I was referred there by Tara and it's just as amazing as her site!

In addition to the contract position, I have an interview for a different job in a different field on Tuesday, just in case. Gotta keep some options alive! After all of the stress about job interviews, it's nice to see some of my hard work has been paying off. I think I'll be happy wherever I end up so I'm not too worried about it anymore.

Everything happens for a reason. Just keep hope abundant and stay positive because negativity won't get you anywhere and if you don't have hope, what else do you have?

Off to address my grad announcements... it's getting so close!

XO.

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