I’m Back My Friends!

Golden Trees

Golden Trees

I am finally back on my blog for real for the first time since January!!!! This means I will actually spend time documenting the mundane, the exciting, and random life of yours truly. Forgive me if I have been gone so long you’ve forgotten who I am, the fault is all mine.

A lot has happened since January! I nannied for two awesome kids that I mentioned in a previous post. Those little boys taught me a lot about myself and how to handle and become friends with children. Even though I am not an only child (coming from a family of six), I am the youngest. We all know what that means! I was spoiled to a certain extent and I didn’t really have to deal with other siblings encroaching on my privacy or being supremely annoying. I was the annoying one and I taught my siblings how to handle kids (at least I hope I helped in all my craziness). So these two little boys truly were a blessing and very intelligent for their ages. I miss them a lot as I have yet to meet equally intelligent kids and reasonable children. I can only hope my own kids will be that great!

Unfortunately, in May I had to leave my apartment to stay with my boyfriends family for the summer and also that family’s employment because it just wasn’t economical for me to drive 40 minutes every day for only 4 hours of work. Sad, but I was able to find a job only 5 minutes away from the house. I became a nanny for the most fiery little girl I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She challenged me every day and I got a glimpse at what can happen when a child is surrounded by impatience and insincerity. Her mother on the other hand was a pretty despicable human being and after a few months finally let me in on the secret that what she had promised to pay me when I first took the job, just wasn’t going to happen. So based on that new information I said, thank you kindly but goodbye. She said some pretty unkind things to me on that last day and I have no regrets about leaving except that I left that poor little girl in the hands of a terrible mother who was flat drunk the day I quit.

Moving on from that, I got a week off from work and flew home to MN to see my family, especially my wonderful Grandpa. I got to see him and spend some quality time with him. I was very grateful for this time as a few months later he passed away and I wasn’t able to go home for the funeral. It was hard on our whole family to lose such an amazing person, especially my Grandma, my mother and her 3 other siblings. A friend recommend the book Midwife For Souls and I read parts of it to see if I should give it to my family. Turns out it is a pretty awesome book, so I sent it to my mother. My mom read it and ended up recommending sections to other family members. My hope was that it would help even a little and my mom told me that it did indeed help with the approach of his death.

After I got back from my visit, I found a job pretty quickly as a Graphic Designer/Personal Assistant! It ended up being pretty awesome and my boss even let me take the job with me to Colorado and I get to work from home!!

Long story short, Casey (the boyfriend) was taking summer classes to prepare for grad school. He wants to become a physical therapist after all of the trauma and physical issues from the past year and so he started preparing. He’s applied to schools all over the country but after our visit in April, we both wanted to end up in Colorado. He found out near the middle of August that we needed to move here ASAP to work on getting residency for one of the schools here. homeSo in less than a month, with a lot of hard work, and Casey’s awesome mom helping, we thankfully found an awesome house! We’ve been both blessed and lucky in so many ways this year!

 

 

 

Check out this VIEW!!!

 

 

The view from my house!! So lucky.

The view from my house!! So lucky.

Now I am working from home and next week I start MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL!!!!! That’s right, I’m adding another skill to this jack-of-all-trades. It will take a year for me to finish, but in the end it will be worth it.

In the meantime, I resolve not to leave you (and myself) for so long and annoy everyone who cares to read this blog.

I’ll catch ya on the flipside 😉

 

We decided to call this forest, The Forest of Gold. With fall comes the most beautiful colors in the universe!

We decided to call this forest, The Forest of Gold. With fall comes the most beautiful colors in the universe!

Just me at Muehller State Park

Just me at Muehller State Park

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Best Year Ever = 2015

2015 by Pixaby.com

2015 by Pixaby.com

This year is going to be the best year of my life.

I say that every new years, but I honestly think this new year is gonna be epic! Take a good long look at this last year and see what was good, bad, and ugly about it. Here are a few reasons why I think its going to be awesome and how I’m going to make that happen.

To start, I evaluated my happiness at my job. I have been obviously unhappy here for months now and I still hadn’t been trained as I should have been for the last three months. It happens, and maybe it happened for a reason. I have always thought this job wasn’t for me and that I would need to move on to something at some point. I made it happen.

I gave my two weeks notice exactly two weeks ago from today and I’m starting new jobs next week, great way to start fresh!

Part of my job hunting has been focused on part-time jobs. I know that’s strange if you have a career driven mindset. I don’t have the typical career mindset, as I want to be my own boss. So in the mean time, I want jobs that are flexible and allow me to add jobs to my resume that I actually want on there. I want my resume to start reflecting what I am passionate about, helping people and the environment. I needed a cause or a higher calling otherwise I would have shriveled up emotionally at my corporate job.

I suppose if I want to put something down for a New Years resolution, which we all know are hard to keep and usually starts with some diet resolution. Mine I’d like to start off with Kindness and Respect. I have come to believe that these are some of the MOST important virtues to a happy society. I want to continue working on listening (to show respect) and being kind in my actions as well as words. The main issue with this is patience, which I have very little of… please wish me good luck!

To finish, if you weren’t happy with your life at the end of the year, determine what was wrong and stop doing it. We should all get a chance to start this year out right and I think eliminating exactly what we didn’t like about last year is the only way to make significant progress. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to eliminate the problem (hopefully within the new year), as long as you make progress.

Keep your chin up and eyes forward. The future is bright and the present is amazing. Embrace life and I’ll catch ya on the flipside!

Take Advantage Of Tumbling Thoughts

“The Individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Thinking can only serve to measure out the helplessness of thought.” ― H. Rider Haggard, She

I have a lot of thoughts tumbling throughout my mind right now, and I’ve had this issue all week. I can’t seem to settle on a topic to write about. So many things have happened, even small things, I don’t know what to focus on.

Here, feel free to take advantage of my thoughts and failures.

I’ll start with my yesterday… I recently have been invited to move up in the ranks of the corporate world but to keep it quiet till it happened. I’ve known about it for almost two weeks and it has two weeks left to go before I move up. Yesterday I slipped up and said something to the one person that was probably the worst person for me to tell. She went on to make a little bit of a raucous about it making my boss upset. Bottom line, when your boss says not mention it to people… just don’t say anything to anyone no matter how much you think you can trust people. It’s not worth the chaos that ensues.

On another note, divorce hurts. Someone I am close to may or may not be getting separated soon and it hurts me to see how it has, and will, affect people I care about. I understand sometimes it’s better for everyone involved; but that doesn’t mean I like it.  I’m a romantic at heart and starry-eyed to a fault. Regardless, that pain is something everyone will have to live with, not just the divorcees. When kids are involved it always gets more complicated and again, it’s not an easy burden to bear. I myself am not from a split family, but before my parents were married my dad was married to a nice lady who gave him two great sons. I saw the aftermath of the affected and I see today how even though it was hard, it was better for everyone involved in the end. Not to mention, I might not have ever been born! The bottom line to this one… I just wish I could help where there is nothing I can do. “There is no such thing as helplessness. It’s just another word for giving up.” ― Jefferson Smith, Strange Places 

Now good things have been happening too! The day will come sooner rather than later when I no longer have to worry about work, and life has a tendency to work itself out. I have vented my frustration and am done pretending it matters for more than a day. Just keep swimming everybody! We can all help each other remember to love the people we are with, when we are with them, as hard and devotedly as we can.  Ciao!

“Regardless of the situation, don’t let the bastards win … and have no regrets … for it will be a good day! -Richard Wakinyan (Martian Fleet Commander)”  ― R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet

“Regardless of the situation, don’t let the bastards win … and have no regrets … for it will be a good day! ― R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet

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