Better

The last month had been really stressful for me, and that explains my last post a little bit. I was stressed about a friendship, some drama, work, and being homeless. I was actually breaking out (well, breaking out for me, anyway – my boss said there wasn’t anything wrong with my skin) from all the stress, but now the friendship is right back on track, I no longer have drama, I got over the obstacle at work, and I just signed a lease today! Problems solved! At least for the time being, anyway! (And Friday morning I instantly noticed that my skin was starting to clear up!)

Work was a major one – for some reason my confidence was slipping, and it was affecting my performance which was in turn affecting my paycheck. This week I finally got it back, remembered how to have fun at work, and immediately my results showed!  Last night I had a one-on-one meeting with my boss, and I’m excited to get back on track to my next promotion. I know what I have to work on now, and am no longer worried about the sales portion of my job. I’m back to being a rockstar, like I used to be! 😉 It was actually probably the toughest struggle I’ve had so far at work, and although I know that there will be many more struggles as I keep going through the program, I’m feeling quite triumphant at the moment and am just going to savor it. My boss also said that this is major milestone for me 🙂 I’m still determined to stick with it, I’m still determined to succeed, and I’m still very grateful for the opportunity. I love my boss, too, and it helps so much to have such a positive role model – especially one that’s your boss! So I’m also very grateful that he’s my boss. I just had to say that.

As far as being homeless, I am officially moving into my new place tomorrow! I love the apartment. It’s a great deal, and I’m excited to have my own bed and room again! And a closet! My clothes are so wrinkled from just being piled into a suitcase the whole time. haha I still need to get a desk & chair for my room, a dresser/drawers and possibly a nightstand, but I’ll do that after I’ve moved.

AND my sister is coming to visit next week! I am so excited. I still haven’t really figured out how I’m going to leave a key for her…but I’ll figure that out too. I can’t wait to see her, I’ve missed her!!! So much. Yay sister!

So, although it’s been a tough month, things are looking up again and I’m excited again, and everything seems to be turning around again and I am better. 🙂

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In a haiku sort of mood.

No one told me life
was going to look like this.
Where was my warning?

One Year!

Today is the one year anniversary of my move to NYC – how weird is that? This year has been a little nuts, to say the least! Let’s see: I’ve had 3 jobs (including my current one) and two internships, and up until I started this job I hadn’t ever had time to really enjoy the city. 4 friends have visited from HK (which I love! One of them is here right now, and we’re going to Peter Luger for dinner tonight – so excited!), and my sister is coming next month, and Watson is coming again in November!

I am happy with my life though, even though I’m currently apartment-less. I’ll most likely move to Jersey for the next year and save some money, and this time next year I can always move back to the city. 🙂

Goals for the next year (god, my job is so goal-oriented that I feel like I have a million of them in my work and my personal life!):

1. Have my own office up and running by this time, and have an assistant manager.
2. Be living with my sister while she attends law school in the city (come on, Lauren!!), and be in a position where I am looking to buy an apartment.
3. Take a vacation. It feels like forever since I’ve had one. I don’t know where I’d want to go – maybe back to Spain? Or even around the US – Napa Valley?
4. Take the family on holiday over next Christmas – wherever they want to go! And first-class everything all the way. That’d be nice, too. 🙂

Guess that’s it for now. Happy anniversary to me!! Cheers 🙂