Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Have you called the florist?
What shade of lipstick will you wear?
How's your foot fungus doing?
And she did what mothers do best and she gave me a safe place to let all of my emotions out. She knew that I still wanted to get married but I was just overwhelmed. She knew the questions were too much. And just knowing that she knew made me feel a hundred times better.
THEN, we set up the centerpieces on a table so I could see what they looked like.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
I'm absurdly excited for our honeymoon - all my married friends who told me that "about a month before you'll just be ready for all the planning and stuff to be done so you can go on your honeymoon" were definitely right.
I'm an inexperienced traveler. The last time I was on a plane was almost ten years ago, and I don't think I've ever been on one for longer than four hours. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL.
What do you do on a plane for 13 hours? Should I take a sleeping pill? Or four? Should I trust the airplane quesadilla I've been promised or will that just send me to the airplane bathroom?
How big of a chance is there that while sitting on the toilet, I'll get sucked out? That would be a bad way to go.
Will they give me a pillow and blanket? Is it highly probable that the pillow will be invested with lice?
What do I wear in Turkey in the fall? I think sundresses are frowned upon because of religion. Are long khaki shorts the worst idea ever? I tried some on at the Gap the other day and when I looked in the mirror I felt like all I needed was a fanny pack.
How am I supposed to pack for a 2 week trip? I take three bags with me when I go visit my parents for a weekend.
Will I still be able to post to Instagram? What about Twitter? And Facebook? Is there internet in the Middle East?
Should I capitalize all three words, like The Middle East, or is the Middle East correct?
I appreciate all of your advice thank you very much.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
...If you cry at work multiple times a week purely because of work and not because of hormones or the fact that you just watched an episode of Parenthood, you should probably quit your job.
...If you stay up really late at night because you know the sooner you go to sleep the sooner you have to go to work and you just want to put it off as long as possible, you should probably quit your job.
...If the employees at 7-eleven make more money than you per hour and you would rather be refilling slurpee machines for half what you make now because you hate your job so much, you should probably quit.
...If you're afraid to complete any task given to you because you know your boss will find something wrong with the finished product no matter what, you should probably quit your job.
...If your boss does nothing but criticize you and blame the company's failures on you even though you're not responsible for any of it, you should probably quit your job.
...If your job makes you an angry, cynical, bitter person, you should probably quit.
...If you've ever said the words, "My job is sucking my soul out of me," you should probably quit.
...If your job is not fulfilling you or making you feel good about yourself and the work you're doing, you should probably quit.
...If your boss has cut your hours down to 8/week, you should probably quit.
...If your boss sends you emails at 4am and expects them to be read and responded to before you've even gotten to work, you should probably quit your job.
Obviously you shouldn't quit your job if you have nothing else lined up. I did that once. In the middle of a shift I went to the parking lot with the assistant manager, sat on a curb, and sobbed about how miserable I was. I never went back. The next couple of months sucked royally but I will always feel that quitting that job was one of the best decisions I ever made.
The job I have now is stressful and busy and exhausting, but I love it. The people are great, the work is fulfilling, and I never dread going to work. If you hate your job, if your job is making you miserable, if you dread Mondays with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns, change your circumstances. Just do it.