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Monday, February 28, 2011 about neglecting this blog!

I haven't made a post on this blog since back in August

Things have changed pretty dramatically in those 6-7 months.

  • I have moved home to Jacksonville.
  • I have applied for many jobs and gone on many interviews.
  • Became very discouraged about finding a job.
  • Finally found a job in December and have been working there "part time" for 2.5 months. While it stinks to only be part time...I have been offered more hours and hope to finally get hired permanently in the next couple months. I have to be patient.
  • I have lost about 45 pounds. Since I have free time in the mornings I have started running and training for races and living a healthy life. 
  • I started another blog to focus on my weight loss.... CourtneyLovesLife
Because my main focus has now turned to working out, eating healthy, and losing weight...I have spent more time focusing on that blog instead of this one. But I really hope to start updating this one more often!

For those of you who have stayed a follower of this blog...thank you. I am sorry for just disappearing!

Please update me on the happenings of your lives in these last 6 months! Link me to important posts on your blogs!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Recap of my Summer in Just a Few Pictures

This summer was spent working my 3rd year of summer camp..and I was sad to see it end. So many great memories. Working summer camp turns out to be 9 weeks of:

Lots of Field Trips:


Crazy Dress Up Days:

Making Great Friends:

Many Days Spent on School Buses:

....and accidentally falling asleep on long trips...

While is was a very exhausting summer working with 100+ kids every was one of the best summers I have ever had!! I sure do miss those kids!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Interview Clothes?

I have come to the conclusion that i am pretty much stumped on what the heck to buy or wear to an interview. Since I am currently looking for a job, that means that sooner or later I will have to do an interview. So what the heck do I wear??? HELP!!

I mean I know that I will need some sort of suit. But I feel like suits just look so blah and boring. How do you make yourself look "conservative," yet not completely boring for an interview? Where are good places to buy a suit. So far the only thing I've got...are shoes. I need help with the clothes and jewelry. 

I would greatly appreciate and tips and examples!!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh How I Have Truly Missed Blogging!!

I am back! I have not blogged in over 6 weeks! I sure have missed posting as well as reading all of your blogs on a daily basis!! It is good to be back!

This summer has been insanely busy! Between traveling and then working a full time job, I had hardly any free time. I have also just moved home to Jacksonville from Tallahassee after finishing up my job. I am now looking for my first "big girl" job. I have only been home a week and I am already sick of it! I want to find a job in Washington, DC soon so that I can move! Job searching sure is stressful and not easy. 

So how are all of you! Any big news from any of you over the past month? I have a ton of catching up to do! Feel free to fill me in!! I hope all is well and I am glad to be back! :) 

Tomorrow I will be posting a recap of my adventures of working summer camp this summer!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

New York!

Sorry for the lack of posting, but I have been in NY for the past 10 days! I shall return later this week! Y'all have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Road Trip Recap!!

I am back from the road trip!! I had a blast! The road trip is just what I needed! My road trip buddy was my friend Amie
Here is a recap of the trip (warning: it is a tad long & tons of pictures from both mine & Amie's camera): 
Sunday: Woke up at 3:30am, picked up Amie, and we were on I-95 by 5:15am! We drove pretty much the whole way without stopping, minus a lunch break, and one random detour. haha. In NC we saw a sign for a Civil War battlefield and decided to get off the exit and check it out. Talk about being in the middle of nowhere! It was miles of cornfields and then a random little museum and battlefield. 
After the little detour and about 4 more hours on the road...we arrived in Richmond, VA. After changing out of our car clothes and into nicer clothes we went over to my friend Josh’s house and met up with him and his friend. They then took us on a lovely tour of Richmond, drove around for a bit and then walked around. We went to dinner at a cool pizza place called Bottoms Up and it was very good. It then began to storm, so we stuck around and hung out at the bar and had some drinks! Once the rain stopped we went back out and walked along the Canal Walk. We then somehow ended up going on a random hiking excursion (just to take a picture by the way). It got to be humorous because my friend and I were in the woods hiking around in dresses and sandals..definitely not hiking clothes. All for a picture. hahaha! We definitely had a great time in Richmond! 

Monday: We were up and on the road at like 8am! Our destination: Washington, DC!! It was only about an hour and a half car ride (including us getting lost lol) to Alexandria. We left my car at our friend’s apartment and walked to the metro station to take to the city. We went all over the city...we went to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetary, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the Capitol building. After exploring the city for the day, we met up with our friend Arielle and walked to Chinatown to a cool restaurant for Happy Hour. We had some drinks and appetizers and then hopped on the metro and headed back to her place! She was wonderful for cooking us dinner and letting us stay with her! 

Tuesday: We were up super early and headed back into the city by 6:45am. Had to leave when Arielle went to work. Once again we walked around the city and checked out the White House and the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space Science. Shorter day in the city because we then drove down to Raleigh, NC. In Raleigh we stayed with one of my good friends, Megan. I hadn’t seen her in years! It was sooo great to see her! We went out to dinner with her, she took us on a tour of NC State, and then we met up with her friends at a bar called Sammy’s for trivia! It was awesome catching up with her! 

Wednesday: We got on the road around 11am and drove down to Myrtle Beach! Got to the hotel and then went out to Broadway at the Beach! We walked around the stores, ate dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack and then went to a few of the bars! It was a fun way to end the trip!

Thursday: Woke up, loaded up, and headed down to the beach! We spent the morning hanging out at the beach before heading home. After the beach, we left Myrtle Beach around 1pm and drove back to Jacksonville, FL. 

I had a great time thanks to an awesome road trip buddy! :) 


Friday, June 4, 2010

Going On A Road Trip!!

My week off from work for a week begins today at 6PM on the dot. I can't wait! Last day of school for the kiddos at work! Wooo! Then a week off before summer camp!

On Sunday, my awesome friend Amie and I will be heading out on a 5 day road trip! I am beyond excited for this road trip! 

Here is our initial itinerary for the trip:
Leave from Jacksonville and drive up to Richmond, VA.
Take a tour of the city and go to dinner with my friend Josh.

Drive up to DC and be tourists for the day.
Hang out with our friend Arielle.

Drive down to Raleigh, NC.
Visit Megan, an old friend of mine that I have not seen in years! So excited!

Hang out a bit in Raleigh, NC.
Drive down to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Go out in Myrtle Beach.

Spend the day enjoying the beach.
Drive back to Jacksonville, FL. 

I hope that everything goes smoothly and that we have a great time! I think it will be a great trip and I can't wait! Only 2 more days! 


Thursday, June 3, 2010

I Need Out!!

Have you ever felt too comfortable?

I feel like I need some sort of drastic change in my I am way too comfortable and I feel like nothing really seems "exciting" anymore. I am way too comfortable living in Florida, with my living situation, with my job, and with being single. I am beginning to get sick of it all. I need change. I feel like if I just stay the way I am...I will get stuck. It's getting frustrating. I am happy, but not as happy as I think I could be. (Does that make sense?)

That is why I am in drastic need for this road trip this weekend. I hope that I can end up finding a place that just feels like "me." That is the main reason I planned this road trip. I want to explore my options. I need a new city. I need to meet new people. I feel like the only way to not feel comfortable anymore and to do things out of my comfort zone is that I need to be in an unfamiliar place and not have people I know everywhere I go.

Am I sounding crazy? (because I am feeling like I am.)

Ok, I love my family and friends to death and I would definitely miss them all sooo much! But I feel like I need to move away...for me. I feel like the past 22 years I have done 95% of everything for everyone else and not for me. I think I have just reached a breaking point and I need to change things and start doing things for me! I feel like I am not living my life completely for me and to the fullest. That needs to change fast. I am itching to get never before.

I have tried talking to a few friends about it and they don't seem to understand or think I am crazy. I feel like no one understands what I am thinking and feeling right now. They think it is odd that I don't want to move back to Jacksonville like they do and that I want to get away. They don't think that I am that "type of person" that can just move away. Frustrating.

I just need to figure out where I want to end up and I need to find a job! Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

I am so sorry for this very random and rambling of a post. I just really need to get it all out and writing it seemed to make more sense. I hope you all do not mind and don't think I am crazy!


Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekend Recap & Planning A Road Trip!

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! This weekend I went home to Jacksonville and spent it with friends and family! 

Saturday~ I went over to my cousin Brandi's to visit and see her newborn baby boy! He was born last Tuesday and I was super excited to get to see him this weekend! His name is Lucas and he is absolutely adorable!! 

Saturday night~ I went to a friend's graduation party and it was great to hang out with all of our old friends, it was a great time! 

Sunday~ I woke up and drove to Jacksonville beach where I met up with some friends and hung out. It was absolutely perfect beach weather! I definitely miss the beach! 

Monday~I went shopping out at the St. John's Town Center with my parents and went to lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. Yum! After spending the afternoon at the town center I then had to drive back to Tallahassee. All in all, I had a very good weekend! 

So this coming weekend I will be departing on a 5 day road trip! I am super excited!! Details of the road trip and destinations will come in another post a little later this week! 

I hope you all have a great week! 


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wow! Have I Been MIA or What?

I haven't posted a blog or even been on too read any posts in 12 days! Yikes! I feel bad! I thought that since I have graduated and no longer have classes or studying that I would have plenty of time to blog...I was wrong! Things have been crazy since graduation! I have started working more and other unexpected things have popped up left and right! But I am back! I am ready to get back to commenting and posting! I hope y'all haven't forgotten about me! 

How have y'all been? What have I missed since I have been gone? Any of you have any links to any posts I should read from your blogs? 
Please share with me! I need to catch up ASAP!!