Friday, April 24, 2015

Color Run Ambassador

As much as i absolutely LOVE the color run, I am pretty stoked to have been chosen as an ambassador for the Manhattan run : )  I am due to give birth a couple weeks before the run, so it will be my first real physical activity after birth.  I am looking forward to having something set up to get me on the right path to getting healthy and back in shape.

My first run was with my husband, before we left Alaska.  We walked the entire time due to the health of one of our runners and it was A BLAST!!.  I have been looking forward to the next run since we did the last one : )

Want to know what will make this run even more colorful?  GLITTER!!!  It is the shine tour, so there is a special station just with glitter !!!

Want to sign up?  Use the promo code Manhattan1 for a special discount and if you're needing a team to run with:  Glitter&Guns is the team all the cool kids are running with ;)

The last one we did was awesome: 

And now i'm ready for the Manhattan run : )

Sunday, April 12, 2015

School, Careers, jobs, and things i love doing.

I hated school growing up.  In college, i learned that school is expensive and very pointless sometimes.

I have never been one to sign up for something that i hate and since i was old enough to work, my job searches have centered around things that i love doing. My first paid job was scrapbooking.  Once i realized i could get paid to be around water, my resume began centering around lifeguarding, coaching, and swim lessons.  I did a stint with children teaching at a child care center.  When i turned 21, i started rounding the edges of my resume with bartending.

I have had my share of jobs that i did not love.  A short stint hostessing at ruby Tuesday and a few week long gigs here or there....  but, if i didn't enjoy it, i would move on to a job that i did love.  Once in a while i would pick up a job i couldn't stand just to tide me over until the job i'd been eyeballing opened up.

When i Married my second husband, I had to pick up a full time job to pay his bills...  I'd been eyeballing a lifeguarding job, but was lacking a new certification i had to have for that particular pool.  While i waited for the class to open up, i took up another job.  It was the worse job experience of my life.  I worked in HR (not my cup of tea) with a bunch of really high nosed bitches.  Finally, after a year, i got the cert i needed and moved over to the pool : )

Now, i don't mind working.  My career has become lifeguarding and bartending.  Those are the two things that i really excel at and love.

I love learning new skills and have thought about going back to school to learn interior design (which you well know i love) or maybe cosmetology.  But i just haven't quite decided if its worth my time.
What i really want to do is sign language interpretation.
With all of these certifications, the job market is either pretty closed for business or not something i would want to do everyday, which is why i haven't pursued the certs.

Now, i don't know what it is about people thinking you need to go to school, you need to work a full time job, you need to pursue an "ideal" career....

Since that first stint scrapbooking, i have always lived comfortably.  I have worked part time jobs and always made enough to pay all of my bills.  Now, i am married to a successful man that makes more than enough to support a family.  So it's not an issue of money.  I still have people telling me that i should go back to school or get a "real job".  Why?

Maybe they're trying to inspire me or just want to see me "succeed".  They are trying to support me.  What i really want to do... REALLY want to be...  is a housewife.  It's what i told my parents when i was a kid, it's still what i want.

Sometimes i get bored.  I pick up a job here or there.  It's always something i love.  Most of the time, it is lifeguarding or bartending.  If i get tired of the job, i move on.  I'm not sure what all the pressure i about to get a "real job"  but it starting to make me feel like i am not good enough.

I have followed other people's pressure to go to school or get a particular job.   I'll never forget how proud my mom was when i told her i got a job in HR.  I will not do it again.

I know what i want and i know what i enjoy.  I will not waste my entire life working a job because other's pressured me into it. I want to have the freedom to take time off when i want and do the things i want to do.  I don't want the thing that takes up more time than anything else to be something that i don't love.

28 Days and counting

Patrick and i are going on our honeymoon/baby moon in May and it will be both of our first cruises :)  Needless to say that we are pretty stoked.

I have researched and read.  I have have soaked up every ounce of information i could find.  I think i am ready.

I have my packing list made up.  Dog sitter in line.  and the countdown started.

We will  be going to the Caribbean on Carnival Conquest.  There are 4 different ports and 100000000 different activities on the boat.

With the clock ticking.  You can bet there will have to plenty to hear about : )