The past five months have been a roller coaster. The kind that looks terrifying. The kind that your stomach twists and turns while you wait in the turnstile. The kind that once you go over your first loop you can't wipe the stupid smile off your face. The kind that leaves you wanting more. The kind that gives you the confidence to take on the bigger coaster. I left Red Frog on Friday afternoon wanting more.
I had put my blood, sweat and tears into everything a Red Frog and got more out of the experience than I could have even hoped. However, it looks like this time I didn't quite make the height requirement to take on the next coaster. This isn't the first time this has happened in my life. If you haven't heard by now, I did not get offered a full time position. The initial blow was tough to swallow. People always say that when you work hard, good things will happen, or good things happen to good people, or even better my favorite quote, "The best way to predict your future is to create it." I spend Saturday wallowing in self-doubt and emotionally eating everything insight. The list was actually pretty impressive. I started with an omelette with a side of toast and hash browns, ate a slice of ice cream cake AND a slice of chocolate cake left over from Jake's birthday party, about 10 pigs in a blanket and 5/8 of a Domino's pizza. No I am not proud of this self indulging feast, but I think it adds to the story. And yes, Mom, I did puke at the end of the night- overindulging has never sat well with me (I am not bulimic, I do not need medical attention, haha). It took a while to fall asleep on Saturday night, but when I woke up on Sunday I felt refreshed. I was back. Took a shower, whipped up some egg whites and turkey bacon and felt like a million bucks. So what if I was unemployed, so is half of America. I decided right then and there that I was going to make the best of the situation and pull the positives out of my experience. After all, I wasn't raised to give up.
The next few weeks might be a little different, but I sure as hell am going to make them fun. For example, today I'm going to be a hair model and get a blow out at a fancy salon! Wednesday night I'm going on a date?! Apparently being unemployed isn't as unattractive as it sounds. Thursday I'm having drinks with lady I met while shopping for my Halloween shoes (She works at Red Bull- making that net, work!) And the most fun thing of all is that my mom, dad, Zach, Darc & Clara Mae are coming to visit this weekend!
So remember friends, All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Thanks for your overwhelming love and support. Remember to enjoy the things you have, take the time to stop and smell the roses and most importantly do what you love. I'm thinking that at my next job I will rock some heels to make that height requirement!