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June Bucket

Looking back at June, it was a crazy month for me. I wanted to make a blog post called June Bucket List but I don’t really think you can call it a bucket list if you make it after you’ve done everything so I’m just calling it June Bucket instead. Looking back on June, I did a lot & accomplished a few goals of mine.

This month I:

Quit my job
Learned to use a sewing machine
Sewed a dog bed
Tried to get our dog to get in the bed
Got disappointed when dog would not get in aforementioned bed
Started season 2 of Orange is the New Black
Finished Season 2 of Orange is the New Black
Started a new internship with Eidé Magazine
Tried to get family dog in dog bed yet again, still unsuccessful
Sewed a button on a shirt instead
Went to Virginia Highlands Summerfest
Played tennis for the first time in a year
Made Bloody Marys and Blatant Truths a .com, thanks to my IT savvy cousin
Celebrated my best friend turning 23
Helped my other best friend move up 378945 flights of stairs into her new apartment
Held a check for $50,000
Ordered Waffle House take out – sober
Had a pool day, the best kind of day
Swore to never eat pimento cheese again
Made a smores pizza
Friended Josh Murray (from the Bachelorette) on Facebook – we’re classmates after all
Yes, I know that last statement makes me a huge loser – #GoDawgs
Went to an amazing rooftop Wedding
Helped fix a shoe at the wedding with washi tape that just happened to be in my purse
Cuddled with the sweetest toy poodle on earth
Applied for new jobs
Waited to hear back from new jobs
Have still yet to eat pimento cheese again
Actually paid attention to the World Cup


I am truly excited to see what July brings. What’s in your June Bucket?

Here are some pictures from the month.

unnamed[Unused dog bed- not the best picture, but I’m pretty proud of it]

IMG_0550[Smores Pizza]

IMG_0583[I’m a celeb, sorry Mikey]

[Pool Day]
IMG_0598[View from rooftop wedding]

junebucket1[Shoe fixed via Washi Tape]

IMG_0626[Baby Brooklyn, my new best friend]


Blatant Truth: The Pursuit of Happiness

Here’s my deep inspirational post for the week.

When you graduate college, it’s one of the most exciting times of your life. You’re a bright 20-something fresh out of school with a fancy, expensive degree and ready to work, full of ideas of what your future is going to look like.

941614_2096667692586_29649513_n(See, I really did graduate).

But  job searching is a salty thing, I’ve found thus far. It can get frustrating reading job post after “entry level” job post requiring 5+ years of experience that you don’t have. One day that person you met one time at a bar in line for the bathroom who told you about their cousin who works with someone who has a friend, is responding to your email and there’s a glimmer of hope and the next day you think about changing your entire career path. It can get discouraging. You can say the whole job search has definitely slapped me in the face a few times.

However, I’ve recently decided to slap it back. I made a somewhat risky and exciting decision for myself and have given my 2 weeks. Yep, I’m leaving my 8-5 job for an unpaid internship.

Though this may seem reckless and irresponsible and not being accepting of the real world, to me it’s the complete opposite. I felt stagnant in the position I was in and went in search of something I’m passionate about. I found an opportunity that I see potential in and chose to leave a job that wasn’t making me happy.

And while I’m lucky enough to have parents who are supportive of my decision (aka still letting me live at home until further notice), even if I didn’t, I’ve thought this through enough so that I could do it on my own. (I have been working full time for the past year and all). I’ve calculated just how long I can survive the day my parents do decide to kick my happy ass out, if I didn’t make another dollar from today. Granted, I will have to stop going to Target and blowing $47.00 on a random weeknight buying washi tape and God knows what else, but I CAN DO IT. I already feel relieved.

Maybe unusual, but I am very happy with my decision. I’ll start working part time somewhere and go back to dedicating effort towards something I care about, not just making money waiting for something to happen. The unknown is scary, but mostly exciting.

I, by no means, have everything figured out (read this blog… I’m a mess). But I am working towards building a career and a life I love and to me that’s what’s important. Someone once told me “It takes a lot of work to be in the right place at the right time.” I could not find that statement more true. So here’s to working towards just that.


Happy weekend friends.




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