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Happy Easter

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It’s Easter Sunday and I hope everyone is enjoying themselves.

This morning when I woke up I laid in bed and thought about Easter growing up as a kid.

It’s holidays like this that make me miss home and having family around.

Growing up Easter was a time for family getting together.

My Sister and I would wake up in the morning to new Easter dresses and a fun Easter Basket hunt in the house. We would then get ready and head off with our parents to Church. We would participate in the Church Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Sunday School.

Our afternoon would be filled with a family BBQ and all of us kids would do a huge Easter Egg hunt that our grandparents would set up for us.

To say the least Easter is a time filled with the love of my family and being away from all of them today makes me really miss home.

Today,  also makes me reflect on my religion/faith. I was raised a Christian and went to Sunday School, Church and Youth Group weekly but as I grew up I started to grow out of my beliefs and to this day I still struggle with my beliefs. So Today I plan to read some scripture and reflect on my faith. I know it is still there its just lacking strength and that is something I am working on regaining.

How did you celebrate Easter growing up? What does Easter mean for you today?

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter Sunday!

– C

 

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I’m Back and hopefully in Action!

Finally the time has come that I can sit down in front of a computer and write a post. Holly HECK its been almost 3 weeks! and can I be truthful and say I have no idea what to write.

So I” give you a brief catch up on the past couple of weeks.

Well to begin, it’s been a whirl wind of past couple weeks

Basically I quit my job and was bomb bartted  with midterms! Yay!

I almost made it home free with midterms entering into Spring Break too, but someone had to pull the fire alarm during my last one so it was rescheduled till after Spring Break : ( !

So other than midterms, I’ve taken this past week being job free to focus on myself and just enjoy myself a bit. I’ve had a couple full funtastic days with the boo-thing (update that’s right were still dating), and some adventures with my girlfriends.

Here are a few pictures from the past couple weeks:

Chocolate Cookies anyone?

Chocolate Cookies anyone?

Mnt. Tam Hike with the girls!

Mnt. Tam Hike with the girls!

Cop for a day! Vested up for a ridealong!

Cop for a day! Vested up for a ride along!

I love Garlic!

I love Garlic!

Fancy dinner while my bestest was in town!

Fancy dinner while my bestest was in town!

There’s my quick catch up! Look forward to a few 101 things in 1001 days updates and a Disney Land trip post to come later this week!

Have a Happy Happy Week!

-C

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Adventure Wednesday: Change is coming

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I have built up the courage to lose sight of the shore. I’m letting change into my life.

If you were around for my, In Need of Advice… Life Decision, blog post you know that I had a huge life decision to make. I can tell you it wasn’t an easy one and before writing that post it was months of pros and cons lists, budgeting, conversations with friends and family and soul-searching.  Well after the months of consideration and the advice I received from all of you, friends and family I have decided to make a huge change in my life.

I have decided to go with Life Decision: Option #2 with a little bit of sub-option A & B (See option below)

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Option #2: Quit my job and focus on my education and myself!

Within this option there are two underlying options to go along with it

A: Quit and live off of my student loans and money currently saved up

Pros:

Time to focus solely on my education and myself

Time to find an internship (which is a must in my field of study)

Cons:

Money will be supper tight (will have to cut back on a lot of things)

Will most likely have to take out another loan before my next school financial aid disbursement (however, an alternative to this is I will have time to focus on applying for scholarships FREE money)

B: Quit and live off mu student loans and currently saved money but find a part-time job

Pros:

Having a part-time job will keep me from going board (I can’t handle too much free time) – Also within this part-time job option it could just be my own side work of event planning, social media help or home and office organizational offerings – 3 things I do really well and really enjoy/miss doing and are all can be great work experience for what I want to do while attending law school!

Will have much more time to dedicate to school

Will have time to dedicate to finding/working at an internship

Most likely would not need to take out another student loan

Cons:

Money will be supper tight (will have to cut back on a lot of things)

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I gave my two weeks notice to my current job on Friday, it was a very difficult thing to do, but I felt a million times better after doing so. Although, the stress of this job is still weighing on my shoulders through the 15th a few sighs of relief have started to escape me. I am so happy now that I realize soon things will be a little bit more stress free for me.

Things are defiantly going to be a little tough money wise but I have always been good at budgeting when I need to. I will have to work at finding a part-time job to make a little extra cash so that I can have the freedom to still enjoy myself, but for now cutting back on a few extra things wont kill me.

So far I have signed up for a couple of babysitting/nanny sourcing websites http://www.care.com and http://www.sittercity.com, and applied to a handful of part-time jobs off of Craigslist. I know I will land something it will just take time, as I want to make sure I find something that wont ruin the purpose of this change in the first place. Also, my hopes are still up that I could possibly land a paid internship.

This new change is a new adventure. I am nervous for it to come but its an exciting nervousness. I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you and want to thank you all for the support you have given me thus far.

What types of changes are you wanting to make in your life? Have you ever made a change like this that took months of debating? How does change make you feel?

I’d love to hear your experiences, please leave a comment or feel free to email me at sanfranciscoboundprgirl@gmail.com

Have an Adventurous Wednesday

– C

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Monday Inspiration: M&A

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Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn have been women of inspiration to me over the past few years. I would have to say my love of these women all started right around the time I hit my twenties and realized it was time to do things with my life. 

These women have been visions of “CAN DO” women through the tests of time. They have shown girls and young women like myself that you can achieve anything, that you can be anything and that no matter what you are beautiful. 

As challenges start to arise in my life I turn to a good movie featuring one of these women to calm myself and take a few hours to just say to myself “Look at how amazing she is, you’ll be just as amazing as her in your own way one day.”

My go to movies for each of them would have to be:

Audrey Hepburn: Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

Marilyn Monroe:  Gentleman Prefer Blondes

You can find me tonight curled up in bed watching Gentleman Prefer Blondes, with the changes I am making in my life I need a little bit of inspiration. I need to just chill out reflect and tell myself I can do it, I will do it, and I’ll succeed at whatever it is.  

Do you have someone who inspires you to be a better person, someone who helps you chill out or just reflect on life?

Happy Monday and heres to a great week for everyone! 

– C

 

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