April 21, 2013 § Leave a Comment
(I went to the Open Frame Film Festival at the Palace Theater)
As you may know, I am a design intern at The Canton Repository. As of last week, I got the news that I will be staying on till the end of July! Since my job search was not going as well as I had planned, I was so happy to get that news!! It gives me more time to search for a job, learn more important information and get more useful experience. I couldn’t be happier!
In other news, my fiancé and I went to a film festival last evening. It was a lot of fun! While designing the pages for the Ticket (a special insert of Fridays in The Rep), I read about a college film festival happening downtown. I usually never have the desire to go to events such as this, but I thought it would be fun. So my fiancé and I took a chance, and we were both glad we did. It was a fun night filled with about 10 or so films made by college students, ranging from two to 15 minutes. Most of them were pretty comical, but a couple covered very serious material. All in all, it was a great experience. At the end, we even got to vote for our favorite film. (I, of course, took a couple photos before and after. Chad says I always look like a tourist when capturing these types of shots. Haha!)
April 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’ve probably said it before, but gloomy, cold weather really gets me down. The first part of winter I am usually OK. By the end of March beginning of April, when it’s still too unbelievably cold for spring, I just break down. I can’t handle it. I just want warm weather and shorts and bare feet by the pool. I no longer want to pull out my boots and sleep with fuzzy socks. I just want freedom to go outdoors without a coat, let alone a winter jacket.
Enough ranting! Now onto my life lately. Last week was very busy for me. I worked on the Ticket section of the paper all y myself. Well, I had some help. But I designed the whole thing! I am so proud of myself. I got everything done super early too! That’s when I got great news from my one supervisor. He said that they would try to keep me on at The Rep if it was in the budget. So great news! I enjoyed my Easter weekend thinking that I’d have a job after graduation. Then I went into work yesterday and talked with the boss. It looks like it’s not in their budget to keep me on, but they said I have been doing a wonderful job and if something would open up, I’d be really high up on the list of considered people. So that’s still good news, but I must keep searching for a job.
In other news, I found out that I will be graduating with honors. As of right now, I have a 3.65 GPA. So I will be graduating magna cum laude. That’s enough news for today. Enjoy! (P.S. the flowers are from my sweet fiancé!)
March 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
First of all, let me say that I’m sorry I haven’t posted in about four months. That is awful! Now let me explain why. In November, I was finishing up my fall semester at Kent State University. While that was hectic in itself, I was also hunting for an internship. Luckily for me, I applied, interviewed and received an internship with The Canton Repository. I am currently a page designer there. I mainly work on the Your Life section and the special Friday insert titled Ticket. I love working on those pages! I sometimes do local pages, as well. I’m just so grateful that I was able to get an internship (and it’s paid!).
Other than working three days a week, I am also finishing up my classes. I am taking two online geography classes this semester, and I will graduate May 11th. I can’t wait! Even though I can’t wait to graduate, I’m also terrified for the future. I have been applying for jobs everywhere. Hopefully one will come through just as my internship did. As for my after graduation plans, right now, I have none! That’s so sad. I just hope to get a job in my career field. And after I get a job, my fiancé and I will be able to finally set a wedding date. That will be so exciting. We’ve set so many wedding dates only to have them crushed by unexpected expenses and life in general. Once we both have steady jobs, wedding planning will be much easier. Here’s to hoping we’ll be married before 2015!
On top of my internship and classes, I’ve started working out. It’s no big deal, but I’m feeling much better about myself and my health. Now if only the weather will warm up so that I can run again. That would be lovely! In my spare time, I’ve been reading magazines and going overboard with beauty products. The beauty splurge needs to stop soon. I’m addicted, and I now have a closet full of hairsprays, perfumes, mascaras, lotions, lipsticks, etc. Crazy!! I haven’t had much time to take photos, sadly. I’ve been using my iPod for most of my pictures which is terrible compared to my big NIkon and little Canon cameras. I hope to change that soon.
And on my weekends, I’ve also been super busy. I never just sit at home anymore like I used to. Every single weekend, I’m out doing something. Whether it’s shopping, going on a date, getting my hair done, watching my niece (I’ll get to that in a minute), hanging out with family or friends, or heading to a party, I’m always busy enjoying life.
As I mentioned above, I now have a niece. She is as beautiful as a baby can be, and she holds a special part in all of my family members’ hearts. My sister had three miscarriages (that we know of) until the doctors found out why she was unable to carry a baby to term. Once the doctors found the problem, it was easily (well not so easy for my sister) fixed. She had to give herself a shot everyday since she had a blood clotting problem. With the shots, she was able to carry the baby full term, and she delivered a beautiful 7 lbs 4oz, 19 3/4 inches long baby girl. We met baby Junia Loreen an hour after she was born. January 3rd was a magical day for my sister and brother-in-law, and we’ve loved little Junia Petunia since!! (I will try to upload pictures soon!)
But that’s it for now. I hope to keep up with this better than I have been. If I post at least once a week, I’ll feel much better!
May 23, 2012 § 6 Comments
(Smokey the dog)
Life has been very busy lately, with exciting things happening and also some sadness. Let me start with the sad first so that I can end this post on a good note. Well first of all, I’d like to say that there comes a time when you have to say goodbye to family members because it’s their time to go. My grandfather (my dad’s father) passed away this evening, and my dad is sadder than I’ve ever seen him. So the whole family is just a little blue.
And I’ve still been down about life so this didn’t help. I just get so confused as to what to do with my life. One minute I’m really positive and then the next, I’m really negative. It’s partly because I either have no opportunities or I have a bunch. But nothing seems to work out. I’ve been called twice from a bank that I applied to, but I’m not available enough to work there so it’s been disappointing to have to say no to/be denied the same job twice. And yesterday, I changed majors from information design to photojournalism. I’m very happy about this! But as soon as I got home from talking to my advisor, I got an email about an internship I previously applied for. I have an interview for that, which is very exciting but I’m pretty sure it won’t count for academic credit. Bummer!
Now to the happy stuff! I changed majors, and I finally feel like I’m where I need to be! The internship I am interviewing for is paid! I’ve been working on my tan, and it’s looking awesome. Not to mention, I got to spend a nice relaxing day in the pool today with my fiance. And I’m currently reading True Whit by Whitney Port, and it’s amazing! I love reading now. I never ever thought I’d say that in my life! So not everything is going wrong. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I finish my internship this week. How exciting?!
May 18, 2012 § 8 Comments
This is another unusual post for me, but I think my blog will be taking on some different categories. First off, I’d like to thank everyone who has been kind to me and showed genuine care lately, as I’ve not been my usual self. I’ve just been really down in the dumps lately because I did not get an internship or job yet for the summer. (And who knows if I’ll get either because this economy is rough, and I’ve already applied to soooo many places!)
But enough of the sadness; this post is a happy one! I’ve been reading Simple Secrets To A Happy Life by Luci Swindoll, and it’s really opening up my mind and really helping me to be happier. I feel as though the author is speaking to me and only me. Just what I needed lately!
And in other news, I am almost 100 percent positive that I am going to declare a minor. It looks as if I only need two courses (possibly three) to have a photojournalism minor. And this brings me great joy! It’s the happiest I have been about my future (career) lately!