Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Money doesnt buy happiness...

We all know how true this statement is. Yet, we continuously try to achieve this.

Are we ever truly happy with our lives?

I often wonder, i mean, theres always something we could change.
Do i hate my job, of course. But i am satisfied at this point because this time last year i was without a job. I will continue to look for a job, but i dont think anyone just stands still in life. When we find a job we do not hate, we will still look towards a better career.
Do i hate myself as a person? Only on some days when i do something that requires me to suddenly go to confessional, but for the most part no i do not hate myself. When things are going good in my life, all the stars align.. Life really is good.

Part of my New Years Resolution was to work on me.......... In my head, for some reason, this meant getting my home life in order as well as my physical me. Meeting the goals for my household you could say. To me, this meant buying the things that i had wished for a while back. My first big screen lcd, organizational items for the kitchen to improve my cabinet space, extra blankets/sheets/towels so i am not using the same ones over and over. However, i realized today as im watching my awesome new tv, i was buying items to make myself feel like i was important in the world. To have a purpose when i come home to an empty house, to have something i had to do outside of the house.
But buying these things has not filled the void. And while i knew that, i tried anyway. When the world calms down, and im relaxing... i still feel alone.

But spending all the money i can spare on material things only makes me feel complete for a short amount of time. And i am seriously craving companionship... i even had the "i want a baby thoughts" which really really is not cool as i can not afford a baby nor do i want to raise one on my own.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Random Catchups

As its been almost a week since my last blog, i decided to again mash a couple subjects into one blog.

Its tax time, and like most people i have been mulling over how to spend my tax dollars.
After much research, and going back and forth over what i really wanted new in my life i have decided to get out of my old tv and into a new flat screen tv. I didnt want to spend a whole lot so i called some friends to see what kind of deals i could get through their channels. In the end i got a Sony Bravia 46" LCD from my friend Joe through his connection. Its slightly used, but still in perfect condition.
For some reason i am overly excited. My friend Chris went with me to pick it up and he hooked up my xbox and dvd player to the tv. He was nice enough to also tweek the settings. He then proceeded to make fun of me to some of his friends when they called. Apparently i said, more than once, YAYYYY i got a big screen tv!!!!!!!!!!!!
What can i say, im easily excitable.

This morning, i watched some of my dvr shows and realized that there really IS a difference between regular and HD channels. I have been missing out for SO long.

What can you do....

The rest of my money will be put into the credit union account i opened, other than expenses for the Las Vegas trip of course. I was told that having a reputation with a credit union is better than with a regular bank, while i cant say i believe it 100%, in theory it sounds logical so i am more than happy to go that route.

Tomorrow is Super Bowl, and some friends of mine are going Rock Climbing in the morning before the game. I dont know if i will participate, but i will at least come out and take some photos.

I will be working for 8 days straight after this weekend. Im slightly disappointed in that, but i guess i cant complain too much. The ASM at work took over making the schedule, so hopefully i will notice a difference and it will be for the better.

The job hunt is still on, though not as aggressively as i would like. I went to a testing last thursday as i mentioned. I can type 82 wpm. *applause applause* I sent a follow up email on Wed night, but have yet to hear anything back. It makes me nervous, as i really want this job, however i am trying to stay positive.
The job market is tough, there are so many people looking for a change, and so few jobs; employers can afford to be picky. I actually saw a secretarial position which required a 4 year degree. Personally i think thats ridiculous.

Any job hunting advice?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mid-Week Mash Up

Its Wednesday (incase you have yet to realize this).

As typical for anyone who works, we cant wait for friday. So instead of getting ready for work as i should be, i decided to catch up on my blogs and write a new one.

Whats new in my life?

I still hate my job, ive been applying for pretty much everything i find online. I dont know what i want to do til i get my degree. I want a job where i can turn it into a career and work my way up the corporate ladder once i do finish my degree. So does everyone else.....
I did have a job testing thing last Thursday at this insurance company. Tested how well i follow directions, that i apparently type 82 wpm (woot!) and if i can navigate around the internet (surprise surprise i can).
I have yet to hear back from them for my phone interview, but patience is important right?
The problem with job hunting, in my opinion, is that i truly believe the best jobs that a person gets are when they have a friend who helps the process along. I think that you have to know someone to get a decent job, ive proven it a few times but nothing to make a statistic of.

Two Saturdays ago i went to a dinner party to meet a friend of a friend who had just moved back to the KC area. Cool dude, i offered to take him to some new sights in the area that have appeared since he last lived here, so this past Sunday i took him to the Sprint Center to the College Basketball Experience. It was pretty cool. To me, who is not a huge basketball fan, it seemed like $12 to play basketball. I suppose it was cool having the goal lowered so that i could dunk and learning different facts.

Monday, i was a good girl, and cleaned the WHOLE apartment. Well, i did skip the bathroom. However, i even stripped the bed and did the sheets! I did some more searching online for deals in vegas. In May my girlfriend Tricia is getting married in vegas. This will be my first EVER trip. I wasnt sure i was going to be able to go. But after getting my W-2s and filing taxes turns out i will have more than enough money to pay off some bills and be able to make it to vegas. So far, with hotel and flight, im looking at around $500 (which includes all taxes, fees, and junk). 
If anyone has any good deals please please please comment. I am looking to fly southwest due to their no baggage fee. I would like to stay some where on the strip; decent, yet get the full vegas experience. I want to see a showgirls show and possibly stop by a strip club (just to say ive done it).

After being robbed in November, ive slowly been replacing my stuff. My friend Joe gave me one of his laptops and also sold me an xbox for WAY cheap. i bought a DVD player and thanks to me exempting my commission check i was able to buy a new point n shoot camera. Its BEAUTIFUL and will be here sometime this week.  Its a Sony Cybershot W-230 which i got brand new for $145. Its a great deal in my opinion, but thats probably bc i paied $200 for a 8 MP a few years ago and this one is a 12 mp. I also bid on a used off camera flash for my Canon Xti. Typically they run about $200, but i decided that id just go with a used one and maybe ill get lucky and get it for less than $50. The auction runs for 6 days, well 5 days now. Cross your fingers.

Ahh, so i need to get ready for work. Oops.
Have a great day Blogger world.