Monday, September 14, 2009

Self Realization

After several recent experiences I have realized something about myself...I don't do well when I feel like someone is pushing themselves on me. If someone tries too hard to make me like them or want to work for them or anything like that I pretty much always run the other way. I'm not sure if it's the challenge of proving myself to them or just thinking something is wrong if it's too easy or what. But something in me just wants to push back when the pressure is on.


I had a flood of memories as I got in my car after church on Sunday. I was on my way to Orange County to celebrate September birthdays with the Evans side of the family. I had brought an apple with me to church and left it in the car so I would have something eat on the way. I bit into the apple and was carried back to the backyard in Challenge, CA where I grew up. We had dozens of apple trees and on any given late summer/early fall day I probably ate several apples picked right off the tree. This apple tasted exactly like one picked fresh off the tree. It amazes me the power that taste or smell can have in bringing back memories. Those were the good old days of romping around the forest as a child without any cares in the world. I wouldn't trade those days for anything.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Job Search

I've decided that as hard as school is it's nothing compared to looking for a job. I hate looking for a job. Those dreaded words >1 year experience are not my friend. How in the world are you supposed to get experience in the type of setting you want to get experience in when no one will hire you because you don't have experience? Maybe I'm just going crazy and getting stressed out from way too much studying for the NBCOT exam (which I take tomorrow). I can't wait until that's over, but then it just leaves me all the time in the world to try and figure out what to do next. I can't wait until the job search is over.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Hair

I've had several pictures taken of my new haircut that look way better than the last one I put up. So courtesy of Shana here are a few more pictures of the new hairdo.

No I did not go blonde, that's just Heidi's hair posing as mine.
Ruth-Ann and I eating our homemade dessert sushi

Playing with sparklers at Dave's wedding reception

Shana and I took some jumping pictures at the beach.
Dave's wedding reception (John tried to sneak into our picture)

Dance party in Heidi's car on the way to eating Pho at midnight
Beach hair

More beach fun