29 June 2012

the sunset collection

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Random sunset pictures found throughout this years archives. All right from my backyard. 

xoxo - hope

26 June 2012

the summer post

Yesterday was my very last official day of the 2011-2012 school year. I'm still amazed at how quickly this year has gone, but it has been one of the best years yet. 

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Last night 5 friends and I celebrated by crowding onto a bed, eating ice cream and cookie dough, talking about everything from gossip to religion. It was awesome, and the very best way to kick-start the summer! 

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I have high expectations for these next two months- some warmer weather would be nice, but also many days of lounging around doing nothing, many days with friends, many days spent at the beach, and many, many, many memory-making opportunities. 

Summer 2012, welcome! 

xoxo - hope

15 June 2012

stepping outside of my comfort zone

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The above two quotes were running through  my head constantly this past week as I put on my big kid pants and prepped for my very first job interview. It's a scary thing, growing up, and no matter how much you learn about job interview do's and dont's in school you're always gonna be shaking when the moment comes that you are actually sitting in an office across from an interviewer, or in my case, sitting in an office with nine other applicants and four interviewers.

To be completely honest, on Tuesday when I got off the phone with the manager who invited me in for a group interview I laughed and said "yeah right, that's not happening", but happen it did. I convinced myself that all things good in life come with hard work, and sometimes I just need to take one measly step outside of my comfort zone (or in this case, 342 steps) and get it over with. And now it's done. And come Monday, I may or may not have a job at Walmart. And whether I get good news or bad, this was one of those things that just had to happen for me to learn and grow (although I'd much rather get good news- fingers and toes are crossed!).

xoxo - hope