Hi everyone! Want to grab a cup of coffee and sit to chat with me?
Or tea if you prefer. I hope so!
I had a strange October to tell you the truth. November seems like it’s shaping up to be a weird month too but hopefully in a good way!
So today I’m having a chai tea latte, which I’m been craving a ton as I am trying to limit my Starbucks habits.
Lets get chatting!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I decided to vote early this year! Gotta get those damn Republicans out right??? Anyway, I usually wait until Election Day but there have been so many early voting opportunities and I know how I’m voting so what’s the point of waiting! My parents went with to vote as well and my sister voted by mail. I got a sticker for voting on top of that!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I have a new business idea! A boutique! My coworkers were talking about them and I thought that was the cutest idea ever! So now I want to sell a bit of clothing, home goods, and gifts! I hear online boutiques are all the rage now but I would like a physical store I think. Personally I’m waiting until after college to start seriously considering this idea, among others, but I know my dream is to start my own business. One of my college buddies is currently starting a hat business right now though and I am so in awe of her! I decided as a warm up I’m going to start a shop on Postmark. I can share my shop with you guys if you want! Let me know if that’s something you might be interested in seeing!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you all about how the other night I had a dream that I forgot to go to work! I have a total of 29 vacation days to use up this year and I have so many still left that I have been taking random days. So in my dream I thought I had a vacation day and when I “woke up” in my dream I didn’t go to work. By 10am in my dream I realized I didn’t have the day off and freaked out! I called my manager to explain what happened and he said “oh I didn’t realize you weren’t here” and overall didn’t care so when I woke up for real I was REAL ANNOYED. Because if someone in your dream annoys you then you get to be annoyed IRL with them, right? Anyway everyone at work agreed this was correct logic although all my manager said was “lol”. But then last night I had a dream that I was working onsite at an event and there were dinosaurs. I have to stop dreaming about work, I’m telling you.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I’m watching vlogs about families or couples from the US that have gone to live in Mexico and it looks like so much fun! I’m so tempted to tell my parents I want to live in Mexico but I think they’d think I’m crazy! However the cost of living is amazing compared to here so they travel a lot and get so many cool experiences! If I could find a job where I could work from home all the time I’d totally do that, since I’d just need wifi. Maybe I should think about that for my next job!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I backed up my computer finally! I bought an external hard drive years ago when my laptop died years ago and couldn’t be restored. So when I had the broken parts replaced it was a like a brand new laptop, and I bought an external hard drive to make sure I didn’t lose everything again. I hadn’t used it since I didn’t use my laptop much anymore but since I started blogging nearly 3 years ago and starting grad school a year and a half ago I use it all the time and figured it was time.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how a weight has been lifted off my shoulders now that I’ve turned in my final paper for my leadership class! It ended up being 9 pages long and I hope I did well on it. I went to turn it in before my class and the hallway was split into two as the entrance was in the middle. I spotted a classmate at a door on the right so I headed over to say hi (he was in both of my classes this semester) and he was talking to the director of the program. At that moment they were talking about our leadership class and I chimed in that it was one of my favorites, as well as adding how I thought negotiations should be required for undergrad students. It was such a great course! We left soon after that and my classmate showed me where I had to turn in my paper (under the door of our professor’s office on the left side of the hallway) and we headed off. He revealed that he had spoken to the director of the program a bit about our corporate finance class, the one where our professor suddenly was let go, and how disappointed he was. I wish I had been there early enough to mention that too! I might try to see if he’s in his office next time I’m on campus to mention this but honestly at this point nothing we say will change the situation so is it worth it? I trust the director so I’m sure he did all he could but I’m still disappointed about the situation and “resolution” as our current professor is terrible. Back to leadership though, it’s so great to know that the paper is handed in and to be fully done for the semester for that class! One more to go for this semester and two more in the spring before I’m done! UPDATE: So I first wrote this post about a week ago and I didn’t want to remove what I’d written before because it was true at the time that I wasn’t planning to go back and try to find other solutions, I just wanted to voice my opinion. Well at the last class I decided I am not going to pay for that subpar “class” that we have now and I’m now looking to be refunded or credited towards a future class. As far as I’m concerned I paid for a full semester course and got less than half of that because this professor is teaching at a maybe high school level (we can’t use any technology in the class among SO many other issues I have). Sorry, I don’t mean to rant here to you but I don’t want to feel like I’m being dishonest by not letting you know this update.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that winter is creeping in! It’s not cold enough to require a giant jacket yet but most mornings I have to scrape the frost off my windows on the car. Not long now before we get the first snow, which I’m disappointed about but it is what it is in northern Illinois! Just keep your fingers crossed it falls on weekends only and not when I have to drive to work or to school since I’m not a confident driver in those conditions!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I now get to work from home on Fridays! I finally managed to get permission to work from home on Fridays instead of the office due to class on Thursdays. I made it work all last year and then half of this semester but it’s rough and I was finally able to get this perk. I feel already that I’m much more productive as it’s quiet and there are less distractions but it is a bit of an adjustment. At work I have every link I need saved, all the documents I need, and so on but at home I found myself digging through old emails trying to find the one link I needed or asking coworkers. I got there in the end though and making it work! Oh, and I realized how much water I drink at work as I didn’t at all on Friday and was feeling so dehydrated when I went to bed! Also something I need to work on! And fun story of when I was working from home. My parents went out during the day (my mom does not have a job currently so she’s always home and my dad had the day off as landscape season is winding down fast) and I was expecting a book to be delivered from Barnes and Noble. I heard a ton of commotion and thought it was them so I peeked out from my curtain in my home office and saw the UPS person wave to me! I waved back and thought it was so funny! Then I ran down to get my book because 1) I was excited and 2) didn’t want my parents to see it and judge me for buying yet another book. But I’m so happy it’s here! (Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas!) The second time I worked from home I did some laundry, started cleaning the bathroom during my lunch break, ran a bunch of errands during the hour that I would normally be driving home after clocking out. It’s AMAZING!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m really starting to get worried about my inability to relax. I mentioned before that if I go even one day without doing something major like a mass clean out of my closet, homework, blogging, or just something in general I feel physically ill. I’ll feel queasy, restless, and trapped in my home (and I love my home). So I’m wondering, is this normal or something I should be worried about? I feel like I should be able to relax and have a day off without feeling like I’m wasting my life away. Any thoughts?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that because November is both the month of Thanksgiving in the US as well as my blogaversary everywhere I want to say that I’m thankful for you! Yes, YOU! If you’ve supported my blog in any way throughout the year, thank you so much for doing so.
So, what would you tell me if we were having coffee? Let me know!
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