i stole this from tumblr.

1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?

yeah no.

2.When did your last hug take place?

at november project!

3.Are you a jealous person?

i wouldn’t say i’m jealous over material things…but i don’t like to share people i feel like i have a claim on. *cough* boys *cough*

4.Are you tired right now?

surprisingly no, for the first time in a while. my sleep has gotten back on track and i started the morning with yoga and two cups of coffee.

5.Do you chew on your straws?

no.

6.Have you ever been called a tease?

i think so. did it bother me? no.

7.Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?

hell no.

8.Do you cry easily?

definitely.

9.What should you be doing right now?

writing a fake neighborhood newsletter for a lesson plan.

10.Are you a heavy sleeper?

not even remotely.

11.Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?

i definitely can, it’s usually the other person who goes nutso.

12.Are you mad at someone right now?

mad  isn’t the right word…still deeply hurt and upset. i work hard not to hole on to anger.

13.Do you believe in love?

yes…sometimes more than others.

14.What makes you laugh no matter what?

sitcoms.

15.Who was the last person you talked to?

the guy who came to my job center. he was pretty legit and his name was bobby brown which amused me.

16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?

mhmmm

17.Will you get married?

hopefully.

18.When was the last time you smiled?

while i was reading over my lunch break.

19.Does anyone like you?

haha yes…maybe more than i like them.

20.Do you secretly like someone?

no…i think many guys in the periphery of my life are cute but i don’t like anyone per se.

21.Who was the first person you talked to today?

my yoga teacher…6 am baby!

22.Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?

my sister.

23.What are you NOT looking forward to?

ummmm winter?

24.What ARE you looking forward to?

the weekend.

25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?

yes.

26.Suppose you see your ex kissing another person what would you do?

well that pretty much already happened…the answer is get pissed, cry, complain to all my friends about it and move the fuck on.

27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?

nope, i just moved and will hopefully stay in my new place for 2 years.

28.Are you a forgiving person?

i forgive passively very often…like for myself, i let go of resentments and forgive the person for hurting me. i rarely let people bnack into my life i’ve they’ve hurt me deeply.

29.How many TRUE friends do you have?

somewhere between 5 and 10 i would say…if i’ve learned anything it’s that friendship turn on a dime when they’re tested, even the ones you thought were the most deep and true.

30.Do you fall for people easily?

oh yes.

31.Have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend?

nope. made out with him…yep…had feelings, no way.

32.What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?

my waterbottle.

33.Who was the last person you drove with?

my sister and brother-in-law in their ridiculous rental car.

34.How late did you stay up last night and why?

i think around midnight–i was unpacking and cleaning up, then read like a page before falling asleep.

35.If you could move somewhere else, would you?

maybe, if all the details were magically taken care of. i dream about DC…

36.Who was the last person you took a picture of?

myself if that counts…if not, my friend Hillary.

37.Can you live a day without TV?

i haven’t had a tv in months.

38.When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?

probably when i didn’t get a promotion i applied for…it worked out in the end though.

39.Three names you go by…

Alice. Shmal, Smelly (yes my friends call me Smelly…it’s short for Smelly Cat…i really have no idea why).

40.Are you currently in a relationship?

nope

41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?

something’s gotta give, it’s complicated, when harry met sally and under the tuscan sun.

42.Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?

i don’t believe in soul mates, i believe in finding a great person/partner with whom you are extraordinarily suited for an compatible with.

43.What’s your current problem?

not enough money.

44.Have you ever had your heart broken?

oh yes.

45.Your thoughts of long distance relationships?

challenging, but sometimes worth it. i’ve seen it work.

46.How many kids do you want to have?

at least one, then we’ll see.

47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?

in high school, yes.

 

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adulting

so what was i up to for the past month?

the short answer is running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. I think i didn’t (or couldn’t) write because i was having trouble processing the crazy amount of stuff that was happening.

as you may remember, i graduated in may and was quickly (thank god) offered a full time position at the library i was already working for. i was hired as a library technology specialist, which means that i (along with my coworkers) teach basic computer classes for adults run a drop in job help lab. i absolutely love my job. my coworkers are fantastic and the actual work, while challenging, is very fulfilling. it’s a supportive, creative and flexible environment, and i’m so lucky to have this opportunity as a first job. i’ve discovered a passion for the workforce development aspect of my job, and teaching ain’t bad either 🙂

i love that i can leave work most days knowing i actually helped someone in a concrete way. whether by teaching about internet search tools or helping format a resume. i’ve definitely realized that nothing turns a bad day around like helping someone else.

so the next chapter has begun…i’m a fully fledged adult and i need to start acting like one. i have to admit that i’ve always been pretty terrible with money. never having a set income made budgeting difficult and there was never an end game to save. well now that i’m getting started with my career, financial independence and security are two of my biggest priorities. i’m lucky enough to have great benefits (yay for city employees!), but i want to feel like i’m covered for disaster in all aspects of my life, including my bank account. living paycheck to paycheck just isn’t cute.

so here’s the plan.

1. move into my own apartment. for the past two years, i’ve shared the top floor of a duplex with two other librarians who are also some of my best friends, but it’s time we all went our seperate ways. one moved out on her own a few months ago and the other just got offered a job in LA (!!!!!!!!), so august 1st, i’ll be moving into my own little studio. i lived alone after college for one year, and while i loved it, at the time i was working 2 jobs and partying pretty hard so i was pretty much never at home. i’m excited to do living alone grown up style, and actually be able to decorate and have a place of my own. it’s also two blocks down the street from my current place…#creatureofhabit

2. buy a car. i work in one of the worst parts of milwaukee, so taking the bus is not only inconvenient and annoying, it’s really not safe for me. my original plan was to save up and buy something cheap but now i think i’ll be going the loan route so i can be in something before winter hits. i’ll most likely end up with a loan from my credit union because they have really good rates and i’ve been banking there since i was 17, and i’m hoping my parents will be able to make a trip up to help me make the purchase.

3. pay off debts. hi, remember how i was a graduate student? the government paid for that so now i need to start paying them back. i also have some credit card debt as well as some “bank of dad” loans. my family is very supportive and i’m very lucky to have them, so paying them back is important to me. i plan to set up recurring monthly transfers from my bank because mailing a check is like a three day process for me.

4. get a dog. the last 4 guys i’ve dated have had one thing in common…a bulldog. i’m serious. apparently i can smell out guys with bulldogs like no one else. i grew up with cats, and still love them, but am just really obsessed with dogs. i plan to get a french bulldog rescue (my building only allows for dogs up to 40 pounds), although if i had it completely my way, i’d be getting an american bulldog. hopefully i’ll share my life with some felines someday, but after growing up with outdoor cats, i would feel guilty having to keep them in all the time in the city.

5. get more involved with my community. the past three years of my life have consisted of school, work and social lifing, but now the i’m a “professional” (i can’t take word seriously), i want to pursue activities that will help me grow, as well as connect me to my city. rotary club anyone?

 

note: this post has no pictures because i wrote it on my work computer… my laptop charger died and i don’t feel like spending the $$ on a new one

last import.

after the whirlwind which was the past few months, i’ve been able to take a breather over the past few weeks and i finally feel rested and rejuvenated (a weekend without work has helped). so here’s the wrap up on the last few weeks in images.

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on sunday, may 18th, 2014 i graduated with my master’s degree in library and information science.

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on wednesday, may 21st, 2014 i was offered a full time position the same day as my interview and my dad turned 70 years old….i celebrated for both of us.

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on friday,may 23rd, 2014 my friend shanna and i headed home to michigan for my dad’s party and some relaxation. i also got to see my bff hannah before she left for a summer on the east coast.

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on tuesday, may 27th, 2014, i started my big girl job.

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and here are some snaps of stuff thats being going on.

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after i submitted my last paper, i went straight from the coffee shop to the nail salon to get a badly-needed pedicure.

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this guy–who “doesn’t dance”

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gorgeous flowers from my sister for graduation.

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preppy as usual, post interview.

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my dad is weird.

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third day on the new job. we had a potluck. i like them.

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my girl can cook…there was sangria too.

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gorgeous day at the beach with two of my favorites.

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men and their dogs.