Yesterday was this cutie’s birthday! I took vacation leave for the day to 1. recover from my marathon and 2. attempt to spoil his sweetie face. Oh! He gave me those flowers after I finished my marathon :)
We ended up doing a whole lotta NOTHING which was really awesome. I was exhausted from my race and he is exhausted from his life - the end of spring semester is rough for super involved students. I was glad he had a day to sit around and literally do nothing. We started with breakfast and mimosas in bed, then we went looking for bikes, then lunch and netflix, NAP, more netflix, dinner, NAP, BED. During all of that there was a lot of playing games on our iPads.
It was a nice day. He has been so busy lately and selfishly it was really nice to have him to myself for a full day. Kinda like it was my birthday too!
Happy birthday, sweet baby.
Can you tell us where you went to school? Also, how did you go about getting your admissions job at said school. That is something I'm interested in doing — Anonymous
If you scroll down on my page you can easily figure it out! :)
And that’s great that you’re interested in admissions! It certainly has a little bit of everything - I counsel, make admissions decisions, plan events, run our social media accounts, and supervise our student tours guides. I worked as a tour guide during undergrad and then after graduation took on a temporary position. That eventually led to a full time job. That’s how most people end up in the role :)
Hope this helps!
heyy i noticed you like lilly pulitzer! have you heard of ruelala? — tswifttt13
I do! And I have! They have a lifeguard press sale going on now, right? I haven’t looked yet! Should I?
Is it...Elon? Wake Forest? UNC Chapel Hill? High Point? UNC Greensboro? UNC Wilmington? That's so cool you're an admissions counselor! Did you go to the school you work at? — Anonymous
Yes, one of those! And yeah, it is a really great first job. Lots of great experiences! :) And I did indeed. Loved it!
Where are you an admissions counselor? — Anonymous
I work at a university in North Carolina! I’m sure you can figure it out :)
I CAN SIMPLY NOT BELIEVE THAT MY FIRST MARATHON IS THIS WEEKEND.
(One of) My favorite things about this race is that it is almost exactly a year to the date since my first half marathon. Ran my first half on April 14th, 2013 and I will run my first full on April 13th, 2014. This time last year my lady girlfriends were getting so excited and nervous about this race. Could we do it? This time last year I was in Texas flirting 24 hours a day with the man I woke up beside this morning. This time last year I was stitching up the last pieces of my first real adult heartbreak.
This time this year I am running this race with my favorite lady girlfriends, the number growing by one true and important friendship that has developed over the past 6ish months. This time this year I am in Greensboro flirting 24 hours a day with the guy I wake up beside almost every morning. This time this year I am working to stitch up the last pieces of this horrible mess I have been stuck in and out of for so many years.
I’m excited. Nervous, but excited. Wish all of us luck!
The Spare Change Chronicles: Sunday Morning Find Edition
On Saturday night I played True American (from New Girl!!!) with my boyfriend and our pals. It was complicated at first but SO FUN.
"There’s something about this place." I feel today the same way I felt almost exactly a year ago - full of love and light and proud of the person I have become. This place has taught me so much about who I want to be, taught me how to be proud and unapologetic about being a smart woman. A driven woman. About demanding what I deserve. About not settling. Not apologizing for being. Stepping forward and speaking up. So this will always be for you, UNCG. Wherever I wander you will ALWAYS be home. The only way we get better is one step at a time.