Hello Joyflakes!

In case you've missed it, or you don't follow me on social media (feel free to change that!), I've been tweeting a LOT.  During my first few years of college I started tweeting and I was mildly obsessed. Every move I made, twitter knew about it. But somewhere along the way, I lost my ability to shamelessly self promote my dinner plans and my twitter feed went silent.  Sure I still checked in every once and a while and once I started this blog I started tweeting when I posted a new blog entry, but I didn't feel like I really had anything to say.  That sounds crazy, especially coming from a blogger, but it's the truth.

You see, if you'd asked me about four months ago where I would be today, I would have said something like "I don't know, working the same job and dreading going to work in the morning?" My outlook on my foreseeable future was pretty bleak.  I was incredibly unhappy and letting myself wallow in it.  Not to mention I was dragging everyone else around me into my pit of grumpiness.

All of that changed when I decided to put an end date on my job.  I decided that come hell or high water I was going to find another job.  ANY job that wasn't the one I had in order to start pulling myself up by my bootstraps. The kicker was that I gave myself until my cousins wedding (like...two and a half months?) to find another job or I would quit without one.  I couldn't take it anymore.  Thankfully, one week before the deadline I was offered a position working at one of the hospitals in town and I jumped on it.  Sure it wasn't a glamorous job but it was something to start me moving in a direction again.

The Thursday before we left for the wedding I was walking out of a final exam when my professor offered me a note asking me to get in touch with him if I was interested in a paid internship at his company.  It was right then and there that my entire outlook changed.  The job would be to blog about college in a multitude of different ways, both silly buzzfeed-y posts and ones backed by science.  It would be 9-5 and pay just what I need to get by so the issue was that I had already accepted a position and I couldn't work at the hospital and at his company.  After a week of talking it over with my family and friends, I jumped in head first and accepted the position at my professors company and gave the hospital my 1 day notice.

For the first time in a very long time, work is something that I enjoy getting up and doing.  I feel like I actually know what I'm doing and that my work is appreciated.  I get to 5 o'clock and feel like the day has flown by.  I know that it has only been two weeks in my new position and things aren't always going to been this bright and shiny but for right now, I'm going to keep riding this high. And I'm definitely going to keep tweeting my happiness to the world, because you can never have too much positivity.


P.S. Pretty fitting that this is coming out on 9/9 since my favorite number is 9!