Because I Said So: May 2013
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Job Search.

This is not another one of those blog posts (much like Twitter or Facebook posts where people just whine about how they don't have a job and don't really want one). 

I am actually really excited about what the upcoming week has in store. I just came across Charlie Hoehn's blog and read a post: "Recession Proof Graduate." has substantially increased my hope and positivity when it comes to the whole "job thing." 

Basically, my dad told me the same thing, but I tend to not listen to him the first (or second) time (there I admitted it...sorry dad if you read this). But anyways, I need to do "free work." Kind of like volunteering and and internships. Not paid but it gets you experience in the field you want to work in doing stuff you actually want to do. This is perfect for me. Really. 

Now the only thing for me to do is hit the ground running and pursue my passions (animals, cupcakes, and all things girly). Because really the main goal is to save money and get my own place. Love y'all family, but seriously it's time. 

So now it's time for another list. Pro/Con this time.

Pros/Cons of Living at Home


  • Saving Money-I literally don't have to pay for anything. My parents pay for my car insurance, gas, and food. And there is no rent for me to pay. (they read this so hopefully they don't get any grand ideas here) I only pay for shopping trips and fast food trips!
  • Getting Closer with the Fam-I get to see my littlest sister grow up and support her with the TONS of activities she's involved in, spending quality time with my dad before he falls asleep at 6:30pm (literally), and sharing my other sisters clothes (again saving money), etc..
  • Laney is in Doggie Heaven- Laney gets to sleep late and have another dog friend to play with and gets to run and Run and RUN! 


  • Itty, Bitty Living Space- I've mentioned this before, but living in my little sister's old nursery (a.k.a. the tiniest room in the house) is bad. I finally got most of my stuff in there and set up, but I need some more and I'm used to a little more elbow room.
  • Re-learning the way my family does everything- Like "Didn't you see the sign on the dishwasher said "dirty"? Obviously the dishes go straight to the dishwasher." Oh ok. My bad. Forgot that (probably on purpose). Bedtime around here is super early (seems like at least from my college days) 

The pros outweigh the cons, but I'm still motivated to get a job, get out of the house, and see what the world has in store for me. 



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Patience is a Virtue Right?

Finding a job is tough. It seems as if its all about who you know (so exactly why did I spend four years at college?) and every job wants experience (so where exactly do I get experience if no one will hire me?) I graduated and i should have a job by now right?

Now granted, I only graduated like 11 days ago but it feels like I should have a job by now. Some people who graduated high school with me who have also graduated college have had jobs lined up for months or have babies/married or are going to grad school which is a nice excuse to not have a job. Me? I'm not doing anything. I go to workout everyday and that'a about it.

So why does it feel like I'm 1. missing out and 2. need to be keeping up with everyone else? It's like keeping up with the Jones' not with stuff but just in life in general.

I've never been that great at having patience with really anything. Queen said it best: I want it all. I want it all. I want it all. And I want it NOW. If that could be my middle name, it would be.

With each new job application and each new "sorry we are pursuing other candidates" everyone around me has been saying dont worry something will come around. Be patient. Easier said than done. They already have careers.

But with that being said, I think this is God telling me to just chill out and enjoy life. I have to have faith in Him that He will provide and help open doors and be patient. Because He says so.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To Do

I absolutely love To Do Lists. I think I get this from my dad...he's made lists for as long as I can remember. The feeling of being able to cross things off the list is one of my favorite. If I don't have structure, I would lose my mind. Even something as small as a crinkled list keeps me on track.

Things To Do Today

  1. Consign Clothes. Over Mother's Day weekend, our dad took us all shopping. When mom gets anything so do I and my two younger sisters. (So much for being all about mom, but hey I'm not exactly complaining). Anyways, he said that for every new thing we got, we had to get rid of something in our closet. This resulted in the 13 bags of clothes now sitting in the foyer.  We are fortunate enough to have so much and be able to give to those who don't. We have two consignment stores that will take your clothes and give you money for them here in town. (And as a recent grad with no job or money, this is perfect!) One is immediate and one you have to wait until they sell. The clothes those stores don't take, I will donate. Win.Win.

  2. Take Laney to the groomer. Cue AT&T commercial. "...and then you would be too hot and then you would have to be shavedddd..." Well Laney has black hair and summer is only beginning in the South, so she's going to her fave doggie spa, PetSmart to be shaved and bathed. She'll thank me later....hopefully.

  3. Sign up for Barre Classes. I have to say that I am super excited about this. I'm not too good at exercising on my own and sticking with it, so I have to do something with structure. (kind of a theme here) Taking classes, I hope, will get me in better shape, keep me active,  and help me lose those last few pounds.

  4. Clean Room. This seems to ALWAYS be on ALL of my To Do lists. But this time it's a little different. Trying to gradually move everything from an apartment to your tiny childhood bedroom is a recipe for disaster and frustration. I and my family have accumulated furniture and just stuff in my absence and it has all found a home IN.MY.ROOM. So finding a way to make it all fit and work is going to be a struggle.

Without this list, I would just be sitting on the couch watching TV all day or eating. Both of which are not something that I need to do while trying to stick to my diet (WeightWatchers).  Something about a list motivates me and I get rewarded with the feeling of accomplishment. Everyone, in my opinion, should have a To Do list. Why? Because I Said So.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Getting to Know Me

So I decided to start a blog! I'm pretty new at the whole thing and I'm learning as I go. I hope whoever reads this feels inspired and maybe even learn a thing or two as I learn.

I'm a recent college grad (SMTTT) with no job currently. This leaves lots of time for blogging (WOO) and other sorts of soul searching. Throughout my blogging, I hope to find a job and learn more about myself and life in general.

I guess I should explain why I chose the name "Because I Said So" as a blog title. Well...

  1. It's one of my favorite movies OF.ALL.TIME. The movie almost basically describes my life and family and makes me laugh every time.

  2. It's a great go to answer for any question.

  3. Everything I post is just because I said so. That's why.

They say you should blog about what you love and what you know about. Well I love my dog, Laney (jack russell mix) that my boyfriend, Joshua (also will probs talk about him a lot) adopted from the pound two years ago. I'm sure she'll have many a posts on here dedicated just to her. I'm passionate about animal shelters and staying fit. Which leads me to the next thing I know/love: WeightWatchers. I started WeightWatchers in January and though I didn't have much to lose, I love being in charge of my health with their neat tracking tools. Again I'll probably post more about this later. But in a nutshell, that's what I'll be posting about.

That and everything else going on in my crazy, busy, everyday life.

Cover of "Because I Said So (Full Screen ... 

P.S. Check out the movie Because I Said So. Why? Because I Said So of course. You won't be disappointed!