Jan 30, 2014

Shortlist Queen

So that job interview I went to yesterday?

I made the short list!

Next up is 2 hour long testing next Wednesday. Wish me luck and thank you for all your positive vibes!

Jan 29, 2014

The Golden Girls and An Interview

I had a job interview today, and it was a big one. 

I was interviewed by three very nice people and it went well. I think.

I find out by Friday if I made the 'short list'. 

I walked into that interview with my hair not done, pulled back in an ugly, poofy ponytail, carrying 8000 things, with cat hair all over my jacket, wearing my ugly winter boots. But hey...at least they got a glimpse of who I really am. A little rough around the edges. Not so much put together. But smart...and I hope my answers to their questions conveyed that.

So, here's hoping! It is a job I would really like to get, so everyone collectively cross your fingers! And don't ever forget:

Jan 28, 2014

Funny Tweet Tuesday

Enjoy party people.

Jan 22, 2014

Job Hunting Equals The New Modern Struggle

Looking for and finding a job is kind of like this:

The prospect of something new should be exciting right? You are more than willing to jump right in, get wet, and enjoy the smooth feeling of a job well....found. Instead, it ends up being more like the proverbial lamb being led to slaughter. 

I have applied for a countless number of jobs as of late, seriously, the amount is ridiculous, and I have received two callbacks. Two. It seems that someone with a university degree and 6+ years experience in the field I am applying in, is just not good enough. It's funny because my mother is also looking for a job at the moment and she was stating how all the jobs she sees require a university degree and a whole host of other skills. The pay? $12/h. She was appalled. A university degree at $12/h. Yup mom, that's how it is these days. A degree means nothing.

So, I am trying to keep my chin up and my spirits high. It would be nice to find something on my own, without having to resort to a placement agency (who take a cut), but it's also nice that if it comes down to that, the option is there. My unemployment runs out at the end of April, so I am hoping that around 3 months of applying, following up and calling and harassing will get me something decent!

In the meantime, anyone want to give me a job? I have mad skills.

Jan 17, 2014

Abandoned: A Year of Getting Lost

2013 was a year of getting lost...discovering the abandoned...letting the imagination run wild. Let's do it shall we? 

Let's recap 2013, A Year of Getting Lost:

Where did you get lost last year? I'm hoping to explore more places in 2014! There might be a trip to Detroit (my Mecca!) in the works. Let me know in the comments some of the places you have explored.

Happy abandoned adventures!

Jan 12, 2014

The 5 Best Things About Spring

I don't know about all of you, but I am dreaming of Spring today. I love the Winter so very much, don't get me wrong, but there is something about the change of a season, especially Spring, that makes me feel inspired and rejuvenated. 

Here are the Best Things About Spring:

1. Open Windows-There really isn't anything better than opening up your windows after a long winter.

2. Flowers-Being able to stop and smell the roses is an amazing thing.

3.The Rain-Spring rainstorms really are the best.

4. The Sun-Need I say more?

5. A Spring Breeze-When you can hear the new leaves on the trees and feel the wind in your hair...Spring is officially here.

I get motivated to write, work, and clean when Spring arrives. As well as be outside a whole lot more!

What are you looking forward to when Spring gets here?

Jan 7, 2014

Abandoned: Frozen in Time

Hello everyone! I have a really, REALLY cool abandoned post here for you! Not discovered by me, unfortunately, but by a mysterious poster by the name of Zen on the Ontario Abandoned Places Facebook page (all photos and all that jazz are credited to them and the person who posted them, not me. So no suing!) Go there and like them, or check out their website here.

Not much info on where this is exactly, and maybe that's a good thing. This place is like a time capsule (from the 60s? 70s?)

If I had found this place I would have been scared to go in....I would have thought it was still lived in.

Of course decay is setting in. It always does.

I love the picture on the vanity and the items laid out on the chair. As if someone just stepped out for a second, only they never returned.

I'm sure those are worth something.

The suitcase on the bed, and the box of neatly folded clothes. What happened here?

This room is the best! The plant by the window needs watering though.

Oh the treasures that must be hidden in this room.

I would LOVE to stumble into a place like this! I could spend hours looking at everything, reading everything, taking tons of pictures. This is like the silver tuna. Even though it's sad and always such a mystery, these are what I am searching for in all my abandoned adventures. A life left behind, a glimpse into the past.

What do you guys think? Would you be creeped out to go in, or get in there as fast as you could?

Jan 6, 2014

Spreading the (Book) News

Hello everyone! I hope 2014 is treating you kindly!

Just a quick post to point you towards my lovely friend Indigo Roth, who wrote a book! And you can get it right here! Just click the picture and you will be taken to the Amazon page where you can purchase it. Great for yourself, or even as a gift!

I have not had the pleasure of reading it just yet, but I CANNOT wait to do so! It is a very different format, and I already know it's going to be a book that I wont be able to put down. Indigo Roth has been writing the most imaginative, mind-blowing stories that I have had the pleasure of reading for the past few years, and his book (I am sure) is an extension of his creative genius.

Buy the book here:


Or go to his publishing website for more info:

Click me too!

Check out his blog here to see what I mean.

Happy purchasing!