I have been on the go for two weeks straight and I finally have sometime to sit down and fill everyone in as to what’s been going on in my life!
I come to you live from a new zip code and new job title! So, as most of you know, I was a finalist for Mattress Firm’s Snoozetern campaign. It was a really long, challenging and overall fun interview process. I had to make a submission video, write a proposal, etc. I’m really proud of myself for making it to the final 3! Even though my friend works there, she had nothing to do with choosing the finalists. So, it was an even sweeter feeling knowing that I made it on my own! The public was asked to vote in the Instagram comments for their favorite Snoozetern. I came in second but was offered a social media internship and it was even better than I could’ve imagined.
Let me break everything down for you.
I showed up on my first day not really knowing what to expect. Y’ALL. When I say the office is a dream…….THE OFFICE IS A DREAM. Everything you could possibly want, Mattress Firm Bedquarters has; A nap room, kitchens galore, swings, ping pong table, chess, games, free arcade games, a library, cafeteria, bean bags chairs, comfy chairs, couches, a photography studio, and so much more! (Sadly, no gym 😔). It’s basically structured the same as Google. I have never been so happy and so content in the work place. I thought that as a creative, eccentric person I had to be in entertainment or suppress all my thoughts and feelings to “fit in” to the corporate world. And I know that sounds so silly, it sounds naive, but I was putting myself in a certain category and I’m not a one category-type-of-gal. I’ve woken up everyday this week grateful, eager, and trying to live in the present. I want to soak everything in because I know nothing lasts forever. I have two girl friends that I work with. I’ve known them both since elementary (crazy we’ve stayed in touch this long!) I always tell them that there’s no other place for me in the world. This is it. This is my place of work. I love it so much I can’t let it go. They eye roll and tell me everyone says that. Yes, I understand, but ME more. I love it more! There’s really not another place, no matter how “creative”, for me and my personality to work.
When I got the call that I didn’t get the Snoozetern position, but got the social media intern position I was thrilled. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into but I’m never the person to turn something down or walk away from a challenge. I work hand in hand with the Snoozetern. We both create content, film, edit, and I help her with whatever she needs. On a day to day basis, I’m in meetings and supporting the whole social and marketing team. Honestly, I’m still trying to grasp all of my duties but let me just say it’s a lot and I’m super busy! I love to be busy. I always like to be one step behind (but right on track). The Capricorn in me thrives on lists, tasks, and keeping busy. She happy 😜.
Onto the house!
I’ve been living like a squatter for 2 weeks and I have to say it’s more miserable than I thought lol. I was like, “Oh, I’ll just sleep on an air mattress and pack a couple of suitcases nbd.” WRONG. Such a big deal. Mostly because it’s inconvenient af and my apartment is empty! It definitely doesn’t feel like home but I’m hoping my stuff will be delivered soon. My shipment is delayed 5 days on top of the 14 days they quoted me. That’s 19 days! It takes 19 days to drive a 2 day tripe?! I’m livid, but I digress.
I wasn’t as stressed out on moving day as I thought I’d be. Penelope was actually really good and supported me for once! My dear friend picked me up from the airport and helped with my bags; Angels do exist. I feel like the last few weeks of living in Los Angeles was really sad. Not because I was sad to leave, but sad because of how all of my relationships fell apart. It is what it is and life goes on.
Being back I know that I made the right choice. I’ve been busy catching up with friends whom, I’ve missed dearly. I think I’ve said this before but I have a whole new appreciation for where I come from and the people who’ve shaped me into the woman I am today. I gotta say I have a GREAT group of friends. (Not just the girls!) It’s so nice to be surrounded by people who ground you, and tell you when you’re wrong and respect you for being your most authentic self. Outsiders don’t always accept it. It’s weird to look around and reminder yourself that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. What I thought I was lacking in my friend group wasn’t all that bad-I just needed to communicate better and that comes with age. Through thick and thin is the best and most cliche way to describe us, but it’s true. I’ve heard horror stories of people being friends out of convenience and I can’t relate. That is so sad to me- knowing some people in this world, some people I’ve encountered, have never experienced a genuine friendship.
All in all I’m really excited for this next chapter. I may not have it all figured out and be where I thought I’d be at 25 but I’m on my way and that’s good enough for me!