lumiale: la lune (Default)
2014-02-01 03:59 am

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It is so hard for me to remember to write things down.  It really does help, I just need to remember that the options are there!

We are pretty much settled in Chicago.  It's been snowing its ass off since I got here, so I haven't had much of an opportunity to go and do much.  Money got tight for about a week but then we got super lucky with the guy we are leasing the apartment from.  We have some extra money now, but we need to be careful or else we're going to end up in trouble again.

I need to find a job that is a work-from-home job or something like that ... I think it would make it a lot easier and safer so I don't have to go out in the middle of the night.  We don't live in a posh part of town, but during the summer we are in the heart of party central here in downtown Chicago.

We mostly have our apartment cleaned up, but we still have an absurd amount of boxes to go through.  I think this is the kind of time when we need to go through them and decide what we want to keep and what we want to throw away ... It will do us a lot of good to get it done.  I need his help though--he might have things he want to keep.

Another thing to note:  We are finally embracing the notion that with a new city, we can have a new life.  We can be new people.  We can like different things, be better at what we do, and grow and learn here.  It's different when there are things you miss about home, but in order to really enjoy ourselves we have learned that this is the right thing for us to do.  We are starting the paleo diet soon, and will eventually be getting a gym membership paid for by Chris' job.  Once I get some money going in, we will be set.  We will be able to afford the things we live around more often ... It's sort of surreal--the bars, restaurants, and nightlife we live around are the things that you only see on TV and in movies set in Chicago and we will soon be those people!  It's scary and new, but we're slowly embracing it~

Apart from coming to all of these things, I have been doing well.  I miss a lot of good Asian food and Floribbean food from home, but I think I'm going to make a point of making those things that I miss so much.  We have talked about visiting and doing a Disney vacation or something to treat ourselves, but I think we should make a point of going back out to Winter Park and eating at all our favorite places again.  He did agree we should go back to Hawkers and Pho 88, so I'm happy for that.  Obviously we are going to visit family and what not too, so we'll see how that goes.  I'm excited!

For now though, we're just going to see what this city has to offer us.
lumiale: la lune (Default)
2013-07-31 02:58 am

7

 I didn't forget about this thing, I promise!

It's been a really critical time for Chris and I, and I think we're finally going to get out of Florida soon.  He's got a job interview process in Chicago that is looking really good, and I don't know if he'll get it yet, but I've got faith that this is in the bag for him.  He's too good and knows how to land interviews like a pro.  I kind of think he should coach people on it or something, he really is that good!

Honestly I am scared for if it DOES happen, more than if it doesn't.  I've never lived so far away from my mom.  Across town is still far for me sometimes.  I don't really have a whole lot of friends I would be leaving behind, so I'm not worried about that.  I've never lived in a big city and I've never been in a place that just ... I don't know.  I think I need to give you guys some background on where I actually live so you can see where I'm coming from.

I live in Winter Park, and it's north of Orlando.  A lot of people who are really rich live in Winter Park, and most local corporations are owned by people who live here.  I'm not rich by any means but I live in a decent part (There are very small ghettos here in WP still) and I pay an alright rate for rent.  I live close to my job and I know all of the people who come into my store.  Where I work is very much an area where everyone knows one another and everyone is either a small business owner or an artisan of some sort, but all these people seem to already have money and they do all of this in their spare time.  It boggles my mind that they have time to pursue this sort of thing, but then I remember that they have the means to do it.  Florida is a place you come to live when you already HAVE money, not to make it.  It's hard to start up anything here and while some places have done well for themselves (such as the corporation I work for), they have their own issues that will ultimately ruin them (such as the corporation I work for).

Honestly it just feels so depressing to be here when you see all of these people trying to turn this area into something, and you want to be a part of it and you can't because you don't have that sort of background.  There are stories of people making an amazing living who started with nothing, but I don't believe those stories anymore.  There's nothing about them that I can see here that is left.  There's no legacy of that, no roots, no nothing.  Just a meeting area for people to hawk their shit that they started with somewhere else.

I'm looking into writing jobs in Chicago, but I'll take anything I can start with just to get a foot in the door there.  I hope he gets this job so that we can get out of here.  We both hate this state and feel like it's just draining on our emotions and our ability to just ... live.  We are merely surviving here and it's miserable.

I'm scared and I'm exciting, I'm worried and yet so calm about it, but overall I'm glad that this is finally becoming an option for us.  This is going to be everything we ever wanted and I feel like my life, at 26 and a half years, is finally starting.
lumiale: la lune (Default)
2012-10-28 10:04 pm

6

 It has been so busy!  But today I put up the Halloween decorations with Chris and I picked out a pumpkin to carve.  I also made a yummy chicken mac and cheese casserole for supper!

I think I need to use this site more and find more to do with it ... it would do me well to socialize, even if it's online.  Sure beats my silent guild in WoW!
lumiale: la lune (Default)
2012-08-14 11:28 am

5

 Well I wanted hours ... I sure as hell got them!

I'm on day 7 of a 7 day work week.  @_@  It's not as bad as I thought it would be, but I sure am exhausted.  I'm ready to just stay home, I just have to make it through today ...

I got to close with Jordan last night, at least I didn't close with Mike.  I told him what Mike had been doing as far as stealing my customers, he had this "wtf" look on his face about it.  But it's true!  Closing and working at 71 has become my weekly "vacation" from my new store ... mostly because of Pete.  Pete is annoying and I have to close with him tonight.  UGH.

School will be starting soon, I hope i will be able to make enough money to pay off my shit.  Still gotta make rent somehow ...
lumiale: la lune (Default)
2012-08-03 10:49 am

4

I finally got some hours at work, and it hasn't been too bad ... The people at my old store treat me a little better now that I'm gone.

Today I get paid, so a friend and I are gonna head out to Park Ave and go derp around for a little while.  I'm so hungry though ... We need groceries in this house.  :(  I need to make a list.

My next paycheck should be REALLY awesome considering I worked a full week, and I made some good commissions.  I'm excited, yay money to do things with!  Although I'm not sure what I would do with it ...

Does anyone know of any good games out there to play online?  I have a Steam account but most Steam games don't run on my computer (it's too old)  and all I really have is Minecraft and my WoW account.  Looking for something fun and new, or at least new people to play old games with.

Oh, I also revisited my old y!Gallery account and spruced it up with a "hey I'm not dead" post, since people seem to still be friending me on that site.  I don't think I've made a single submission in about four or five years.  Is it bad that I'm kinda ashamed of having been in with the crazy Livejournal fangirl crowd back then? 
lumiale: la lune (Default)
2012-07-16 11:26 pm

3

 I seriously need a new job.  I cannot handle the irresponsibility of my manager anymore ... Why should I rely on someone who can never get things done?  Why is such a person my superior?  HOW ON EARTH DID THEY GET THERE?

Also, I learned that I might be the reason that our company is going to start firing people that say negative things about our rewards card ... Fine by me.  I can at least set a precedent, but I'm entirely sure that I'm not the only one who said it.  Especially since the coworker who told me that he "wasn't going to say why it happened, but knew who was the cause of it" with a giant shiteating grin on his face, has said it millions of times.  Christ I hate that guy.  At least I'm still making money, but I think this job is going down the toilet for me already.  I have always had trouble keeping jobs for more than a year ... I just can't grasp the fact that so many places are full of bullshit.  How do you let something get so out of control?

I honestly doubt any high up or CEO of any company is on this site or would ever find this, but I seriously wish that these people not only did these peon-like jobs but remembered how terrible they were ... and to please stop inflicting this low morale atmosphere on the rest of us.  Be better than your bosses were, and maybe your sales would boost.

Other than that, not much else has happened.  My mom has been trying to get in touch with me ... I dunno.  I'm not really in the mood to talk to people about anything.  I'd rather talk at nothing, that way I don't have to have too much feedback on how stupid I'm acting over it.  It isn't like I don't have the right to be angry over anything ... I'd prefer to get it out of my system alone than in front of whoever my target of frustration is.  Does that make sense?

I think I've written (and drank) too much.  Bedtime it is.
lumiale: la lune (Default)
2012-07-16 12:02 am

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I like this new store I'm at way more than my old one ... It amazes me how much Julio didn't bother to actually manage his store. Here they actually MOP IT! I asked to do it to try and make it look nicer there ... so much for that.

It really is true that if a manager doesn't care about their job, that their employees won't really care about their own either. Morale is so low there ... I'm amazed I didn't get fired. I really am better off, but I'm not going to jump the gun just yet. Two days a week isn't good enough. I can't live off that.

Four days off, what am I gonna do?!

I picked up a bottle of chocolate cream liqueur that I've had my eye on for a couple of weeks now, this stuff is awesome! It's actually chocolate cream and brandy, and is probably the only way I'd ever actually drink brandy!

Cask & Cream Chocolate Temptation )

lumiale: la lune (Default)
2012-07-14 12:40 am

1

I started yet another journal, in hopes that I would keep it this time. Let's try!

Tomorrow is my first day at my new store. Unsure about new boss, but glad that the store is smaller. The idea is to hide all of my things to do until my boss leaves, then commence book reading. I'll have less shifts too.

Tomorrow morning we'll be heading to I-Drive to chill with some of Chris' friends. I kind of want to poke around in Ikea for a while.