Life as a Working Woman Pt. 3

Okay cats,

Just showered and had dinner after a long second day at work. (emphasis on long) I’ll start from the beginning. Well, I stopped by the McDonald’s across from the bus stop for breakfast, but also for my first wake-up call that I wasn’t in Carolina anymore. I walked in looking forward to a nice warm and salty country-style ham biscuit. Unfortunately, I was given a Canadian Bacon biscuit, that despite it’s exotic name, left much to be desired.  Oh to be beneath the Mason-Dixon again… but I digress.

Once I got to work, we started things off with a pretty long and draw out conference call, half of which was the director telling an unknown office to put their phone on mute, he got pretty frustrated. (the task at hand here was keeping a straight face).  After successfully not falling asleep or laughing during the call, we got to work. Once again I talked to some awesome people ( and some not so awesome people ), but this time I’m not sure if I made quota. Luckily, I did so well yesterday I have some wiggle room. Only time will tell if I did half as well today or not, here’s hoping! Finger’s crossed!

The highlight of the day was definitely making a few friends in the office. It turns out a few of my coworkers live in my neighborhood, so we chatted about getting together on our day off, so that’s exciting! Yay first friends in the city!

After work the company wanted to take everyone out for a meal (  incentive to socialize with your co-workers) and while I was totally down, after five and half hours on my feet, my legs were killing me and I honestly don’t think I had another smile in me.  So, I headed back home. Fortunately, there’s another office dinner outing next week, so I’ll definitely attend! I mean, how nice is it that the company wants to buy the entire office dinner once a week?

Anyways, while the day wasn’t so bad, the minutes did seem to tick by like months. And, by the end of he day my face was a mess. Tips for all day drugstore makeup? Please and Thank you!

Sorry this post wasn’t so interesting, I’ll try to take note of the more thrilling parts of my day tomorrow! ;)

xoxo,
-E

P.S. Since my day wasn’t so exciting, here’s a wishful video for tomorrow and you.  Enjoy the music, have a laugh at the video. Ohh fashion of the early two-thousands…

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Life as a Working Woman Pt. 2

Hello All,

So, suspensefully, I added to be continued to my post “Life as a Working Woman”, I’m sure you recall, if not head on over to recent posts, click the link, and check for yourself if you don’t believe me.

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Told you so. Anyways, today was the continued part. At approx. 8:16 am I boarded a bus to the metro station, then boarded a metro, and then finally at approx. 9:14 am, I arrived in Dupont to get breakfast before I started my new summer job. Well to say the least I was nervous, but I began may day right with 180% of my daily vitamin C, (thanks apple juice! Keeping my immune system strong like a champ) and then headed over to the office.

I began on a sort of clumsy foot, pressing the little intercom buzzer three times before I figured out they were telling me stop hitting the button and come on up, mini-fail, but I had time to recover. I went around and introduced myself, learned their special motivating clap, (I’d share but it’s top secret) ;) , trained for a while and then got straight to work.

How was it, you ask? How did I do?


Claps for E! I did great! Lots of nerves for nothing so far. I can’t give specifics, but it was so much fun. I tripled my expected quota, talked with some awesome people, who were actually interested in what I had to say and really spread my little social butterfly wings. Yay for success! It’s only the first day, so there’s plenty of room for mistakes, screwups and probably even a few failures, so I’m taking it all in with a grain of salt, but boy does it feel good today!

Cheers to learning as you go, promotions on the first day, and a helluva bonus! <3

xoxo,
-E

P.S. Do you have any success you would like to share? Do something outstanding? Scored an internship? Tell me about it!
The celebration doesn’t have to end here!

Sometimes…

Sometimes an old man steals every seat near you on the metro so not one of the 8 hot guys standing up can sit next to you.

Sometimes you walk into a starbucks with your 3598743875 lb laptop and realize they don’t have wifi.

Sometimes your new roommate accidentally locks you out of the bathroom for the entire day.

Sometimes it sounds like the people upstairs are running laps around their apartment.

Sometimes you get lost in dupont circle for 20 minutes and miss the last bus home.

Sometimes your cheese toast just doesn’t come out right.

Sometimes you run out of the big tostitos and you can’t reach your salsa without getting your hand dirty.

Sometimes you run out of toilet paper.

Sometimes your mom spills water on your new book.

Sometimes you have a bad day. When you do, follow the directions on this list. It will help.

xoxo,
-E

Real Women Spending

Real Women Spending

, from Fabulous Mag.com has written quite an interesting article on women, ranging from mid twenties to early forties and how much they earn and spend each month.

Well you see the reason why I’m sharing this is because, Sunday, while browsing the internet, I was searching for cute and unique boutiques within my price range around DC. What I found was that the majority of the people of the internet have no idea what my budget is. I’m a working undergrad attending a $45,000 a year school on scholarship. I do not buy three hundred and fifty Alice and Olivia dresses, no matter how much I love them. Okay?

For those of you wondering Primark is like Target, and
New Look is sort of equivalent to Forever21, or Charlotte Russe.

So fashion writers of the world! Listen up! I love fashion, but I love it for less than $49.99 okayyy?

xoxo,
-E

Life as a Working Woman

So, I started to title this post Day #1, for real though, but then I remembered that scene in p.s. I love you. Do you remember the one? It was in the little apartment, pre-funeral, when Gerald Butler is holding Hillary Swank expaining to her that this is her life, it’s already begun, it’s already stared. Well he’s right. Life’s already started, tomorrow will be day six of my summer here in DC and my first day at work.

I’m scared silly, to say the least.
But here’s to meeting new people, trying new things, and going new places. Cheers!

to be continued…

xoxo,
-E