Hot Mess Catch Up Sesh

Quick facts:

  • November 1st is one of my favourite days of the year.
  • I love Christmas. Most notably, Christmas music.
  • I am borderline obsessed with Mariah Carey’s Christmas album.
  • In my mind, Halloween is simply a barrier between me, and all the things I love.

I also have heartburn right now, but that’s not related. I’m just in a sharing mood.

Yep, I’m one of those people. There is only one night of the year that I will purposely stay up til midnight and that is Halloween. Not for the festivities, or because I’m all dressed up to go to a spooky party or anything. Nope. Because at midnight it becomes November 1st. November 1st means it’s Christmas music time. In fact, last week when I was invited to a Halloween party, I declined because they were not willing to play me Mariah Carey at midnight. Yes, I am having trouble making friends in my new city. Why do you ask?

Outside of Halloween, October is alright (I guess). I do love the changing of seasons from summer to fall – I’m a sweaty individual, summer is not a good time. Fall also means I don’t have to shave my legs as often, and that’s a next level bonus. And, I love watching the leaves change colours on the trees. But, for the most part, I breeze over October in my life. Speed through it as fast as possible – get me to Mariah season.

This October was different than my usual. A lot went down this year. And unfortunately, a couple things that I would have liked to have happen, didn’t. There was, however, a common theme through all of these happenings: I am a hot mess. So, I thought now would be as good time as ever to have a little catch up sesh. You know, before I bombard you all with Christmas content. So let’s chat, shall we?

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Time Doesn’t Always Heal

We all know the saying “time heals all”. And this might be true with, say, a broken heart or a busted leg. But have you ever been so embarrassed that changed who you are as a person? That shit stays with you, man.

While I was at work earlier, the radio was playing – innocently enough – the 2002 Matchbox 20 classic “Unwell”. Let me tell you, that song was my jam. This is saying a lot as we all know that 2002-2004 had some of the best music of all time (okay, I may be the only one who thinks that). Unfortunately now, it makes me think back to one of the most ill advised decisions I’ve ever made – joining a singing competition.

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Story Time: I Am Not Built For Retail

If you caught my first couple posts, you know that I left a pretty serious job in the big city a couple months ago to move closer to my family. And if you don’t know, now you know (shoutout Biggie).

The move, really, has been great. However, finding a job proved difficult. Especially in the same field as I was working in before – which, to be completely transparent, on paper I was pretty much not qualified for in the first place. I also don’t know that my energy was in the right place to allow me to find work, because I really had no idea what I wanted to do with my career – the universe can’t help with unclear intentions. I’ll save that talk for a different day. Moral of the story, I decided to take a part time retail job in the meantime while I figure my shit out.

Little back story. I have never worked in retail before in my life. Weird, right? It seems like everyone has some sort of experience in that realm at some point – be it a store or fast food, something to do with customers. Not me. My first job in high school was at a martial arts studio, where I worked in the office and also taught classes (I’m tough, don’t worry about it). After university, I did some bookkeeping work, and other office-y things before eventually getting into my Project Management career (the one I left). Please note, not a single ounce of this had to do with the Political Science degree I have.

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