For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you know that I’m giving up social media for Lent this year, but going to be more actively blogging. I haven’t given a life update in a while, so I thought I would share what I’ve been loving over the last couple of months.
For starters, I began to do some part-time jobs in January – writing for 303 Magazine (I interned there after my sophomore year of college) and working at LOFT. I just wanted to get involved with something until I found a full-time job. It’s also a good distraction to take my mind off of the job searching process!
I also began to volunteer my time and talents to help out on the marketing committee for the Denver Greek Festival. I figured it would be a good way to get some more experience with producing blog and social media content to help promote the festival. It’ll be fun since I grew up dancing and working in the food booths at the festival. We have some good changes planned, so be on the lookout for the festival come June!
I’ve also been applying for a lot of content creation jobs in both the Denver area and around the country. It’s been hard to be patient for something to come through, but at least my involvement in these other things keeps me busy.
Now on to what I’ve been into these last few months….
Inspired by Jj, I’ve chosen a word for the year: unstoppable. That word really resonates with me because I was basically born ambitious and have an achiever trait. If I want something bad enough, I will put my mind to it and not stop until I get it. It goes along with one of my other favorite words, badassery too. I’ve really been embracing this word and it has led me to feel more confident and upbeat about myself and my abilities.
If you read my last blog post, you will know that I’ve been listening to a lot of Joel the past few months. His sermons are highly motivational and are just really inspiring when you feel down. He highlights ideas that we may not be aware of when it comes to the way God is present in our lives. They are definitely a must-listen if you are feeling down or doubtful about anything in your life.
I had the chance to try the very popular D-Bar (Dessert Bar) in Denver. I went with one of my friends from college, Madison, for some dessert. I had wanted to try it for a while after hearing the hype about it from some of my friends. It lived up to its hype by offering classic desserts with a twist. I got their “cake and shake,” which was a three-layer chocolate cake with your choice of a milkshake on the side. The portions were perfectly sized, just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without it being overwhelmingly sweet.
If you are a fan of any show on the CW, or the Archie comics in general, you will love “Riverdale.” It’s like “Gossip Girl” meets “The Vampire Diaries” in terms of drama and scandals. It talks about a small town, Riverdale, who gets shaken up after one of their own is found dead after a boating accident on the 4th of July. Its murder-mystery-like quality will suck you in and keep you hooked.
This is probably one of my new favorite eateries in Boulder. Katie and I went to visit Jj in Boulder last weekend and we settled on this place because the wait at Pasta Jay’s was going to be an hour. Both the food and the beer were great, so I highly recommend this place if you want a good, local place in Boulder.
I have been *obsessed* with listening to classic 80s rock these past few months. The 80s would have to be my favorite past decade of music because the music is always so much fun to listen to. There is a reason Bootie mashups are made with mixing songs from the 80s with current music. My current favorite is “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler. Yes, it is the same song from Shrek, but the original version.
I have read an unbelievable amount of books over the past few months. Not being in college is great because you have time to read books that aren’t textbooks. I’ve read five so far this year (my goal was to read one a month):
- “Leave Your Mark” by Aliza Licht
- “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington
- “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes
- “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by J.K. Rowling
- “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay
My personal favorite was Shonda’s book. She is one of my favorite people and her book was well-written and had a great message with it. If you are looking for something to read, this book is worth it.
That’s all I got for now! I’m looking forward to what exciting opportunities lie ahead in March. I’ll definitely keep you all posted!
P.S. – I also got my diploma in the mail in January, so I finally feel like an official graduate!