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March 9, 2012


It’s been a while.  But.  I have a good excuse.  Like really good.

I got a job.  And by that I really mean, I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!

I’m honestly so so excited about it, but waking up at 6 AM and working an 8-5 day, 5 days a week is going to be such a huge adjustment and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t finding it  hard to find the time to sit down and write a well-thought-out post.  I don’t like to half-ass things.

So while the whole being employed thing is obviously the most exciting thing I have to share, I’ve got a bunch of random thoughts crowding my head.  That’ll happen when you don’t empty your brain during the week.

1.  Giant shopping sprees are the best.  There are many things I don’t hesitate to spend money on.  Kombucha, frozen yogurt and pedicures for starters, but I’m so stingy about spending money on clothes, regardless of how often I ransack my own closet and complain that “I have nothing to wear!”  When I realized I had a job, I made myself go buy some nice clothes.  I realize I just said I had to “force” myself to shop.  I think I just got voted out of the female club.

2.  There’s no better way to celebrate than with family and good food.

Only Mama can take two of my least favorite foods, chicken and tacos, and make me love them.

That or I was just all hopped up on job excitement.

3. It doesn’t  matter how early you go to bed, if you wake up and it’s still dark, you will feel like getting out of bed is a cruel cruel joke.  Going to bed early has never been my strong suit, but I’ve been adamant about being in bed by 10 and even though the initial wake up is godawful, once I get moving, I feel really energized.  I’m sure that’ll last for all of a couple weeks…

4. Joey and I went to the weirdest little lunch place in Cherry Creek over the weekend.  Or maybe it was the cutest little lunch place.  We’re still not really sure.

But the food was Lauren-approved.

5. I miss the Today Show.  When you’re used to waking up at 8:30, reading in bed, enjoying a leisurely breakfast and alternating between Twitter and the Today Show, having a grown up job is quite the rude awakening.  Mostly because I don’t get to see things like this anymore.

Oh Matt Lauer.

And for the record, I just accidentally typed Matt Lauren.  

6. It’s basically the weekend…!!  And you know what the weekend means.  Sleeping in, lounging about, eating pancakes.

The usual.

So go forth and enjoy your weekends!


Fill me in on your life!  What’s new?

Do you also wish there were at least 4 more hours outside of the work day?

What does the weekend mean to you?  I’m hoping to catch up on post writing and making a few recipes I’m hoping to share with you!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2012 9:35 AM

    CONGRATS on the job, that’s awesome!!! 😀 I hope you’re liking it so far!

  2. March 9, 2012 10:10 AM

    Congrats Lauren!!!! Soooo exciting. Employment, it’s a good thing (although not that I would know as of late since student is my current occupation…haha). 🙂 For the first time in forever, my weekend will be relaxing since I’ll be on Spring Break starting tomorrow! CAN’T WAIT for some quality lounging about and eating pancakes time! Yayyyyy weekends!

    • March 10, 2012 10:42 AM

      I still have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I don’t get breaks and summers off any more 😦 enjoy your Spring Break!

  3. March 9, 2012 10:20 AM

    Congrats on the job!!! I remember when I first started a real job, I had the hardest time adjusting and not passing out for the night the second I got home. I still go to bed pretty early, but I’ve gotten somewhat better 😉 Enjoy it!

    • March 10, 2012 10:41 AM

      I know, I definitely find myself getting tired much earlier in the night!

  4. March 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    Congrats! That is some seriously awesome news 🙂

    I go back to my 7 to 4 job in two weeks and am definitely going to miss my leisurely mornings.

    • March 10, 2012 10:41 AM

      You better enjoy every minute of the next two weeks!!

  5. March 9, 2012 2:08 PM

    Congrats! I am so excited for you.. first real job post college. 🙂
    Your pancakes look awesome.. I haven’t made them in so long. I think that needs to change. Soon.

  6. squigglefloey permalink
    March 9, 2012 10:29 PM

    Yay!! 🙂 Congrats girl! That didn’t take you long to find something new! 🙂 Will you be doing something totally different than before? I’m interested! I’m looking for full time work as well. Happy for u!!!

    • March 10, 2012 10:40 AM

      Thank you! I’m working at a tax resolution firm, so yes, very different than anything I’ve ever done!

  7. March 10, 2012 6:41 AM

    congratulations on your new job! matt lauer is easy to miss, isn’t he?

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