Haha, excuse the Snapchat photo. I seem to have forgotten that I have a digital camera…
Today was the first day in a long time that I put on makeup and felt a little like myself again. God is really good to me and I thank Him for every day that goes by normally. A day where I feel healthy and have energy. A day where I can focus. Thank You so much, Jesus. You are so good. I pray every day that I will remember Him every day and never forget Him again.
An update on health: Not that everything has been perfect healthwise… but it never really has to be honest. In 2015, I had a bunch of dental problems and every few years I would get this weird sickness where I would get so weak that I couldn’t get out of bed without feeling faint. Thankfully, I don’t have that anymore but it used to happen. I also had to stop eating gluten for a while because I kept getting lumps.
Rather, I feel okay and happier because I know that God is with me every moment and that in itself provides such a sense of peace and comfort. Whenever I do get some random dental pain, I just picture myself basking in His presence and putting all of my worries into His hands.
An update on work: I’m starting work in late September. It’s training for the first two weeks then on to who knows where. Probably my first client. Or maybe I’ll be unassigned.
Training during my internship was just sitting in a room for eight hours a day and breaking an hour for lunch. It was in a hotel ballroom and I actually felt very interested in everything I was learning. After each session, people would leave the workpapers we used lying around and I wonder if I was the only one who would take them home and work on them on my firm laptop.
Throughout the entire time I’ve recruited with the firm, I’ve always been curious. And so, I think that’s actually what helped me with networking and making connections with certain people. When you are interested in what they have to say, it just shows and that makes you more charming than all the puns and wise sayings you could have in the world.
An alumni from my school reached out to me from LinkedIn and asked me if I would be interested in being on his team and I said yes.
While I had a good time during my internship, I wouldn’t say it was perfect. My relationship partner was very cool and he was so outgoing and energetic. I hope all partners are like that but we all know that that’s not going to be true… -_-. Anyway, I’ve already had some pretty tough bosses so at least I have a gist of how to work with them.
The thing with micromanagers is that it becomes more important than ever to double check your work. You’re going to make mistakes… but minimize them as much as you can. Take special care. Eventually, when they learn that they can trust you, they’ll back off a little bit.
I had a micromanager supervisor who came at me like a bat from hell if I asked her a question she deemed silly. That’s when Google became my internship buddy. This was during my first accounting internship with a non-profit. To be honest, I don’t feel she was very happy in her position because the accounting department only had the CEO and her, the senior accountant. Everyone else was an intern. And this was for a huge public foundation.
An update on writing: So I finally closed up shop for good as a writer. It feels good, man. I think the next step is to start writing a book about how others can succeed on the same platform. I’ll cover everything that I wish I knew when I was freelancing. I’ll probably write it and then publish it as a Kindle book.
Some of the biggest lessons I learned while freelancing for two years and having worked for over 500 clients is 1.) to stay cool and not jump to conclusions, and 2.) have self-discipline. There were mornings when I had to jump right out of bed and start writing on an empty stomach because I had an order due in an hour and totally forgot about it. Then there were nights when I’d come home from socials and edit someone’s book or paper or write someone’s 500-word biography.
Truly though, freelancing was something God blessed me with. Having enough to see the doctor or the dentist is a good feeling. I also learned that of all that I have, I need to give some back to Him.
Finally, I also went shopping with my mom today. I bought some makeup and whatnot for work. I got a bunch of Victoria’s Secret coupons in the mail so I got a pair of free panties today.
Yay for free panties!
We had dinner at Din Tai Fung, which is my favorite restaurant now. I feel like the locations in Pasadena and in Glendale have better food than the one in Santa Anita Mall. The Glendale location and Pasadena location Din Tai Fungs live up to their reputation for their XLBS. The Santa Anita one is nice… but not as nice. And I don’t think it justified the price tag either.
On the plus side, our waiter was cute (that’s why I tipped well, anyway kekeeke). He reminds me of someone I went on a date with a few years ago. He was this very outgoing, blonde guy who worked at Cheesecake Factory and was very charming. He was not afraid to flirt and I liked that. It didn’t work out though bahahaha. He also said something really weird to me, which was that he didn’t like people of a particular race. I shrugged it off then but in light of all that’s happened in Charlottesville.. hmm…
Also, I started this blog as a lifestyle blog but it looks like it turned into another secret dairy blog. To make a real lifestyle blog, I’m considering starting a second one and posting condensed versions of my posts here but in a family-friendly, sanitized manner.