Last we spoke, I was completing my first week in my new position, at my new job. A company called Mosaic. I was a 27 year old child, trying to find my way in this big big world. Now, a woman with 28 long years under my belt, I’m ready to tackle anything that gets in my way. It’s hard to believe that was over 8 months ago, lots has happened since then. I know it was my goal to write one post at least once a month, but that definitely fell by the wayside. For that I apologize. It’s been so amazingly busy and I am so pumped with where I am in life right now.
As I look back on my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014, one resolution stands out among the rest, “I will love my profession, I will enjoy coming into work every day and I will look forward to my future”. This is a perfect example of speaking, believing and receiving. I was very unhappy with my situation, stayed optimistic and was blessed with probably the perfect situation. I am in a creative environment, where I am able to be 100% myself, weird and all. I am trusted to manage a team of 13, who now feel more like family. Mosaic is thriving- bringing on new clients constantly and doing incredible things. Growth is inevitable! It could be the Sagittarius in me, but if I am not feeling a particular situation or person, it is very easy for me to move on without hesitation. Millennials in general get a lot of slack because we job hop, knowing we can do better. We definitely won’t stay in a situation if we are not passionate or feel we aren’t getting what we deserve. Kind of a blessing and a curse, but in this case I am happy and completely content. I could see myself working here forever! Gasp!
A look-see into a little campaign you might have seen or heard about for Bud Light, created by my company Mosaic… #WhateverUSA #experiential #UpforWhatever
Twenty eight is quite an age. I have always put this momentous occasion on a pedestal for reasons unknown to me. I thought of twenty eight as the age when you officially became an adult. Reaching this milestone allows me to settle down and start a family. Now is the time to buy a refrigerator, take advantage of eye exams, finally get a Costco card, turn down my parents when they want to pay for dinner and begin taking retirement very seriously, because it is only a few years away. This totally negates everything I just said about my job above “working forever”, but go with it. Prior to the big turn, I had little issues considering myself a mature individual. Sure, I knew how to expertly fold a fitted sheet. I no longer chuckled when people tripped or fell, rather thoughts of insurance popped into my head. And I have always made sure my husband bathes at least once a day, but even still, I didn’t considered myself an “adult” until I reached this specific age.
Last we spoke at the ripe age of twenty seven, I was basically in a training bra, now I have to take care of my Nordy bras (sure ain’t cheap), using mesh bra wash bags, which I hang dry. You used to be able to find me in the unflattering light of Forever 21, now my second residence is in the bright lights of Home Depot, onto the next home project. I turned 28 yesterday and already I feel a difference, it’s crazy! I am actually seen as “older” at work, I’m not quite sure when this happened because I still have the face of a baby. Matt now takes care of me after work functions and says to me, “Aww baby, you can’t do shots like you used to” and, “Who needs fireball anyway?” He’s so great… While a two day hangover is not as great, I will embrace it and I hope this age lives up to the hype I created in my mind.
Last we spoke, I was a renter. I loved the apartment we rented. Industrial, amazing views, even better neighbors, but we were confined, moreover restricted because it wasn’t “ours”. Now, we are homeowners. We no longer are putting our money in someone else’s pocket, now it’s going towards our future. We own a lovely two story, two bedroom+den, two bathroom, loft and my goodness the freedom you have as a homeowner… The creativity that just spews out when you are given a blank canvas (and a glass of wine while pinning) is incredible. Below are some images of home improvement things we’ve done to spice up the place. While I do events for a living, I was made the social committee chair of our building, so I would say we are fitting in nicely.
All and all, I feel like a new person since last we spoke. I’m happy with my work, my age, home, life decisions and where I am in this moment. Of course life has a funny way of working. One minute everything is fantastic, then you are thrown something crazy, but I’m always up for the challenge. I am also making a valiant effort to post more often. My mom (such a wise woman) always made me keep a journal, so I can look back and reflect on things and it’s my goal to keep that up. I feel it’s nice to declare things in a public way so others can help hold me accountable. Cheers to being an adult, content and excited for the adventures ahead in 2015. Happy Holiday’s to everyone XO