October 08, 2008


Man oh man... a lot of stuff has been going on lately with close friends that has been on my mind and I am praying for... I thought I might go ahead and write out a few things in case you readers need something to pray for :)

d.j. - resigned from his church and is looking for a job
jordan w. and family - mom's surgery
christina j. - graduating, where to live, job hunt... all that stuff (bleh)
chris d. - interviewed for a baller job and lots of exciting life changes going on (yay!)
dani k. - relationships
terry p. and family - wife's surgery for breast cancer
jen r. - school and friends
aaron d. - job situation

those are the big things on my heart at the moment :D while i've got you praying... haha, my big interview is tomorrow and i'm getting pretty nervous :\ how awesome is it that we can cast our burdens and be free to live aside from our fears. i love the god that we serve!

so life is good :D i played hostess at the restaurant i work at for two shifts now and that was fun... tonight i'm training to be a server, aaaaaaaaand that'll be funny.

hope all is well!! remember to send me updates on your lives as well <3

October 02, 2008

i recently pahked my cah in haavad

so i'm settled!! let me just start by saying that GOD IS SOOOO GOOD! i have a place to live for two months in quincy which is south of boston (not to be confused with south boston, ie: good will hunting, departed... yikes!) so i am completely safe and have made some good friends! i am living here with two roommates that i found using craigslist, and we hit it off so well that the three of us are going to move to the city on dec 1st!

this has REALLY helped because it gives me time to focus solely on job interviews rather than both interviews and apartments... that proved to be entirely too overwhelming :\ speaking of jobs... still jobless. BUT! i've had a lot of good interviews - i was turned down by one and i turned down another so i guess the score's even at this point. the job that i am REALLY excited about, i interview for next thurs. and would be a PERFECT career starter. hopefully something will come of that!

meanwhile, one of my roommates works at a restaraunt here called uno's, so i decided to pick up some night and weekend shifts to make some money and still be able to interview for career jobs during the day :)

so the short version: things are GREAT! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!

more stories to come, but that's the update! hope all is well :)

September 19, 2008

::insert Augustana lyrics here::

i'm leaving my house at 4am to catch my 6am flight and i'll land in boston at 1:30


September 16, 2008

do not confuse ROOMmate with SOULmate

i leave for boston on saturday... 4 more days! i have been job hunting like crazy and have three interviews set up for next week (YAY!) and i have about 15 appointments to look at various apartments.

that has been the real adventure- apartment hunting in an unknown city. in boston a more common thing to do is to live in those huge old houses and they're typically rented out by the floor, with 2-3 other roommates. this is also a cheaper option. since i don't know anyone, i'm having to search for rooms available that already have housemates. wow. who would have thought that people would use this roommate hunt as a dating service!? i'm being extremely cautious and have had skip over quite a few ads, haha but it's definitely an experience!

so yeah, that's that! things are looking good :D now all i have to do is pack. what do i take in 3 suitcases?? i guess i'll soon find out!

on a sidenote - i was taking dude for a scooter run last night. i've been doing this frequently... i hop on my pink razor scooter (thank you youth group!! i use it all the time!) and he runs ahead of me. we go all through the neighborhood. pretty much it just looks like i'm chasing my dog on a scooter, the neighbors love me i'm sure. so there was this crack in the sidewalk and i COMPLETELY ate it. i fell flat on my face and literally skinned my knees... and hands... and right ankle :( here i am trying to be all grown up and professional interviewing for jobs and whatnot and in my freetime i'm scootering. i'm just afraid that i'll go to shake a hand for an interview and i'll have to explain the sidewalk-rash on my palms!

lookout boston, here i come!! (i wonder if i have room for my scooter...)

September 12, 2008

my quarter-life crisis

my good friend the other day used the term "quarter-life crisis" and it really stuck with me... cuz I'M EXPERIENCING IT! it's that post-graduate-what-am-i-gonna-do-for-the-rest-of-my-life age where it's SO exciting because you have the whole world at your fingertips, yet supremely intimidating because you have the whole world at your fingertips... are you willing to settle and waste it??? meanwhile, you can't find a job and all your friends get married and start having children. thus the need for whiny acoustic complaint rock ;) it was a big revelation.

i'm coming off an AMAZING summer working with high school kids that changed my life. god worked in huge and incomprehensible ways by putting me in a ministry position (go figure) which has opened my eyes to the possibilities of how far god wants us to go and how much he desires to use us despite our failures and shortcomings - we all know that i am full of those, but at least they're entertaining right?? :D

so here's the plan: i have a one-way ticket to boston leaving next saturday (9/20) and as of right now i have a place to stay saturday night and that's about it. sounds crazy, but it's my quarter life crisis! it's called crisis for a reason right?? i'm still actively searching the area for friends... and friends of friends... and friends of friends of friends... etc. as of right now, i have two interviews set up with different accounting firms - i'm confident that god has something for me so i'm really not stressed about the job stuff (yet). i'm always open to networking and ideas so if you have any feel FREE to let me know what your ideas are!

i love you all dearly! please keep me in your prayers as i continue LIFE and its adventures!!

and something to think about... if a one-way ticket to boston knowing no one and having no place to stay is my quarter-life crisis, what's my mid-life crisis going to be?? lord help us.