Category Archives: Writing

I’ve Always Hated Paying Bills

Okay, I’m a failure of an adult.

I applied for a freelance writing job and got rejected. From a FREELANCE job! Ouch. How does that even happen?

I know what you’re thinking: you never update! You’re not trustworthy. But that’s not true. I just update the other blog. Because this one is about my life, which, at this point, is at a standstill. It’s kinda sad, actually.

And now I’m majorly confused about a bill from my old internet service provider. It looks like I was charged for last month, even though I stopped my service in May. I believe I was supposed to get a refund check of 38 something dollars, and now I’m getting 8 something. I know I’m being picky, but without income this summer, 30 dollars makes a huge difference! That’s almost a bag of dog food!

Not to mention now I’m nervous they’re going to keep charging me. I wonder if I’m a financial idiot or if Comcast is screwing with me.

I guess I’ll go pester my momma about how to read an effing bill, because they don’t teach you that in college. Which really, they should.

I Applied For A Big Girl Job Today, And I Got Rejected For A Big Girl Job Today

I got an e-mail from my school telling us about an editing/writing position with a travel research magazine, or something along those lines. And even though I have an internship for the Fall, I applied. Don’t get me wrong, I told them about my predicament, so I’m rather sure I didn’t get the job. But already I see a reply sitting in my inbox, just waiting for me to click it.

And I’m not sure I can bring myself to do it.

It’s not my dream job, but it’s not bad. The pay is okay (less than my boyfriend makes, but he works for the government, which isn’t too bad of a job), and it’d be a job writing. But I doubt I got it. Because the timing’s not right. And they responded too quickly.

Here, look at this cute picture of my dog swimming in a lake while I read the e-mail:

Image

Many thanks for your interest.  We have offered the position to another individual, but we will retain your resume for future openings.

Hmmmm. Not sure I believe that (that last part, I totally believe they hired someone else). But that’s okay. That means two things. One: I probably should have applied sooner (lesson learned?) and two: something else will come along. My boyfriend got passed up for two internships before he finally got his (with the same office), and now he’s the only intern who was offered a full time job. Sometimes stuff just works out. So I don’t feel too bad.

Plus, I’m super qualified to be a leasing agent, and while that’s not my dream career either, it’s a pretty easy job to get while I’m looking for the right one. And a discount on rent is like, the best discount ever. Suck it, people who work at ice creameries!

Just kidding. Don’t suck it. I’m super jealous of your discounts, if you get them.

NaPoWriMo?

So last year I was super sure I was going to participate in NaNoWriMo. I failed.

It’s the first day of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) and I’ve already done more than I did all last November. I can’t decide if I’m proud of me now or if I should just be ashamed at how much I sucked earlier.

Maybe I should be ashamed. I have been not too productive all day. But I wrote a poem! Whoo!

Hope everyone who participates has a great and successful NapoWriMo!