An Honest Cover Letter

To Whom It May Concern, I did not really know how to address this letter considering I was given absolutely no indication of who would be reading these applications at your company. All the websites I've looked at tell me to find the name of the person who hires people, but if you didn't provide … Continue reading An Honest Cover Letter

My Week: Lack of Sleep and Bad Moods – Correlation or Causation?

Sunday, August 27th Forcing oneself to take naps in the afternoon when one is not really that tired to prepare oneself for an overnight shift at work that night will probably result in poor sleep. Monday, August 28th Likewise, sleeping until 1pm the day after working an overnight shift will probably result in a poor … Continue reading My Week: Lack of Sleep and Bad Moods – Correlation or Causation?

Musical theater references, writing again, and dreaming about Björk.

Sunday, August 20th I found out why I haven't seen the dog poop while I've been here -- it's because he shat in the spare bedroom in the basement while I wasn't watching -- twice. Monday, August 21st There was a TOTAL.ECLIPSE.OF.THE.SUN. (That's a Little Shop of Horrors reference for all of the non-theater nerds.) For us here … Continue reading Musical theater references, writing again, and dreaming about Björk.

A dog thinks I’m an alien and strangers say weird things to me.

Sunday, August 13th It's hard to work at a job you know you want to leave, but you just don't know the "when" of it all. Monday August 14th I got to skype my two best friends who live way too far away from me. Without the set structure that school gave us, it's harder … Continue reading A dog thinks I’m an alien and strangers say weird things to me.

My Week: Books and music cushion the blow of customer service and existential crises.

This is a new kind of post (mostly for my own benefit). I usually don't journal about what I do day-to-day. I'm more of a write what you're feeling kind of person (gross, I know). So usually I forget what I've actually done. Maybe writing it all down will make me feel like I've done more … Continue reading My Week: Books and music cushion the blow of customer service and existential crises.

Where are all the twenty-somethings?

I perhaps have a too much of a visibility complex. I want to be visible. I equate visibility with success. I'm not the only one either. In fact, older generations like to call mine the "me" generation, and they mean to be condescending. They think it is a proclivity to look in the mirror to … Continue reading Where are all the twenty-somethings?

Dream Jobs Aren’t For Everyone

Yeah. Maybe they aren't. And maybe there's not a dream job for me. Before I start to sound too let's-all-feel-sorry-for-Teri-because-she's-giving-up-her-dreams-to-become-extremely-bitter-and-cynical, let's step back for a moment and let me explain. I wouldn't call it an epiphany exactly, a.k.a. this new outlook that I have. Maybe it will all go away in a few days and I'll … Continue reading Dream Jobs Aren’t For Everyone

Chatty People and the Risks They Present

Have you ever had a “conversation” with someone who literally doesn’t stop talking? I’m saying, they leave zero pauses anywhere for you to insert any opinion of your own what. so. ever. So the “conversation” from the start is just them talking and you nodding until your neck might break in half and all you’ve … Continue reading Chatty People and the Risks They Present

Procrastination

I learned to procrastinate in high school. That was when I was finally involved in enough extracurriculars to actually consider myself "busy," to be tired enough at the end of the day to say, "No, I'm not going to start working on that essay tonight. I have 3 more days to get it done." The … Continue reading Procrastination