It’s been quite some time, but I’m back after a monthlong intermission. In case you care, let me tell you about all of the major transitions that have occurred within the past month (if you don’t care, let me tell you anyway).
I defeated finals.
My GPA took a minor plunge during my Spring 2011 semester, and my main objective since then was to raise it to a specific average. I disconnected from Twitter, television, YouTube, gossip sites, and blogs to focus on my studies, but it proved to be difficult because I have such a short attention span when it comes to studying for my finance course. Somehow I pulled it off, and finished my very last semester with the GPA I worked hard to achieve. #VICTORIOUS
I completed my internship.
I don’t recall ever discussing this on my blog, but I had the pleasure of interning at a racino (casino and racetrack) as an Internal Auditor for a year. The experience was better than I ever expected it to be, but all things must come to an end. My bosses were laid-back and fun to be around, but they also taught me all of the essential things I needed to know in order to succeed with a real job in the future. What more can a girl ask for in an intern experience? An office? Oh yeah, I had my own office there, too! If you are unsure about which business field you’d like to start a career, interning as an internal auditor will allow you to learn about every aspect of a business.
I graduated again!
This time next year, you will have to refer to me as Jayda ______, CPA! Woot, woot!
I started a real job!
My internship experience provided me with three job offers, and I am confident with the opportunities available with the position that I accepted. After getting that small internship pay for a year, it’s elating to be earning a REAL salary as a Financial Auditor. Plus, I have business cards, y’all. I feel so official and stuff!
I moved to a new city!
My new job is in a city where I never imagined dwelling, but I’m excited about it nonetheless. I don’t know many people in this new city, but I have another soror (my LS to be exact) who also graduated with me and will be moving to the same city in a few weeks to begin her career in nursing. She also originates from here, so at least I have someone to call when confusion strikes. One of the perks about being in a sorority is the comforting in knowing that there are Zetas and Sigmas everywhere. The blue and white family has welcomed me, and I’m sure that I’ll be okay with establishing a social life.
I have my own apartment!
I’ve been mooching off my parents while I’ve been in college for the past three years, and it is now time for me to start a real life as an independent woman. All this means is that it’s time for me to start paying bills! The idea of designing my own apartment the way I want it and making my own rules is thrilling, but the idea that my small apartment rental costs more than my parent’s mortgage infuriates me!
I met my new boo-thang.
LOL Let me just refer you to my post about my singlehood for a moment. I wasn’t out here in these streets looking for a relationship; it just happened. Who knows where this is headed, but I’m happy (as usual).
And that is that! I’m finally getting settled into all of the “newness,” so I should have more time to devote to updating this blog consistently throughout the summer. Here are some things that I’m looking forward to blogging about this summer:
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation – OMG I don’t know how I’ve lived so long without this foundation!
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation – Good foundation, but it has been overshadowed by the Lancome foundation.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation – Are they discontinuing the 410 Cappuccino for Oily/Combination skin, the only drugstore foundation I use?!?! Target doesn’t even have a slot for it anymore, and I’ve had the most difficult time trying to find it.
Eyeko Mascara – I just don’t understand how this can be a good mascara! Maybe my application technique is wrong?
Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara - I haven’t even opened the packaging yet, but I’m excited to see how this compares to my favorite Buxom Lash Mascara
NYX Desert Rose Blush – approved for brown girls, and one of my new favorite blushes right now, aside from NARS Liberté
Orascea prescription from my dermatologist
Boscia blotting linens vs. ELF blotting linens - because I really think they are the same
Arts and Crafts - My new bookends!
Book updates – Walter Mosley, Toni Morrison, and Malcolm X; should I do another failed Summer Reading List?!?!
I really haven’t been buying a lot of beauty products lately since my spare money has been going towards home decor for my new apartment, but I’m excited about getting back into the beauty market. I’m so behind on the latest collections!