June 12, 2017

It's been awhile since my last blog post.

So I'm sitting here in my office thinking about the many ways to start this post. Today, July 5th, marks my fourth week at my new corporate job. I work for a luxury home-building & marketing company as a Sales Assistant. I felt the need to write this post because well.. I'm quite overwhelmed in all honesty and blogging is what I love to do the most. 

During and after high school, I immediately started working. I went from being a waitress to a makeup artist, on and off for about 4-5 years. Living off tips and small hourly paychecks. Until I landed a steady Corporate America job. It's so weird to say that. Typing the word "Corporate" just gives me chills for some odd reason. I guess because I've always felt like a free-spirit and a "do as you please" kind of girl. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job and the people I work with. Especially my salary lol!

What I really want to touch base on are the last four weeks. I feel like this job has changed my perspective in many different aspects. I went from brunchin' all day, everyday. Without a care in the world. To It's time for me to settle-down, buy a townhouse and become the independent woman I know I can be.   

So far, it's been amazing. It's a good feeling to have, to know that you're doing so much at the age of 20 and that this is just a stepping stone to a major career path. My hours are basically 9-5, I get weekends off and I don't have to worry about the bill being flipped when I'm out brunchin'! My schedule is amazing. At the same time, I have to admit.. I'm a bit anxious. I can't just call off whenever I want to or simply call in sick. What gets me the most is the fact that I want to be able to travel and immerse myself in different cultures around the world. I'm afraid that I won't have enough time for it all. We'll just have to see. 

I always hear good and bad things about corporate jobs. I just hope and pray that I can have my cake and eat it too. Now that's the American dream. To make money and travel is my life goal. 

I just wanted to update my readers on how life is treating me so far. I'll write another job related post towards the end of this year. 

Thanks for reading! Hopefully some of my readers who are having a bitter-sweet time transitioning into basically "adulthood" can relate as well. Trust me, college is nothing compared to this. It's a tough transition, but I think I can manage. 😊

xx, 

Nina

 

 

 

 

 

Life is Too Short

Hey guys, 

Sooo I don't usually talk about my "thoughts" considering... I have a "thoughts" section in my blog LOL. 

Anyways, I wanted to talk about what has been on my mind lately.. more like vent to be honest! The saying "Life is too short", has replayed in my head for quite some time now. In my opinion, people are so scared to live the life they desire to have.

I've met a handful of grown adults who tell me they wish they've done something different back then. Whether it be school, relationships, family, life in general... whatever the case may be. It's not too late

You want that job? Simple.. send in your résumé. You like that person? Tell them. You want to travel? Get on that plane. It's never too late to turn your life around & make it the way you envisioned it to be. Don't sit around & mope.. get up & do something about it. 

Life is also too short to be self-conscious, imitate, opinionated, or even tolerate toxic people. I say this because I've had a ton of people walk into my life & walk right back out. Whether it be friends or even family. I'm gonna be honest here, I don't have many friends. More like acquaintances, only because I like to keep my circle small. Why continue forced relationships & mindless conversations? If I don't have a genuine relationship with you, I'm not wasting my energy.

I don't think people are "bad", just their intentions at times. BUT I've met a lot of genuinely, kind-hearted people around the world & that gives me solace!

This post is not to bash on anyone, just some of my thoughts lately that I wanted to share!

If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to contact me.

As always, thank you for reading! 

xx,

Nina

 

 

My Travel Destination Wish-List

Places I'd love to visit in the near future:

  • Vietnam - Everywhere
  • Philippines - Davao, Cebu, Baguio, Boracay
  • Greece - Santorini, Athens
  • France - Paris
  • Italy - Vatican City, Naples, Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Positano
  • Spain - Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Tenerife
  • England - London, Lakenheath, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Bath, Land's End
  • Indonesia - Bali
  • Thailand - Bangkok
  • China - Tibet, Beijing, Hong Kong
  • California - Napa Valley
  • Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima
  • Singapore
  • Caribbean - Bahamas, St. Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Aruba
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • Germany - Berlin, Munich
  • Switzerland - Geneva

Lancome MUA

Hey guys!

Guess who got hired as a freelance make-up artist for Lancome?! That's right, this girl! As some of you guys know or might not know, i've always been passionate about make-up. So being a part of the Lancome team is a dream come true for me. I'll be around the DMV area, send me a message & we can arrange a make-up/skincare date!

xx,

Nina