MIA- that's what I have been lately.
I just started my very first full time job!
Yep, you read that right, my very first. I've worked since I was 16 years old, but only in part time jobs. I'm not a big fan of the American belief that everyone should spend their lives working their asses off and not enjoying their short lives, but that's neither here nor there. I am now one of those Americans.
Right now I am excited about it! I am one of 3 people who are opening up a new cottage for the girls who live in the residential treatment center I work at. I have worked there for almost two years, so the environment isn't new, just my position. We are starting completely from scratch with everything, meaning that we have the power to choose the rules, the cottage name, our program, everything. It's a ton of responsibility but it's also exciting! We will be one of the first cottages in the state to house short term/community based kids and if it goes well they may open up other facilities like ours!
So, like I said, we have the opportunity to choose the name of our cottage. We decided that we would let the girls that will be living there help us choose. Their first suggestion? Boss Nation. Figures, right? Needless to say, we are still trying to think of something so if you have any suggestions I would love them! Some of the other cottage names are: Sequoia, Monarch, Centennial. If that helps you at all. : )
Last weekend, to celebrate my new job, Garrett and I ate at some of our favorite restaurants and went to the Castle Rock Outlets. We recently discovered this place called Dozens and it has the best menu. I can't leave without getting a Pumpkin Walnut muffin. It is the best muffin I have ever had.
At the outlets I got my first pair of Ray-Bans, and my first shirt and a new necklace from J. Crew. I'd say it was a successful shopping trip!
I'll be working most weekends, and I'm not too excited about that, but hopefully it'll be alright. It's going to be hard when Garrett is home and I have to go to work. Oh, the life of being an adult. Everyone else does it so I guess I can too!
I hope you guys are having a great week so far!
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