Saturday, September 27, 2014

Things don't always go as planned.

Pretty much as the title says, things don't go as planned and I am now looking for a new housing situation. To make a long story short, the arrangement I had was changed when I moved in and I would be working much longer hours than stated.

I personally wouldn't have had a problem if I didn't have another job where I actually get paid for. It was taking away time from that, and I was worried how the situation would be when I ended up starting school. I knew I would have no time because the owner of the daycare was not flexible with the schedule at all.

Instead of a volunteer, I was a nanny 24/7 for also her and her family. Oh well, people take advantage sometimes. I don't have ill feelings towards the owner, she was nice and I really enjoyed working with all the kids. But I just wish she didn't change things up on me.

So now, I am currently staying at Tia's house. Which I am forever grateful to her family, especially her mom. I love her so much. They let me stay in her brother's room since he is off in college also until I can find a place of my own.

I'm already looking at other options since I don't want to stay too long even though they said they don't mind.

I was able to catch up with Tia for a bit about my life and hers. She's the first person I've been able to meet with since coming back from Japan. We're hanging out today too, so I'm excited for that :]

I just hope we both won't get distracted and we can do our homework when we need to. Besides that, I'm grateful and happy. Seriously. You guys have no idea. 

And even though things didn't work out with the living situation and I have to crash at someone's place. I feel like everything is going to work out. Oddly, I'm not worried.

I already started working at a study abroad peer advisor and I love the job! Also, classes start next week which I'm excited for. I can't help but laugh that even with all these bumps in the road I'm super happy with everything in my life. And grateful for the people I know I can count on.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friends Don't Pay the Bills.

Life has been hectic, but it's been good. I recently moved into my new home and it seems to be going well. I ran errands yesterday and got several things done and when I came back I started working at the daycare.

I'll admit, it was a bit overwhelming at first when kids are calling you left and right to tell you unnecessary things and everyone wants attention lol. "Teacher, teacher!" was what I heard constantly haha. But towards the end of the day I got the hang out it and I think next time will be even better.

Meanwhile, I start my other job as a study abroad peer advisor on Monday. That would be my on campus job that I was lucky enough to get. I'm so happy because it's a great opportunity. We'll see how that goes!

Since coming back from Japan I haven't been able to meet up with any of my friends since I was in my hometown. Now that I'm out in Orange County I still haven't been able to and not sure when I can since I'm working two jobs and going school full time.

I'll admit I'm bummed, but I'm not too sad because I'm very happy to have the opportunity to have these two jobs because they are my main priority.

This is going to sound horrible but friends don't pay the bills, sad but true lol. Once I have settled in more and have a set schedule I will try to go out but as of now, I need to focus on my jobs and school. My non-existent social life is at a pause to remain even more non-existent lol.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ups and Downs.

As I mentioned before, there are many ups and downs. Today was an up. I went and ran errands with my mother, since I am leaving soon, tomorrow to be exact. She has been getting sad so less of butting heads has occurred and though I don't want to leave home yet, I know the space will be good for us.

I was able to luckily find a housing situation where I volunteer at a daycare and get free room and board. I am very excited because I already checked it out and the children are adorable, this will also help me if I decide to work with kids in the future.

So today me and my mom went to get the oil changed of the truck seeing as I will be using it to go to school. Which kinda makes me happy because no car in California sucks, but how much gas the truck eats up also sucks so I will only be using it to go to class and occasional outings with my friends in the area.

While we were out, we had lunch and just talked. I was really having fun with my mom and really enjoyed spending lunch with her, the food was delicious and the conversation was nice. My mom was happy as well.

We loved the food so much that my mom asked to talk to the chef where we complimented the dishes and he was nice enough to give us the recipe! He told us to come back and tell him how it was when we make it. He was really nice. And so was our waitress actually. It was just a good day.

I'm packing and getting ready to leave tomorrow night. I feel anxious going back to school for some reason. We'll see where it goes.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Love, Oh Love.

Alysha Nett is probably my favorite alternative model.
She is pretty, fun, and cute. I seriously love the vibe she brings.
She is definitely an inspiration to me.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Life has been difficult. Although there are many ups in my life, the main downer that keeps me down is paying for my education.

I was able to get another job and so starting this fall I will be a study abroad peer advisor. Unfortunately, with the stress of money I have not been able to be so happy about it because it won't help me much.

I am constantly having problems with my mother. We didn't get along much before but it is worse now than before. Probably because in Japan I supported myself and got used to doing things on my own that it's hard to re-adjust to strict parents.

I don't know what's going to happen, but I just hope I can get enough loans to pay for my school.

Problems of a broke college student.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cel-e-brate ♪

Today, my sister finished her summer classes. She is finally free after taking two summer sessions of summer school, and I am so proud of her. We went out to eat to celebrate and she decided to go to Gyu-kaku. It's definitely been a while, though I did go there once in Japan but it's a tad different.

It was nice to go out and have a nice dinner just the two of us. Though, I will be excited once I'm back in Irvine and we can go out since I always have to cover my legs at home.

We might go do something fun this Friday because our friend Krista wants to hang out now that she is free and I'm back from Japan. Pool and billiards anyone? I'm excited.

School is stressful as always, although I haven't started it, there are many things up in the air. We'll see how that goes. Life has definitely been harder since coming back from Japan. I want to start working as soon as possible but that's a whole other story.

Oh, and ran into an Audi R8 today. I missed seeing beautiful sports cars all the time. Although Japan has a car culture its different from California. But I'll talk about that another time.