Slamming doors to throw open windows

Some weeks ago I had applied to a place where I had done one of my clinical rotations not really expecting to get so much as a call back. By this time, I am about a month into my temporary contract and I’m just sending out little feelers for a nursing position.

Well, I got a call back and more.  It was so unexpected, but I made the necessary arrangements with my temporary hiring manager to pursue this career move. She was well aware of it coming down the line and I even made mention that I’d like to move to part time as soon as possible if I could.

Come last week, I find out the new job wants me to start on Tuesday (July the 21st) and I hadn’t had much more notice than that.  I even had to call just to get that date, last week. I had no idea when I was starting. So, I did what any one would do; I put in my time-off without pay notice and never received a response. My manager got it, I know she did; I never heard back about it so I had to come a quick (albeit, rash) decision to slam the door and open a gigantic window.  I am a loyal employee, don’t get me wrong. I have long track records, and excellent co-worker rapport but if you’re not gonna pay attention to all my little red flags that I deliberately wave in your face then I gotta bail.

So, to say the least, I have been running like a chicken with its head cut off. Between running the site in Santa B. I was going to Camarillo on top of it to set every thing up for my new job. Round trip it was almost 95miles. 

Now, I’m starting part-time as a nurse more locally and I’m beyond excited. I had even asked for what I thought was fair pay ($19/hourly) and was offered more than that.  I get more pay, less working hours (for right now, the same amount of money on my temp contract), and to work with people I know well enough to work with in a great environment. 


This was the makeup I wore to my group interview. That was fun all on its own. A girl two graduating classes ahead of me (that some how I’d met and done a makeup class with?) was also interviewing. I hope she got offered a job because she is so sweet and I’d love to work with her. 

I don’t plan on leaving my new job for a long time, and even then, I will probably just transfer laterally since they usually have positions open in the area I want to move to. 

Goose that laid the Golden Egg

Made a trip to Lush last week when I was waiting to pick up my computer.   It had been a while since I stepped foot in a Lush. My poor sister is highly sensitive to aloe products and you find a lot of it in Lush. Richard gets lost and confused though he tries; it’s pretty much an “all for me” type of store.

One thing I did notice is that they had “Dragon Egg” in stock. This bomb is so intensely popular that to find it in full stock is like them trying to hijack my wallet. 

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Sweet Jesus, this thing made my sewing closet smell so good but it’s time I use it. 

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The water starts out a light, frothy lemon color. It’s barely starting to smell nice. Smells like hot water and lemons which to me is tasty. Especially, when I am sick or feeling down. Perks you right up. 

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I cracked my egg. :'( Jk, but this was half way through the dissolving process. The gold core smells like lots of lemons and other citrusy fruits. It’s super refreshing. It also has a little surprise in it.


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It’s my legs!! (That’s not the surprise.)

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This. If you look very carefully, you’ll notice a slightly different kind of shimmer to the water. That’s right, folks. GOLD SEAWEED GLITTER

Happy #Blackout

Happy Blackout, folks. #TheMelaninReturns. Last time, I did not participate in #Blackout on Tumblr, but this time I decided to go ahead and post some new selfies in honor of the day. At the time, I was just reblogging and showing support since I didn’t fully understand the movement at the time.  I feel like I can post my selfies now with a better understanding of what I am doing it for, and why. 


What is #Blackout?  Blackout is for the movement of Human Rights, specifically for people of color; To shine the spotlight on the colored community in all its triumphs, struggles; the young, old, the creative and uncreative. It’s a day to flood the world with color

Here are some links to some support pages with more information. If you are easily disturbed, please be aware that some of the links contain brutality against people of color on their pages to show examples of our plight; please view with discretion

Backout For Human Rights

The First Blackout Day 

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Tumblr Hashtag (Click here to reblog and like selfies from the Black Community)




Today, I am asking all/any of you who participate in Tumblr or any other social media #Blackout today; do not post any of your own selfies if you are not a person of color; Please Do reblog, like or share selfies/articles/support for the Black community; Do not mention any recent terrorists for they do not deserve to share our light and Please do show your respect for the recently lost today. 

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