I can't believe it's February, or 2014 for that matter. I can't believe I have lived in California for 9 months. And I can't believe it's been one whole month since my last blog post.
Lots of things have been happening during my blog-break for the past month, both in my so-called "work" life and also in my personal life. As I have mentioned in previous posts I am a temporary assistant at a studio here in LA. And while I love this opportunity and have been very blessed to have any source of income out here, it has not been without its challenges.
Upon returning from my New Years getaway to AZ for the Baylor bowl game, I started temping almost immediately. First for a few days with a familiar group in the marketing department and then a long 2 and a half week gig with the business affairs crowd in the television department. Now people, though my background is in television it is NOT in business affairs. I have never taken a business class in my life, heck I don't even know how to do taxes yet! So these weeks of people throwing around legal jargon as casually as some teenybopper speaking in abbrevs (...abbreviations) was no easy feat. Within the first hour of my boss arriving to work that first Monday morning, he had already ordered me to create and distribute 3 contracts and 4 deal memos... Y'all I didn't have a single clue what they were supposed to look like much less what I was actually supposed to say in them. And obviously it was too much to ask of my boss to explain anything or give me the slightest nudge in the right direction. It was a nightmare. The worst part was, there was no end in sight. On most terrifying temp jobs, I can reassure myself by remembering I only have a few days left before I can be relaxing at home with a marathon of Bones instead of having multiple panic attacks every time my bosses phone rings.
On the weekends and my days off I have spent the majority of my time at home. And while normally I would not complain as I LOVE my apartment and am definitely a homebody, I have been spending the days at home not by choice, but rather out of necessity. Because folks, that's what you do when you are broke. Yes, temping does pay, and I am very thankful for that! But as any remotely responsible post grad will tell you, life after college comes with rent, bills and the ever so timely student-loans. So essentially every dime of my paycheck goes into savings, which gives me limited funds to enjoy this amazing city (and the amazing time I have off). This has presented a problem in my life. Though I love my "me" time at home, I am an explorer at heart. I love to try new things and experience new places. This is one of the reasons I moved to LA! Los Angeles is basically like a hundred little different cities packed into one. Every neighborhood offers something different and I love that.
And one quick last update on my life lately. My roommate and I recently welcomed a new addition to our home! After kitty-sitting for a week we realized we were responsibly ready for a pet. And even though neither of us particularly like cats, we felt the strongest need to fill the void when she left. However we did not have the time or finances for most pets. Then my roommate mentioned how she has grown up with parakeets most of her life. After 3 entire days discussing every possible scenario a parakeet could present (noise, smell, finances, what we would do if friends came over or visitors stayed the night) we ultimately found a solution to every problem. Then we decided to leave it up to fate, if we were meant to have a bird there would be signs obviously. AND THERE WERE.
So after a few days we finally got our bird. She is perfect. She is pretty, not very loud and fits perfectly in our home. Because of our love of How I Met Your Mother and our bird's love of singing, we decided to name her Robin Sparkles. However, she is also yellow with a lot of green on her belly, so we call her Baylor for short. She's our little Baylor Bird and we love her :)