Advice, College Life, Life, Post-Grad Life, Respect

A Perfect Life Sucks!

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Dear Life,

Before I graduated from college, my mind was on Optimistic Island, where I believed that completing a college degree is going to lead me into a world full of fine jobs starting at least on a $30,000 salary scale…

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Oh boy was I DEAD wrong!

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In case some of you are new to this blog site ,or probably missed some of my previous “post-grad blog series”, after college, I went to career fairs, applied for numerous job positions, and tried to network with friendly strangers (also became single for the first time in six years). In result, I held a temporary job as an assessment rater (graded state-wide tests) and now, I am back working full-time (more like 30 hours per week) in retail…

Now of course, there is appreciation for having a job to pay my bills and survive, but to make a living on my own is very impossible.

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However, I am still job-hunting for something better. I just have to keep trying and sometimes use the job I have now to meet and network because you never know who you will meet that will change some of your life for the better.

Gosh, I do envy my cousin sometimes. She is older, currently trying to finish her college degree, but already has a job working for an insurance company that pays her so well that she is able to live on her own and travel to places every season like Las Vegas!

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As for me, I am back living with my mother. However, I cannot complain, but stress that I am not where I want to be right now. On some days, I do question my abilities and wonder what I am doing wrong to prevent greater opportunities from coming. I know for one thing,   I do not fear.

When it comes to job-hunting, I refuse to feel inferior to the hiring managers even when I am a bit nervous. I pretend that I am casually meeting new potential friends with a spice of professionalism of course.

As for applying for jobs, I am only applying three to  five times a week since I have a retail job to fall back on. Before, I was putting so much pressure and stress on me  applying for at least 20 jobs per day to the point when I get emails from different companies about a job interview (mostly  rejection) and I barely remembered which companies I applied for.

 

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Forrest is right…life is like a box of chocolates…I will never know what I am going to get.

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However, life has never been easy. Life is suppose to have struggles, pain, and suffering.

Imagine if life is forever perfect! That will suck, right?

Let’s take…Odysseus for example.  What if he did not have to fight in the Trojan War, bang all the goddesses, and go through hell to return back home to Ithaca. What the plot just said that he went to war, won the war, and returned home to spend time with his son? That will be a boring story, right?

Here is another example, what if Mufasa from the Lion King movie never died? What if Scar was really a good uncle? Would Simba really be the rightful and happy king of the pride lands without the suffering and discovering who he was with the help of Timon and Pumba?! Without Timon and Pumba, we will never know Hakuna Matata!

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What I am trying to say is that…LIFE IS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE PERFECT!

It is okay to go through some things that we sometimes cannot control like our emotions and mentality! If you have depression, anxiety, or other mental illness that is preventing you from having joy, remember that you are creating a beautiful life story of getting better even it is one step at a time. When you come out of that dark moment of your life, you should celebrate it and share that perfect dark yet beautiful life story to someone who is still in the dark trying to get out.  Of course mental illness is not a perfect happy story, but it is a perfect uplifting inspiration for someone who needs to hear it to know that they are NOT alone.

Having an imperfect life defines who we are. So Forrest, pass that box of chocolates!

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Life Lesson #87: “Life does not give you seat-belts.” -Lego Batman

Thank You,

Lady Elle~

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Happy 20th Birthday! New York, Here I Come!

Happy Birthday Lady Elle~
Happy Birthday Lady Elle~

 

Dear Birthday,

*Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday Dear Lady Elle, you’re going to New York City!  New York City!!!!

Yesterday was my 2oth birthday and I had a wonderful time with a few beautiful and exciting surprises from my beautiful Mimi (mother)  and my lover Mr. Bird!

On a beautiful birthday morning, I woke up refreshed and later Mr. Bird treated me for breakfast at our favorite Waffle House restaurant.  Yes, we do have our favorite waffle house because most waffle houses are dirty, old, and full of roaches.  Our waffle house is clean, fresh, and friendly.

After Waffle House, Mimi, Mr.Bird and I went to the jewelry store and sold our old gold and bought new charms for my Pandora bracelet. My mimi bought  me a  Statue of Liberty charm. At first, I was wondering why my mimi decided to buy the Statue of Liberty charm until she revealed a huge surprise that we are going to……NEW YORK CITY!!!  I got really excited about the news because I always wanted to go or maybe live in a big city like New York.  Since I will be going there this weekend, I shall decide whether I should live there when the future comes.

With my Statue of Liberty charm, Mr. Bird wanted to buy another Pandora charm for me and I chose the charm with pink gems with a peace sign. I chose it because the pink gems signifies my father, my grandfather, and  my other family members who were affected by cancer.  My father died of cancer when I was only three years old. My grandfather died few years ago with prostate cancer.  I hate cancer. Sometimes I fear that I may later have cancer too, but I try my best to avoid that thought.  I cannot let that thought get to me.
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After we went to the jewelry store, Mr. Bird wanted to take me somewhere and it was indeed somewhere. Somewhere I did not recognize ,but there was a  beautiful house. He parked in front of the house and told me to wait in the car.  He went inside the house. For the past two minutes I was wonder why we were there.  Mr. Bird came out of the house and escorted me inside the house. The house looked very antique doll-like house.  I was still unsure of who’s house we were in, until FairyCakeMother showed up with a beautiful chocolate cake.

The cake was  a three layer chocolate cake with a beautiful trail of colorful exotic flowers. Here are the  pictures:

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It looks beautiful, right?  I love chocolate and I was so excited to attack that cake! Chocolate is my heavenly weakness. Mr. Bird and I later had a huge slice of that heavenly cake  while we were watching one of my favorite movies, Forrest Gump. I love that movie.  Forrest Gump and Jenny are my favorite movie couples. To me, that movie taught me about the meanings of life and unconditional love.

I had a wonderful birthday and I very excited about going to  New York! I have already made a list of the places I want to go. Here it is:

1. Statue of Liberty

2.  Tiffany & Co.  Where Audrey Hepburn stood in front of from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

3. Broadway

4. New York Square

5.  Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment From Sex and the City

6. 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

There is a lot more , but I am going to leave it at six.

Now that I have joined the 20’s club. I want to say that I have a very strong ambitious future for myself and I need to work hard for it. Also, I am now writing one of  books called, Gifted. I am not going to reveal the plot because  I do not want my ideas to be published by somebody else.  Everyone will have to randomly wait for my future-going-to-be-published book.  Just stay tuned. haha

Life Lesson #46:Life’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

Thanks For Reading!

Lady Elle~