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Blog 012: Q3

Whew, it's been a while.


Hey. Hello. I hope you're doing well, and thank you for putting up with my inconsistent a**. Not that anyone is refreshing their browser for this, but it still means a lot that you're here.


Here's a not so quick recap of Q3. A lot of highs, a couple lows.


Highlights:

+ Got to visit Kauai again

+ Attended the Maui Jim luau

+ Officially took over Home Of The Brave social media

+ Visited my grandma for the first time in four years

+ Went on vacation with my family


Travel Recap:

San Diego, CA | worked with Paige

Kauai, HI | worked with Kelsey and Kamaile

San Diego, CA | worked with Emma and then solo

Cancun, MX | traveled with Gwen

New Orleans, LA | traveled with Trevor, Naomi, Jacob, and Matt

Daytona Beach, FL | solo

St. Louis, MO | PTO, college friend's wedding

Decatur, IL | solo

Dallas, TX > Calgary, AB | solo; met and worked with Emma

Yellowstone | personal travel

Cabo, MX | worked with Paige

Cabo, MX > Ames, IA | worked with Paige and then I was solo



"I'm ill"

I was sick a majority of September and I've had enough. If you read my last blog post, you know that I got Covid at the beginning of September. Well, I was healthy for about 10-ish days after that, and then boom. Sick again. This time, I blame Chipotle, and I'm stubborn, so you know that means I'm never eating there again. Basically, I landed in Des Moines and decided Chipotle sounded good and fresh for dinner. I was simultaneously answering emails and eating dinner, and right when I laid down to watch tv and hopefully fall asleep, I was disturbed by the most shocking stomach pain I've ever had in my life. Next thing I know, I'm experiencing my Chipotle for a second time. The next morning I worked my event, drove home to Peoria, and laid down the rest of the day (which turned into the rest of the week). The following few days, my stomach pain was at zero, but I felt ill. Ya know? Friday came and I was convinced that was my last day on earth. Stomach pain was back on 1,000 so I went to prompt care. Doctor said, "wait it out, eat a bland diet, good luck Charlie". I need health and wellness all Q4.


Pop Culture

Okayyyy, I've been obsessively keeping up with the Ruby Franke case. So bizarre and terrible, but also not shocking. Can we all agree that if we see "harsh parenting" we shouldn't just giggle giggle and turn the other direction? Thank you. I'm sooooo over Taylor Swift. I'm sick of hearing about her. I'm sick of seeing her everywhere. Like, get. a. dang. grip. girls. Joe Jonas is over party is also in full effect, and it's funny because as a 13 year old girl, he was my favorite. Yuck.


Food

Bland diets are not my thing, but here are two foodie things that are my thing.

  1. Tajin belongs on everything: watermelon, mangos, pineapples, cucumbers, tequila. EVERYTHING.

  2. I made a pasta that was so good and fresh. It's not groundbreaking, but I think everyone would love it. Here's what I did. Make your pasta and drain the water. On low, add the pasta back into the pot and add olive oil, cooked peas, garlic salt, pepper, parsley, and lemon juice (or lime juice). Plate it with a green veggie and some chicken. Yeah, you're welcome.

Social Media

My juggling act is top notch if I do say so myself. Aside from my 'real job', I'm in full swing of planning, creating, and posting for Home Of The Brave, Bradley Basketball's NIL collective. I'm also planning, creating, and executing social media content for Red Hot Christmas, a fundraiser benefiting the Salvation Army in Central Illinois. On top of that, I'm trying to get my sh*t together and get my portfolio finished. My to-do list is endless.


Rejection

I recently found out I didn't get a job I applied for. Not by phone call or email... I was ghosted, by my alma mater. I found out through the athletics staff directory that I didn't get the job. Typically, I'm pretty good at handling rejection, but this sparked an idea to do a post on the art of rejection. More to come.


Q3 flicks


thank you love you bye xx

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