Cutting #'s -A Hairstylist's Journey to Accounting


Learning to Live as an Adult

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on October 25, 2012

Here we are! We are finally homeowners and it’s fabulous! We have our house, each other, and our dog! What more could we need really?

How about some friends? A job maybe? Oh I know, a life!!!

I am so effing sick of feeling like a good for nothing sack of shit!!! Why is it that I can’t find a job here in a province so much bigger than where I came from, when I could still be frigging working and making a buck at home! I can’t even seem to get a call back to a salon, let alone get a yes on an accounting position! I’ve at least been called for interviews for the accounting ones, but the salons haven’t made a peep!

Why did I even go back to school? Oh right, because I needed a decent paying job! So here I am, miles away from home, applying for anything and everything, and getting shit all! When is everything supposed to turn around and look up for a change?

I mean, it’s great and all that we bought a house, we got an amazing dog, but what the hell am I supposed to be doing? I’m just here doing shit around the house sending resumes off left right and center, and all I get in the evening is “So, what did you do all day?” I sat on my ass and stared at the fricking ceiling all day!! What do you think I did? I made phone calls that had to be made, I emailed resumes off to like a hundred jobs, that are never gonna call me back, and I spent half the day taking the dog out to pee, though you would never say it since she all of a sudden peed on the floor while we were eating the supper that I just finished making for us!!!

I am so sick of feeling useless!

Possibilities

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on September 3, 2012

So there is only one week left of my work term. Luckily, I have a phone interview for a possible job on Tuesday after work! Wish me luck!!

We move into our house in less than 20 days and we have been walking dogs at the local shelters. We met an amazing dog yesterday that we have not been able to stop thinking about since!

20120903-120340.jpg This is Skylar, a 3 year old pittie. She was amazing to walk and LOVED Steph’s little cousins (a huge plus to our getting a dog, if any dog was too rough with them or, for whatever reason, just didn’t get along with them, they were a big no!!) This girl was amazingly gentle with the girls, listened wonderfully, and was just a dream to be around. Needless to say, we fell in love with her!

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We’ve even been considering fostering her after we’ve fully moved in to the house. Although we’re both pretty sure that fostering her would lead to adopting her!

New and Busy Life

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on August 27, 2012

Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been living in Halifax for 2 weeks! Time has just flown by and it feels like I’ve only been here a couple of days!

I got to see our house! I’m so excited to move in! The closing date, right now, is set for September 20. Our stuff should be here September 25, so we’ll be living in our house by the end of the month.

The work term is going well. It’s a lot of paper work and things that I’m not used to, but I’m getting the hang of it. I have two weeks left and a pile of resumes out so, with any luck, either they will keep me or I will have something else when I’m finished. I have been getting a lot of compliments on how fast I have caught on to everything so, here’s to them hopefully keeping me!!

And We’re Off!!

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on August 11, 2012

Today’s the day! We’re on the highway heading across the province and we should be in Halifax tomorrow afternoon!!

My work term is settled. I have to meet with the supervisor Tuesday and I start work Wednesday. It’s located in the same building as Steph’s office, which couldn’t be any more convenient!

Our house is moving along nicely. We have the inspection scheduled for Friday and gods-willing! We’ll be in on time!!! Can’t wait to finally see my new house!!

Lonesome Tonight

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on August 1, 2012

This evening has been an extremely lonely one. These last few weeks have played quite a toll on me I guess. Steph left for Halifax on June 20th and it is now August 1st, this has been a long month and a half. My trip up in early July wasn’t nearly long enough and now it seems like it was forever ago. I only have to wait 10 more days to see her, but that seems like a really long time at the moment.

School is going well. I only have a week and a half left of classes, but that time seems to be dragging its heels to me. Next Friday cannot come soon enough!

On the plus side, I don’t have to worry about my work term. I was sent an email last week telling me that they found me a work term and the location could not be more convenient!! It’s across the street from Steph’s office! (I smell lunch dates!!! Lol!) It’s at a company called Shannex Health Care and I believe they run a bunch of seniors complexes and nursing homes. At least that’s what I gather from their website.

We’re still in the process of getting things in order for the house, ie. financing, inspections, meetings with land owners, etc., hopefully everything goes smoothly and we don’t have anything unforeseen get in the way of us buying it. I can’t wait to move in! It’s such a beautiful house, you’d never say that it was a trailer home. I can’t wait to start looking at furniture, decor, organizational storage and whatnot for it! It’s going to be mine and Steph’s little haven! (and the dog’s too, of course, when that day comes!)

So Many Changes

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on July 27, 2012

It’s been such a strange summer so far. We’ve gone from moving to Halifax and looking at apartments, to not having any luck finding a decent apartment, to joking about buying a house, to seeing a mortgage specialist, to putting in an offer, to having the offer accepted! That’s right, folks! We bought a house!i_2012072623482125 

To make a long story short, we’re REALLY excited about it! We’re going to be “home-owners”!

New Beginnings- or, WTF?!

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on July 5, 2012

l have no clue what’s going on in my life right now, other than I am apparently moving to Halifax. Last August l went back to school to start my life fresh now, all of a sudden school is almost over and I have a little more than a month left in St. John’s! I don’t know where the time has gone all of a sudden. When did it become July? This year has flown by and l didn’t even notice.

It’s funny how fast & slow time can seem at the same time. We never notice it when we have it but when it’s gone we have no idea where it disappeared to. So far school has been awesome, my marks have been great & l have very little to complain about. If only my job was as good.

I’ll never say that going to Firstchoice was a mistake, but working with my manager can be a bit stressful at times. So stressful in fact, that I’ve almost quit a few times because of her. There is a part of me that can’t wait to finish school just so l can put in my notice and never have to deal with her again, even if the other part of me is scared to death of moving to a new province and starting over!

What will l think of Halifax? Will l like it there? Will l be happy with my new career now that I’ve put so much $ into getting here? Only time will tell l guess.

I’m hoping to continue this blog just to keep a record, even if I’m the only one who reads it! Hopefully I’ll get some other people interested in what l have to say. Who knows, maybe I’ll get a following!

Finally Got There!!

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on June 4, 2012

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Finally made my car say BOOBS! Oh yeah! LOL!! I’m very proud of this accomplishment!!

Getting Old

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on February 20, 2011

I don’t know when everything changed, but somewhere in there I got old! No longer do the evenings start at 11pm and end up downtown, only to stumble home at 4am drunk as a skunk! No more HUGE parties where your entire Facebook friends list is invited! No more conversations about where the party will be held next time or who you hope doesn’t get invited. And on that note, no more putting up with people you wish you hadn’t invited!

My parties have turned into dinner dates, where guests arrive at 5pm to eat for 6pm. Then everyone has fabulous dinner table conversations until after dessert when they move into the living room to continue chatting. Those conversations have totally changed as well! Gone are the days of talking about how drunk one is and how much more drunk one will be in a few more minutes!! Now we have mature convo’s about money, jobs, houses, family and pets!

Suddenly I’m an adult! Now at almost 27 this is probably a good thing; but where was I when it happened?!?!

Ow!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by heather0609 on February 16, 2011

So I started going to the gym recently and so far it feels fantastic! My body loves me for the workouts it’s getting, however, I also decided I would go tanning again! I was all excited about getting my bronze on! I had it all planned out to ease my way back into some color other than “glare”. I went out and bought new lotion because mine was all expired and I figured I had it all figured out! NOT so much!!!

I went for 5 mins last week and did ok. This week I upped it to 10, thinking that I was only doubling what I did last week, so I should be ok! WRONG!!! The combination of new lotion and time doubling and I am a crispy critter!!! My everything hurts and it’s not the “good hurt” that the gym usually offers! I look like a cooked lobster and feel as though some one has poured boiling hot water down my back and all over the backs of my legs. My front didn’t get AS BAD a burn, that’s merely a touch rosy, but I am so shocked by how bad my back actually is!

The gym still has my heart but I’m seriously second-guessing the tanning!!! It’ll be a while before I attempt it again, but I’m determined to work through the self-inflicted pain and I’m going to the gym tonight despite how much it’s bound to hurt!!!

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