2/12/2017, 12:58am

Mood Music: "Hello My Old Heart" The Oh Hellos

It's been roughly 4 months since I last took the time to reflect on the developments of my life. And my have there been developments! There are a few major life events that have happened in these short months and I think it's finally time I sat down and expressed myself about them.

Number one - the big one! - I got promoted! Not even two months after starting my job as Crew Member at SpireWorks, I was offered a promotion to Training Supervisor to help with the opening of our second storefront in Eagle Rock. I took the responsibilities by the horns and revamped the entire training program. I helped reach out to potential new employees and trained them over the course of four days. We had a stellar grand opening and I have since ensured that the store falls into a pattern of running smooth. I began stepping away more as a shift supervisor over the past week as the store settles and I have high hopes for it's success.

Before the new store opened, however, I had a chance to see friends that I don't see often. Many came round for a holiday party I hosted (which went swimmingly), and a handful of Silver Lake Band Camp friends stayed to hang out and go to Universal Studios. Later, one of my best friends visited all the way from the UK to stay with me. I took a week off work to drive Ellen all over California to see sights and eat food. Spending time with wonderful people was one of my favorite parts of 2016; there's nothing like surrounding yourself with people you love to recharge your batteries.

The final thing I want to talk about today is the amount of time I've recently spent on my own. This is the first time in my life I've pushed myself to better understand me. Think about it; in school you're with friends all day and family all night. In college you're either studying or partying with friends and if not either, probably sleeping. Now, on my days off I actually take days off. I don't have homework to catch up on or meetings to attend or a part time job to fill time. Just within the last few weeks I took a spur of the moment trip to Santa Barbara, hiked in Malibu, and stayed up until 3am doing my hair and makeup just for fun. I'm taking the time and effort to not only better myself, but also figure out who exactly I am and want to become.

(left) Me around 2:30 am; (middle) Two of my training groups after they completed their training; (right) Hiking in Malibu

Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure I'll see you around!