A Year in My Instagram Photos

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When I worked at the Target Photo Studio, I made a story with the apples.

 

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We had really creepy weather.

 

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I started writing a fictional story about a high school crush and myself, while at work. (Up to 13 pages!)

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I went to the Philadelphia Zoo and saw my faves <3.

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I went to a Phillies Game with some friends and broke my streak. (Everytime I went to a game they won, sadly it ended that day.)

 

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I was silly with my friend Morgan, who is sadly away from me and studying in Scotland now. The bitch.

 

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I got a new tattoo. It’s a Native American symbol for butterfly which means “Everlasting Life”.

 

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Trax is still the laziest cat ever!

 

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I went to the Corn Palace again!

 

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I also got to see the Badlands and buffalo in South Dakota again!

 

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I saw my cousin get married in this beautiful place in Sioux City, IA.

 

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I got to visit The Windy City (Chicago) again, and I’m still in love with it!

 

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My boyfriend got to see some new places with me and was the modern day explorer.

 

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Hurricane Sandy left us with a lot of broken branches and no power for 4 days. Not. FUN.

 

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Moved into a new place and had quite a bit of nice snow fall this winter.

 

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And I celebrated Christmas with a new addition to the tree with my awesome camera ornament.

 

 

Not a bad year at all. Here’s hoping more trips and memories are captured.

It has been far too long…

And I’m only back to do this…. shush… no judging allowed. 🙂

 

1. Your Age on the Next Birthday

25

2. Place you’d like to travel to

Barcelona, Spain

3. Your favorite place

Scotland

4. Your favorite object

my iPhone

5. Your favorite food

ICE CREAM!

6. Your favorite animal(s)

Horse

7. Your favorite color(s)

Green, Purple & Hot Pink

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8. The town you were born in

Peru, Illinois

9. The town/city you live in now

Philadelphia

10. Name of a past/current pet

Trax

11. Name of a past/current love (or favorite celebrity if you’re loveless)

John – current ❤ :giggle:

12. Your best friends name

Amy & Christina

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13. Your nickname

Pokey (but I don’t really have one)

14. Your first name

Amanda

15. Your first job

Cashier at Target

16. Current College/School or Old College/School

Arcadia University (alma mater)

17. Addiction?

Jewelry!! Especially interesting jewelry (statement pieces)

Magic

So fantastic news! I got a job at Lane Bryant, its only part-time and I got a pay cut but its a job and it deals with clothes and fashion, things I enjoy more. Super excited about next week. I’ve been taking pictures with my Instagram on my iPhone a lot lately. Completely in love with this app. I bid you adieu to my instagram photos. 🙂 Short post today.

Self-Portrait

Evan and I veggin'

Beautiful Day

Free Wings

I know I’m not the best at keeping this blog updated, but I do have my reasons. One of those reasons was working the WORST possible job on this Earth. You know when you open a newspaper to the job ads and you see the same company over and over looking for the same thing, you think that would tell you something about the company. Well, I wish I knew that before I spent 2 years wasting away and becoming a completely different person than when I first started. If you haven’t figured it out, I quit my job over a week ago. I have never worked in a more degrading place ever, and I’ve worked at Target as a cashier during retail hell (aka Christmas time)! Demanding perfection, and yelling at you and other co-workers to work faster and harder when we’re already giving over 100% and breaking a sweat in over 110 degree weather. Yelling at me that I’m not doing my job does not get you a gold star in my book. HOW DARE you tell me that I’m not doing my job, when I don’t sleep or eat right because I’m working pretty much NON-STOP for 12+ hours a day. Just bad vibes.

These are what I call my Lady GaGa earrings. I LOVE these, so fun and goes great with a black top!

But now I’m free, I snapped and just clocked out (which is NOT something I do!) That place made me a crazy woman (not the good kind). But even though I have bills that will be coming in, and a dwindling checking account, I couldn’t be happier. For once I’m eating right, I’m sleeping regularly, my body doesn’t ache and my feet and legs aren’t in pain. I’ve been working on my jewelry, applying to jobs, catching up on some tv, soaking in some sun. Just enjoying life right now with my boyfriend. My attitude is going back to its cheery and perky self, the bags under my eyes are getting slighter. Now if I could get a job at Potomac Bead Company or Michael’s, I’d be grateful. Not only could I have access to the resources to maturing my jewelry, but it has the creative area for me to be unyielding! I have also decided to start selling my jewelry on Etsy.com. Right now I only have a few of my jewelry up, but I still plenty that need to get photographed first. So please visit my shop and tell your friends. I would be very appreciative.

Ever hopeful and looking at a glass half-full again. 🙂  Let’s hope this bliss lasts.

Cheers!

New Ground

jesus christ on TOAST! It’s been FAR too long! I’m sensing an unfortunate theme. Be as it may, I’ve surprisingly been keeping busy. Mostly at work with a new work schedule that gives me hardly any downtime, and when I do have it I don’t feel like moving my aching body.

Wire wrapped red glass square earrings

But when I’m not at work I’m making jewelry to sell. I’m trying to start a jewelry business and will eventually start selling them on Etsy.com when I get my own site up and running. I need to get Photoshop first. Here are some examples of some of my earrings I’ve made.

I call these my "Punk Princess" earrings

Unfortunately, amid all that, we are moving out of our apartment at the end of April because four of us in a 2 bedroom and a den converted into a bedroom and a cat is needless to say, getting crowded.

Being an adult sucks. I’ve been thinking about Arcadia a lot recently, and how much I could have just stayed a student a little bit longer. Which reminds me, I need to go pay some bills with the very little amount of money I already have.

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Not much of an update, except we got a cat!! Her name is Trax and she is oh so adorable!  We believe she was abandoned by her previous owners because she is litterbox trained and has clipped claws. Its unfortunate that people do this to animals, but because it was getting very cold out lately, we decided to adopt her ourselves. She has been stopping by at the trails that John and his friends made for their BMX biking stuff for a month now, so they’ve been feeding her, but now its just way too cold for her. So now she has a lovely warm apartment for her use 🙂

Trax sleeping

So now I’m going to do this silly deviantART game.

For this game run a image search at deviantart.com for each of your answers. You must use an image from the FIRST page of each search, no flicking through to see what you like! (Ex: if it asks your favorite color then type in red, blue, etc.)
Get it?
Got it?
GO!

1. Your Age on the Next Birthday

24

2. Place you’d like to travel to

Santorini, Greece

3. Your favorite place

Woods

4. Your favorite object

My Cameras

5. Your favorite food

pasta

6. Your favorite animal(s)

Horse

7. Your favorite color(s)

Green, Purple & Hot Pink

8. The town you were born in

Peru, Illinois

9. The town/city you live in now

Philadelphia (technically I live in the burbs but there is more of a variety if I put Philly)

10. Name of a past/current pet

Trax

11. Name of a past/current love (or favorite celebrity if you’re loveless)

John – current ❤ :giggle:

12. Your best friends name

Amy & Christina

13. Your nickname

Pokey (but I don’t really have one)

14. Your first name

Amanda

15. Your first job

Cashier at Target

16. Current College/School or Old College/School

Arcadia University (alma mater)

17. Addiction?

Jewelry!! Especially interesting jewelry (statement pieces)