Friday, November 21, 2008

Attacking the Issues One Step at a Time

I plan to keep my job at Dick's for a long time. :) I'm confident that I will impress! Well, I've devised a plan to attack the issues I seem to be having in my life. Not mental or anything, just things such as hair, and keeping myself up.

Hair: There are a few products I would like to try, so I've made a list of the things that I know that I will use. I know my hair now, and I know what I need! So here is a wish list:

CoCasta Shikakai Herbal Hair Oil AKA "HairVeda's Liquid GOLD" - $11

Vatika Frosting HairVeda's Enhanced Coconut Oil - $10

Amala Shampoo with Shikakai Extract - $10

SitriNillah Deep Conditioning Masque
- $8.50

This is way cheaper than what I have been using, which is great! Haircare is very important to me, so I really don't mind splurging on my hair.

I also want to try:

Alter Ego Garlic Treatment Conditioner - $35 (Kind of expensive, but I've heard so many great things about it. My hair has been shedding a lot lately, so this is a must have!)

I would also like to try the hydratherma naturals products soon, I think I may just get the growth lotion first!

GREAT First day!

I started my new job today, and I only worked two hours, but it was two hours well spent! I got to work the register right on, which was cool. I did get a little nervous, and it is kind of hard remembering everything, but I'm sure I'll have it down packed soon!! I'm off Saturday, but I work Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, & Friday I'm working 10 hours because of Black Friday!! Then, that next Saturday I'm getting 8 hours. Before now I would have been complaining about these type of hours, but I'm taking as much as I can! I know that I have to get my money right, so I'm going to do my thing. I still don't know if I am just seasonal, heck, I don't even know how much I make an hour, but I guess anything is better than nothing. I am going to keep a positive attitude, keep a smile, show my personality, and show these people that I deserve to work there!!! I HAVE TO! :) I am sooo grateful to be employed again!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Getting Back on Track

This entire week has been pretty stressful. In the end, it all came together though. Today I was hired at Dick's Sporting Goods, so I didn't have to go a full month being unemployed. I'm excited! I'll be getting some retail experience, finally. I believe I am seasonal, but hopefully if I prove myself worthy, I'll get hired permanent. This time I'm going to take control of my spending habits, and do what I REALLY need to do with my money. The new year is coming quick, and there are a lot of things I want to accomplish.

I really need to get back on track with my healthy hair journey. I have been dealing with a lot of shedding lately, which is scary. It usually sheds when the seasons change though. I'm going to take my hair back to black, no more high lights! In the coming weeks I also plan to try the products, as well as the Hydratherma Naturals products ( ) By this time next year I want full mid-back length, HEALTHY hair. That is the goal!

I also need a laptop computer. I'm sure I will receive my financial aid money, and tax returns by February, and this time I will not be wasting it! I will get me a good laptop, and wireless internet, and I will of course get The Sims 3, that is a must! I want to get an HP laptop. I thought about getting a MAC, but I think I'll wait until next year for that one.

As far as budgeting goes, I know I'll be getting paid every two weeks. I know I'm going to need gas, so I'll fill up ($50) and save an extra ($25) for the next week. I'll pay my credit card bills ($40) and pay my aunt for my prom dress... :) lol. ($50) Sooo, I should have a good bit left over, and I'll be able to save!! YAY!!

As far as school goes, I think I'll come out with pretty decent grades...BETTER than the ones I made in high school. lol. I still have to attend four concerts for my music appreciation class, and I don't know how I'm going to work that out considering that I'll be working!! But, where there is a will, there is a way. Next semester I plan on taking English 102, Psychology, Sociology, and Microeconomics.

I promised myself that I am going to make this job work for me! I'm going to provide excellent customer service, and try my best and give it 200%!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Pressure is ON!

HECTIC! That is the only word I can think of to describe my life right now. Last week I lost my job working at Hilton Head Guest Services as a telemarketer. There are negatives and positives to that. The major negative is that I'm BROKE! The positive is, I don't ever have to go back there. :). I have faith that I will find a new job soon enough.

School has also been a little rough. I can't seem to make any A's! I keep making high C's on my tests, so for finals I plan to bust A's on every single exam! I'm trying to make good grades, I really am. I made a 46 on my first history exam, and on the second I made a 78. Major improvement!! I emailed my teacher and asked about my grade, and I have a high C before the final exam, so I plan on making an A on that exam and bringing that grade up to a B. I'm doing soooo much better in college than I did in high school. So, if anyone ever tells you that you'll fail in college because of your high school ways, there is hope.

I recently applied to the University of Alabama. To transfer you must have 24 credit hours, and a 2.0 GPA. I'll have the 24 credit hours at the end of May, and better than a 2.0 GPA. Hopefully everything works out smoothly. I can't wait to see what happens with my hectic life! lol.