Thursday, July 11, 2013

There comes a time when you just have to move on.

Well my friends,
The time has come to say goodbye to this here blog.
I feel it has run its course.

The good news, is that I have started a new one!
Swing by and say hello, won't you?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

It's kind of awkward knowing one of the "bachelors"

Are any of you watching The Bachelorette?
I'll tell you a secret...
One of the guys went to my high school.
He was such a d-bag.
He is still a d-bag... I'm sure.
My sister saw him at their 10 year high school reunion and said he hadn't changed a bit.
I mean when you start a "cool kids of high school" club after high school has know that is d-bag status!
I won't disclose which one it is since I feel like I've talked a lot of s*** on him already!
I'm a horrible person.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Moving is intense.

Oh boy.  Why didn't anyone tell me how much was involved with moving?
I've been in Vancouver, Washington for almost 1 whole week now.
It feels longer.
This week was filled with changing insurance (health and car!), changing all information, setting up my room, getting a new car, starting my new job...etc.
Phew.  So tired.

The good news is that I am really enjoying my job.
It is such a change of pace from any job that I have ever had.
I am actually being trained, my bosses bought me a brand new chair, and the people I help on a day to day basis are actually nice and not yelling at me.
It's wonderful.
I still have to get a second job since this one is only part time, so keep your fingers crossed that I get the one that I interviewed for last Tuesday.  I should find out either way about that one this coming Tuesday. *fingers crossed*

The other good news is that I did a bit of exploring.
Here are some crappy iphone photos. 
I'm definitely going to go back with my "fancy" camera and do a bit more!

Mt. Hood- Taken from Fort Vancouver

The Columbian River- Taken from Portland Womens Forum State Park

Multnomah Falls

Portland Rose Gardens

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

And Just Like That...I'm moving.

I had a job interview in Vancouver, WA this week.
Guess what?  I got the job!
It is at a publishing house and I couldn't be more excited.
Sure it's only part time and I'll have to find a second job but it is in the field I want to get into!
I am feverishly looking for a place to live since I start on Monday.
So, goodbye sunny California and hello Vancouver/ Portland!

I've been going through such a crazy mix of emotions.
First I was ecstatically happy, then I was a crying wreck.
I'm leaving my family, my friends.  Everything.
I won't know a single soul in this area, or even within a few hours drive!
I'm trying to look at it as a new start. A new beginning.
We'll see what the next few months have in store for me.

Monday, May 20, 2013

That time I went to Portland, Oregon to do a half marathon.

My friend and I signed up to to the Portland, Oregon Rock n' Roll Half Marathon back in February.
Did I train for this half marathon at all?
That would be a no.
Gah, who am I?
When I met my friend in Portland, I told her I wasn't sure if I was going to do it or not.
She said she wouldn't mind not doing it, so we went all the way to Portland to not do a half marathon.

It was still an adventurous weekend though.
We walked about a mile and a half to our hostel
only to figure out that we had booked it for the wrong night!
I think I nearly died of laughter!
We called many hotels but everywhere was fully booked due to the race.
Luckily, we were able to find a hotel by the airport (they only had a smoking room available, but that sure beats sleeping on the streets!)
and it was another mile and a half walk to the hotel from the train.
We walked all around the city.
We went to the Saturday market which was fantastic.  
Then, we walked another mile and a half to get some Dutch Brothers coffee. 
It is seriously the most delicious coffee you will ever taste. 
If you go to Oregon, you must have Dutch Brothers!
It rained quite a bit on Saturday.  I did not where the right shoes at all.  
My feet were shriveled up like a grandma from all the water!  But, Sunday was gorgeous. 
I'm tempted to move to Portland!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

On digging yourself out of a hole.

It's easy to think of all the things I don't like about my life.
Being unemployed, applying to countless jobs without a response, going to horrifying interviews, still living at home, having no friends, a blog that has taken a backseat, family drama, etc.
However, I had an epiphany the other day.
Image found via Tumblr
 Maybe if I change my attitude, then things will get better.
And even if they don't actually get better, I will at least feel better.
It is so hard being down all the time, 
why not fake being up and see if that actually leads to becoming happier.
Nobody wants to be around a negative person, so I think changing my attitude will change other people's attitude towards me and that in turn will breed more happiness.
At least this is my theory.
I want to be happy, so I need to start looking for the good in everything again.
Change my attitude, my outlook, my interactions, and my thoughts into positive ones.

"Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence."
Barbara Marciniak

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


I changed the name of my blog from Simply Call Me Sylvia to ii follow rivers.
I'm going to make buttons soon!
And I'll probably be making a few format changes as well.

I think this is going to be a new start... I hope!

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