Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Growing Up Way Too Fast!

I've noticed a lot of changes have been happening in my life, all for the good, but still they are changes.

I finished school in December and didn't really know what to expect in the new year. In the past few months I've gotten pretty frustrated looking for a professional, trying to figure out what I wanted to do, got booted out of my room while my brother, sister in law and nephew were living with us and at times even felt lonely.

However, things are starting to look up. I started to crack down in my job hunt. I've been preparing the past 2 weeks for a networking party held on Thursday. The agenda of the party is to give a 1 minute speech about myself to an audience of about 150 companies. Following the speeches, we are then given a chance to talk to all the employers who are interested in us and swap cards, info, etc. To prepare for this event, I totally redesigned my resume (making it more graphical looking than a simple word document), created a new business card, and am currently designing my very own website.

Today things got even more interesting. I had a second interview with a new company that is starting a new label for beauty/toiletry products. They are looking to train someone just out of school and seem to think quite highly of me. In fact, it freaks me out a bit since now I feel the pressure is on and I"m really going to have to work at it to keep this image they have of me as true as possible. I"m not exactly sure on my specific work tasks but I'll be working under the art director who will act as a mentor and really get me involved in the beauty/fashion/marketing realm. I'm also going to have to work with the team and not only listen to what ideas they have to offer, but offer my own ideas as well. I get to use my chemistry skills of researching journals for experiments by researching for trends in the market - what's hot, what's not, etc. It sounds very push-pull. I'm going to get my own office with a brand spanking new Mac!

With that in mind, I'm going to have to quit my job at Old Navy. I'm playing with the idea of maybe working on Sundays, but only time will tell.

I've also noticed a change in my need for going out. I've started to slow down a bit. While in Australia, I went out almost every night (of course, I was on vacation). Now I go out maybe twice a week and I've hardly been drinking. I haven't gotten drunk in the longest time. This may partly be due to my getting older in age. I think the fact that I"m dating someone is also a factor. Yes you heard correctly, I'm dating someone. I really don't want to go into detail so here's the answers to the obvious questions:
-It's been 3 months
-She's Jewish
-We met through the Internet

Since dating someone, of course I've been spending a lot of time with her, and also driving more downtown, hence the decline in drinking. Plus, instead of going out partying all the time, I've come to enjoy just staying home and watching a movie.

So as much as I can only hope for more positives changes to occur in the future, my plan right now is to handle all the current ones and see what happens.

Getting older sure is scary!


Mariana said...

CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK RELATIONSHIP STATUS! It is my only accepted news-source.

You're doing an awesome job of growing up, just so you know. Stay cool!

Emilie said...

Josh, I feel like everyone who reads this blog already knows about your relationship status... but that's cool. At least you're writing about slightly juicier topics than your poor sense of direction. hehe jk...

seriously though, don't knock partying all together. Staying in and chilling out is fun, but just don't get boring and become one of those couples that spend all their time together in front of the television. yawn. (it's also a relationship killer!)

congrats on the hot new job!!! I'm so happy you're a mac person now. No self-respecting graphic designer (or human, for that matter) should use a PC. :-p

marc said...

Ah, a lady-friend. That would explain the slow-down in blogging.

Anonymous said...

Way to go buddy. Welcome to manhood. That's right, it ain't all that lovey dovey Barmitzvah stuff, it's also realizing the slow grinding process of time and its inevitable climax. At least you have someone to watch it with now though.