Oh Hey, Life!

I've been a busy girl these past two weeks. Interviews, research papers, tests, Turkish class and all of that life stuff has been getting in the way of posting regularly. Oh well! I suppose it's a good thing when life gets in the way of the internet.

Life has been looking up for me on the job front. I'm waiting to hear back on two positions I interviewed for, and what I'm finding is when you feel stuck in your job, you must find a way to make your own options! I might get chastised for this statement, but I hate when people say, "If you don't like your job, just quit!"

Noooooo...sorry that you're living in fantasy land, or that daddy supports your spontaneous decisions, but us bill-payers can't just up and quit. But, the key is to look for other options and jobs as if you've quit and your livelihood depends on it. I refuse to succumb to a feeling of being stuck. Currently, I'm smiling big as I un-stick myself and take back the control as the master of my own destiny...

Life is good. And life is damn busy! But the busy-ness also includes: going to Marie Callender's pie runs with the roomie, visiting other states, going to circus shows (more on this later), watching Lost religiously, and frequenting the indie movie theaters to watch My Week With Marilyn and A Dangerous Method. Oh, and reserarch papers. Those damned research papers!

Again, I'm smiling. What have you been up to? And what have you been smiling about?


  1. i want to see my week with marilyn!!
    being busy is the best.
    three cheers for ashley for taking control of destiny.
    i like this post.

  2. Lovely blog.

  3. Can't wait to hear more about the circus show! And fingers crossed for you on the job front.

    (Also - I'm ready to apply to NU now, if you can let me know the best way to go about this. Time to go get it!)

  4. Oh hey Ashley... I hear you on the trying to change your life from within thing, whilst still working at the awful job. I hear you loud. and. clear. Glad you're keeping busy with other things though, and I'm sure you'll be successful in no time. And I'll still be teaching f*^&ing English (in a $100 dress). : )