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Life Update: Summer 2018

HELLO friends and family! I wanted to give you all a little update on my life the past year-where I’ve been, how I’ve been, etc. First of all let’s start with…

School:
I’m currently in my senior year of college, studying my bachelors in psychology. I have this summer quarter left and then two more classes! I was initially supposed to be done this summer but ended up not being able to get into a class because I was taking the prerequisite at the same time (thanks academic advisor) anyway…so I dropped another class in order to have a lighter summer load and will be graduating in October.

It’s so close yet seems so far. I keep having to remind myself that it’s not a race or competition and that I am already about two years ahead but impatience is just a cornerstone of my personality (UGH LOL). 😩

I’m honestly not sure what I want to do once I complete my bachelors. Maybe go on to get my masters? However, currently I am interning at a local police station and I am LIVING FOR IT.

Internship:
That brings me to the second huge thing going on in my life at the moment-interning at a police station. I started last week and it has already been an amazing experience. I feel like there is just so much knowledge to gain on psychology and dealing with people that I have trouble absorbing it all.

I’m enjoying every second of it, even though it involves getting up early than I’m used to and being on my feet for long periods of time. It makes me feel like I am making a difference in my community.

Work:
I’m still a nanny full time and let me tel you it can be tiring-but it is also very much rewarding. I see these little girls being shaped into great people everyday and it makes me feel so wonderful to have an influence in their lives and growing up. I also feel like it is preparing me for future motherhood.

Some days I feel like I have it down. I think I could have a kid anytime now and do awesome. The girls I nanny are behaving great and I’m feeling good about making an impact. Other days, I feel like I never want kids and literally just need a Venti Latte with about five shots of espresso.

I’m not sure what life has in store for me in the next few years career wise but I do know that currently I enjoy where I’m at.

Relationships:
It’s super hard having a long distance best friend. I had always heard that but never really experienced it until Victoria went off to college. It was a ROUGH adjustment. I felt super alone for the longest time without my best friend here.

It’s still difficult but I have found it is easier when I spend more time investing in my relationships with people here when I feel lonely.

Jonathan and I are still dating! We’re coming up on two years this August and he has continued to be one of my biggest supporters through these last years. I am so high strung and get stressed easily and he is the exact opposite which is very calming for me.

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I believe that’s all I have for a life update right now!! I really want to blog consistently but realize that I am also horrible at it! 😅 I have so many things I want to write about though and would love to hear your thoughts! Should I write more about nannying, being an intern, surviving college and working full time? Long distance friendships? Send me a message or leave a comment on what your think I should write about!

Xoxox,
Ruby Marie

 

 

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Off to Mexico

Days like today remind me of how blessed I am to be alive.

I went shopping with Victoria and Anne, where a lady who worked there told Victoria and I that we were too big for the sizes we were about to try on. (Even though they fit just fine.) but ya know what? It didn’t phase me for more than a a couple minutes.

Cause honestly screw our western beauty standards of size zero girls being ideal, I like my not size zero body more than I ever liked being stick thin. As Anne would describe it we’re “curvy and wonderful” lol

But moving on from that whole ordeal I ended up finding a pretty prom dress with time left over to go to Panera before Younglife. Which always makes it a good day.

Another thing that makes a good day, even a good Monday: Younglife! I was so happy to give the talk tonight on how there is a bigger purpose for the pain in life. (Which I might post more about on here later.)

After this we all went to McDonald’s and I just gotta say, I feel so blessed by all the Junior High girls I know. Like dang. I wish I had been that mature/nice/thoughtful etc… when I was their age.😂 They are seriously blessings to my life and bring me so much joy.

And finally, something that is also bringing me joy today is the fact that I leave for Mexico TOMORROW!! I cannot believe it’s already here and I am so looking forward to this little road trip with Tay. It is going to be a blast & I will be sure to keep you all updated❤️

Love,

Ruby Marie