Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

1. Lately I've kinda been thinking about doing a complete blog rebranding, as in I have a list of possible new blog names on my phone. I still like From Mississippi With Love, but I seriously don't like having to type it in each time I log into Instagram. I think I'd go for something shorter and more universally appealing. At some point this year I plan on making my blogging habit known to those who know me in real life so as to legitimize my hobby. I want it to be as professional and have as big a following as possible before that and I think a rebranding could be helpful. Am I totally crazy? Anyone have any experience with it? Any advice?

2. I know I joke about it, but Valentine's Day is seriously stressing me out this year. I've been talking to this guy for what seems like forever and in my mind he's totally my Valentine but I don't have any idea what he's thinking. Luckily I don't have to worry about if he's going to take me out that day, and not just because I'm working, but because he's 2 plane rides away. So instead I'm just stressing about if I should text him Happy Valentine's Day (insert kissyface cat emoji) or just pretend like the day doesn't exist. And to make matters even more complicated I refer to him as my boyfriend at work because (1) it's not like they'd ever meet him and it'd be awkward (2) it stops guys from hitting on me (3) it stops people from trying to set me up (4) it's really freaking difficult to explain that you've been talking to a guy for this long without being in an actual relationship. So what do I do when they ask me what he's bought me? Buy myself something and say it's from him?

3. How do you tell your best friend you're not going to her wedding? I think I've mentioned it before but my best friend from college is getting married in July. It's a 7 day Caribbean cruise which sounds great until you realize it'd suck up all my vacation time and cost close to $1000 before you even factor in my plane ticket, island excursions, alcohol, a wedding gift, etc. Plus it's during my birthday and honestly being on a cruise where I know 3 other people just isn't really my idea of a good time. She keeps saying that they picked a destination wedding because they didn't want people to feel like they had to come to the wedding, but I just feel so guilty about not going.

4. I am extremely unhappy in my job. I know I'm probably breaking 5 million rules of job etiquette by saying that, but honestly it's become too much of a burden to keep secret anymore. I know most people don't love their jobs, especially their first job, but this is much more intense than just not loving it. At the risk of sounding over dramatic I feel like I'm in a toxic relationship with it; if I had these feelings about a boyfriend people would make me get out of that relationship. It's not that I have a bad job or I work with bad people; I'm just not happy doing what I do. I feel like this unhappiness is poisoning the rest of my life and I just don't know how much more I can take. If anyone knows of anyone with an opening for someone with a journalism degree and experience in PR/Marketing please send me their way!

Okay so now that I've told you everything that's going on in my life, what's going on in yours?
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