Wednesday, March 31, 2010


So I have been sick. Well trying to fight it, but it has been getting the best of me. On Monday I broke down and bought some NyQuil, since that morning I woke up coughing and my chest was burning. I also hadn't been able to sleep. What sucks is this all came from a stomach ache I had on Wednesday. Hopefully, I am at the end of that.

This past Saturday I was fitted for Candice's wedding. I was VERY disappointed in the measurements [It made me think of the fact that I didn't measure myself before doing the 30-Day Shred]. But the chest part is what's getting me the most. There's no way I am THAT big [sorry not sharing]. Anyway, that became my motivation. The woman making the dress said if we lose weight by the end of May to come back and be remeasured. I WILL make that number lower! HAHA. I also had an interview on Saturday. Actually, it was more of a waste of time if you ask me. It took me over an hour to get there. Parking was INSANE. I finally find a place across the street from the building and walk toward the lobby [at this point I am on time]. In the lobby there were at least 20 people, INCLUDING myself, who were waiting to go up to the 4th floor. Apparently, there was only ONE security guard to let people up. We finally just went in the elevator and prayed it would go up to the 4th floor. We get to the suite and there's AT LEAST 20 people in there! Seriously I was disappointed I rushed there. What made it worse, is that they weren't honoring our appointment times, they called us in the order we signed in... AND it gets worse...I paid $0.75 to park for an hour and I waited for over 40 mins...THEN when I got called into the room my "interview" lasted LESS THAN 2 minutes. It turns out there are 3 positions available and they were interviewing people in the same style from 9-3. My chances of getting that job aren't looking great. I wasn't too worried about that because I had an interview yesterday [Tuesday].

Mind you I took some NyQuil on Monday night. Tuesday morning I woke up feeling groggy as ever! Good thing the interview was scheduled for 4:45 AND it was near Miller Barondess =) So I was completely familiar with where it was. I showed up a little, ok an hour [when I parked] early. You can't chance LA traffic, I'm just saying. I met with 2 women and PERSONALLY I think the interview went well. Never have I felt this way about an interview, but as we were walking out she said they'll be calling for 2nd round interviews next week. I was pretty excited. Then I thought, I have been on one before and that didn't turn out too well. We will see.

Today was the day! I decided enough is enough. I got off my BUTT and headed to the gym. I took my phlemmy self to the gym. I did the elliptical for 45 minutes! I am so proud of myself. Man was I sweaty. I also weighed myself AND I have not lost OR gained anything. I guess you can say that's good because I did drop like a size and a half, so that's good INCH wise =)

My new plan is this: Mon-Fri Get up and go to the gym, rest and workout with Jillian or vice versa. When I get a job it will be gym first and Jillian after. I would like to lose 25 pounds by the end of May. The way I see it, that will be a good amount lost to get remeasured and then by the time Candice's wedding is here [July 3rd], well before then if it needs to be taken in, it won't be too drastic. I need this. Not only for the wedding, but for me. I am not too happy when I look in the mirror, but I am working on it =)

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH 1 last thing... I got a call int he last 5 minutes of my gym time on the elliptical I get a call from the Census. I got the job! I report on April 21st. The thing is, if I get anything before then I will call them and let them know. I am really crossing my fingers. The Census job will last for 6 weeks and I would have to work a minimum of 24 hours a week. That way if I have interviews, I can still make time for them. That's exciting if you ask me =)

That's all for now! Have a good one!

BTW - Congrats to Jenalee and her husband Joel, on moving into their NEW home! I am so happy for them =)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Today March 29th

My sister is 21! I feel old =( More to come later... If I remember

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I feel a little BLAH today. I was texting Candice earlier and told her I feel good. I mean I do and I promise I wasn't lying. I need to work out and I am trying to find anything to do so I don't have to. LOL it's so not working though. It's only 20 minutes. What's my problem? I have no idea.

Just a little rant before I start my workout. I am on Level 2 this week. Saturday is closer. I cannot wait. Getting fitted for a dress <3

Oh and tomorrow I am going to AppleOne, an employment agency. I need all the help I can get right about now. I can't depend on Will for everything and I am bowling just to be able to bowl the next week. I don't know how much longer that's going to last though. Anywho, I am meeting with them tomorrow so they can assist me in finding a job. I applied for a legal assistant, or secretary [pretty much the same thing] position on Monster and I got a response to register and what not. Hopefully, they can help me. My fingers are crossed and I have Hebrews 11:1 to thank... also Candice's mom who turned me on to that.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
-Hebrews 11:1

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My laugh of the day!

I walked across the street to Vons to pick up some things for dinner. I get what I need and walk out. There's these 2 guys standing there. One says to me "Hey pretty lady, you dropped something." I turned to him and looked cause I knew I didn't drop anything. He then says "A conversation...Can we pick it up over here?"

The guy standing next to him started busting up. I even laughed. All I could think to say was "No, sorry, I have to go make dinner..." I walked away laughing.

Just to let you know, no boobs were showing [normally they would be showing lol]. I had on a green tank from Old Navy with a flower design, shorts, and flip flops.

What was I thinking?

Last week I didn't work out because I was having a MAJOR case of being a woman. Felt like I was hit by a train. I started on Level 1 again with Jillian and let me tell you, my arms HATE me! It's a good hate though I am sure. I also got an email from Miller Barondess, LLP. about needing me again, but then got another one stating that the numbers aren't what they were expecting so they may not need me [my luck just keeps getting better, I say sarcastically]. HOWEVER, I did get a letter of recommendation that I HOPE will help me. I PRAY it will help me. I applied to more places and I will be applying to more. I am not giving up. I can't.

On another note, a follower of mine suggested to her followers to try SwagBucks. I am loving this site because in the end I will be able to cash in my swagbucks for FREE gift cards. If you could do me a favor and search the widget I placed below. It's just like Google and Yahoo!

Hope you guys are wearing green! Have a good one!

Monday, March 15, 2010


It finally came. The dreaded email from MAK:

Dear Arisha:

We would like to thank you for showing interest and taking the time to interview for the legal assistant position with our firm. This letter will serve to inform you that the position you were interviewing for has been filled.
We wish you well in your future endeavors.
Thank you.

I know that no one likes rejection, but I don't want that to be the story of my life. I absolutely HATE not having a job. I mean people who have jobs complain about their jobs and envy people who sit around at home, let me assure you, it's NOT fun. There's only so much cleaning I can do AND nothing on TV. I just applied for over 30 jobs on Craigslist. I am still not giving up, but I am losing patience. I pray God can bless me with a job. I know if he's bringing this struggle to me that he knows I can handle it and I WILL get through it. I just hope it is sooner than later because my sister has until today to move out of Will and my place. She is on some other stuff right now [like a crazy bug hit her]. There's more detail but I don't think it's fair to talk about her in this blog; the only reason I am bringing this up is because I need to have some kind of income to make rent. The money I got from the previous job covered my rent through April [which is next month!]. Needless to say I am getting stressed. Thankfully this blog is allowing me to vent a bit.

Nothing too exciting has happened lately, worth sharing, LoL.

I need to start working out again. I took a week off due to some MAJOR feminine issues. I need to get back on the grind.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Third Time is NOT a Charm =(

So this morning I wake up and I am not even up long when I receive this email:

Dear Arisha,

Thank you for taking the time to come in to meet with me last week, I am not able to offer you a position at this time. Please understand that there were many applicants and it is a very difficult decision making process. I will be happy to keep your information on file in the event that other opportunities arise in the future. Again, thank you for all your efforts and best wishes.

Needless to say I was PRETTY bummed. But I figured that was ok because I felt I would get the job in Long Beach. I was invited back for a Second Round interview. I met with the attorney on Monday and it sounded beyond promising. He told me they would know by the end of the week. Well, it's the end of the week I guess because this afternoon I received this email:


Thank you for interviewing for the legal assistant position with our firm.
At this time, the position has been filled.
We will keep your resume on hand in case our hiring needs change in the near future.
We wish you much success in your future endeavors.

Double =(

2 rejections in 1 day? Really? Wow! I am sad. I thought the interviews went well. Especially the one in Long Beach because I was invited back. With the first one the lawyer was FASCINATED that I bowled and it lasted longer than 15 minutes [the time he alotted for the interviews]. I thought I would actually get both jobs and have to choose. Well guess that choice is easy because I don't have to choose. I still have been sending out resumes. But I need to focus more. I don't have long to find a job, that's for sure. I have bills that need to be paid and I am now starting to worry about my finances. I still haven't heard from MAK, but I am not holding my breath. The interviewer STILL hasn't emailed me back and she told me that's the best way to reach her. Yeah right!

I would just like to add that I am feeling Jenalee. On Monday she posted a song by Bryan White and I am feeling that way. I really do feel like I am wishing on someone else's star and someone else keeps getting what I'm wishing for! And why can't I be as lucky as those other people are? With the same respect, yesterday she posted this song that is so beautiful, it's called LOVE LIKE CRAZY <3 Look it up, it's by Lee Brice

Monday, March 8, 2010

Being a Woman

Sometimes sucks!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Third Time's a Charm?

Last year when I was on the job hunt, I was getting really discouraged because I was sending out a bunch of resumes and receiving no response. My good buddy candice told me that it takes time and that people don't respond right away. Well I am feeling like that now. Last week I was called in for an interview at a very prestigious law firm. I honestly thought the interview went well because the interviewer was talking to me like I already had the job. PLUS I was dreaming that I got the job there as well [I took that as a good sign]. I haven't heard back from them, when I was told they would let me know Monday or Tuesday. On Monday Yamo's brother Kevin said it was a good sign I didn't find out right away because if you get a quick response, it's typically a rejection. That helped me stay positive.

I got a call Wednesday [I believe] to interview at a small law firm on Friday at 12:30. I took the interview and I figured that if things changed, like if I got the job at MAK, I would just cancel the email. Still nothing from them. I am not going to pass up the opportunity to get a job. PLUS if I am meant to be there, then I will get there eventually.

So today I spent the day with Will, Krischna, and little Miss. Kaylyn. They practiced and I babysat. We came back to the house and Will left to get his hair braided. Krischna and I were taking care of Avon business. At 6:20 PM my phone rings and it's a (562) number. I am thinking it's a potential customer for Avon. NOPE! It was a law firm in Long Beach wanting to know if I was still interested in being their legal assistant. She gave me a mini phone interview and I guess she liked what she heard because she set up a meeting/interview with me for Friday as well. I like what I heard about the company as well. It's a good schedule and the way I see it, it's kind of close to the house =)

So YES, I have TWO interviews tomorrow, or should I say, later today!! One is at 12:30 and then the other is at 3. I hope I make it to the second one on time. The first one is in Los Angeles. I will call if I am running late. I am so excited! And it just goes to show that it does take time for people to respond to resumes sent out. I just hate waiting. Hopefully it pays off. Now off to try and get some sleep =)