‘Twas the Season

Hello there and Happy New Year! Yes, I know that it’s been about two months since I last posted. December was BEYOND busy for me with work (and occasional holiday festivities) so, unfortunately, my blog was pushed to the back burner. I’m kinda bummed I didn’t get to do any holiday related posts or anything, but hey, there’s always next year, right? For now, I just wanted to let you guys know what I’ve been up to the past couple of months.

As many of you know, I currently work two retail jobs. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, I had one day off (not counting either holiday). Yep, you read that right–one day off. To say I was exhausted would be an understatement. If any of you have ever worked in retail, then you know that the hours you work are never regular or consistent and that it’s a hundred times worse during the holidays. There were some days that I would get off work at midnight and have to be back in again at eight the next morning. I spent most of my free time catching up on sleep and my waking hours were spent dealing with crowds of people who were often angry and rude. I love the Christmas season but I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish, at least once, that it was over. This whole mentality about it ultimately forced me to make some decisions about my professional future; it’s still a little cloudy but at least I know what I want.

Amidst the hustle and bustle (and downright craziness) of the season, I adopted a dog! Her name is Layla and she’s a two year old Dachshund mix. My family and I weren’t sure we were ready to adopt another dog since it was only a little shy of four months since my dog, Cali, passed away. However, Layla’s story was just too heartbreaking for us not to give her a loving home. After being rescued from a Tennessee puppy mill, Layla was adopted by a family with whom she lived with until this past November. It was at that time that she got into a little scuffle with the family’s other dog, a Chihuahua. This was the second or third time that something like this had happened so the owners deemed her as “aggressive” and brought her to the veterinarian to be euthanized. Luckily, the vet did not think that putting her down was necessary so, after her owners signed her over, Layla lived at the animal hospital with an uncertain future. My brother’s girlfriend happened to be working there at the time and told us about Layla; we knew we had to at least meet her. We’ve had Layla a little over a month now and she’s adjusting very well. I guess you can say fate brought us together…at least it seems that way.

As always, thank you for reading. I’ve missed blogging so much and it feels so good to finally be back! I hope you all had a great (and less hectic) holiday season. Be sure to follow my blog and my socials if you aren’t already! See ya next week!

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