Friday, February 5, 2010

Dear John, Love Lauren

I went to see Dear John tonight. It was amazing, but also not what I expected at all. It makes me want to find a man like John. And it makes me wonder why it seems like some girls get all the luck with guys. Obviously I am not one of them. For some reason I have always traveled with a crowd that is generally younger than me, not by choice that's just what happens. This then leads to dating the 19, 20, 21 year olds and even though that doesn't seem like a lot to my 21, 22, 23 year old self, I think you do a lot of growing in your college years. It becomes very obvious to someone like me, who has gone away to school and traveled halfway around the world when someone has never been across their state line. (And I mean obviously they have, I'm just exaggerating. But in some cases not by much.) It's just hard to connect with someone when they are in a different stage of their life and can't really relate to the things I've done and seen. I've met some of the most interesting people through my travels, I should be doing more of that. And I realize that I am making it increasingly difficult to find someone who fits my criteria. Ahhh! Well, there are always some prospects. :)

In other news, Disney life is actually going really well lately. With our new batch of college program kids, I seem to have been taken out of that category almost completely. I'm getting more privileges, being given a lot more responisibility (as I talked about before), getting raises (at least some of the time) even though I rarely see the benefits of it (paycheck troubles :( ), and just generally getting a lot more trust than I had even a month ago. So all in all it's good to be an extended CP in Hollywoodland. And I'm making new friends! Friends are great, I've missed friends.

And my newest and more exciting piece of news! I think I have a writing job. A real, honest to goodness writing job about what this little nomad knows and loves most, travel. I'm still exchanging e-mails with the head of the company but it looks like it's a go! It's great to see my hopes becoming realities. The reason I started this blog was to have a sample of writing. Being a journalism minor does nothing for me, and I know this. So what do I need? Experience! And I think I'm about to get it! More details to come. . .