July Recap!

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* Watched basically every episode of Shark Week

* Celebrated the Fourth of July with my best bud in the best way, soaking up some summer rays

* Chicago went all out to celebrate the US Women’s Soccer Team world cup win

* I returned back to the good ol’ United States and got to spend some quality time at home

* Logan and I had to say hasta luego to Madrid after a year of living there

* My good bye European treat was a case of McDonald’s Macaroons, soooooo tasty

* Holy freckles

* Had lunch a couple times on the Chicago River Walk with BFF #1 & #2

* Went to a super fun wedding with the Cannon Clan

* Kayla and I were scolded multiple times for breaking beach rules we were unaware of #teamnoodle

* Reunited with some great friends at a Rooftop housewarming party, yay friends!

* Enjoyed some free music downtown with the siblings, so lucky to call them my best friends

Stages of a Job Interview

Pre-Interview

Stage 1: Disbelief

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Holy sh*t someone actually called me back for a job interview. Pinch me, pinch me! I must be dreaming.

Stage 2: Ridiculously Excited

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YAYAYAYAY I’m going in, I’m gunna own this, I AM A BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL.

Stage 3: Panic Panic Panic

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Oh my god, I have to talk to people about the things I’ve done and experienced?! But what if they don’t like me?! What if I trip on my way to the interview room?! What if I accidentally swear?!

During the Interview

Stage 4: Rockstar Extrovert

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Wowwww talking about myself is actually super easy. I’m so awesome. Listen to all my cool stories and gaze in amazement at my glory!

Stage 5: Exhaustion

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1 hour down, 1 hour to go. This is so exhausting. I don’t know if I can keep up my rockstar extrovert personality for much longer.

Stage 6: Relief

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I’ve done it! Go me! Also, the interviewers were so nice & personable. I can do anything! The world is my f*cking oyster.

Post Interview

Stage 7: Desperation Station

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HIREEEEEEEEEEEE MEEEEEEEEE!!!! I LOVEEEEEEEE YOU!!!!

Best of luck to my fellow interviewees.

Weekend Recap Vol. 1

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This weekend I adventured to the suburbs of the suburbs for a wedding. Who doesn’t love a good wedding? The bride was beautiful, the decorations were on point, and there was an open bar, need I say more? I’m just going to make a little bulleted list of weekend wedding memories [twitter style].

  • The bride and groom met each other when they were in second grade, but didn’t actually start dating until they were in college #preshtodeath
  • The officiant’s breathing was SUPER distracting & very Darth Vaderish #lukeIamyourfather
  • This wedding marks my first-ever run in with an open bar #REGRETS
  • The party favors were as Midwest as can be #caramelandcheesepopcorn
  • The DJ never played my song request! #foreverbitter

3 Horrible Truths of Dating a Giant

1. You basically have to jog to keep up with them

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Say hello to a nice jog every time the two of you go out for an afternoon stroll. Regardless of how many times you remind them that you were blessed with legs like a corgi, they will never remember to slow down.

2. Holding hands is kinda hard. Along with slow dancing, hugging, and kisses.

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Tippy tippy toes, or bending down to you, the thing is someone will always be compromising ideal comfort in this situation. Also, get ready to lose your ability to breathe easily as you are smothered against their chest.

3. No mirror will ever be good for both of you

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A mirror that’s good for him will only reach the top of your forehead, and a mirror that works for you will only cover his torso. I guess the only way to settle that one is a good ol’ fashioned battle of the sexes (is that like a dual or something? I’m not completely sure on that front).

3 Things I Would/n’t Change

I know, I know, I know. You should love and accept exactly who you are. Whether that be your looks, personality, intelligence, job, or whatever. But don’t we all have those few things about ourselves that we wish we could just change? I sure hope I’m not the only one…

/// 3 Things I would change ///

1. My body type

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UH DUH. Pretty sure everyone has things about their body they would change. Mine would be my frame. As told to me by scientific proof (measuring the distance between my elbow bones), I have a wide body frame. I’d definitely opt to change that one. Gimmeee those long ass legz plz.

2. My anxiety

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I worry. I worry a lot, a lot. So much so that it gets a bit annoying. For example, I have to check my purse for my wallet multiple times, or know where my keys are if I wake up at 3AM. I don’t think I have OCD, but I definitely am a bit of a worry wart. I try to chill. To get perspective, but sometimes I just wish it came more easily to me.

3. My bank account

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How cool would it be to not have to worry about money, ever?! You could buy everyone you love presents, or donate to charities, and I’m not trying to go all Mother Theresa on you because obviously you could also spend a shit ton on yourself. The idea of being able to live without constantly thinking about income would be really neat.

/// 3 Things I wouldn’t Change ///

1. My Relationships

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I’ve really lucked out in this category. I have great friends, family, and even an awesome boytoy friend. I wouldn’t trade them for any of the above.

2. My Work Ethic

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Holy Sh*t guys I am a hardcore worker. Focused, determined, and a self-starter, not to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT. Just for proof: I graduated top of my high school class #3 & I graduated from university in 3 years, with 2 degrees, and the highest honors.

3. My Language

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After spending a year living abroad in Spain, more on that to come in the future, I am so grateful/happy/#blessed to be a native English speaker. It really is the language of the world, of business, of travel, and media. So I’m pretty pumped I understand and speak it nearly perfectly.

10 Facts About Muwah

1. There’s someone out there who looks exactly like me [I’m a twin]

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2. I found a cool dude when I was 16. Now he’s my BFF & love [6 years!]

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3. I pretended to be Spanish for an entire year of my life [I lived & worked in Madrid]

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4. Currently begging companies to hire me #unemployed

5. I live in a place that freezes over for a minimum of 4 months [sweet home Chicago]

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6. I can spot a dog 50+ feet away #skillz

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7. I’m a TV addict, LOUD AND PROUD favs: Parks & Rec, Parenthood, Gilmore Girls [I know I’m kinda basic]

8. My love for frozen yogurt is a little out of control [yo yo fro yo]

9. I feel crippled if there’s no wifi [millennial woes]

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10. I love stories! [reading, writing, listening, telling]

Hey, hi, howdy internet!

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Let’s get to know one another.

The name is Shannon. I’m a  20 something, Midwest native, looking to enhance my story telling game. What better way to get better at writing and telling you about my meanderings through life than a good old fashioned blog?

I’ve had a few blogs in the past, but they’ve served very specific purposes. So this one is for me and telling the story of my life (TBD on that front).