pics from the fourth + a quick question for you

Saturday, July 7, 2018

so just posting pics may be a new thing around here every once in a while idk lolol (and help the 'M' on m keyboard is sticking so im basically stabbing it every. single. time. yay.)

i've been taking a bit of time this evening to make a list of post topics and ideas and thought HEY why not ask all of you wonderful people what you'd like around here??? SO. here i am:

what do YOU want to see me post about? legit suggest away (topics, my thoughts, tips, lists, tutorials - whateves XD)

fiNAllyyy getting my dslr out to take more pics (although a few of these still are phone pics lol) hope you had an aweso ㅡ *stabs keyboard* ㅡ me fourth and are having a wonderful weekend <33

WHAT ARE YOUR FAV TYPE OF POSTS ON MY BLOG??
FAV PIC?????????????????

ABOUT JUNE

Monday, July 2, 2018

woooww i love summer and how is june already gone???? here's a random sum up of my month + some funnies XD
six yr old sis “you’re the best”

almost setting my alarm for the time i'm supposed to wake up for the time when I should be leaving OOPS

little bro on hot day “I could stay in the fridge for hours”

“We passed 23 cars on the way here” six yr old sis as we get into town

“I’m intelligent right?” little sis

got my whole fam to take the speed typing test XD

lololol me

Going to bed without setting an alarm to wake up early for the first time in WEEKS

me: why do people even shake hands anyways??
julia “yeah like why don’t we shake feet?”
me: ...

so I walked/slammed into a push door bc it was locked
me: lol let’s hope no one saw that *calmly opens other door*
like lololol

me:*is halfway plugging phone in*
phone: *dies*
I did that twice in one week. Like ok then

“I love that pole” - Julia driving
“Oohh you got a new backpack!’ Does it come with instructions? Can I have that box? I want to make a car” - sibling

farming life: “am I tan or is that dirt. probably both”
^^ Painting a ton of kids faces and hands with paint for the summer reading kickoff (and getting an official volunteer card!!!)

“I love smelling marshmallows. I don’t like eating them. Maybe I’ll make a pillow out of marshmallows” - ju

texting with dad lolol


“Why do birds fly around in circles like that? It must be fun. Otherwise they wouldn’t do it” - mom

Me: “is lying on bed*
Ju: *hops on bed*
Me: yeah ok just sit on me

“This is the first time I’ve made eggs and toast without burning something” - bro

JUNE
  • reading. not as much as a used to (summer reading) but enjoying it
  • baking (i really want to do more of this this summer for sure)
  • many pool days, mowing the lawn, and random arting
  • taking SO. MANY. PICS. man you guys, i just got this phone and it already has loads on it lolol
  • went on a little trip to a beach near us at 7pm and it was basically empty and lovely. planning on doing that more <3
  • got together with hannah this weekend!!
  • i journaled a lot, and i'm really liking how i've been changing it up
  • i signed up for segment 2 of drivers ed for next month!! i'm at 42 drive hours (of 50). i also went and practiced parking with my dad -- i can back a truck great into a spot, but can't pull into a normal parking spot to save my life #nice
  • there's not a ton to say..its summer, and i'm loving it <33

HOW ARE YOU ALL?? WHATS UP?
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST THIS MONTH?

MY EXPERIENCE JOB SHADOWING + TIPS

Sunday, June 10, 2018

if you aren't sure what you'd like to do as a career, or even do know, job shadowing might be something that would really help you either way. its an experience I totally recommend! (jsyk I can't say every experience will be wonderful and amazing. but i'm super grateful mine has been <3)

(and if you are curious, I've been shadowing at my local Opthalmology. so, this is based on my experience there. if you do or have shadowed, I hope it is/was as great of an experience as mine!)
WHAT IS JOB SHADOWING?
job shadowing is when you go to somewhere and hang around and observe someone doing the job that you might like to do someday

WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?
bc its a great way to learn if you'd even like that sort of job without spending or investing loads of time into something!

HOW DO I FIND SOMEWHERE TO SHADOW?
first, figure out what you are interested in - whatever it may be. Then find a local business. Go there in person if you can and ask someone there if they'd be willing to let you shadow for a couple days. asking doesn't hurt one bit, the least they can say is no. that's all I did - there was nothing online or anywhere about any shadowing but I just went there and asked and they said yes!

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD SHADOW?
if you weren't quite sure what you'd like to do, like me, there are websites online with loads of jobs and job descriptions. write down anything that remotely interests you, and see if there is anywhere that you can locally shadow. who knows, you may end up liking something!
TIPS FOR JOB SHADOWING

  • be confident in your hand-shaking. Be the first to offer, if you can. Show confidence. and when meeting people, introduce yourself with your full name. Sometimes I would explain I was shadowing and why I was interested if my mentor hadn't already
  • make and keep eye contact
  • listen well and take mental notes
  • do NOT be afraid to ask questions. Ask loads of them! And, pre-think questions you want to ask
  • tell them about yourself and what you do, but don’t go super personal. Be real to them and memorable.
  • ask serious questions for things you actually want to know
  • thank the people you are shadowing for letting you do it! Show appreciation for the time they are taking on you
  • ask yourself why you are here and why you want to do this. Cuz they’ll ask it too, and it’s a good thing to know!
  • blend in and don’t be obnoxious (after all, they do have work to do), but show you are interested and ask questions for things you legit want to know. show them your interest!
  • Learn and remember peoples names that work there. This is a tough one to do if there are a lot of people, but try. Sometimes I’d reintroduce myself to people knowing they likely don’t remember my name and probably feel it awkward to ask. One doctor calls me the “Sarah with the H” lolol
  • Be real. Be professional, but yourself.
  • Ask them what they did to get in this position, what they did for college, and what they would recommend you do. They’ve done this. They have wisdom to share, so ask! And ask everyone you can
QUESTIONS TO ASK
  • why and how did you get into this field?
  • would you recommend it?
  • what do you love/dislike about it?
  • how would you recommend i go about getting into this sort of position?
  • what qualities and skills do you think i should have to work in this sort of job?
  • what kind of college/classes did you do?
  • what would you say your "job duties" are?
  • and then normal questions that stem off from whatever you are talking about. such as, "would you say this is the normal busyness?, was this hard for you to learn?' etc,. these question will obv depend on what you are shadowing

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And as a note, even if you aren’t sure if you’d want to work in a certain field it’s ok to try it. You aren’t committed. It’s just trying something out. You may go into something thinking it’s your dream job, and maybe you find out it isn’t. Or the opposite. You never know. Just ask, and try. I REALLY recommend this - especially before you spend loads on college. 


(i'm really grateful to my parents for helping me figuring all this stuff out and taking the time to care about me and my future. love you both so much! <3) so far I've really been enjoying my time job shadowing. I haven't decided completely yet, but this time has really been helpful. even if I decide in the end that it isn't for me, the experience alone has been so worthwhile and amazing!


HAVE YOU OR WOULD YOU JOB SHADOW?
WHAT FIELD/CAREER ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
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