Work – Stress – Life

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Today especially, I feel like my head is going to blow into a million little pieces. I have a headache and I’m just so tired of dealing with stress on the daily. The sad thing is, that it’s not stress between my hubby & me, it’s stress caused by other people. Oye!

All I heard the past 8 months of my unemployed life was:

“You need to be applying for any type of job, minimum wage or higher” 

“You can’t be picky”
“You need to branch out from your town and look”

“We’re not sure you’re really putting in effort to find a job”

“You shouldn’t be set on just office jobs”

Now that I have a job, you’d think I’d get supportive words being thrown at me. Nope. It’s more like this:

“Hopefully you’re getting paid well for how far you have to travel”

“Omg it’s in Sacramento? You couldn’t find something closer??”

“So & So is hiring in Modesto…..”
“I hope this job works out for you”

“That’s too far for you to travel to work”

“Is it really worth it?”

“Is it worth the money?”

Luckily, I have some amazing friends that have supported me and have given me praise on actually getting a job and going the extra mile to provide for my family. People don’t realize that I’ve applied for over 30+ jobs since October. A lot of those jobs I reapplied for every damn month. Not only that but I did photography to help provide as well as continuing doing swagbucks to bring in extra money to cover our storage bill. My hubby supports me with everything and he’s the most supportive person in my life. He was more excited about me getting the job than anyone else. Well, Debra was right there with the excitement hehe. I just wish more people would be more supportive. Yes, I’m making $11/hr but if it means I’ll be at a job I can grow at, one that I will not have panic attacks at, one that I actually – OMG – Like, then everyone should just shut up about trying to get me to find another job already. 

I’m happy with my life currently. Do I wish I made more money? Of course, everyone wishes they made more money but at least I’m not making minimum wage. Woot! Plus, I get to work with furbabies everyday and be around clients who love their pets as much as I do! Score!

I may look like a lazy piece of crap to most people but I run the Subaru Ladies page, set up our events for Paws 4 a Cause, handle merchandise orders, deal with SOTM, contests, giveaways and also do my Subaru Ambassador stuff as well. Not only that but I’m still doing photography part time. That means – Father’s Day photos, engagements, maternity, birth photos, car photos and more! I definitely don’t sit around on my ass all day. On top of that stuff, I do swagbucks throughout the day so I’ll have a little extra money to do stuff with. #definitelynotlazy

I guess at the end of the day you’ll always have people that aren’t supportive and will always give you their .2 [negative nancys] and then there will be people there for you that are good friends and want to see you grow and do great things. I’m thankful for those friends and my hubby for sticking by me through all my melt downs and fun job hunting days. You are true friends and I’m thankful to have you in my life ❤

I guess I’ll say this last since most won’t even read this post. But if I see anymore crap about my new job, bye bye. If I see anyone talking crap to or about my hubby, bye bye. It doesn’t matter if you’re family or not. It’s my life, not yours. Peace!

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Can’t shut my mouth….

I am probably the most horrible person out there solely for the fact that I can’t keep my damn mouth shut. I see something that upsets me and of course, I open my mouth and end up getting yelled at or make matters worse.

Tonight I just couldn’t hold it in and called out a “friend” who was on IG telling another friend that they’d go out for beers. It just shocked me that he could go out for beers when he owes my husband money. It just astounds me that people don’t think “oh let me pay this person back and just not have a social life right now”. I guess I’m one of those people that would rather stay at home, eating top ramen every day to be able to pay my friend back sooner. 

Should I have snapped at him? No. I did it out of defense for my hubby. I tend to get overly upset about something, especially when it has to do with my husband. I can’t stand seeing him get hurt by friend after friend. Or rather, “friend”.

So tonight, I apologized to that person. It was out of line for me to go on IG and start up a post talking crap. I know better than to do that and I let rage get the best of me. This isn’t the person I want to be. It’s time to start changing things. If that means no more facebook and no more IG, then I guess so be it.

I’m done.

Supporting Local No-Kill Animal Shelters

This topic is very close to my heart. I am and always will be, an animal lover. I’ve had cats, rabbits, birds, fish, dogs, a hamster and a snake. If you know me, then you know that I am the founder of Subaru Ladies. It’s a lovely car community with the most amazing ladies ever! It has grown in numbers each and every day and I couldn’t be happier. 

The ladies on the group is really what makes it so amazing. Enthusiastic about Subaru and wanting to learn and share their beauties with the world. All of the ladies are supportive and that’s what I wanted when I created the group. I wanted the group to be different than others. I wanted 100% drama free and 100% family. Where ladies could share their beautiful cars (stock or race car status) with each other and not get judgement on them.

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Moving on. One thing I wanted to start with Subaru Ladies was Paws 4 a Cause. I had helped a girl out in Houston with an event similar for her birthday but unfortunately some people don’t have the heart that others do and she pocketed the donations and food raised at the event. 

Our Paws 4 a Cause event was started in January 2015 as a way to raise money and goods for local no-kill animal shelters. It’s our way to come together as a family and support a good cause. We wanted to be able to get together with our cars and help out the furbabies. Each year we will be hosting an event in a different area, so as to meet more Subaru Ladies and to switch up locations. All of the money raised from stickers and from each event, goes directly to a local no-kill animal shelter.

Why “no-kill” animal shelters? These are the shelters that devote their lives to helping save animals from high kill shelters and placing them in forever homes. Unlike the high kill shelters that mostly give an animal 72 hours to be adopted before being euthanized, these animals get a second chance at life and stay at the shelter till they’re adopted. Some even stay till their last day of life. Even though not all get adopted, those that stay behind at the shelter get to be pampered and loved and get to live out their life comfortably.

It’s our mission to help raise funds each and every year and donate to a new no-kill animal shelter that’s in need. Nearly every shelter runs off strictly donations, nothing else. Many of the owners and workers of these shelters have to dig out of pocket to cover expenses. We’re here to help them out and help save lives.

This is a great way to come together as a car community and support a great cause. You don’t have to own a Subaru to rock a Paws 4 a Cause sticker. Shoot, you don’t even have to be a lady to rock it. It’s like rocking any other organizations sticker. You wouldn’t ask them to take their name off of it just cause you aren’t a lady or you drive a different model car. Who cares?! The sticker is to raise money for animals and honestly, you can buy the sticker and never have it touch a car, that’s fine. But just know that you supported a great cause and are helping out a cat or a dog. We thank you for that.

This year along with our stickers, we will be selling t-shirts, tanks, hoodies and a special product (still in the works) that I hope you all will love. We plan to go above and beyond on our next event that should be around February/March of 2016. Stay tuned for more information on that.

What sets us apart from other car communities/organizations working with charities? Our car organization donates 100% of the profits earned!! Most other car organizations donate 5% up to 25% only. We strive in being able to give our all to our cause. We hope you will too!

Please feel free to share this blog post with all of your animal lover & car friends. It would mean a lot to me and I’m sure, everyone else on the group who is an animal lover/car enthusiast, to see this post surface on other car community pages and help make our event huge!

>> To purchase our 2016 Paws 4 a Cause sticker & other merchandise, check out our online store <<

 

Here are some of the photos & video from our last event! Enjoy!

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