My boyfriend has been out of the country for two weeks so far (4 weeks total), and I'm still at home figuring out what to do with myself. I thought I'd go bat-poop insane, but I'm surprisingly okay. I had the chance to be pretty productive and see my good friends a couple times in the meantime, but it has come to a stop in the last few days ever since I came down with a really annoying cold (in the middle of summer weather too, ridiculous!). Having a cold during 95 degree F weather, ughhhhhh!
It was my first time visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, which I super enjoyed. That day was super eventful…we went to LACMA, had lunch, saw Blue Jasmin the movie, and went to a gay bar ("there's a first for everything" was our motto for that night ).
I went to volunteer at the soup kitchen I've been wanting to volunteer at for the longest time, finally. Most of the volunteers seem to be in high school for required volunteer hours, but some are also there out of free will or older (college or older adults). I picked the afternoon shift because I don't like being late, so I figured starting at noon (12-4pm shift) would give me plenty of time to sleep enough, eat a quick lunch, and leave early for the place. It was the perfect time to go in terms of all of the above, but I think I'll prefer morning shifts instead.
I had fun prepping vegetables and making pigs in a blanket, but I spent most of my hours drying an endless amount of dishes and doing other cleaning errands. It felt like the trays and things to be dried were never-ending, haha. It was still a great experience though! I talked briefly with some of the other volunteer girls and the older chef/workers seem like very nice people. It felt good to have been a part of helping less fortunate people enjoy a great meal. I'd like it even better if I had some friends or family with me, but for now I guess I'll just have to hope I can meet more friendly volunteers in the future.
I definitely would like to continue coming in to help out, hopefully a morning shift so I could do more of the actual food prep. I used to think it was a bummer having to do so many endless chores at home, but you really have things put into perspective when you work at a soup kitchen haha
I also started volunteering at a cancer foundation. From first impressions, the staff/volunteers make it seem like a nice family environment and it seems like a great organization to be involved with.
I've also been continuing my job search. I finally got a job interview (it's just the movie theater, nothing much), but the reference requirements proved more than I could provide…so I kind of had to let that go… *sigh* I really need the experience (I've never worked a paid day in my life) and I need some money coming in right now. The search continues and I just have to keep trying.
I also bought a math practice book to help me improve on the math section of my OAT. It's called the Math Destroyer. Serious business. And it was pricy too, so I hope it helps.
…I realize this is all so painfully boring. So I decided to insert some pics from my LACMA trip. And a picture of that massive chocolate cake we shared during dinner once (my friend treated us out to dinner on his first paycheck haha )