Monday, May 21, 2012

From Columbus, with love.

As I write this post, I am sitting in my hotel room in Columbus resting before exploring the town with my fellow intern. This trip marks many firsts.

My first business trip, my first time in the capital of our neighbor state, my first time going to business lunches and dinners.

I have only been at Ryerson for almost a month, but I have already checked off many 'big girl' business firsts. This internship has turned into much more than a summer job, it's giving me experience for the future.

For any of you who haven't heard me talk about it, Ryerson is a metal company. Yes, I'm selling metal while working at the beautiful Ambridge industrial park. And no, I'm not wearing a hard hat and a welder's helmet, although I like to tell everyone that I am and Flashdance was a loose interpretation of my life.

To get back on subject, this is my first time traveling without friends and family by my side. And since I love cliches and cheesy sayings, I'm going to say absence makes the heart grow fonder, there's no place like home, home is whenever I'm with you, etc..

Being without having the option to visit my family and friends is a strange thing to get over.

Yesterday, another girl at the office said something that I usually say to one of my friends, and a little homesick pain hit my heart. Only after one day being away.

What can I say but, I belong in Pittsburgh with my family and friends.

So this post is from Columbus with love, and a quick return to Pittsburgh.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Love your baby girl

This post is dedicated to all the mommas out there on the day that celebrates the one woman who is always by our side.

I personally would like to thank my own mom for everything she has done for me. From laying in bed for three months straight just to bring me into this world to staying up with me at night when pet cemetery scared the hell out of me as a child, to checking my 25 page papers, to attending every event i have been in, no matter how big or small, and so much more, you have always been there for me mom. I am the young woman I am today because of you. Even though I'm an almost college grad (who has her own business cards now), I am still and always will be your little girl. Even though it's not enough, all I can possibly say is thank you.

Now for the other most important woman in my life, my grandmas.

For my grandma Norma that's in heaven, I miss not seeing you on day's like today. But I still know your always with me and watching me grow.

To my grandma, Alba. In every picture I have as a toddler before I could walk, you are holding me up to stand on my feet. From that age until now, you were always helping me to stand strong. Your always there to support me (and feed me) and I can't ever say how much you mean to me.

To my readers, tell the mommas in your life how much they mean to you. I think we can all agree they deserve it.