I had recently heard of this job for Bookinabox.com. It sounded really cool and I was very excited to hear that it was open to people anywhere. Like I would be able to work from home or wherever I am. It pretty much sounds like an amazing sales job for a new company. The only catch was I had to make a 2 minute video to send as my “application.” Do you know how hard it is to shorten everything you want to say about how you would be the best choice for a job in under 2 minutes? I mean my last job interview was 3 hours long! )here is a link to the job description http://bookinabox.com/hire-me.)
I had only one hour of time I could put into this task due to my 6-day-a-week work schedule and all the errands on my only day off (and some other things I cannot mention.) Every one of my fifteen attempts to make the perfect video (using my phone because the lighting in my apartment was not compatible with my laptop) was not perfect. The first few tries were way longer than 2 minutes. Closer to 3 minutes. The last couple tries I either forgot one of the key points I wanted to get in or because of the delay starting the video did not pick up my full name. I had a lot of 20 second clips that ended abruptly because I said something wrong, which was really frustrating.
Either way, it came down to 2 videos; one had the key point of organization and the second was better but my name was totally not there and I did not show my organization prop. After sending both videos to my friends (the two of them) I decided to go with the former. Cross your fingers people. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me (that being said I wish I had more free time to perfect a 2 min video…work life totally is not good right now) working for people I like and being able to let my input be heard and not hushed.
Side-note: I would write everything I wanted to say in the video here but then I would have to make this a private post. Since I do not know the emails of anyone at bookinabox to add them to the list of viewers I had to make this public. In case any of you four working at bookinabox.com visit please check out these posts; from May 2014 http://friendsofcarolyn.com/?p=463
and from January 2015 http://friendsofcarolyn.com/?p=504
and from December 2014 http://friendsofcarolyn.com/?p=487 (I’d love to have you read some older posts but those are my favorite current posts.)
Tucker Max, if you are reading this please call me and let me prove to you I am the one you want for this job!
Luckily for us the training classes for my boyfriend’s work are right next to my place (boyfriend lives 5 hours away) and he had training in March this year.
This time I did not have to play tour guide since he was in class and I was working. His class did not start until Tuesday March 10th but he decided to come in on the Saturday before so we would have more time together. It is really nice to have finally found someone who actually cares enough to even think about coming to visit me earlier than he has to. It is also very nice to finally have someone in my life of the opposite sex that is not a big DB 🙂
Of course we had a few things we wanted to do while he was here like make these bacon-scallion biscuits from scratch and go see the movie Unfinished Business. I am not going to be able to write this post in the timeline fashion I tend to write with because I did not write down days and it has been a while so I have forgotten the specifics of the visit. Sorry babe.
Jason really wanted to be the one to cook the biscuits so we went to the store and got all the ingredients and I left him alone in the kitchen and did not help at all. Well, I went into the kitchen before he cut them and I shaped the properly lol. His biscuits turned out great! I even sent a picture of them to his mom! Aww.
Unfinished Business was a pretty funny movie and I still stand but the argument that I would not enjoy a PR-13 rated movie as much as I would a rated R movie! I cannot help that I enjoy vulgar comedy.
So we made biscuits, went to a movie, and since he was here for work we went out to dinner a bunch since the company allowed him $$ for his meals and I know the spots to go where two can eat.
The Friday night he was here I thought about how we haven’t gone out around the Canton area. Each time he has come out this way I always take up to Cleveland which is like an hour away. I decided we would go bowling on Friday night. I won. Both games. It was fun. Fun for both of us.
He was here Saturday night through Saturday morning and it was the nicest week of my life (excluding oversea vacations.)
I really really enjoy almost every second I spend with him. It is different with this one. We don’t fight, we are chill, we seem to be care free, we enjoy the same things, and when we don’t it doesn’t matter because we do it or will try it or just do our own thing. We have changed each other. I have become a little more relaxed in life and not so uptight about planning things out and just going with the flow (um I even agreed to go camping with his family for a weekend in May;scary) and J has gained a broader sense of other people in the world and has opened himself up to new things too. Yeah yeah this post is cheesy but this is my blog so I don’t care. For once I am happy, with a person nonetheless, and I don’t care. Gushy gushy barf!