Wow another year gone and a lot of blog posts not written, haha. Whoops! In any case, Happy New Year!!!! I can’t believe it’s 2016 already. This year is going to be an awesome one, folks, one for the books!
This year I turn 21 years old (actually in 2 weeks, yikes)! And boy it is going to be a mess. My friends and I are planning on celebrating my 21st at one of the local UCF bars called ‘Knight’s Pub’ aka Pub. I, being organized and a planner, made a Facebook event for it called “Brandon’s 21st Black Out or Back Out” (sorry mom). I think it’s going to be a ton of fun and I’m super excited to ring in a new year of life with some of my amazing friends, old and new. But, like always, I’m just excited for my birthday dinner haha. I think this year I want to go downtown and eat on a new lakeside restaurants that I like a lot. Even though all of the little gnats annoy me there’s something about lakeside restaurants that just make you feel hella classy. I’m thinking 310 Lakeside, but I will fill y’all in later! Unless I forget again…… Anyways.
School starts this coming Monday and I am so not in the mood to go back. Part of me wants to be done with college with a real job but the rest realizes the struggle of finishing up my degree and enjoying the remainder of college is a must also. This past semester I did pretty well. My study habits improved a lot and I got really good grades which made me really excited. I know that Finance/Business/Stuff is what I’m supposed to do. I’ve actually narrowed down my career path to 3 different areas: Banking, Financial Advising, and (believe it or not) Restaurants. Banking and Financial Advising would give me that 9-5 Mon-Fri feel that I want, and would also make me feel super professional, but I think Restaurants are where my passion is. Though I have a large passion for helping people too. My plan for right now is to just get as much experience in each of the 3 areas as I can and I’ll figure my life out based on who gives me a job after college, right?
But, speaking of work, I have so much to talk about! So, after about 2.5 years of working for housing I’ve decided to move on from being an RA (resident assistant for those of you just tuning in), because it consumes too much of my time and does not pay me enough money. This Spring Semester is going to be my last, and I’m quite alright with that.
So, what have you been doing for money, you ask? I’ve been working as a Host (or what they call a Service Assistant) at LongHorn Steakhouse, which has been a lot of fun and something that I definitely look forward to during my day. I think working in a restaurant (even though I’m bottom of the totem pole), gave me the assurance that I could handle being a restaurant manager or work corporate and it would be something I enjoy AND care about. But, with everything else in my life, we’ll see what plays out.
I applied for a bank teller job a few weeks ago at a local Wells Fargo and I heard back saying that they would like to interview me, which is hella exciting because Bank Tellers make a ton of money (like double minimum wage, almost) and that would give me banking experience to see if I could work in that environment. I hope to god it works out because that money and experience would be so valuable to me developing professionally, which is something that I’m working on in 2016! I also am waiting to hear back from a Financial Advising internship that I’ve applied for but we shall see what happens with that. I reached out to one of my Fraternity’s alumni (who works for the same company), but I don’t think it was to much avail. That’s okay though, some things in life you have to work for. I’ll end up where I need to be, god willing.
Cheers to 2016 and something amazing happening for all of us!