Whoops, i haven’t been here in a month!
Not much to report. I started my real person job, including real person salary and real person benefits and real person BILLS.

I started running, kind of. But then I rolled a chair over my toe and it bruised the inside of my foot and it hurts to walk. So maybe running is out for the week. At this rate (every other week), I”ll be trained to run a 5K by next January or something…haaaaa


7QT: Things I am grateful for

Linking up with Jen this week from Conversion Diary, as per! I know it’s not Thanksgiving, but there’s always time to be thankful. Here are my 7 for the week:

Job: Today was my last day of my “summer” internship, but I will be continuing work throughout the semester with my work. They also made it rather clear that they anticipate me coming back post-graduation, which means thank you, Jesus, I do not have anything to worry about for the next year.

Laughter: Tonight, J and my cousin Connor came over for dinner. After dinner, we watched Accepted, which is one of my all-time favorite movies. It makes no sense, is super silly and super low budget. I made this reference

during dinner and Connor didn’t understand. And Emily was watching it somewhere else in the world tonight, coincidentally. So I made him watch it. All of my good friends have…
UNSTABLE ERRRRRBS! I hope he got a good laugh because I love this movie.

IMG_0067My dearest one. He is so wonderful in so many ways! But today especially he came over and helped give my house a deep clean, which resulted in him chipping away at calcified hair in the shower drain. He’s such a stud! We also started a reading plan together, which is wonderful. He motivates and encourages me every day to seek after Jesus with all of my heart. He’s the bomb.

A new baby!!!: My brother and his wife delivered their baby (after 41 looong weeks) today! After all that, he’s a brand new daddy and everyone is so excited. 🙂 Yay I’m Auntie Hillary now! Also: just….babies in general make me grateful. Like this one:


Safety: I went on a business trip (fancy, I know…) to the Texas panhandle (not so fancy now…) this past week. Even though they gave us a crossover vehicle instead of an SUV and we maaaaybe returned the car in worse shape than we got it, and luckily none of the landowners carried guns or felt the need to point them at us, and the emergency exit doors on the way home looked like they had been used and reattached, I’m grateful that we all ended up back at home in one piece.

God’s love: Was overwhelmed by my devotional post today at SheReadsTruth. Accepting His love, even though I am so undeserving and His administration of grace is all just astounding that either is possible.

Sleep: Yep, I’m out.

TIL: First day back to work edition

A 1.1 mile run seems like a long way in the sun.

Leaving the house while having to go pee is not a motivator, it’s a reason to quit early.

Don’t go running when you’re hungry.

I still have no idea what is in that dip I eat with my chicken at lunch downstairs.

There are tons of new people.

I am not traveling to Midland tomorrow.

I need to go to the grocery store and do laundry.

Just because someone looks familiar does not mean you have met them before. Especially since he is from another state.

TL; DR – I hate running.

Today is my last day of work…That’s hard to believe. I am giving a presentation on my project today, and then my office is participating in a murder mystery dinner. That should be fascinating…

Less than a month until my mama comes to visit meeeee!


I just received a rejection letter from an unnamed company that I interviewed with in SEPTEMBER. Plus, it’s the weirdest letter I’ve ever  heard.

Dear Hillary,

Thank you for your interest in the Land Intern position at [Company].  We commit to hiring the most qualified individuals for our positions.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law.

This position has been filled.  However, we will be glad to keep your resume on file in the Human Resources Department for 60 days should any other appropriate positions become available.

Thank you again for your interest in [Company]. We wish you success in pursuing your career goals.
1. It’s March first, y’all.
2. I’m pretty sure that any normal person would have just assumed rejection by now.
3. The formatting of this letter is so terribly awkward. “This position has been filled.” It reminds me of Mary Poppins, when she talks to the little puppy.
At least I know that the reason I didn’t get hired was NOT because I am a woman, short, Asian, Korean, Christian, straight, not in the military and not married. They made that extremely clear…