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Silent "s" Alexis. 20. Boundary-less.

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Hello world.

Growth, growth, growth. One more month until school starts and I have no idea where life is taking me. In 2 years, I have moved out of my home in Fairfield to go to school in San Francisco and live in a house on my own, had a wonderful roommate who had to move out after several months, had my first job working retail, then ran my own painting business from the ground up during an internship, made it through my first heart-breaking relationship, experienced the dating life, got promoted to a district manager position to work with the company more than full-time and opened my own consulting practice to train a team of interns while taking 16 then 18 units and somehow managed to get a 3.0 GPA, had my first experiences having parties/going out to bars/going clubbing/living the high life, had my first and hopefully last car accident, am in the process of growing this semi-new internship program with this life-consuming yet amazing company, have made two friends this year outside of work that have kept me sane through it all, and have gone back to doing things that keep me happy and healthy such as cooking, hot yoga, Polynesian dancing, and volunteering, all while trying to make ends meet as a college student making repairs on a run-down home.

I have learned so much through it all and cannot be more grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and for the life I’ve been able to live. This world is a crazy place for sure, and time has flown by so quickly.

Yesterday, I almost passed out from heat exhaustion and dehydration, and my yoga instructor told me this, “Treat yourself the way you would treat your daughter. Take care of yourself. Always.” It has been a journey for sure. Lots more tears, laughter, and joy than I would have expected all within such a short amount of time, but I’m glad that I’ve spent my time doing things that have helped me grow into who I am and who I want to be.

Work has consumed a lot of my time since I started at State, but as I get back into the activities that I love, I’m able to reflect on everything that CWP has taught me. Within two years, I have learned how to generate leads for a business, consult clients, close deals, hire & fire my own employees, train & manage hourly and commission-based employees, produce a product for my clients, recruit interns for my team, consult them in running their own businesses, and have generated approximately $350,000 in revenue for myself and my team. Never in my life would I have expected to do that within 2 years.

I am happy to say that, through it all, I haven’t forgotten about the people that I love and about the fact that I was put on this earth to leave a mark in people’s lives, and that is what I intend to do.

People always want to feel meaning in their lives. I think I already have it. Now, I just want to live! Here’s to the people who have worked their butts off to make it to where they are in their lives because I have so much respect for hard workers, here’s to the people who have helped to make a difference in my life, here’s to the people who live their lives trying to make a difference in others’, here’s to all of the family drama that you and I have gone through all of our lives because it’s only made us stronger, and here is to all of the crazy amazing lives that we will live as we grow older and older and older.

And here’s to a new work-life balance because work used to kill me. Now, I actually have time to be productive outside of work haha.

Cheers to the next few months. Let’s see what’s in store!!

”Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” -C.S. Lewis

Lewis Watson

—Nothing

I’d be more of a morning person
If I got to wake up next to you
Well, let me ask you something
Would you be one too

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I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

—Tracee Ellis Ross (via wordsthat-speak)

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And sometimes, we have to remember that some people are just assholes :/ We’re better than them anyway…

This week has been draining -.- Take me back to Vegas pleaaase!

This week has been draining -.- Take me back to Vegas pleaaase!

A Figment of Imagination

I miss my best friends more than anything. I’m a workaholic because I love the work that I do so, so much, but as much as I enjoy the relationships I’ve developed in this company, I still miss the friendships that I’ve built over the years. It’s great seeing that the ones I love are doing well and that they’re happy, but it’s been a bit dull lately living on my own. It’s always so quiet here unless the interns are here for work. I miss having a roommate, and I miss having time to spend with the people who mean a lot to me or with the people that I just want to get to know more. It’s all been about either myself or the interns lately. Scheduling is always an issue. I finish working so late in the day that the only free time that I usually have is between classes when no one else is available or between 9pm-6am when no one really wants to hang out anymore unless they’re planning on partying, which I haven’t even really had the motivation to do because I just want to sit down with some good friends and have some real, genuine conversations. We all don’t make time for each other anymore and we need to. I would be willing to lose sleep to talk to someone who is important to me on the phone. Or I would be willing to take a few minutes out of my day to even say hi just for a few minutes, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the case for everyone. Looking back to when I first moved in and was all alone, it was great because I needed that peace and quiet away from the home that was never really home. Lately, I feel like the silence in my home has been making me lose my mind lol. It would just be nice to get back to meeting people and talking to people just to talk and just to get to know each other or just to catch up. It really is great to know that the ones you love are doing well. I’m doing well myself. Just wish that we all could make more time for each other.

"I’ve only been with the company for 2.5 yrs, but it feels like 10!"

Nothing but numbers…

Pass the Torch - Pt. 4
Such an amazing group of interns. I am so glad that I took the opportunity to become an RC this year because I don’t know what I would be doing with my life if I hadn’t. It’s definitely been a struggle with my first group of interns, but I’m learning and improving, and I love it, and to know that what I’m doing is actually making an impact is such a great feeling. Can’t wait to go to Cancun with them all! Really need to step my game up from here on out because there’s no way I’m going to let myself finish my RC year upset with the results that I got. No way.

Pass the Torch - Pt. 4

Such an amazing group of interns. I am so glad that I took the opportunity to become an RC this year because I don’t know what I would be doing with my life if I hadn’t. It’s definitely been a struggle with my first group of interns, but I’m learning and improving, and I love it, and to know that what I’m doing is actually making an impact is such a great feeling. Can’t wait to go to Cancun with them all! Really need to step my game up from here on out because there’s no way I’m going to let myself finish my RC year upset with the results that I got. No way.

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.

—― Steve Maraboli (via psych-quotes)

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