Weekend Shannies: I. Got. The. Job.

October 5, 2013

Well, well, well, lol. I got the job. Can you guys believe it? My nerves and my soul can finally rest... kind of.

I was a mess Friday afternoon. The CEO had still not called me. And for some reason, I thought she would for sure call. I just had this overwhelming feeling. So when I left work, I felt so drained. I skipped the gym, went home, and cried. I was just mentally exhausted from worrying about it so much. I got home around 5 PM from work since I left a little early. I was over life. I ended up leaving my home phone charger at my office so I decided to just leave my phone in the car and let it charge. I go inside and Marq and I sat in the living room and just talked. I needed to vent.

Around 5:45 I went out to my car to grab my phone. I noticed I had three emails, and wouldn't you believe one of them was from the CEO. She emailed me to ask a couple of questions and informally offer me the position. I replied and accepted, and she then called to let me know my formal offer would be emailed to me Monday. I'm really excited for this position. I'm a little bummed about the pay because she isn't starting me as high as I wanted, but it is still worth it because of how much I am going to learn from my CEO. Her company is the 12th fastest growing Real Estate firm in the US. She's has received tons of awards and she only started her company 7 years ago. Once I obtain my Real Estate license, things will be much different. I just need the patience and ensure being a hard worker is my foundation. Cheers to being a self efficient, self made woman!

After the realization set in that I did in fact get the job, Marq and I celebrated by planning my meals and work outs for the week, grocery shopping, picking up my favorite type of food - Greek (I ordered chicken kabobs, yum!) and catching up on "Impractical Jokers". Ha, how great right?

Saturday looked like this:

Up bright and early because our neighborhood community was having a big garage sale. Cars flooded our street! But before we could go to that, I needed to fuel up. I made this most delicious omelet; 3 egg whites, turkey sausage, fat free cottege cheese, and a hint of low fat mozzarella with a side of partially frozen peaches. Yum!

Around 1PM it was time to hit the gym. I had an awesome work out then lots of errands to run - as always. Do errands never end for anyone else or is it just me?
When I finally got back home, it was time to get ready for the evening. I played in my new Urban Decay Vice 2 eye shadow kit with a smokey blue eye. Since my eyes were dark, I paired it with a nude gloss. 

I made the most delicious Cobb style spinach salad for dinner then Marq and I saw "Gravity". And wow what a movie. It was really good! It made me a little motion sick but it was an awesome movie. Sandra Bullock defines amazing and the movie keeps you on edge. It's worth a see. I also finally earned enough points for a free ticket! Yay!

Today I was up bright and early at 8 AM. I slept like crap last night. I went to bed at 2 AM and could not fall back asleep when I accidentally woke up at 8. When Marquis does his cardio in the morning upstairs during show prep, I can hear it through the ceiling so it wakes me up most mornings, ugh. I love his body and I love that he bodybuild's, but going through show prep will him is hard.

At noon I hit the gym. I was going to go to spin class, but instead I decided to do the Elliptical and Lateral machine for an hour of cardio. Kevin Hart helped me get through all of that cardio. "Alright, alright, alriiight", ha! 
After the gym I was about to starve. I decided to pick up a sandwich from a restaurant I have always wanted to try; "Newks Express Cafe". I had the vegetarian sandwich - it was mushrooms, goat cheese, and pesto. Wow it was unbelievable! A little high in Weight Watcher points to be just a sandwich, but it was so delicious.

After I had lunch, it was time to get busy at the house: cleaning, prepping food for the week, and laundry. Below is this weeks meal plan:

  1. Meal 1: 3 egg white omelet with a piece of turkey sausage and fat free cottage cheese and a side of partially frozen strawberries.
  2. Meal 2: Quest Bar
  3. Meal 3: 2 Morning Star vegetarian chicken patties with a side of mixed vegetables, and a Fiber One brownie
  4. Meal 4: PB & J oatmeal (pre workout meal) 1/2 cup coats, 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, and blueberries
  5. Meal 5: GardenIn bean based vegetarian "meat" (I use a variety) with a side of kidney beans, squash, and not pictured my clean potato salad.
  6. Meal 6: Fiber One Protein Bar

Now I just got back from the for the grocery store and I'm about to start making a delicious Sunday dinner for Marq and I. He doesn't well this evening so I'm whipping up something extra delicious: 

Tonight Chef Liz is grilling garlic Parmesan crusted steak, fruit and spinach salad, and rosemary olive oil artisan bread. Complete with a bottle of vino!

Tomorrow I am working until noon then Marquis and I are off to Raleigh for dinner and "America's Got Talent" live! We have second row seats, I am so excited! 

That's about it for me. I realize all in all I have had a pretty boring weekend and my blog entry contains way too many pictures of food, ha! Have a great week everyone!


  1. So HAPPY for you :) Love the weekend pictures, looks like you had a busy time. Best of luck with the new job, and can't wait to hear about it! xoxo :)

  2. YAY!! Congrats on the job! I know that is a huge sigh of relief.
    Also, I've never tried Quest bars but I've heard good things. Must. Try. Asap.


  3. YAY YOU GOT THE JOB! When I saw that on your FB, I was so happy for you!
    I heard Gravity was amazing and I can't wait to see it!

  4. Woo hoo congrats on getting the job!!!! That is awesome sauce.

  5. Congrats on getting the job! That is awesome :)

  6. Kevin gets me through SOOOO many work days. Horray for Comedy on Pandora!!!


  7. How awesome!!!! Congrats on the job sweetie!!!! That steak sounds sooo good!! Newks has awesome pizza!! My brother worked at the one in Ballantyne before he left for the Marines. So yummy!!

  8. I am so happy for you that you got the position! Congrats girl! All of your food pictures are making me hungry! Everything sounds so good! I hope that this week is much better for you now that you know what you are doing next! I have a feeling big things are coming your way!

  9. Congrats again on the job, so excited for you and can't wait to read about how much you love it :) Hard work pays off, congrats girl!

  10. AMAZING!!!!! Congrats my love, I knew you would get it :) xoxoxo

  11. yayyyyyyy!!!! Congrats girlfriend! SO happy for you! xoxo

  12. I am so happy for you, and the new job!! What a stress off your back. Looks like you had a great weekend!

  13. congrats on getting the job girly!!!!!!

  14. That's great news - congrats on the job!! And wow what a weekend - you got tons accomplished, I'm tired just looking at your post! Have a great week!

  15. CONGRATS!! That's awesome news! Good for you girl & best of luck with your new job! :) xo

  16. Excellent! Congrats! That is so exciting and while the pay may not be what you expected, you have the right attitude about all that you will learn from the CEO, especially since she is a proven success story!


    PS. I love how you and Marq celebrated in such a "fit" way. One of the perks of being with someone who is also into fitness :-)

  17. YAHHOOOOO I KNEW YOU WOULD GET IT!!!! So happy for you!!!

  18. Congratulations again!

    Your handwriting is so neat. Mine looks like a serial killer's.

  19. Congratulations on the job!

    And errands never end for me either :-/


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