October has been Good

>> October 21, 2008

I usually like October. And this October has really been a pretty good month, so far. And we still have Halloween left! And the entire point of my job: the Book Festival. I love the crispness of the fall air, and the colors of the Leaves. I have practically become addicted to taking pictures of the different colors. I just love it!

I've also had some fun with friends and family this month. I love hanging out with my brother and sister, and the random fun we have. This last weekend, we played Clue over and over again and it was a lot of fun. We even have fun watching the Presidential debates together. I love watching things like that with my brother and sister, and especially lately. My brother is at a point where he wants to LEARN EVERYTHING and I love it. I never get sick of answering his questions, and this month has been full of them. "Wait, what's the DOW? and, why is it dropping?"

This month, I also went to dinner with Heather and Kim. I wish I had brought my camera! I had planned on it, and somehow the camera didn't make it to Paradise Cafe with me! I love those girls. It's so great to have friends you can talk to about just about anything! We talked for hours about politics and our love for Barack Obama, but mostly our hatred for Sarah Palin. We talked about our TV addictions, and the beauty of DVR (ok, well I talked about DVR. hehe). We talked about our old work, and how each of us has definitely grown out of the people we were when we worked at the Library. Sometimes I am still surprised that after leaving the Library 2 1/2 years ago I still have strong friendships with some of my favorite people from that place. It's awesome and I love it!

School has been kind of hard, I feel like I have to try SUPER hard on my Grant Writing class. Which, frankly, isn't something I've always had to do. I hate when I have to try to learn things! haha. But in reality, it will be a really good asset for me, to know how grant writing works, and be able to apply for them. I've seen how much drama a grant application can cause at a nonprofit.

Work has been fun. I have done things that I have never done before. Like learning how to do public relations, writing press releases, organizing signs for a big event, designing and organizing book marks, postcards, etc for the event and making sure they all get to production on time - with everything spelled correctly, and no sponsors missing. I have really enjoyed it. I will be glad when it's here, this Saturday, and we can focus on "festival wrap up." However, I don't really have a plan for after this job. So I need some time to find a new job! I've been applying, so hopefully something will work out, and I will be able to work it with my class schedule for next semester.

A woman in the Development department at my work has asked me to work part time, from home, just kind of catching them up in their data entry, after the book festival is over. It won't make me rich, but it should be a good experience, more experience with a different facet of a nonprofit can't be a bad thing right? Plus, it will be a little extra money.

I am also starting a new 8-week volunteer assignment on Thursday, with the International Rescue Committee (the IRC) and I am excited! A little nervous, because it is working with kids from different countries, and we work with them, tutor them, etc. I think it will be a lot of fun, I just hope I can understand the child I am placed with, and he or she can understand me and that I start a new friendship.

Well, that's my October so far. How was yours?

Last thing: I am fund raising for UNICEF again this year. If you'd like to donate to my Halloween fund raising effort click here. Make Halloween Count. :)

Haha, one more thing... I know that anyone that even kind of knows me knows that I believe in Obama, and I love him and support him very very much. I love that Colin Powell has endorsed him (see video below). However, I do have to say, no matter what EVERYONE should Vote! It's despicable to me that anyone would not use their voice. I used to have a sign in my Apartment that said: "Don't Vote? Don't Bitch!" and I firmly believe that.


Alisha H. October 21, 2008 at 10:32 AM  

sounds like a fun October. I like the song on your blog too.

Ashley October 21, 2008 at 12:03 PM  

I like your song too! Yay for Obama and Colin Powell! and of course I like the pictures. :) Everyone should definitely vote. Why wouldn't you? Your vote counts.
I thought the tutoring was today, not thursday?

Amanda M October 21, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

I love your slide show with all your fun fall pictures!! Very cool!!
It sounds like you have been so busy this month!! Craziness!! And your tutoring thing sounds really really cool!!
Yay for voting!! I cant wait to vote in only 2 weeks!! And I'm really glad to see that so many people are registering to vote!! It's awesome!!

Kim J October 21, 2008 at 9:54 PM  

That was really fun. I love our get togethers. I can't believe you've been gone for 2 1/2 years.

That interview with Colin Powell was awesome!

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