Showing posts from June, 2018

Life Update 6/13/18

Hi busy bees! This is Dori here, updating you on my life. So buckle up, buttercups.

There really hasn't been much change since May! So I graduated with my master's degree. The debt I have is scary. Education is great, but, HOT DAMN, it is not free. Next stop: doctorate?

I got a full-time job! I'm a shift supervisor at Rite Aid. It's rough working 40 hour weeks but it's been a month and I've learned so much! I close for the first time by myself tomorrow and I'm nervous and excited to be on my own (+cashiers). I get paid decent and my store manager and assistant manager are the coolest. I often forget I'm at work and feel like I'm working on a project with some friends. I just wish we were allowed to utilize social media. Because it's the nicest Rite Aid with so many products, especially liquor.

Otherwise, things are pretty quiet/the same. We are going to start kicking butt on the remodel of our house. We have some things we want to change and …


Hello, strangers. I miss you all. I've been absent. Absent from the blog. Mostly absent from social media. Absent from friends. Absent from life.

I have been busy and my life is becoming a blur. My body isn't used to this new routine of waking up early, working long hours, lifting, walking around 5 miles a day, and so on. My body doesn't like it. My brain is exhausted beyond belief. It's been less than a month since I graduated with my master's and got a full-time job. I love my job, but I've yet to settle into a routine. I feel like I'm drowning. How will I have time to exist?!

This has caused me to be super absent from many aspects of my life. I hate it. I like to have balance. I'm lacking so much balance. I love my job. I love blogging. I love my friends and family. I love it all, but I'm in a weird funk of hectic mess.

I'll figure it out eventually...

How Music Connects with Memories

Last night, I went to a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio. I saw New Found Glory, Bayside, The Movielife, and Ryan Key (solo act; from Yellowcard). During Ryan's set, he played "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard. The entire room sang-a-long with such emotion. I swear you could taste it. But, this made me really start reminiscing about moments and people that I associate with that song. I think of living in Myrtle Beach, first and foremost. I remember when that song was released and it would play on the radio constantly. I remember driving down Holmestown Road with the windows down a little, singing it as loud as I could. The next song to play was "Humps" by the Black-Eyed Peas. I think of the childhood crush that I associated this song with at the time. Yellowcard, overall, makes me think of Kelly McKinney and the summer days & nights we would spend together, blasting Yellowcard loud in the VW bug. It's insane how many associates people can make from music.