New addition to MTS!

Big news! As of this morning, I am now a new contributor for MyTrendingStories.com! For anyone who doesn’t know what #MTS is, it is a new and upcoming blogging website. I did a lot of research before deciding to go forward with this after they contacted me via Instagram & email last week and I noticed that a lot of people were very skeptical and a lot of people thought it was great and enjoy it very much; so I decided to give it a try!  I haven’t posted any articles yet (I’m still brand new) but for anyone that wants to follow my journey or check it out I’ll post my link in my “About Me” page!

P.s. I’ll still be primarily posting my rants and thoughts here, I love all the input and kindness I get from all of you! 🙂

Relationships are hard…

The one thing I think everyone (including myself) has yet to learn is that relationships are hard. I’ve had a pretty rough last few days with my SO, and I have to tell you that it takes a lot out of me. My philosophy has always been that you can’t let them see how much the situation is really bothering you, even if it is a lot; and I know that’s terrible advice but if I don’t act invincible then is he really going to take me seriously?

I guess I’m still learning is that if I don’t tell him how I’m feeling there’s no way for him to know; he’s not a mind reader & neither am I. However what I’m struggling with is the part where I actually tell him how I’m feeling, and let’s be honest sometimes he doesn’t want to hear it so I don’t get to; and that’s what’s so hard for me. When he just shuts me down why would I want to continue to try to explain how he’s making me feel? I’m terrible at hiding my feelings… so when I don’t get to share what I feel it slowly eats me alive.

I mean, I like to believe that I’m tough and nobody can hurt me but realistically I wear my heart on my sleeve and it be a blessing or a curse, depending on the situation I’m in. I guess I just have to figure out when it’s time to cage my heart and when it’s time to use it. Balance, communication and trust are key to make this all work out for me, and it looks like I’ve got two out of three down. That’s good though, right?

Who do you think you’re talking to?

You know one of the hardest things about working in customer service is, that’s right you guessed it, the CUSTOMERS. I’ve had everything from a man pointing his finger in my face calling me a b***h, people telling me that I don’t know how to do MY job, to people saying I sound snotty over the phone because I don’t give them the answer they want to hear (which actually happened this morning). Are you kidding me? Who the hell do you think you are to tell me that I sound snotty this morning and have bad customer service? Sir, you’re the one attacking me because I told you NO and you aren’t happy about it. Oh my gosh, people wonder why customer service representatives are so angry all the time, it’s because the customers are a bunch of whiny & entitled a-holes!! It fricken blows my mind. I can’t begin tell you how upset I get when people think they can be disrespectful when I’m the one trying to help them, and the fact that I’m only to stand up for myself to a certain extent because its my job and I have to be a good representative. Believe me, it’s not easy when you work in property management and everyone thinks that the rules don’t apply to them. I definitely won’t let this jerk ruin my day, but come on… get over yourselves people!!

Stressed out

The Holidays are upon us, and I can’t even explain to you how much joy, excitement and stress I have bottled up inside me right now. There’s only one week exactly until Thanksgiving is here with all the yummy food and family time! And only one week and one day until I can decorate my house for CHRISTMAS (if it were socially acceptable I would totally already have it done by now)!! But the one thing that always plagues my holiday season is stressing out over money; every single year this happens to me. I feel like I don’t get to fully enjoy my holiday until Christmas Eve when all my shopping is done, the bills are paid and I’m giving people their gifts and looking at the smiles on their faces (which, by the way, is the only good part about all of the stress). Money is something that I’ve always been constantly stressed out about, and I don’t know how not to be. My whole life is lived on a budget (yes, I understand that that’s usually how your 20’s go) and I feel that I budget pretty well, but it would be so nice to be able to buy the things I actually want to get for the people I love AND be able to pay all my bills, rather than having to buy a cheaper alternative. Now, I know that family doesn’t really care about the gift itself rather than the thought that you’ve put into it, but I would really love to be able to give them all the things they deserve and more without having to worry about whether or not I’ll be able to buy groceries when I’m finished.

Can I get an “Oh, cute!”?

Hello, my name is Shelby and I’m addicted to shopping. Yes, clothes, bags, shoes, make-up… you name it; I probably spend all weekend shopping for it. I could literally walk into just about any retail store or log onto one for that matter and find at least one thing that I have to have, and my bank account really hates me for it. I mean a day or two later when it’s time to grocery shop or pay bills of course I hate myself for it but come on, a girl can never have to much of anything right? However my bf seems to disagree. Any time I buy or order anything new it’s always “babe, don’t you have enough shoes?” and the answer is always “NEVER”.  How could a girl ever have too many shoes, scarves or make-up brushes? There are so many new outfit choices and looks to create, that’s what we LIVE for! The worst thing ever though is when you order a super cute sports bra and it doesn’t even fit you (here come the tears). Personally I think online shopping is way more fun; but the order not fitting is a huge factor and lets face it, it’s happened to us more times than we’d like to admit. But really, who can deny the excitement you get when you buy something on sale or the top you ordered last week is finally waiting for you on your doorstep??

Aren’t we all?

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It’s Election Day once again, and this year’s candidates are horrible. Now, before anyone gets heated about my post I’d just like to let you know that I don’t really pay much attention to politics or what’s going on or what the candidates say / stand for, I never really have. After saying that a lot of you will also probably say “then you don’t get to have an opinion if you don’t even know what you’re talking about” and you’re right; I mostly don’t know what I’m talking about, but I’m still going to give you my opinion based off of what I have heard and seen. I mean, I waited this long to vote and this is who I’m stuck with? I don’t like either one of our candidates (yes, I do know that there’s a third party you can vote for but really who knows anything about them besides the people already voting for them?) and they’re literally every where, on the TV, social media and our hometowns. I live in a tiny town in California and it’s still all I see; on the sides of the roads, buildings, and people picketing outside who totally distract you from the driving you’re trying to do. When people tell me about some of the things that have been going on it’s like really? This is all a joke right? I’m going to pinch myself and wake up from the dream, right? At this point I think we’re all just ready for all this to be over with and to see who’s going to be calling the shots for the next four years. So get your red white & blue on, and get the snacks ready for the show people because that’s basically all this election period has been, a big huge show.