Can’t forget the birthday cocktails ;)

#FoundingFarmers

Can’t forget the birthday cocktails ;) #FoundingFarmers

Sausage mushroom gnocchi at Founding Farmers. 

#FoundingFarmers

Sausage mushroom gnocchi at Founding Farmers. #FoundingFarmers

Georgetown Cupcakes. Too bad your “birthday cakes” got tipped over @wasaabe lol

#GeorgetownCupcakes

Georgetown Cupcakes. Too bad your “birthday cakes” got tipped over @wasaabe lol #GeorgetownCupcakes

High tea with birthday girl @wasaabe and @elydoot at Lady Camellia. The strawberry white tea and vanilla creme brulee tartlet were yummy~~

High tea with birthday girl @wasaabe and @elydoot at Lady Camellia. The strawberry white tea and vanilla creme brulee tartlet were yummy~~

First week completed. I wonder what kind of challenge I’ll face next week. #cubicle #2screens

First week completed. I wonder what kind of challenge I’ll face next week. #cubicle #2screens

Don’t be afraid; just believe.

I’ve been praying about the same thing for the past three years every night before I pass out on my bed (or not).

Career.

There aren’t a lot of entry level video or design jobs around the DC area, whenever I got interview for one, they always turned me down for lack of professional experience. When I applied for other entry level office jobs like coordinator or receptionist, they gently reminded me that my experience doesn’t meet their requirements (usually a Bachelor’s degree, communication and computer skills, or something like being a team player - apparently graduated from Liberty University with a Communication major that trained me in working in a video production team and doing editing using computer programs doesn’t count). 

After a year of fruitless job hunting after graduation, I went back to school to study Web Design and Development. Hoping that with new skills come new opportunities.

I think it did help me a little bit, employers nowadays want to hire multi-disciplined workers rather than specialists to save cost. I got interviews, but never an offer.

It was frustrating, desperate, and more frustrating. Wondering what’s wrong with me, why am I not good enough, what do I lack that kept people from hiring me even for the simplest job out there. Sometimes I would be lying on my bed feeling lost and hopeless. I know God has a plan, but I got tired of waiting.

But what else could I do? The only thing I could do is to grasp on to the faith I have in God, that He knows everything going through my head and He has never failed me before; the hope that He will provide the things I need to pull me through just like He had in the past. In my mind I might have an image of how my life should be, but maybe God has something else totally different in store for me in the future, and He is using this time reset my mind and remind me the purpose of my life - to glorify and honor Him in everything I do, trust Him that He has a purpose for the things happen in my life so that His will may be fulfilled.

Last week, God showed me once again His humorous side and reminded me that there are always more than one way to give an answer. 

I’ve been asking for a full-time job, now I got two part-time jobs.

One is at RFA, my friend’s boyfriend’s friend referred me to her ex-boss. I didn’t know anything about the job before the interview and still not quite sure what it is afterward, but the way the director describes it makes it sounds like a journalist or reporter position. I am actually not quite qualified for it and have no confidence in doing it, but it seems like they need someone urgent so they took the chance at me. They will train me for a week starting Monday. Deep inside my heart I know this is not the direction I want go into. I never want to get into news. Plus I don’t know how to write news report in Chinese, can’t type Chinese fast, and definitely not confidence in my voice. I am definitely not the right person for it. They know it and yet they still hire me. I believe God knows it too and how scared I am going in. Unlike in the past, He didn’t let them reject me, so He must want me there right? So with this thought, I will arrive there with confidence that God will give me what I need to do the job and gain the experience and skills that He wants me to get there.

The other one will be at the new ZARA at Tyson’s Corner. I actually got this job a day before the RFA offer. I interviewed with RFA on Monday, but they didn’t contact me until Thursday. On Wednesday, my friend Elaine and I went Tyson’s to shop, as we passed by the future location of ZARA, they were having a job fair. At that time I wasn’t sure if RFA would hire me because I’m sure they know there are a lot of skills that I lack to be successful in that job, so I decided to apply kind of just for fun to see if they’ll hire me. I filled out the application form, they asked me a few questions, and I was offered a stock associate position in the women’s department on the spot! It was actually a shock to me, I couldn’t believe how fast the process was and also that I have a job (since it was my first offer). I always like fashion anyway, I think I’ll enjoy working clothes and see what’s trendy first hand.

Working two jobs might be tough, but I will keep an open mind and try to enjoy both at the same time. They will be a new challenge to me, even if I’m worried and scared, I know God will give me the strength to endure and wisdom to tackle anything that come at me. Like recorded in the Gospel of Mark: “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (5:36)

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Truffle from Lolli and Pops. 
I think this one is called Champagne Hazelnut.
Very sweet. 
#lolliandpops #chocolate #truffle

Truffle from Lolli and Pops. I think this one is called Champagne Hazelnut. Very sweet. #lolliandpops #chocolate #truffle

Finally!!! Usually my earphones only last about a month but this pair didn’t give up on me. Thank you for your service these two years ;)
#skullcandy #earphones

Finally!!! Usually my earphones only last about a month but this pair didn’t give up on me. Thank you for your service these two years ;) #skullcandy #earphones

Happy birthday to my sister from another mother @elydoot :) Let’s continue to create more fantastic moments together!

Happy birthday to my sister from another mother @elydoot :) Let’s continue to create more fantastic moments together!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival::中秋節快樂
#moonfestival #midautumnfestival #中秋節

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival::中秋節快樂 #moonfestival #midautumnfestival #中秋節