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Winners & Excitement & Panic & Thank Yous

First things first…I think it’s about time I finally announce the winners to the giveaway!

1) The winner of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved for XBox Kinect is – Eleni from Hope Dies Last! Congrats! E-mail me your address

2) The winner of the Whole Foods Gift Card is – Michelle from Desultory Diversion! Congrats!

Thanks to everyone who entered. I hope I’ll have another giveaway in the next couple of months!

Now, an update on my life that’s been insanely chaotic lately!

Good news first!

I finally have a job – a full-time internship with the digital team at Edelman. I start on the 4th and I am so so excited!

I will still be working with Brazen Careerist, and I also have a couple of other freelance projects in the works, including being an Android App Reviewer on Appolicious. I’ve already made a few reviews so be sure to hop on over there and follow my profile!

I’m also the new Social Media Vice Chair for WGIRLS DC, which is super exciting!  Check us out!

(All the links to my current affiliations, and online presence are on my sidebars)

*deep breaths*

Oh, and I’m still in school, which will be over in a couple of months and I will be taking a summer break (Thank goodness!)

So, things are great.

Which is when I start freaking out.


I’m doing everything that I love and have been working my butt off for the past two years to build a personal brand. I’m in a city I love, surrounded with amazing people (Friends, mentors and acquaintances), getting paid to do everything that I am passionate about and more.

Seriously. Is it supposed to be this good? I mean, this is when I screw everything up right? It has to be.  I’m fine when things are stressing me out but when it’s good stress, I’m not exactly sure how to handle it.

Since I accepted the internship, I’ve been going through a roller coaster of emotions and putting my friends (and Andrew) in the line of fire of my crazy.

Is this what it feels like when pieces finally start fitting in?

There are still issues, and not everything is 100% peachy in my life.  Overall though? I’m incredibly blessed and I’m so afraid I’m going to screw it up. As I told Andrew the other night in my very emotional state (after a few drinks), I’m damaged goods.

Honestly, after almost a year of being able to avoid people (yay [f]unemployment), I’m afraid that I’ve become a little anti-social. I’m really really hoping this new job and all the fantastic opportunities I have in front of me will help me get back to my normal self.

On that note, thank you to EVERY SINGLE PERSON who listened to my rants, whines & frustrations over the last year. I know it wasn’t easy (and you probably wanted to slap me a time or 5). Your patience paid off.

The show goes on.


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  • WashingTina March 25, 2011, 7:24 pm

    First, we are all “damaged goods.” That’s the priviledge of life…we get a little bruised in the process (sure, some more than others). But it makes us better and stronger! And second, you, antisocial?!?!?! You’re just about the biggest social butterfly I know. You’re going to rock the shit out of your new job! Big hugs…can’t wait to celebrate with you!

    • WashingTina March 25, 2011, 7:25 pm

      Oh, and I’m an idiot…privilege, minus the d. 🙂 It’s Friday–that’s my excuse.

    • Berrak March 25, 2011, 7:27 pm

      Oh…you’d be surprised. There’s a lot of “I want to but I don’t wanna. What if I suck?” that goes through my head before I head to some big events.

      Thanks so much for being so supportive the past few months! I can’t wait to celebrate either. (I hope you make it to brunch!)

      <3

  • Anonymous March 25, 2011, 7:27 pm

    I feel like my unemployment has left me a bit socially awkward, but I’m okay with that. Not sure how it will work out when I finally find employment again.

    Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, but it’s all good things. Good luck and best wishes!

    • Berrak March 25, 2011, 7:43 pm

      Thank you! Good luck with your job search.

  • Alex Proaps March 25, 2011, 9:19 pm

    You’re not antisocial, silly. You’re VERY social online and research shows that counts. I know, I study this crap. 😉 Also YAY for the new Internship. So freaking happy for you. Also, I miss you and hope I’ll see you soon.

    • Berrak March 25, 2011, 9:21 pm

      The key word there is ‘online’. The thought of going out in public makes me panic at times (more often lately).

      I miss you too! Once things get settled and I’m done with school, I’m hoping to come down your way for a visit 🙂

  • michelle March 26, 2011, 12:00 am

    first off: no WAY! 😀 *happy dance for whole foods*

    secondly: congrats times a million on all the good things happening for you. you will not screw it all up because you are fantastic. this is just the universe bowing to your awesome instead of impeding it 🙂

    thirdly: can’t wait to see you tomorrow to celebrate. a celebratory shot (or drink) is in order!

    • Berrak March 26, 2011, 3:06 am

      Thanks! Can’t wait to celebrate tomorrow!!

  • Grace Boyle March 26, 2011, 1:49 am

    Congrats, lady! You so deserve it. Change is so prevalent in life and when someone like Edelman steps in, it’s such an incredible opportunity. Really, the world is at your finger tips with their exposure. Maybe leading to travel and working elsewhere ? 😉

    Enjoy, celebrate and take an evening off to thoroughly relax and smile at all your accomplishments.

    • Berrak March 26, 2011, 3:07 am

      Thanks Grace! When the offer from Edelman came along, I just had to take it! I’m hoping once things get back on track (financially) I’ll be able to travel more!

      You’re awesome babe! Thanks for the support 🙂

  • Suburban Sweetheart March 28, 2011, 3:38 pm

    “Damaged” doesn’t exist anywhere but in your head. You’ll be just fine. MAZEL TOV!

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