Average Jo

It’s weird how sometimes life just starts to work out in your advantage.Though not everything I wish could happen will happen, a few recent events have boosted my spirits, making me feel as if the rest of the semester, and hopefully the rest of the year, will be as great as last year.

Two of my good friends and I decided the other day to take a little adventure. We hopped in the car, and drove to where the road took us. No plan was made, no destination, just exploring.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

We took every back road with the word “Hill” in it that could be found. Our fingers pointed to a road and soon enough we were driving down it. The beautiful back roads of the Castleton/Hubberton area were isolated, and our view of the mountains, trees and sky was picture perfect.

We had no camera to document our journey, but I can still see the orange, yellow and red foliage. Random llama farms, a totem pole sitting the middle of a person’s yard, and the ever looming “No trespassing” signs were only a few of the sights we saw.

After a good amount of time, the realization set in that we were lost. We continued to take random roads to find our way out, somehow, I don’t know how we did. Sometimes you just need those frivolous adventures to brighten your day.

Sunday, October 21st, was a good day. The night was spent in the arms of my loving boyfriend, and everything just seemed to be okay.

That was the start of a great week.

I’ve been applying for jobs like mad lately. I realized it’s been over a month at this school and I still didn’t have a job. My slowly vanishing bank account was a reflection of my joblessness. With no calls back from the places I applied, I didn’t think a job was in my future.

I sent an application into Killington resort to work alongside my roommate, Sarah. Almost right after, her and I traveled to Rutland to pick up some Halloween supplies for her costume, and to receive some delicious, and free sandwiches from Quiznos.

As we entered the Halloween store, I noticed the big “Now Hiring” signs in the window. Hmmm. Sarah did her thing and as she went to pay for her purchases I asked the manager working at the counter about the job. Chelsea, being the cool person she is, immediately interviewed me after I filled out the application. In the record time of about 10 minutes, I had a job.

Sweet. It’s only until the store closes, which is soon, but it’s money. And fits perfectly into when I would be starting if I got hired at Killington.

I checked my e-mail when I got back to the dorm. Sure enough, an e-mail sat in my inbox from a woman who worked at Killington. Interview time. She wanted to meet Wednesday or Thursday.

Thursday at one, perfect. If I get this job I could be working with my roommate, and possibly a bunch of my other friends.

How did everything fall into place like that in one day? I have expected everything to be perfect. Such as my paper for ethics being already written magically, my boyfriend moving to a closer school and my best friend Caitlyn to show up at my doorstep.

Still, when a few things go your way, you feel on top of the world.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention. I received my tickets for what is going to be the most epic concert of my life. Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin. Rocking out and moshing my heart out to two sick bands, with my two best friends and my boyfriend by my side.

Now I just need to win the lottery, and I’ll be all set.

Instead, I get sick and lose my flash drive.

A perfect week ruined, but I’m not going to let it get me down…

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