Saturday, June 22, 2013

I'm Going to Law School!!!!



Well, that's still a MAYBE, and here's why:


Things have been going great!
I got a great new job that I love, which is why I haven't been blogging as much lately.

The new job I got is working for a small law firm, specializing in immigration law and if you want to be even more specific, family immigration law.

You see, I went to school for civil engineering but I never really got to work in the field for many reasons that stopped me from looking for a job in engineering. So, one year passed, two years passed after graduation and I just couldn't find a thing that I felt passionate enough to do for the rest of my life other than engineering. I have worked several jobs that I never felt fulfilled me in a way that I was looking for.  I have always known I wanted to help people, make a difference in people's lives, make people happy. It wasn't until one of my friends told me that this small immigration law firm was looking for an bilingual assistant (and that I should apply) that I finally found something that I thought might work for me.

I showed up to the interview so nervous that I even forgot the most important piece: my resume!
Seriously, who forgets their resume in an interview? Answer: this girl.

But I don't know what the lawyer saw in me that she hired me on the spot, not even bothered to ask me for a resume. When I asked her if she needed me to e-mail my resume to her, she answered: "no, I have a feeling about you."

And I've been working there ever since.

Immigration law is so easy and complicated at the same time. It has tons of instances where decisions are up to an immigration officer or even TSA. Or if you get a bad lawyer, you might as well have gone with a notario or accountant.  That's where I've finally found my passion: making sure justice is served, and of course bringing families together. I thought to myself: I could see myself doing this for the rest of my life.

Last month, the lawyer I work for asked me if I would like to go to law school. She is looking to retire and leave her firm to a new lawyer she trusts, and asked right away if I was interested in going to law school, of course, she added, she'll pay for it.

Needless to say I was totally speechless.

First thing I said: where do I sign?

I am an immigrant myself, and I wholeheartedly believe in the American Dream. After so many obstacles I've had to face, it's happening for  me right before  my eyes, slowly and little by little but surely.

And I couldn't be happier.

Now I just have to past the LSAT test!

Wish me luck!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Derek Cardigan Glasses from Coastal.com

This post brought to you by Coastal.com. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

 

Have you heeard of Coastal.com?
If you haven't, Coastal.com is the largest online retailer of contact lenses and eyeglasses in North America. They are known for their vast variety of Designer Eyeglasses at half the price! But my favorite thing about Coastal.com, is the fact that for every pair of glasses purchased, Coastal.com donates another pair to someone in need, how cool is that?

They carry anything from Calvin Klein to the Derek Cardigan line of eyeglasses.

I really like the Derek Cardigan Eyeglasses.
Why, you ask? I am kind of like a very nerdy/hipster/stylish person. Nothing over the top, but just enough to be "fashionable" (or so I think!). And that's exaclty what the line of Derek Cardigan eyeglasses are: cute, vintage, with that hipster feeling to it, simple but yet fashionable, bold, not to mention super affordable! None, I mean, none of the Derek Cardigan eyeglasses pairs at Coastal.com is over $98, and of course that's not even counting those that are on sale, or part of a promotion. The Derek Cardigan eyeglasses come in different colors: pink, silver, brown, and of course black, among many others. And the styles are many: the anyone is bound to find something that fits their personality.  And of course you can always "try them on" to see how they look on you with their "Try on View" feature, just by uploading a picture of your face, or using the pictures already on Coastal.com. Here is my favorite pair from Derek Cardigan at Coastal.com :



 

 

Derek Cardigan Eyeglasses

 

Aren't they cute? These eyeglasses are totally me. I love them!

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

I Really Hate Ironing


As with cooking, I am terrible at ironing. I have burnt so many pieces of clothing trying to make them look presentable.

I used to work at a boutique, and it was there that I discovered the magical world of garment steamers. I've known about it for a while, why I didn't get one before, it's beyond me.

So I finally got one of those magical devices that make all wrinkles disappear before my eyes, all without getting burned, and all without ruining expensive silk blouses. This is the one I got:

Rival Hand-Held Garment Steamer


I do not know why I took the picture of the Spanish writing side

It is a really cool little gadget. I love it! It was only $25, which is super-affordable. It came with different covers and a stand, but the actual steamer has a flat surface like an iron, perfect for those folded parts of clothes, like the collar. Using distilled water of course, it takes less than one minute to get it going.  Once full of water and ready to use,  it does not weigh much, easily handled by hand. It has a nod for different levels of heat, but I usually just leave it on the highest. So it's pretty much plug in and go! Here are some before and after pictures:
 
Cotton T-shirt

And then more heavy duty for a thick cotton dress:
 




I am so happy I decided to get this little appliance. Not only is it a lot shorter than ironing, it is also safer for the clothing, and it refreshes the fabrics. I love this little thing and I am never going back to traditional ironing.  Ever!



Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post, I bought this with my own money, and all opinions are my own!