life update + some images

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Hi guys!

It's been about two and a half months since my last life update, and while that may not seem like a super long time, without the structure of school or a 9-5 job, life changes pretty quickly. So, aways we go!

>On the employment front: After accepting my job at Newspace, I also applied and was hired for a social media job with one of my favorite Portland companies Pigeon Toe Ceramics. At 8 hours a week it was easy to take on PTC and Newspace, except that my job at Newspace was meant to transition into full time in the fall. (Which we are now inside of!) I struggled a LOT with what to do. I knew I couldn't continue working for PTC if I stayed at Newspace (Even at only 8 hours a week, Social Media is something that needs to be constantly maintained.) But I have been a part of Newspace for almost two and half years, as a volunteer. I felt like it was my community. It was a tough decision, and I talked to everyone in my life about it. It was all I thought about for a few weeks there. (And I am really glad those weeks are behind me!)

>After many frantic conversations with the people closest to me, I decided to leave Newspace to pursue a job at Pigeon Toe. The work that I'm doing for them is lighthearted and creative, and I love the team there. Even though the company is obviously not my area (I have no idea how to wield clay) the work I'm doing is much closer to my interests and degree, and the aesthetic of the brand is right up my alley. It is still only 8 hours a week, which means I need to get a second job. I've got a few leads but I'll save that for the next life update, as nothing is set in stone yet.

>I've been working on my website! I already mentioned that in a post, but now I've actually started paying for it (I'm using Square Space) and everything is linked up. (Notice the new little navigation bar up there.) Click on "Portfolio" to get there. I will be adding work and updating it in the coming weeks. And there will be a writing section! Oh! Nothing here will change too much, I'm still using blogger. Though I did link to a subdomain, so you should see: blog.brittanyvchavez.com up there, which is nice and fancy.

>I bought a new bra. This is definitely necessary info to have on a life update. Even more important is the size: 32DD!! What!? I feel like a grown woman. It's crazy. (For the record, I don't think they look that big, I think it's just weird bra sizing. But still.)

>I have been going dairy free, or attempting to. This is mostly an experiment to see if it helps my skin (At 23 my face is still holding on to the teenage years, or to be honest, getting worse.) I'm in the early stages, but I do think it's making a difference. Which is really sad for my favorite food: macaroni and cheese.

>I was accepted into a photo show! At Black Box Gallery, The Show is called Snapshot Aesthetic: Domestic and Everyday. The image in question can be viewed on their website, or in person if you live in Portland.


6 comments :

  1. Dude, did you do the weird bra measuring thing that proves that everyone is wearing the wrong size and is much bigger than they've been led to believe because society?! Me too.

    Also, I was thinking of delving into square space for a project. Love what you've done with it!

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    1. YES! I actually was measured in high school and they told me I was a 34 C, which I stoutly ignored. I've been wearing the wrong size forever.

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  2. I am not even sure of my bra size since I hate wearing them. I usually wear tops that kinda look like bras, but they don't have sizes such as A, B, C, D, more like S, M and L. I actually would love a job for 8 hours a week. :)

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    1. I used to just wear bralettes that were S, M, L sized, and then my boobs got bigger :( It was a sad day for me.

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  3. Bras, bane of the female existence. Last time I was measured they told me, my rib cage was measuring at 35! Not 34 or 36, but 35! So I could pay hundreds to have custom made bras, or have a too loose fitting or too tight fitting bra. Bras, ugh! Also I'm 27 and still have random breakouts! I take a primrose evening oil every morning with my breakfast, and I have found that's really helped to lessen my breakouts, and to make the breakouts I do get clear up faster. My father tells me it's better to have breakout prone skin as you're less likely to wrinkle, which I've kind of adopted as my skin philosophy. Pimples > Wrinkles

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    1. Thanks for the primrose oil suggestion! I'll have to try that out.

      And that completely sucks about the 35 size. That's super annoying. :(

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