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I have spent the last two and a half months at home, at the dog park (oh my lordy the dog park), the grocery store and hanging with my parents. I have also spent that time sending out email after email after email searching for a job. Please tell me if anyone else just bloody hates that ALL applications are now online?
Anyway, luckily two weeks ago I received word that my search was over! Not only was it over, but it was at the company I have heard AMAZING things about so I’m really looking forward to meeting and working with everyone there. The kicker is, the excitement has built up and built up until today.
Today the nerves hit. I’m still excited but now I’m nervous as all get out as well. I got two welcome emails which have made me eager to start and yet nervous as well. I’m not just changing jobs this time, I’m completely changing careers. So the idea of walking in and having meetings immediately is both exhilarating (jumping right in) and terrifying (OMG I haven’t done this in six years!!!)
So right now I’m doing laundry, gathering all the papers I will need for tomorrow and basically getting myself set up for the next several days. And working. What a time this will be.
I am sorry for anyone who has read these posts, or stumbled upon this blog because they too are going through this process, looking for updates. I’ve pulled pretty far away from the blog but I can’t say why. Anyway that has no matter here.
I’m four months in to the Accutane treatment process and I’ve steadily increased from the starting dose to the highest dose allowed. Translation – my acne defies medical treatment whenever possible. I’ve been on the highest dose one month and I still have a “mask” of sorts on my face that may be permanent scarring. Luckily its all under the surface so my skin is almost completely smooth, I just have a red U-shape down my cheeks and across my chin. I use make up to cover all this up.
Because of that mask I’ve been watching a TON of youtube videos on how to put on make-up, etc and since I don’t have photos of me yet I wanted to share the videos I’ve found most helpful first. Then in my next post I will have some photos and (despite the hate of how it looks) I will show you some before and after pictures sans make-up plus some recent photos showing me with make-up so you can see how well I do cover it up.
So to start – this it the BEST video for women / girls with severe acne who need to be inspired. This young lady taught herself how to put on make-up and she has since been on national TV and is a model. Don’t think your acne can hold you back – clearly you can thrive.
This next video is probably one of the best “instructional” people I subscribe too because she really does break it down how to do things like just basic foundation, eye make-up, brushes and what they do. I like her videos for the instructional purpose and the fact that I’ve always found I can use her steps easily. I actually prefer her method of foundation application over the first video.
Lastly, I’ve been watching this guy’s instructional videos. He is probably the one I watch the least but he is the one I go to for super specific problems because usually in his video history I can find where he has covered the topic. In this video he explains all the different ways you can apply foundation and what each method looks like on your skin so you can weigh the pros and cons of each method to find what is best for you.
So there you have it – what is going on with the Accutane treatments. Like I said, next post I will make sure to include some photos, but honestly I’m too lazy to do it today. Soon – I promise!
If anyone still reads this blog AND has any questions regarding this whole process let me know. Also – don’t forget to follow the blog via BlogLovin’ since our beloved Google Reader is running away. You can find me HERE.
Ciao my friends!