When the going gets tough...

Hey everyone.

Do you ever have a bad day where you feel like nothings going right and there is no way it is going to get better?  Well I can say I had one of those days today.  So please excuse me while I vent a little.

I never really noticed how rude people are until I started in the sales industry.  Now I know people don't like sales people to call because it usually seems to be a disruption to their day.  I actually had someone tell me today that my call was disruptive.  Now I know that this person is not mad at me, or the company I called from because they order on occasion.  However, it is hard for me to just laugh things off or let them roll off my back.  While I am trying to learn not to take things personally, I am slowly starting to realize this is a harder task than I thought.  I am finding this to be a challenge because quite frankly... I have thin skin.  Yes you yelling at me on the phone hurts my feelings, yes you hanging up on me makes me feel like I'm not good at my job and yes you becoming frustrated with me makes me want to pull my hair out.  Please know, I am only doing my job like you are doing yours.  I promise there are a few things I would rather be doing than talking to you.  Please try and make our conversation as comfortable and painless as possible.

Most of you know I try to think of others and be as good to them as possible.  I try to do whatever I can to make someones day a little brighter.  Usually I try and tell myselfmto make someone new smile today.  (Many of you may not know this is a goal I have everyday)  If I can make one persons day a little brighter I feel 100% successful for that day.  With these rude gate keepers I am realizing the person who's day I need to make is my own.

With only 11 days on the phone I am coming to find out I don't know nearly as much as I thought and I have a lot left to learn.  My new goal is to try and learn from every call I make.  What phrases work and what phrases don't work.  When is the best time to call and who do I need to talk to.  I'm hoping that if I can accomplish this I will be able to have a better day at work and then concentrate on the happiness of the people I call.

I appreciate you allowing me to vent to you.  Usually my posts are upbeat and fun.  However, tonight I just wanted to talk to all of you... my friends! :)

I hope that you have had a good start to your week.  As I remember the importance to keep my head up I ask you to do the same this week.  Together lets try and look at things with a different attitude.  Lets work hard and learn from our mistakes.  I hope you have a fantastic night.  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You  and remember, nice girls always finish first.

Thanks for reading,

Describe your family in one picture

The Snyder Family Featuring:
Big Bob, Dsnyd and Me... Hoss! 
Yes I have nicknames for my parents!  Yes my mom calls me Hoss! :)

This picture describes my family perfectly.  My dad and I are the trouble makers.  My mom is usually rolling her eyes at us or shaking her head because we do something ridiculous.  I thought this would be fun to share with all of you. 

Do you have a picture that describes your family?  I would love to see them.  Feel free to send them over to me at allamericannicegirl@yahoo.com- if I receive enough pictures I will post them in a blog.  

I hope you have had an amazing Wednesday.  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first. 


Life Update: College Graduation, Moving Home & a 40hr work week


I apologize for my absence.  With graduation, moving home and starting a new job all in May I was a little over whelmed to put it lightly.  I needed a little time to get adjusted before I lost myself in my blog posts again. :)  Trust me when I say I have missed writing to all of you.

To those who have left comments: thank you for reminding me that it is important to keep writing.  I had no idea everyone missed reading my blogs so much.  So I apologize again for my absence.

I can say that graduating college was one of the hardest things I have had to do so far in life.  Leaving my tiny RA dorm room, saying my goodbyes to close friends, and driving away from BW are just a few of the hard things I have encountered.

Moving home has been fabulous.  I love being at home with my parents.  My mom doing my laundry, food that is not from the BW union and not having to shower in flip flops are just a few of my favorites.

Also many of you know I have started a new full time job.  All I can say is WOW!  I knew one day I would be working 40 hours a week but I didn't know I would be doing it at such a young age.  I will say that accepting my job has been one of the best decisions of my life.  I love the company.  Their morals and values stand true to who I am.  Additionally, I love my co-workers.  I never knew an 8 hour day could be full of small giggles that turn into a 10 minute conversation about something funny that just happened on the phone.  Although it has been a challenging transition, I'm glad I have been able to go through this time in my life with people who are supportive and welcoming.  I can only hope I will be with this company for years to come.

I hope this quick update gives you a chance to catch up with where I have been.  I also hope that you can accept my apology for leaving you all hanging out in the wind.  I promise I am back to continue writing.  Please leave any and all blog requests in the comments below.  I would like to start back up with some topics of your choice.

I hope you all are enjoying the beginning of your summer!  I know I am!  Fingers crossed there are no type-o's in here.  I'm writing this at 10:30pm... aka my midnight on these working days! lol

Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first!