21 November 2012

I love you times infinity...

Readers who know me personally know how much I love my turtlenecks! I wore them everywhere all throughout high school and even wore one on the Millennium New Year (...to a club in Montreal nonetheless. Poor decision). 

14 November 2012

Fall Weekend Recap

Happy hump day! My week is all thrown off because of the long weekend...Busy loooooong weekend - so for once it really did feel long.

09 November 2012

Let Them Eat Cake

Quick post today. Just have to share this cute idea posted on the Glitter Guide's 5 Things to Try This Weekend...

They call it a 'deliciously sinful' birthday cake. My birthday isn't for another seven months though, so I'll have to find something else to celebrate! ...

Here's the recipe.

08 November 2012

Three Things I'm Loving Now...

As promised, today's post is more upbeat. November is a month to be thankful, and I am grateful for...

Yessss! I got my invitation to join Birchbox. I must admit that one of my favorite parts about ordering or buying new make-up is getting the little samples. Now, I will get my very own box of beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to me each month for just $10.

07 November 2012

Purpose and Passion: The WHY of it all?

I've been reluctant to write this post, but here it is... I've been utterly uninspired by things lately. Uninspired by my job mostly. That's where I spend the vast majority of my time, like most people, and that spills over into other areas of my life.

A couple of weeks ago, there was an article in the New York Times entitled "Follow a career passion? Let passion follow you." Cal Newport wrote, "Growing up, we were told by guidance counselors, career advice books, the news media and others to “follow our passion.” This advice assumes that we all have a pre-existing passion waiting to be discovered. If we have the courage to discover this calling and to match it to our livelihood, the thinking goes, we’ll end up happy. If we lack this courage, we’ll end up bored and unfulfilled — or, worse, in law school." Oh yeah, went down that path.

I didn't lack the courage to "discover" my calling, but I haven't matched it to my livelihood. Yet.

I always had an idea of what I like to do in my free time, things I might even consider myself "passionate" about-- you know, the things you're doing  when time just seems to fly by. That passion has followed me and, periodically, when friends encouraged me to pursue it as a career, I'd respond, "Oh, that's not a job. It's a hobby."

Well, I'm happy to say that I've taken the first steps to pursue my passion. Although it can't be a career yet, I've at least taken some action toward finding my purpose. And maybe there will be a career change on the horizon.

I know I'm being a cryptic, but the details are forthcoming if I can make things happen. Right now, I'm just content that I'm no longer uninspired and feeling stuck. 

This post has been full of pinterest style quotes that make some people want to gag... Sorry. Lighter stuff is on the way tomorrow with Three Things I'm Loving Now.