Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Impressions: New Job Edition

Monday, August 25, 2014


Lots of stressful things going on around here lately.  Things are up in the air, and I'm just trying to keep pushing forward.  This quote struck me as I was cleaning up Pinterest boards. I pinned it months ago, but it holds true. 

I had a huge opportunity, and I honestly think I bombed.  I actually have no clue yet, but I can tell you that I didn't feel competent.  I don't remember the last time I had felt that defeated.  Then I remembered, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.  Sure I probably screwed up this round, but that gets me one step closer to winning the next.

Keep pushing, it's all we have to do.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The next step?

It seems like a lot of fellow bloggers are either finding themselves engaged, or single (with a cat).  Please tell me I'm not the only one to notice this?  Maybe it has something to do with who I follow. 

Anyway, something about this strikes me.  I'm about the same age as most of these other women {mid-twenties to early thirties}, and as a whole we've been taught that this is the time someone either becomes a cat lady or a wife.  Maybe that's wrong, but it seems to be ingrained in our society.  I find myself battling this almost daily at work, when people ask me why I'm not engaged yet, and when I'm going to marry my boyfriend.  The answer?  I'm not sure if I want to.  Honestly, marriage still scares me.  Sometimes I still think I'd be better off single with a cat.  Is that the popular option?  Maybe.  Cats are awesome, what can I say?  

I would like to think that I haven't wasted almost 4 years of my life with my boyfriend, but at the same time-- if I have, who is going to fault me for that???  The answer?  Society.  

Maybe I would like to be single, maybe I need some more personal time, maybe I would like to live alone with my cat.  Who are you to say that's wrong?  I'm fully behind marriage as well as crazy cat lady status.  Who is to say which one is right for me, or anyone?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jack Rogers

Recently my favorite pair of Jack Rogers bit the dust.  The gold ones that went with pretty much everything I own.  The little strap that went between my toes snapped in half.  I had to walk home from a night out with my shoe sliding around.  I cried.  I hate breaking in new Jacks, and  they were already so comfortable!

I refused to buy a new pair, and I was so mad.  My boyfriend had decided he was going to buy them for me for my birthday... I said no.

Fast forward a few weeks: I stopped in a local shoe boutique and decided I would just go look at them.  They were all on sale.  $75 was too much of a steal, and I ended up pulling the trigger.

I have a trick for breaking these evil little shoes in that never fails.  My feet are slightly on the wide side, so I go ahead and buy a half size up because the top straps are a bit wider.  Then, once I get them I go home, get the spray bottle I use when the cat is bad.  I spray the shoes down like a bad little kitty that's been clawing the furniture then put them on.  I'll walk around for an afternoon or so at home, take them off after about 2 hours to spray them again and put them back on.  Trust me when I say this, they feel much more comfortable after a few days than they would if I just walked around in them for a few weeks!  I can't wait until they become a comfortable favorite too.
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