Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What I Love Right Now

{My Neighborhood}

I'm am one lucky lady who walks past these iconic Seattle spots everyday on my walk to work. I wouldn't trade it for much right now...except maybe 3 days off in a row. I will always remember having the Space Needle in my front yard and views of the Sound from my roof. Yes, I am occasionally woken up by the singing homeless man in my alley and I pay more for parking than should even be legal. But, I wouldnt trade it for much.

I am one lucky lady.

Ollie Dog

"My sunshine doesn't come from the skies
It comes from the love in my dog's eyes."

This photo is a part of {Sweet Shot Tuesday}.

Friday, March 12, 2010

For when you need to slow down...fast

"Time-when pursued like a bandit-will behave like one...At some point you have to stop because it won't. You have to admit that you can't catch it. That you're not supposed to catch it. At some point you gotta let go and sit still and allow contentment to come to you."
{Elizabeth Gilbert} in Eat Pray Love.

Note to self: Don't let the daily grind get you down. Slow down and enjoy something every day.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sewing: Day 1

To say my first stitches looked like the work of a drunken sewer would be putting it very kindly. They zigged, and they zagged, and did everything but end up in a straight line....until I realized I didn't put the foot down on the machine. After that discovery, I can proudly report, my stitches went one by one in a straight line.

Here's to hoping Ruth Singer's "The Sewing Bible" can transform me into that chic seamstress I know is buried deep within. I have daydreams of makeup bags, pillows, lunch totes, and so so much more.

So, Ruth, I hope you're up for the challenge.

Friday, January 1, 2010

To dream it is to believe it

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
{Eleanor Roosevelt}.

New Years Resolutions always seem to get off to a roaring start, only to fizzle out within months, weeks, or even (sadly) days. It leaves you feeling defeated. So, this year, I decided to set 3 different resolutions, for the different parts of my life. I tried to make resolutions on which I could follow through, because it is just silly to set yourself up for failure at the coming of each new year.

With my resolutions, (if I stick to them!) I hope to gain a more balanced, happy, and fulfilling life. Every day.

{My personal resolution}: I will be content with myself. No one else will determine my happiness, but it will come from within.

{My health resolution}: I will workout 3 days a week, for the entire year (...15 minutes count!). I will eat healthier (less carbs and processed junk, more fruits and veggies).

{My career resolution}: I will actively pursue a career in health administration or another fulfilling career path.

Here's to believing in these dreams, these resolutions for the New Year! May this year be filled with love, laughter, health, and happiness! Happy 2010!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

While I can't wait to see what is wrapped up in all the presents under our little tree, I am most of all excited to spend the day with my love, my dog, and my family.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a loved-filled, good night!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Life's Work

"The object of living is work, experience, happiness. There is joy in work [...] There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
{Henry Ford}

After "graduating" on Monday with the completion of my last college final examination, I am moving on to the much anticipated, working phase of my life. I start today, and am excited to have a new role, and to accomplish new things in my work.

As I start my role as a working woman, though, I will remember that the object of living, in addition to work, is to experience life and happiness. I will spend time with Joe, walk Ollie, enjoy the holidays with family and friends, and find joy in my work everyday.

Most of all, I will find a happy balance between work and play. I will live a life of joy.