Sometimes when work overwhelms me, I make myself feel better by laying in bed and remembering two years ago when I was unemployed and used to cry myself to sleep 3-4 (true story) nights a week. It’s so over dramatic sounding but it’s my biggest motivator.
I looked up this post last night and sat and marveled at it for about five minutes. You’d never know by looking at it, but despite the fact that I’d just started interning at an NPO that is near and dear to my family, I was SO over New York. I was exhausted, worn out, and ready to get out of New York. It’s funny to look at that picture and think “she has no idea… that girl doesn’t realize that within three months she’ll be at a permanent job and she sure as hell can’t imagine how much busting her ass for all these years will pay off.” It’s funny but like I said, I look at things like that as my biggest motivator.
I’ve mentioned a few times over the past couple of weeks at work that I’m coming up on my two year anniversary in January. And each time, I keep getting responses of “but it seems like you’ve been here so much longer!” I feel that feeling a lot too, but where to them it’s awe, to me it is the culmination of more hard work than I ever knew I had in me. I don’t know where the next steps this path will eventually lead me, but as long as I keep that little frustrated 25 year old fire underneath me, I know it’s going to be okay.
- Sleeping in and spending my day off from work finsihing Gone Girl. (WOW. Just… what a book!!)
- Cheap happy hour drinks & eats with the best girlfriends.
- Cheap diner breakfast and grocery shopping in NJ with the roomie (You’d think I had never eaten or bought groceries outside of New York City!)
- Bridesmaid dress fitting and getting the all clear to take my dress home. (Only a month to go until I get to stand up and see one of my best friends start her next chapter!)
- A Saturday night filled with brisket…beer… bluegrass…and best friends
Now I’m gearing up for a quick week followed by a relaxing weekend of R&R in New Hampshire. Happy Monday!
"When it comes to making big life decisions, it’s easy to want to ask people we know for advice. And since so many people do it so often, it might even seem natural and good to ask for advice. But when it comes to major choices like career and relationships, I propose that we consult with ourselves most of all. Sure, we can ask our friends and loved ones what they think about our situation. They might even have some keen insight that we are not able to see with our own eyes. However, they will never have the innate knowledge that we possess in our own intuition. The trick is figuring out how to access our own quiet source of wisdom that is available to us at any point of time, which we so often ignore or overlook."
— Are you reading The Everygirl? You should be, because it’s got some really great content and has very quickly become one of my daily favorites.
- Friday: Heading from a very relaxing “office is closing at 3” celebratory lunch to happy hour with the book club girls on Friday night.
- Saturday consisting of sleeping in, lunch and shopping in Soho and a Saturday night at home with the DVR.
- Sunday: The Met to see the Stein exhibit (closing on Sunday, GO see it!), the Prada exhibit (highly recommend) and the rooftop sculpture, window shopping and deep cleaning of the apartment in preparation for Mom & Dad’s visit this weekend.
- Monday: Men in Black 3, John Dalys in the park and a VEEP marathon since Rachel insisted it’s a must watch - and she was right!
Hope you had a nice weekend!