As I’ve mentioned before, I am going through quite a transition in my life. Between my career changes and deciding where to go with my decorating passion I have certainly worked hard to stay positive.
I saw this quote yesterday and thought it was perfect for what is going on in my life right now.
A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.
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Tagged Flowers, Home, Inspiration, Inspiring Quotes, Life Lessons, Quotes, Style, Transition
While I had prepared myself for the transition of job culture from my last job to this new one, or so I thought, it has been a surprisingly frazzling first two weeks. My schedule is all thrown off, I don’t have much work to do, I’m still getting used to wearing “grown-up clothes” ….. the list goes on.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still extremely excited for what the future may hold, and grateful for all that I have, but I’m drained. Hence, the short post today. I promise I will be much more on the ball next week.
I came across this quote the other day. I think it will help me to justify my current mental state and the physical state of my closet.
One person’s mess is merely another person’s filing system.
– Margo Kaurman
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!
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Tagged 400 Square Feet (sq ft), Apartment, closet, Design, Efficiency, Home, Inspiration, Organization, Small Space, young professional
I have been struggling, since Friday, with the management of my apartment building. While I was enjoying my week off last week, I also began to have some upper respiratory issues. I eventually figured out that I only had problems when the HVAC (air conditioning) unit was turned on. After mentioning my concerns about potential mold to management on Friday (9/17/2010) and being brushed-off, my boyfriend and I were able to open the unit partially to find this:
While I’m not a scientist or an expert, this looked a lot like mold to me. Long-story made short, I have not been sleeping my in apartment since Thursday night. I’ve been in a bit of a battle with my building’s management to get them to resolve this issue.
I’m a fan of quotes, and came across this one in my blog-reading and researching today
From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road.
– Yiddish Proverb
Happy Tuesday everyone, and don’t forget to let me know what topics you would like to discuss.
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Tagged 400 Square Feet (sq ft), Apartment, Building Management, City-Living, DIY, Efficiency, HVAC, Inspiring Quotes, Mold, Quotations, Renting, Small Space Solutions, Studio
Creativity is maximized when you’re living in the moment.
– Lululemon Manifesto
This past year has been a roller-coaster, to say the least. I have had some extreme highs and lows and everything in between. In the past 2 weeks, however, I have finally started to feel myself. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t running on stress.
For some reason, I’m still having trouble falling asleep, but instead of using this time to agonize over what I need to do or should have done I’ve been relaxing. Living in the moment is a very new thing for me. It has allowed me to explore my true passions (ie. this blog and my decorating aspirations) and to really appreciate all the people and things around me.
I will be starting my new position on September 27th and my last day at my current job is tomorrow, the 10th. With the two weeks in between, I hope to really ground myself for the first time (at least in my memory).
What do you do to ground yourself? How do you continue to live in the moment?
This is my favorite place in the world - literally. Mohonk Mountain House is in New Paltz, NY and about 40 minutes from where I grew up. It is my heaven. Photo: Orbitz.com