Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What I'm Loving

First off, I have to say that I want to get back in the writing world. Whether that means continuing this blog or expressing myself elsewhere, I'm excited because writing proves to be an outlet for me. I'm not engaged or married [or currently dating for that matter] nor am I a mother [to a child or furball], or have an exciting job, and I think at times I feel like the purpose of my blog doesn't go very far. BUT - it is my life. And as much as I think that not a lot goes on, looking back at previous posts make me smile and remember different times and events, and more importantly - how I felt. I know there are many bloggers out there who started before they were married or became parents, so maybe that's why I'm sticking with this journey. Either way, I hope that you are reading and somewhat enjoying what you are reading. :)

Back to my point. What I'm loving...

- these Sam Edelman sneakers. I've never been much of a 'leopard' person, but I'm more than obsessed with shoes at the moment and Zappos isn't helping anything.

Sam Edelman - Becker

- March Madness. AND - every Wednesday in March I can wear jeans to work...along with my favorite team's tee, sweatshirt or jacket. I'm not a big basketball fan, especially the NBA, but Iowa & UNI men's basketball is something I can handle watching. And March Madness? I'll sit and watch every single game if I could. I filled out my brackets and I may be slightly ashamed to say that I have Michigan State winning one of them... at least they're in the Big Ten?

- daylight savings. No explanation needed!

- one more thing I'm [always] loving - Taysen James. Here's one of his 3 year pictures. I can't handle it & I can't wait to see the rest!

Happy Hump Day!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Recent Thoughts...

It's been awhile, eh?

I went back to school at the end of August and let me tell you, I do not know how people with families and kids do this. Balancing work and school full time is hard enough for me. My boss finally talked me into enrolling in Upper Iowa University's online MBA program. I decided on the Quality Management emphasis, partly because I thought I would get the most out of that area and learn something new. I'm single with no kids so why not now? Remind me that in a few months when I'm seriously questioning it and asking "how much longer?!"...

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do [when I grow up.] And how, exactly, do some people just know exactly what it is that they want to do, forever? Am I supposed to be having "second-thoughts" about where I'm at in life? Is this a quarter-life crisis? I'm beginning to think so. The worst part of it all is that nobody can tell me what to do, because I have to figure that out for myself. What makes me happy? What will make me happy? Will what's important to me now be as important to me 5, 10, 20 years from now? At what point do people tell themselves to just go for it, make that final decision and not look back? Because at times I wish I were that person.

I'm not thinking about these things because I'm not happy, because I am. I could not ask for anything more in this life of mine without being too greedy. In the meantime, I'm going to keep thinking and keep reading this quote...

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch