9.04.2014

Cheers To Balls [Is Basically What I'm Saying]

I love what I do. Truly, I do. It's 2:00 pm in the afternoon and I am currently writing this blog post in my swimsuit laying outside in the warm sun listening to Beachin' radio on Pandora while drinking wine. Moscato to be exact. And I don't say any of this to sound like an obnoxious self righteous you know what, but to celebrate the fact that we all are given a choice of what we want our everyday's to look like, and for me--mine looks pretty well dang near what I would choose.

 hourly notepad :: heart and arrow design // use code YELLOWFREEBIE10 when purchasing your notepad and receive a free art print of your choice 
[add both in your cart to reflect discount // good through sept. 12th]

I have always struggled with people who are in jobs who truly dislike everything about it. I should clarify, I don't struggle with the people themselves but the fact that they are working in something that brings them zero ounces of joy or energy. Because the thing about our jobs is that they consume SO much of our lives and I for one don't have the patience to spend the majority of my life doing something that I don't find pleasure in. And so I have made choices to ensure that I don't. This is not to say everyday is rainbows and full of loads of money [ha, #iwish] or that I always have the motivation/creativity/whatever it is required that day to get the job done, but for the most part I can look everyday in the face and feel excited about what's on the agenda. That my friends is worth celebrating. And while I am now maintaining three different jobs [working at the credit union, blogging, and working as a project manager for Pollinate Media] which can lead to all sorts of stress away being rolled on my wrists [total side note, remind me to write a post on how I use essential oils in my everyday life], I love the variety it all brings. It may not be the conventional thing(s) to do or how I would have ever pictured my life/career to turn out, but I am so grateful for the daily decisions that have brought me to this point, regardless of the many blank stares I receive when somebody asks what I do for a living and I respond back with "blogging and things to do with it".


I guess all of this to say that today I am celebrating the choices we are all given and the balls that are required to tap into whatever it is that makes us fulfilled regularly. Who would have ever guessed that doing what you love most is often the hardest thing to accomplish? But when you do...oh how sweet it is. 


ps. lets talk about that notepad up above? favorite ever. the incredible whitney from whit speaks recently opened up a design shop on etsy, heart and arrow design, and just started making these babies. and while I know it probably sounds a little dramatic when I say every person should own one, I pretty much mean every person should own one. Be sure to take advantage of today's offer when ordering your notepad -- use code YELLOWFREEBIE10 and receive any art print of your choice. Just add both to your cart and the discount will be reflected there! Talk about people pursuing their passions, geeeeeesh. this girl has got it goin' on. blog design, custom fonts, art prints, now these notepads, just call her beyonce.


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20 comments:

  1. Very good! Enjoying our jobs is probably one of the most crucial things for a happy, balanced life. I am that person that loathes their job. Getting up in the morning is a struggle and I dread losing my life behind that desk 8 hours a day. Sadly I often wish my days away. But I accept that I'm here because of bad choices I made. It is what it is. Maybe someday I'll find my ever elusive passion and get to do something I enjoy. Crossing my fingers every day.

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  2. That is so awesome that you have found something you love! I'm still trying to figure out exactly what my passion is, but for now I do the 8-5 thing and I actually do enjoy my job for the most part! It's a good environment, I work with great people, and I'm appreciated and respected, so I'm very happy!

    That notepad is totes adorbs and I want it now.

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  3. Ya, girl. You have a great schedule there!! It's a blessing really, I think. I think for some it's not always a choice really. For struggling families and single parents, many times they don't get the luxury of doing something they love. They have to work, any way they can, to pay the bills and feed their family. But, I think those are the ones that need people cheering for them, and they need to read posts like this one, all the more to find something they love, you know? Keep working, to pay the bills, but don't stop there, while your working, search for something you love & makes you come alive! I'm sure you've heard that quote, by Howard Thurman, "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Anyways, happy for you that you've found what makes you full of joy & come alive! It's contagious.

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    1. This. I couldn't have said it any better!!

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  4. I wholeheartedly believe this! With that said, my job (which I've been at for 6 1/2 yrs) does not fulfill me, challenge me or bring out any creative juices. I could do it with my eyes closed. I've kept this job for certain reasons which have been beneficial on the home front. But, in about 5 months or so I'll be saying goodbye for good to pursue other things (like being a mom!) & am hoping that time away from the straight 8-5 will also allow my creativity to open up & find/start something I am truly passionate about! I think it's so awesome that you are doing the things you love, & congrats on the PM position!! That is super exciting!! Keep up the good, fun, hard work sister!!

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  5. This is one of the reasons that led me to quitting my job last year to pursue my business fulltime..I was slowly becoming one of those people who constantly complained about how much they hated their job and I couldnt take it! I def agree with you!

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  6. I love this. I'm working on this, daily... I do enjoy my job, but often find myself dreaming of other things I wish I could do. So thank you for the kick-in-the-ass reminder that I can't give up! :)

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  7. i agree. i think you're really free when you do something whole-heartedly, not because you have to. everyone has their own choices in their life but i think it's really important to love what you're doing. and i think i'm so very lucky to do the things that i love to do that it's not just something what i do anymore, but it's also a part of who i am.

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  8. I LOVE Whitney! She did my blog redesign last month and I am still obsessed! Thanks for sharing this amazing desk pad! I need one in my life :]

    Morgan
    www.mygorgeouschaos.com

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  9. I LOVE that notepad! It sounds like you are a great organizer. I need to get into a better routine of blogging, sometimes I get sucked into reading other blogs or messing around with one post and it can eat up my day. I need to time myself or stick to a segmented time. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Interested to know how you're using this in cooperation with your Whitney English Day Designer - and don't you also have a Kate Spade planner for Pollinate?

    Also - write a blog post on essential oils. you're welcome.

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  11. "Just call her beyonce" -> insert crying laughing emoji here. You always have at least one line in your posts that make me literally lol! I love this post - you are so lucky to be doing something you love and have flexibility to do things you enjoy as well. keep it up girl, i'd say you're a beyonce yourself ;) Xo, D

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  12. I also have a very hard time understanding why people do that. I understand the need to make a living. There's not much avoidance of that. I may not be doing my dream job, but I love the flexibility and I love my boss. When work starts taking over, I take a step back and I can take a minute for myself working a half day. Thanks for sharing that pad. Though I carry a planner, it would be nice to have some space to sketch and tear off for something fresh the next day!

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  13. "Who would have ever guessed that doing what you love most is often the hardest thing to accomplish? But when you do...oh how sweet it is." I needed to hear these words today. I'm so lucky to no longer be at a job I "have" to be at but I'm also in a transition period while I wait on things to fall into place. Thanks!

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  14. I've just ordered a pad and a free print. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I promise Dr.Brave if my wife come back i will shear testimony about him..

    Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is Jeffrey Dowling,i live in Texas,USA.and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com} , Thanks.

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  16. This pad is so perfect. As a proud organization-aholic, hourly to-do's are a saving grace to my days. AND a free print??? This is basically what Christmas looks like.

    lovelovelove,
    Erica
    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  17. I promise Dr.Brave if my wife come back i will shear testimony about him..

    Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is Jeffrey Dowling,i live in Texas,USA.and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com} , He is the best spell caster..

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  18. My name is carol williams ,from U.S.A,in 2014 May precisely marked our 4 years of marriage without a baby or fruit of the worm, my husband wasn't happy with this problem we encounter in the family, he went out and decide to live with his colleague in office,since them my life turn down.after 5 month not seeing my husband a lady l shared apartment with introduce a Man to me DR.Ogboni.I explained my problem to him.he posted some powerful spiritual item to my Home through carrier service.he instructed me on how to use the spiritual item,without paying any Money,to my surprise after 3days he did and my husband came back to me,both of us cry our eye out 2 months later when we moved back together when i told him i was pregnant for him that we are going to have a baby l promise to share my experience because I strongly believe someone may also be in the position. you can contact him via email;(ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com)

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