Tuesday, June 23, 2009

half full, half empty

I have had a tough past year, but who hasn't? Seriously half the people I know are unemployed or having some serious changes going on in their lives. I know that in the long run I will be ok...I really do! It is just there are times right now where it is really hard to see that light at the end of this long ole tunnel.
I had a great vacation in CO. I came home giving major thought to moving there. Reality of the situation is that with my state of semi-unemployment I just can't afford to. I hate that for the first time since I moved out to be "an adult" that I have been living from check to check. There is absolutely no getting ahead or extra fun stuff as the money is just not there.
I am trying to appreciate the good things I do have in my life. Taking walks on the beach to enjoy the beauty that is where I live. Spending time with friends as they are precious to me. Cleaning out the clutter that is taking over my small cottage by the sea.
Small steps to try and get out of this funk.
In searching for something to cheer me up I came across a qoute by George Carlin;
“Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.”

Thursday, June 4, 2009

vacations are amazing...

First of all, I have some issues with flying; I basically expect to die each time I get on a plane and am always quite happy to land safely upon the ground. I know all of the stats of how a car is more dangerous, blah, blah, blah, but I still think it is not natural. This said I sometimes have panic attacks or get ill when flying and am ever so happy to say this was not the case on this flight! It was a roller coaster last 20 minutes, but I felt fine...woohoo. Let's hope for the same on the way home...
Having a blast spending time with my friends soon to be 1 year old (played nanny for the 2 days she had to work while I was here) and we got a little girl time last eve. Went to a local Trattoria and had some wine and pasta...lovely. Tomorrow is a girls day, a friend is going to watch lil Lemon (yes, that is a nickname) while we shop, eat and visit to our hearts content.
I honestly love this area of Colorado and could even see myself living here. Who knows if things don't get better in the working world in CA maybe I'll pack it in and move eastwards.
Anyways not much to write, but wanted to check in with the rest of the world for a few.