When did it get to be the 37th week of the year? This is insanity. I feel like it’s the time of the year when I’m giving up on the goals that I set for myself and saying, “Well, it’s almost the end of the year. What’s the point? I’ll just try harder next year.” But any day can be next year. You can start next year whenever you feel like it.
“You might feel sleepy. It might be tough. It could seem preferable to just sit this one out. But…Today is not over yet.” Alex Franzen is a wise woman. And today isn’t over yet. The year isn’t over yet. It isn’t over yet. Just remember that.
That’s neither here nor there. On Wednesday, I attended a #StylishPittsburgh event at No. 14 Boutique in Lawrenceville and it was fantastic. Everything was so chic and Pinterest-perfect. There were cupcakes and prosecco and I got to spend the evening catching up with Marissa and I purchased the most beautiful leather jacket just in time for a spell of cool weather here.
I feel like I’ve been doing everything and nothing at the same time. I’m definitely spinning my wheels with certain projects and time is slipping away from me. Exactly why I feel like it may be semi-pointless to try to make this year’s goals happen this year.
There’s an opening in another department at work and I appreciate the chance to be considered for it. And no, I’m not just saying this because my url is on my resume. I really am thrilled to try to make the company I work for bigger and better. And myself, too. I realized that if I’m not learning and growing and challenging myself, then I am supremely unhappy. I need that challenge and this is exactly what I’m looking to tackle next.
Pretty sure that 87% of the past “designing” prompts have been something about this blog. But I really am working on a plan to beef it up and redesign it. I want to split it into “blog” and “services” that are more clearly defined. Right now, it’s a blog (which is fine) but I need to highlight what I offer in other areas too.
I’m writing this and listening to Fleetwood Mac. Because why not.
I saw a Clarity on Fire clarity gem recently that said, “Expectation is far more powerful than hope.” Don’t hope that things will work out, expect that the results you want will happen. Don’t hope for a good life, expect it. I love the action in the word expect. Sometimes it feels a little…like you just think it’ll magically fall in your lap without trying. But it’s more powerful than hoping. There’s action to it. Something will happen.