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Friday, September 20, 2013

What do you want to be? 4


For people that know me well they know I am one of the most indecisive people out there.  It is hard enough for me to decide what to wear, what I should have for lunch, what I should do tonight - how am I supposed to decide what to do with the rest of my life?

Yes,  I am 9 months away from being 30 and still have no clear direction as to what my career should consist of the for the next 35 years. 

Since the 3rd grade my dream has always been to train whales and dolphins.   I dabbled in this for a bit, and realized you can't live on their measly salary (I really didn't want to have to eat Ramen for the rest of my life).  I would have loved to say that I'm not in it for the money, but at some point realism has to be a priority. 

My next choice was music.  I'm not tooting my own horn - or I will since I've got one - but I am naturally good at music.  Why not major in music I said?  So I did. 
But I fell in love - moved to a different state and that was the end of my life as a musician.
With no more music I got back into animals and went to school for Veterinary Technology.  I worked in the field for a bit until I hurt my back - so that was unfortunately the end of that chapter.
Fast forward to the present day.  I work with the Doctors who created Proactiv in their new skin care line "Rodan and Fields Dermatologists".  I love their products, so it is pretty simple to be involved in the company.  I've been doing a lot of administrative/managerial work.  I am ok with this for now, but I still desire a career. 

Here in lies my problem. 
What do I want to do? 
How are we supposed to decide what to do with our entire life?
I don't understand how someone can limit themselves to one specific area of work.  I want to teach and nurse and so many other things but I can't narrow it down to just one. 
How do people do it?
Another issue I have with this is the opinions people have of people like me.  I get the feeling that people think I'm not smart, not determined, not a good worker because I don't have a clear direction for my working life.  Just because I don't have a 'career' doesn't mean I don't work my ass off.
Indulge me please with what you all have decided to do with your lives, and how you came to the conclusion that this career was IT. 
I apologize for the mishmash of paragraphs and thoughts on this post, but it was hard to narrow what I was trying to say in an organized lay out.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Fall is happening people and I'm quite bummed that I am not experiencing the love and joy of the fall weather like all of you lucky ones in the northern/Midwestern half of the states.  Unfortunately I don't get much of the hoodie weather, campfires, crunching leaves, crisp air that I'm used to, and to be quite honest isn't fair thing about fall that I DO get to experience is the new TV line-up.  Here are some of the shows I'm so ready to watch.

1.) Grey's Anatomy.  Thankfully Stephanie let me know that the season premier is in 10 short days.  If not for her I would have missed this super life-changing premier. Does Webber die? What happens with April?  Who will come back as a ghost (I hope it is little Grey)?!   I even have a texting date with Stephanie to ring in the excitement.

2.)  Parenthood.  This is one of my favorite shows ever.  It is one of the only shows that I want it to go on for way more than an hour.  I always laugh and cry during this show.  I want to be a part of their family every time I watch!  If you haven't watched this show yet, put it on your list asap!

3.) Nashville.  Not only is the music amazing, so are the story lines.  I am falling more and more in love with the two country singing sisters that are on the show.  If you like country music, romantic drama, car crashes and more - tune in.  Heck, even if you don't like those things watch this anyway!

4.) New Girl.  I don't laugh out loud very often, if ever, when watching television...but this show I crack up. I crack up enough to make me ugly laugh - that in itself is a reason to tune into this show.  Plus I'm completely cheering on Jess and Nick.

5.)  White Collar.  Other than loving to look at Matt Bomer, I just like this show.  The story line is great, the chemistry of the cast I love.  If you like the crime like dramas, you would like this show.

This is only 5 of the shows I'm looking forward to, but there are SO MANY MORE good ones that are premiering soon. 

What am I missing, or what should I make sure to schedule on my DVR?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pure Ridiculousness 3

I LOVE junk catalogs.  I like to look through all of the crap that I'll never need, or all of the things I think I can't live without.

One catalog that shall remain nameless takes the cake.  Every page I flipped to I busted out laughing and had to run to the other room to show Rams.  So I thought I'd share with you some of the most ridiculous things I've seen in the world of junk mail catalogs.


We all wonder why America is getting larger and larger right?  Because of the Car Swivel Tray.  Yep, now we don't have an excuse not to eat crap in your car because of the can set it on a tray!  Lord help us. WAHOO.

The man looking so excited about getting his hair cut is not the only incredible thing about this product!  Who hasn't thought about how to keep all the hair your cutting off the there is no more "tedious sweeping or vacuuming".  The inventor of this gem totally read my mind!  Do you think it comes in pink leopard print?!

First of all, if this VHS storage case comes with all these movies, I must have it.  Secondly, who really needs a VHS storage case anyway?  While I will admit I have some VHS tapes somewhere in my house, a box works just fine as a place to store them all.  But if you want to spend $5.98 or $17.96 then go for it!

Finally we've got the Corn Silk Remover.  While this looks a little ridiculous it may work.  If it works I would spend the $6.98.  I'd rather give it a shot than pick the strands out of my teeth after eating the delicious corn! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Memories 2

I'm participating today in the Blogtember posts.  Today's topic is a memory that I would love to relive.  Who doesn't want to relive  and not relive some things in their lives.  To be honest, it would take me a long time to make a list of both....but I digress.

I'm going to break the rules and talk about two.

The first one is the final Thanksgiving I spent with one of my Grandpa's and my family.  It was about 25 days before he passed away and he got to meet Ramesh for the first time.  I vividly remember sitting on the couch with him, drinking the apple cider I had just made, listening to him talk to my future husband and then showing him my brand new instrument.  He wanted to know how school was, how my music was going, what I was up to, and all about Ramesh.  At this point in time I wasn't aware that he would soon pass, and I am so glad I was able to spend these special moments with him. 

The second is the first time I was in Sri Lanka and got to see where Rams grew up.  I'd always heard his stories of his childhood and the resort he spent most of his time but seeing it was amazing.  I want to experience seeing the love of all the staff, whom he considers family, that watched him grow up.  I want to experience stepping on the beach that he played on as a child for the first time again.  I want to experience the feeling I got of finally being with him - home.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fair and Birthday Fun 3

The weekend is over unfortunately and it is back to reality. 

Rams is still gone so I had another amazing friend, Kristina, come to the house for a night and keep me company.  We decided to be adventurous and headed to the LA County fair.

There was all types of fried foods - I even took the smallest bite imaginable of a frog leg, and lots of exhibits.  This fair is not even comparable to the Minnesota State fair, but it was a fun and different night than the usual Saturday night on the couch.

Before the night was over Kristina and I overcame our fear of the Ferris Wheel.  We were quite proud of one another!

It is also one of my favorite peoples Birthday today...Stephanie!  She is pretty awesome and one of the best friends I've made while in this blogging land.  Happy Birthday Love - hope you have a fantastic day!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Online Shopping - Blogtember 3

I had to participate in the Blogtemeber topic today which was  "share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop."

I will divulge in my favorite clothing and non-clothing shops.  Here we go...

Anthropologie.  We all know that this is my version on heaven on earth.  That is no secret - neither is the fact that it is a favorite on all of my computer tool bars. There are a few items I am drooling over and just waiting for them to go on sale.

This dress is amazing.  I don't think I'd ever buy it because I have no place to wear it, but still, who doesn't love a maxi with some sparkle and pizzazz?!  
Get it here.
These pillow I could stare at all day! 

Get it here

Pottery Barn.  If I had millions of dollars I could buy this whole place out.  Since that isn't happening I'll settle for dreaming!

I love wine!.  Can you imagine being able to fill the whole hanging with wine?  Oh, yes please!
Get it here
If Pottery Barn wants to decorate my house like this for the Holidays, I am 100000% willing to give them my house!

So, there is a look into what the online shops I love with Blogtember!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Week(end) recap 2

Here is a week(end) update for all of you wonderful people out in the blog reading world.

Last week was pretty crazy.  My husband was packing for his 2 week work trip overseas...I was in the midst of a job change(which didn't happen) and life got a bit crazy.

Here is my recap in picture form because it is SO much better in pictures than written!

1. My sister knew what my week was consisting of so she sent me some edible arrangements and this amazing card.  Couldn't make it though the thing without crying!
2.  Nervous/unsure face!
3.  First gel manicure ever.  I made Rams get a pedicure before heading overseas so I went along to get my hands done as well.
4.  Got the approval from my boss for next years Sri Lanka trip! Wahoo!

5. While Rams is gone one of my besties Nicole and her son are staying with me.  He is a busy boy so we had to do some creative thinking to keep him contained.
6.  Dog and baby begging for some food...adorable!
7.  I got Nicole hooked on PLL. 
8. It was a tiring weekend!
Until next time...