Monday, December 6, 2010

Don't mind if I do!

Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. ~Chinese Proverb

{Exploring my city and our recent beautiful weather last Sunday}

Wearing in image: Laundry by Shelli Segal black faux-fur belted jacket. It is by far one of my most cherished, huge splurges. I basically wear it every day in December.

It's no secret that I adore having a job.
I love the routine.
I love having a whole section of my wardrobe be conservative and streamlined.
I love meeting people I wouldn't usually get to know- my work friends range from age 23-50+.
And I like feeling that I have a purpose and a goal.

I was unemployed for awhile in the past, after our parent company shut down our office. It was hard and frustrating. All the time in the world to work out yet dwindling motivation. All the opportunity to travel, but no funds with which to do it. All the ability to sleep as late as you want, yet you become restless. The good ol' laws of supply and demand: too much availability of anything and the desire to have it lessens.

I enjoy the working world.

I enjoy it so much that free time and days off feel like what they are supposed to feel like: the best thing in the entire world

I'm officially on vacation until the 14th thank you to my ample PTO that won't all carryover at the start of the new year. I'm going to organize my life, bake, get my skis all ready for ski season, run errands, watch Christmas movies, walk my family dog, edit pictures, get coffee with my friends and head south for a long weekend at The Boy's hometown. I'm going to enjoy this week off because the funny thing about having a job is... you learn to love the time you are away from it.

So in between my little slice of heaven, I'll be here and excited to have more time to talk with you, and most likely I'll be snuggled up in something ugly, sipping coffee and listening to Britney Spears while I do it.

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Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time off!

Marian said...

Got to love when you realize you have those extra days to take. I wish I could find a few of those in my schedule as well:)

Kara said...

Ah, you're so lucky! Enjoy your week off, girlfriend. You deserve it.

erika sorocco said...

First, please, please, please let me have that jacket. Ohmigosh it is the epitome of perfection - I don't think I would ever take it off if it were mine. LOVEEEEE!!!

Second, yayay for time off. I hope that you have the most incredible vacay ever, my love!! :)

Unknown said...

love your coat xxxxx

Unknown said...

Hey, I wish you all the success and happiness. Have a wonderful break. Take Care :)

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Enjoy!!!! I love that jacket- very classic piece that you will wear forever :)

mirmirzimzim said...

love the sign off "i'll be snuggled up in something ugly" but i hate that you took your vacay now and not starting next week! cause i'm off the 16th-the 3rd!

PorkStar said...

You are right about funny thing about having a job is learn to love the time you are away from it. I seem to be taking way too many vacations and definitely loving the time away from here.

Enjoy your vacation and all the things you plan on doing.

Kirsty Girl said...

hooray for faux!

Anonymous said...

SUPER fun stay-cation plans! Sounds perfect! Love, love, love the faux! Darling!

bananas. said...

i doubt you will be snuggled in something "ugly" always look so cute even when you don't try.


haha i'm totally joking. enjoy your time off!

Tina said...

Oooh i am soo jealous of your december vacation!! everything sounds good.

and yes im gonna have to agree with bananas up there - you dont even know how to do ugly even if you tried! lol so work it on your vacation!!

Volunteer Capital Centre said...

enjoy your time

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Yay for a week off!! All that you say about havign a job is very true - love how you put it all into words, I wouldn't say it better! Also, in this picture, are you really sans any tights there??