my recent mini blog absence was due largely to the fact that unfortunately, after five years with rock, my employment there was ended due to a layoff last monday. : / that past week, i cried, i laughed, and in the end i pretty much have come to terms with that chapter closing, and i am extremely ready for the next one to begin.
that being said, i have set ten goals for myself during this unexpected "vacation". these are definitely not in order of importance! : )
#1 tan ~ lucky for me, the weather in LA has been quite amazing lately. in fact... our summer seems to have finally arrived! i know it's bad and it will ultimately give me skin cancer, but honestly having a tan has always upped my spirits. so i plan on laying with my toes in the sand or at least in our pool (with some sunscreen), as much as i can!
#2 read ~ i have already finished eat, pray, love and the lucky one since my departure. last night i started dead in the family, and when that's done i plan on reading committed... mainly because i loved eat, pray so much and i want to hear more of her story! goal two is easily achievable combined with goal one.
#3 photograph ~ i need to get out and take some more pictures. i have time to focus on it, and i plan to do just that. since i love to shoot flowers, and there are so many beautiful ones in my neighborhood, that i decided i would start around the area and see what i come up with.
#4 create ~ i love jewelry, and i love even more making my own pieces. therefore i am scheduling myself a little trip downtown to find what i need to make some new pieces for myself, and some to put up on etsy.
#4 paint ~ i miss putting my creative juices to work for myself. i have a wall, so i just need some canvas and hopefully i can put up my own art up instead of someone else's to add to our bungalow's decor. hopefully this painting thing also happens for our master bedroom. : ) i need to get it done already!
#5 search ~ before i jump into any new positions i want to think about what i really, really want to do next. i would be extremely happy if i found a job that mixed more fashion and entertainment together. (ps readers and fellow bloggers ~ if any of you have fashion industry connections... help a girl out! :) i'd love to look into styling, wardrobe jobs, etc.)
#6 cook ~ back in january i had the goal of twelve meals for the mister. lol umm so far only one has been cooked. i swear i will make the other eleven before the year is up! what can i say i am no martha stewart, and my housewife abilities are pretty sad. :) good thing the mister knew that going in! oy...
#7 reconnect ~ i haven't really gotten to have much a personal life lately. due to health issues, work, and everything else there are quite a few people that have sadly gone off my radar. now that i have time, i plan on reconnecting with old friends, and 100% staying in touch with my new ones.
#8 relax ~ somehow i realized i have become quite a worry wart. i didn't use to be, i used to be way more mellow with a "whatever happens" attitude. i was definitely happier letting everything just happen as it should instead of trying to figure out what to do next. i absolutely plan on re-learning to live without worry. i need to have faith that it will all work out... just as it always has.
#9 yoga ~ i've always wanted to start doing yoga. i think this will help me with number eight too. :) i have a few coupons for beginner classes, and since i have some time... might as well try it out. i need to be zen jen.
#10 blog ~ i have the time now, so no excuses. i need to focus and give my little bleu some much needed attention. xx
hopefully this vacation won't last too long, my mister and i need to be a dual income family to live where we do. i am sure it will be tough, so please pray for me that the right job, with the right pay, and hours, comes my way.