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Mindful Thrift - and - A Free Book Giveaway!!!

There was a time when I was the queen of Neiman Marcus. Back in the day when I worked on Wall Street, I went to Neiman Marcus twice a year, Fall and Spring, to buy my business suits for the season. I bought five suits with matching blouses and spent what now seems like a ridiculous amount of money.

My priorities and circumstances have changed a great deal since then, (not least of which is that one of my life goals is never to wear a business suit again in my life). Back then my cosmetics were from Chanel and changed with the seasons. Now, make-up is less of a concern as I work from home. But these purchases also reflect the self-absorbed consumerism that drove my spending habits. I developed pet spending projects that became obsessions. When I took a trip overseas, one of the highlights was buying an Hermes scarf on the plane ride home. But then, if I had one scarf, wouldn't two be even better? And then there was my Steiff period in the mid-nineties, when I became an ardent col…

29 January 2010

Today they announced healthy GDP numbers showing a 5.7% growth in the 4th quarter, quickly discounted by news commentators as an indication of inventory replenishment rather than a necessary predictor of job growth. This news seemed to be reflected by the job notice emails in my inbox. There were fewer than usual and I found that in more than one instance, when I clicked on the hyper-link, I was informed that I'd already applied to the job. That was a bit frustrating because I wanted to make more progress in the job hunt and feel that each day not moving forward is a day wasted. So today became a day of housekeeping, going through papers that had accumulated on my desk, writing, and other mundane but necessary tasks that keep our lives in order.

There are a couple jobs that I have (previously) applied to that I seem to be still under consideration for, which if I were given the opportunity, would really enjoy. At the same time, there continues to be in the back of my mind a desir…

29 January 2010

Today they announced healthy GDP numbers showing a 5.7% growth in the 4th quarter, quickly discounted by news commentators as an indication of inventory replenishment rather than a necessary predictor of job growth. This news seemed to be reflected by the job notice emails in my inbox. There were fewer than usual and I found that in more than one instance, when I clicked on the hyper-link for the job, I was informed that I'd already applied to the job. That was a bit frustrating because I wanted to make more progress in the job hunt and feel that each day not moving forward is a day wasted. So today became a day of housekeeping, going through papers that had accumulated on my desk, writing, and other mundane but necessary tasks that keep our lives in order.

There are a couple jobs that I have (previously) applied to that I seem to be still under consideration for, which if I were given the opportunity, would really enjoy. At the same time, there continues to be in the back of my mi…

29 January 2010

Today they announced healthy GDP numbers showing a 5.7% growth in the 4th quarter, quickly discounted by news commentators as an indication of inventory replenishment rather than a necessary predictor of job growth. This news seemed to be reflected by the job notice emails in my inbox. There were fewer than usual and I found that in more than one instance, when I clicked on the hyper-link for the job, I was informed that I'd already applied to the job. That was a bit frustrating because I wanted to make more progress in the job hunt and feel that each day not moving forward is a day wasted. So today became a day of housekeeping, going through papers that had accumulated on my desk, writing, and other mundane but necessary tasks that keep our lives in order.

There are a couple jobs that I have (previously) applied to that I seem to be still under consideration for, which if I were given the opportunity, would really enjoy. At the same time, there continues to be in the back of my mi…

28 January 2010 aka God is My Headhunter

Last night the President said that for all the success stories he'd heard about how the economy was turning around he also knew of people who 'sent out resumes every day and got no response'. At that moment I thought he was speaking of me. Before I moved to Evergreen, I truly imagined that as soon as I started sending out resumes in December, I'd have a job. I thought for sure I'd be starting my new career in January. I'd visualized the job I wanted, 'getting the call', even going to work, or better yet, working from my computer at home.

The reality has been quite different. It is now quickly closing on the end of January and I have not received one positive response to the resumes I've sent out, the jobs I've applied to, the online job boards I've joined. What I have received are daily emails from resume writing services, resume distribution services, services that promise to put my resume in the hands of recruiters, or to help me write a c…

28 January 2010

Last night the President said that for all the success stories he'd heard about how the economy was turning around he also knew of people who 'sent out resumes every day and got no response'. At that moment I thought he was speaking of me. Before I moved to Evergreen, I truly imagined that as soon as I started sending out resumes in December, I'd have a job. I thought for sure I'd be starting my new career in January. I'd visualized the job I wanted, 'getting the call', even going to work, or better yet, working from my computer at home.

The reality has been quite different. It is now quickly closing on the end of January and I have not received one positive response to the resumes I've sent out, the jobs I've applied to, the online job boards I've joined. What I have received are daily emails from resume writing services, resume distribution services, services that promise to put my resume in the hands of recruiters, or to help me write a co…

28 January 2010

Last night the President said that for all the success stories he'd heard about how the economy was turning around he also knew of people who 'sent out resumes every day and got no response'. At that moment I thought he was speaking of me. Before I moved to Evergreen, I truly imagined that as soon as I started sending out resumes in December, I'd have a job. I thought for sure I'd be starting my new career in January. I'd visualized the job I wanted, 'getting the call', even going to work, or better yet, working from my computer at home.

The reality has been quite different. It is now quickly closing on the end of January and I have not received one positive response to the resumes I've sent out, the jobs I've applied to, the online job boards I've joined. What I have received are daily emails from resume writing services, resume distribution services, services that promise to put my resume in the hands of recruiters, or to help me write a co…

26 January 2010

I missed Every Day Do On Thing, I missed the single-minded purpose of that blog and felt that it has become an important log of the move and career journey that I started last year. So I am going to continue posting there about my career creation and then bring the posts over to here as well so you don't have to jump back and forth. By the way, I'm also working on a new post for this blog on....well, you'll see tomorrow.

Today I applied for two jobs with an online learning company that creates curriculum for homeschooling parents and kids. The job is curriculum writing and reviewing which is actually something I done in the past when I was teaching overseas. I would love this job. It would enable me to write, to work on educational subjects, and I would be able to do it remotely, which is one of my primary desires.

This past weekend and then again this afternoon, I spent time reading one or two of the career guidance and exploration books I recently picked up: The Purpose…

26 January 2010

I missed Every Day Do On Thing, I missed the single-minded purpose of this blog and felt that it has become an important log of the move and career journey that I started last year. So I am going to continue posting here and then bring the posts over to my other blog as well.

Today I applied for two jobs with an online learning company that creates curriculum for homeschooling parents and kids. The job is curriculum writing and reviewing which is actually something I done in the past when I was teaching overseas. I would love this job. It would enable me to write, to work on educational subjects, and I would be able to do it remotely, which is one of my primary desires.

This past weekend and then again this afternoon, I spent time reading one or two of the career guidance and exploration books I recently picked up: The Purpose of Your Life, and the more career specific The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success. There are times when I…

26 January 2010

I missed Every Day Do On Thing, I missed the single-minded purpose of this blog and felt that it has become an important log of the move and career journey that I started last year. So I am going to continue posting here and then bring the posts over to my other blog as well.

Today I applied for two jobs with an online learning company that creates curriculum for homeschooling parents and kids. The job is curriculum writing and reviewing which is actually something I done in the past when I was teaching overseas. I would love this job. It would enable me to write, to work on educational subjects, and I would be able to do it remotely, which is one of my primary desires.

This past weekend and then again this afternoon, I spent time reading one or two of the career guidance and exploration books I recently picked up: The Purpose of Your Life, and the more career specific The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success. There are times when I…

Good News, Part One

This morning as I checked my email, I received a wonderful surprise:









Dear Suzanne Anderson,
Congratulations! Your story is published.
Have a look.


Hot Flashes and Middle Age Angst

By Suzanne Anderson
Isn’t it ironic how middle age means you start developing the voluptuous rounded belly of a fertility goddess at the very same moment you start…

SEE YOUR PUBLISHED Story NOW  


If you'd like to read the story, please click on the link above, or here.

The story is actually from a post I wrote last November based on my experience with the joys of hot flashes and what it meant to be a woman of a certain age. I submitted the article to More.com and forgot about it. Which is why today's email was such a pleasure to receive. After my post yesterday about the patience that is needed when applying for jobs and not receiving any positive feedback to my endless applications, this little bit of recognition was a very welcome surprise. (For the record, that is not me in t…

19 January 2010

I've moved all of the posts from this blog to my other blog: Suzanne Anderson - Table 1. The reason is twofold: I wanted to make it easier for readers, so that they would have just one place to go rather than two. From my own blogging habits, I know that I prefer to follow a writer on just one blog. Second, I found that especially now that I am working from home, that my thoughts would often overflow from one blog to another, blurring the lines between the two.

I will continue to blog about my job hunt, in fact I've just written a new post on the hunt tonight over at my other blog. And so that blog will now contain both the record of my job hunt/house purchase, as well as my new life in Evergreen, and my usual random essays on whatever piques my interest. My friend Larramie once remarked that my other blog had lost its focus or become rather random....much like my inner and outer life. That remark struck a cord and made me think what I wanted my blog to reflect. I've decide…

19 January 2010

I've moved all of the posts from this blog to my other blog: Suzanne Anderson - Table 1. The reason is twofold: I wanted to make it easier for readers, so that they would have just one place to go rather than two. From my own blogging habits, I know that I prefer to follow a writer on just one blog. Second, I found that especially now that I am working from home, that my thoughts would often overflow from one blog to another, blurring the lines between the two.

I will continue to blog about my job hunt, in fact I've just written a new post on the hunt tonight over at my other blog. And so that blog will now contain both the record of my job hunt/house purchase, as well as my new life in Evergreen, and my usual random essays on whatever piques my interest. My friend Larramie once remarked that my other blog had lost its focus or become rather random....much like my inner and outer life. That remark struck a cord and made me think what I wanted my blog to reflect. I've decide…

Starting a Book Club, Running a Job Hunt, and Living the Dream

As I may have mentioned in an earlier post I've decided to start a book club here in Evergreen as a means to meet new friends. Yesterday I went to meetup.com and posted my club details so that I have a means to attract new members. Now I have my very own page there for the Evergreen Vine and Book Club combining two of my favorite things, books and fine wine. I'm very excited about the club, because I love the idea of sharing a good book with other avid readers. I've never been a member of a book club and I hope that it will introduce me to a whole range of new reading horizons as well as providing the experience of how differently others may experience the same book. I hope we'll also attract some knowledgeable wine lovers so that I can also expand my wine horizons! (At the moment, my wine vocabulary consists of 'mmm that tastes good.') And the most exciting possibility will be meeting new friends in the area! I've already received my first RSVP to the firs…

A Perfect Day

Yesterday it was sunny and a balmy 50 degrees here. So we ventured outside and spent the afternoon sitting out on the deck and reading with a cup of tea by our side. What could be better than that? A perfect day, indeed.

14 January 2010

I've spent this morning as well as yesterday actively pursuing job leads, applying for jobs directly as well as signing up with various job search agents. Actually today was the most productive day on that front that I've had since I've been here, which is a positive. Remarkably, I actually found and applied to jobs I would really enjoy doing. And then this evening I spent time on my novel in progress. Both of these things felt good.

I've been in Colorado for six weeks and time is flying faster than I imagined. For instance when I signed in today to write a new post on the job hunt project I was amazed to see that it has been a week since my last post, it seems that it was only days. There is so much I want to accomplish, so much I need to accomplish before the end of May. My greatest concern is that I obtain a career before my six months lease here is up. Whether I do or not may determine whether I can or should stay here or move on.

14 January 2010

I've spent this morning as well as yesterday actively pursuing job leads, applying for jobs directly as well as signing up with various job search agents. Actually today was the most productive day on that front that I've had since I've been here, which is a positive. Remarkably, I actually found and applied to jobs I would really enjoy doing. And then this evening I spent time on my novel in progress. Both of these things felt good.

I've been in Colorado for six weeks and time is flying faster than I imagined. For instance when I signed in today to write a new post on the job hunt project I was amazed to see that it has been a week since my last post, it seems that it was only days. There is so much I want to accomplish, so much I need to accomplish before the end of May. My greatest concern is that I obtain a career before my six months lease here is up. Whether I do or not may determine whether I can or should stay here or move on.

14 January 2010

I've spent this morning as well as yesterday actively pursuing job leads, applying for jobs directly as well as signing up with various job search agents. Actually today was the most productive day on that front that I've had since I've been here, which is a positive. Remarkably, I actually found and applied to jobs I would really enjoy doing. And then this evening I spent time on my novel in progress. Both of these things felt good.

I've been in Colorado for six weeks and time is flying faster than I imagined. For instance when I signed in today to write a new post on the job hunt project I was amazed to see that it has been a week since my last post, it seems that it was only days. There is so much I want to accomplish, so much I need to accomplish before the end of May. My greatest concern is that I obtain a career before my six months lease here is up. Whether I do or not may determine whether I can or should stay here or move on.

Chloe

This morning my first and most precious dog, Chloe, passed away after a series of strokes she suffered over the past two days. Chloe was fourteen years old. I got her when she was eight weeks old when I went to a Yorkshire terrier breeder to buy a dog. I'd picked out one puppy that I'd intended to name Cleo and I was sure she was the one I wanted, she was the prettiest of the group. And then I picked up Chloe and when I held her up to my face, she kissed me on the nose. And that was that. She chose me.

And demanded that I change her name.

Chloe has been a world traveler. She drove cross country with me twice, first to Lake Tahoe from Florida, then back to Florida from Seattle. Oh she loved car trips...except that she always demanded to sit up front with the big people. And she loved to fly (though again she demanded that she not ride in her carrier beneath the seat, but in my lap, which more than once got me into serious trouble with the flight crew...Air France take note, Chl…

7 January 2010

I have to admit that I was terribly bored today. I started off with the best of intentions. I got up, ate a quick breakfast and sat down at my computer to begin my job hunt. I did in fact apply to two or three jobs, perhaps only one of which I'd actually enjoy. And then I got up and went outside to shovel the driveway of the snow that had fallen overnight. It was a stunningly beautiful day here in Evergreen. Yes, cold as can be, but a baby blue sky devoid of a single cloud, the blue spruce lining my driveway were  dusted with snow, as were the surrounding mountains. See what I mean?

And yet, as I worked away with my shovel (I'd been unable to get the snowblower to start) the only thing I could think of was: I'm bored. In fact, I was so desperately bored that I started praying: 'Dear God, I want to be productive. I believe that you've given me talents and a purpose. Help me to figure out how to put those to productive and profitable use so I can be financially indepe…

7 January 2010

I have to admit that I was terribly bored today. I started off with the best of intentions. I got up, ate a quick breakfast and sat down at my computer to begin my job hunt. I did in fact apply to two or three jobs, perhaps only one of which I'd actually enjoy. And then I got up and went outside to shovel the driveway of the snow that had fallen overnight. It was a stunningly beautiful day here in Evergreen. Yes, cold as can be, but a baby blue sky devoid of a single cloud, the blue spruce lining my driveway were  dusted with snow, as were the surrounding mountains. See what I mean?

And yet, as I worked away with my shovel (I'd been unable to get the snowblower to start) the only thing I could think of was: I'm bored. In fact, I was so desperately bored that I started praying: 'Dear God, I want to be productive. I believe that you've given me talents and a purpose. Help me to figure out how to put those to productive and profitable use so I can be financially indepe…

Birdwatching

A week or so ago I tried a little experiment. I bought a little bell-shaped bird feeder made of seeds. Since I'd moved into the Swedish farmhouse, I'd noticed little chickadees outside my kitchen window. Now I wanted to see if I could attract their attention with food, and the low start up cost of the seed-bell was the perfect way to begin. Well, needless to say, the little Mountain Chickadees came and within days the seed-bell was gone.




So I decided to up the ante, enlarge my commitment, so to speak. I bought a wire box that holds millet.And that brought out the Stellar Jays.



I decided to go all in. If you read my ill-fated stock trading story yesterday, you'll know I'm just that kinda girl. So I bought an adorable cedar-sided birdfeeder shaped like a little cabin. Suitable architecture for a home in the mountains.



And my investment was rewarded with even more beautiful visitors, like this Northern Flicker!




 Every day brings more happy customers to the irresistable 24/…

7 January 2010

I have to admit that I was terribly bored today. I started off with the best of intentions. I got up, ate a quick breakfast and sat down at my computer to begin my job hunt. I did in fact apply to two or three jobs, perhaps only one of which I'd actually enjoy. And then I got up and went outside to shovel the driveway of the snow that had fallen overnight. It was a stunningly beautiful day here in Evergreen. Yes, cold as can be, but a baby blue sky devoid of a single cloud, the blue spruce lining my driveway were  dusted with snow, as were the surrounding mountains. See what I mean?

And yet, as I worked away with my shovel (I'd been unable to get the snowblower to start) the only thing I could think of was: I'm bored. In fact, I was so desperately bored that I started praying: 'Dear God, I want to be productive. I believe that you've given me talents and a purpose. Help me to figure out how to put those to productive and profitable use so I can be financially indep…

Closing Doors

Yesterday I received a stock pick via email. The simple recommendation sent me into a blue funk for the rest of the evening as it was a reminder of a bad stock pick I made last year. Instead of choosing x, I chose y. Instead of making money on the investment, I lost money. The memory of this decision bothered me so much that I actually spent the evening calculating how much money this bad investment cost me compared to how much I would have made if I'd chosen the other stock. Reliving the event was all the more painful because at the moment I am unemployed and living off of my savings, which means that had I made the correct choice, I would have made enough money to literally pay for this year.

This thought was compounded by my recent sad experience with Joyce Van Lines, the moving company that brought my belongings to Colorado. Despite my careful research and choice of an A rated company, I ended up with a moving experience that cost more than double what I'd originally estim…

6 January 10

Today I'm trying to get into more of a routine. Get up at a reasonable hour (7am versus 10am) and then spend the first three hours of the day on the job hunt, sending out resumes, responding to new job listings, etc. Next I work in specific blocks of time for the other projects I'm working on: reacquainting myself with my novel, working on the exercises in The Pathfinder, writing a blog post here, tweeting on twitter, visiting other blogs. The impetus is that hopefully some semblance of structure will help me to track my progress and not let time simply fly by with aimless hours of web surfing or God forbid news junking. (It feels like that's what happened in December, though I know it was much more dramatic and activity filled than that.) And most of all some structure will lead to progress and keep the hounds of fear and self-loathing at bay.

6 January 10

Today I'm trying to get into more of a routine. Get up at a reasonable hour (7am versus 10am) and then spend the first three hours of the day on the job hunt, sending out resumes, responding to new job listings, etc. Next I work in specific blocks of time for the other projects I'm working on: reacquainting myself with my novel, working on the exercises in The Pathfinder, writing a blog post here, tweeting on twitter, visiting other blogs. The impetus is that hopefully some semblance of structure will help me to track my progress and not let time simply fly by with aimless hours of web surfing or God forbid news junking. (It feels like that's what happened in December, though I know it was much more dramatic and activity filled than that.) And most of all some structure will lead to progress and keep the hounds of fear and self-loathing at bay.

6 January 10

Today I'm trying to get into more of a routine. Get up at a reasonable hour (7am versus 10am) and then spend the first three hours of the day on the job hunt, sending out resumes, responding to new job listings, etc. Next I work in specific blocks of time for the other projects I'm working on: reacquainting myself with my novel, working on the exercises in The Pathfinder, writing a blog post here, tweeting on twitter, visiting other blogs. The impetus is that hopefully some semblance of structure will help me to track my progress and not let time simply fly by with aimless hours of web surfing or God forbid news junking. (It feels like that's what happened in December, though I know it was much more dramatic and activity filled than that.) And most of all some structure will lead to progress and keep the hounds of fear and self-loathing at bay.

5 January 10

This afternoon, after creating a new post over at my other blog: A View From Table One, I tried a little experiment. I imported all the posts from this blog over there. I've actually been toying with this idea for a few weeks.

When I first created this blog a year ago, it was to record my journey towards a special end, the move out west. With the beginning of the New Year, I decided that I would continue the blog as a means to record the next step of my journey which is the search for a meaningful (and profitable) career. My other blog became a weekly forum of articles for whatever was on my mind at the moment, generally my view on something political, cultural, or personal.

For the first year, this separation worked and kept me focused on the task at hand. Now however, I find that I am referring readers to one blog or the other, which may or may not be convenient for them. From my own reading habits, even if I know that a blogger has two sites, I will generally stick to reading one…

5 January 10

This afternoon, after creating a new post over at my other blog: A View From Table One, I tried a little experiment. I imported all the posts from this blog over there. I've actually been toying with this idea for a few weeks.

When I first created this blog a year ago, it was to record my journey towards a special end, the move out west. With the beginning of the New Year, I decided that I would continue the blog as a means to record the next step of my journey which is the search for a meaningful (and profitable) career. My other blog became a weekly forum of articles for whatever was on my mind at the moment, generally my view on something political, cultural, or personal.

For the first year, this separation worked and kept me focused on the task at hand. Now however, I find that I am referring readers to one blog or the other, which may or may not be convenient for them. From my own reading habits, even if I know that a blogger has two sites, I will generally stick to reading one…

The World Outside My Window

From my living room window is one of the most picturesque views of Mt. Evans. On the first morning after my arrival I woke up at 6 am and wandered downstairs, still feeling disoriented and in shock from the two hour trip from the airport in freezing weather and quite honestly wondering what I'd gotten myself into.

That morning, December 3rd, I wandered over to the large Palladian window that divides the great room into living and dining spaces and stared out at the two acres of fields that make up the back yard and then up and outward toward the view of the mountains. The light of the early morning sky was a luminescent silver which made the snow on the mountains glow eerily. It was a disconcerting beauty.

Since then, I've learned to watch the mountain as a harbinger of the weather. On clear days I can see all the way to the summit. As storms move in, its highest peaks are the first to become shrouded in snow and then its just a matter of time before the summit disappears altoge…

3 January 10

This afternoon I was checking out the bestsellers list on amazon.com and was surprised to see The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin ranked at #21! I was familiar with The Happiness Project via Gretchen's blog of the same name, which she started while she was writing the book and to create an ongoing online project not only to promote the book but also to raise awareness about the project.
This reminded me of the recent stellar success of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, a cookbook by the very popular The PioneerWoman blog, Ree Drummond, whose cookbook recently hit #3 on the New York Times bestsellers list. I remember when I first started reading her blog two years ago.


What do these two women have in common? Brilliant success? Yes. But the more profound and daunting lesson for me is that each woman started a project, completed it, and found success in attaining their goal.

As I've been working my way through The Pathfinder, a book on discovering and creating your right career, I…

3 January 10

This afternoon I was checking out the bestsellers list on amazon.com and was surprised to see The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin ranked at #21! I was familiar with The Happiness Project via Gretchen's blog of the same name, which she started while she was writing the book and to create an ongoing online project not only to promote the book but also to raise awareness about the project.
This reminded me of the recent stellar success of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, a cookbook by the very popular The PioneerWoman blog, Ree Drummond, whose cookbook recently hit #3 on the New York Times bestsellers list. I remember when I first started reading her blog two years ago.


What do these two women have in common? Brilliant success? Yes. But the more profound and daunting lesson for me is that each woman started a project, completed it, and found success in attaining their goal.

As I've been working my way through The Pathfinder, a book on discovering and creating your right career, I…

3 January 10

This afternoon I was checking out the bestsellers list on amazon.com and was surprised to see The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin ranked at #21! I was familiar with The Happiness Project via Gretchen's blog of the same name, which she started while she was writing the book and to create an ongoing online project not only to promote the book but also to raise awareness about the project.
This reminded me of the recent stellar success of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, a cookbook by the very popular The PioneerWoman blog, Ree Drummond, whose cookbook recently hit #3 on the New York Times bestsellers list. I remember when I first started reading her blog two years ago.


What do these two women have in common? Brilliant success? Yes. But the more profound and daunting lesson for me is that each woman started a project, completed it, and found success in attaining their goal.

As I've been working my way through The Pathfinder, a book on discovering and creating your right career, I…

1 Jan 09

Last year at this time I started this blog as a means to focus my attention on a long held dream to move out west. It took me nearly a year, but by December I had moved to Evergreen, Colorado.Whether this will ultimately be my new hometown remains to be seen and depends on a number of factors including my ability to find or create a career in the area.

While I've taken the first step in realizing the dream that created this blog last year, I still have a long way to go. Which is why I will continue to use this blog to record the next step in my journey, creating a career that inspires me as seminal endeavors in my past have done. As I mentioned in my New Year's post on A View From Table One, the happiest people I know share one thing in common, they LOVE what they do for a living. In my own life, I can site two similar instances when I was in the 'flow' of life and doing what I was meant to do at that moment: when I was a young competitive swimmer, and later, in my earl…

1 Jan 09

Last year at this time I started this blog as a means to focus my attention on a long held dream to move out west. It took me nearly a year, but by December I had moved to Evergreen, Colorado.Whether this will ultimately be my new hometown remains to be seen and depends on a number of factors including my ability to find or create a career in the area.

While I've taken the first step in realizing the dream that created this blog last year, I still have a long way to go. Which is why I will continue to use this blog to record the next step in my journey, creating a career that inspires me as seminal endeavors in my past have done. As I mentioned in my New Year's post on A View From Table One, the happiest people I know share one thing in common, they LOVE what they do for a living. In my own life, I can site two similar instances when I was in the 'flow' of life and doing what I was meant to do at that moment: when I was a young competitive swimmer, and later, in my earl…

1 Jan 09

Last year at this time I started this blog as a means to focus my attention on a long held dream to move out west. It took me nearly a year, but by December I had moved to Evergreen, Colorado.Whether this will ultimately be my new hometown remains to be seen and depends on a number of factors including my ability to find or create a career in the area.

While I've taken the first step in realizing the dream that created this blog last year, I still have a long way to go. Which is why I will continue to use this blog to record the next step in my journey, creating a career that inspires me as seminal endeavors in my past have done. As I mentioned in my New Year's post on A View From Table One, the happiest people I know share one thing in common, they LOVE what they do for a living. In my own life, I can site two similar instances when I was in the 'flow' of life and doing what I was meant to do at that moment: when I was a young competitive swimmer, and later, in my earl…