Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy thoughts: 11/8/12

The future friends.  My happy thoughts this week are about the future.

I'm ready to change my life ladies.  I don't talk about it much on here, but I am seriously working  my life away at a job that makes me incredibly unhappy.  Why do I do this???? Money, money , and more money.

However, in the last 6 months I have been taking steps to fix this problem.  I've been trying to take baby steps when it comes to being OK with just being me, and not being the "successful" image I've always thought I should be.  What does that even mean, successful?  pffft! 

It's really hard to just give up on what you know, and what has lead you to where you are.  It's also incredibly liberating and like a leap of faith.  How does one handle this transition?

I went out and purchased some items for some materials to start some home crafts to sell on Etsy.  It only took me 6 months to get over the initial damage of the "holy shit I quit" idea when I quit my college courses.  Now I'm ready to take charge and start the beginning of a long process of self fulfillment.  Although I still work a 9-5 slaving away, I have hope that someday i will be doing what I love, if only I knew exactly what that is.

Anyways....... I am super psyched to start this journey of attempting the life I want, rather than the life I've been living.  It's going to be quite the mental transition, and this blog has really helped me on my discovery of what that should become.  Awe....... sappy stuff I know!

Well.... happy thoughts on the horizon in the next few month friends.  Happy thoughts.

Any advice for a lady venturing out on her own?


  1. I quit a career of 6 years back in April and I don't regret it at all. It seems like when you close one door, so many more open up. You just have to realize that you're the one in control of your life. You can do anything you want!

    1. Thanks so much Karen! I admire the way you just went for it, and it so inspiring to hear that you never looked back. Ah sigh... I'll get there. :)

  2. This is fantastic! Life is short and you (we) need to be happy! I quit my job (that I cried everyday at my desk at) back in may and did a bit of traveling. Now, I'm looking for a job that I will love...whatever that is (maybe that's why I am having such a hard time haha). lol good luck! I can't wait to hear more!

  3. Oh Trish... Reading this post makes me so happy. My so called successful life came to an abrupt end eight months ago, and I'm still trying to recover. Although I'm happy for this experience and for where it's taking me, I wish I could have done exactly what you are doing now.

    For the moment, I don't have a clue of where I'm going. Not knowing, not being able to plan, used to scare me, but now... it's ok. I guess I'll figure it our along the way. And if I don't, well, that's fine as well. As long as I live the kind of life that makes me as happy as can be, every day.

    Remember what's important in life and focus on that. If you set a goal, really ask yourself why you want to achieve this. Is it because it's something YOU truly love? Take small steps, one at a time. One day, you'll find that these steps have taken you far!

  4. This is a great post and much needed inspiration for me. i've been saying i'm going to shake things up for the last year, even pretending to my friends that im applying for jobs when the reality is that im too scared to do it. I think your post is brilliant and hope everythign goes well for you! Lizz x

  5. Aww.. way to go you! Hope this wild journey of transition, re-evaluation and liberation all take you to a brighter, more fulfilled path! I'm all for embracing the CREATIVE side of course! ;o)
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  6. Oh my goodness ladies your comments are SO inspiring. It really means a lot to have found such supportive blogging friends! I'll keep you all posted with the Etsy shop status. :)
    Thanks so much gals!

  7. I can relate so much to this. I feel as though I'm going through a bit of a quarter life crisis and just need time to work things out in my head. Good luck to you!


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