Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My space...not the social networking site ;)

Hi you!  I know I haven't posted in a while and I apologize for that.  Right now I'm going through a career transition...this is a greatly exciting and terrifying thing.  The lesson that I think I've been learning the most is how to love and care about myself.  How can I confidently apply for a job if I'm not my biggest fan?  I guess I can say that I'm a work in progress ;)  Part of this process has allowed me to realize that I need to have an inspiring space to give me some positive assurance.  I'm a huge fan of the show The Big C.  In the show the main character, Cathy, is fighting cancer.  One of the things that Cathy used to "keep her head in the game" is she created a happiness tree.  Basically Cathy took pictures and placed them in a tree shape above her bed.  Every morning she is reminded of things to be happy about/be inspired by.  One day last week I realized that I needed something like Cathy's happiness tree.

I have a corner in our spare bed room with my desk in it.  I started filling my blank corner with a Van Gogh print that my dad gave me when I was a kid and then a calendar which starts on January 1, 2011.  I don't have a lot of spare cash right now so I went through some old magazines and cut out pictures that I felt a connection with.  One of my favorite pictures is of a White Oak tree.  The picture was actually a part of an ad which started off, "White Oaks are synonymous with strength and longevity."  I cut the ad off, but wrote that sentence on the picture and then added "You are a White Oak." :)  I put up a clever picture with a quote, "No one will grant your wishes.  You better make them happen."

My corner, like myself, is a work in progress and I'm happy that I will never be finished with it; like me!  Thanks for reading-I appreciate knowing that you're out there rooting for me :)