Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sleepy Kitten!

So I am no longer unemployed; I'm currently "overemployed" to be honest.

I was contacted by a local non-profit to take over a contract position until the end of December. I accepted eagerly because it's a group I feel passionately about. I love the work they do, I enjoy helping them however I can.

A week into my contract I was offered a full-time permanent position in the private sector (it's a strong, vibrant, community minded business with a fabulous philanthropic sense).

So now I am working on contract, trying to get up to speed in my evenings for the new position starting in January. It's only a few days in but lordy am I am ever TIRED!

I guess it's back to dreaming about sleeping in!

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Day for Love*

I love

... the smells of autumn, crisp air, holiday baking, pine needles. I love cooler weather... I adore snuggly sweaters, tights, scarves, beautiful boots. I enjoy being in that perfect outfit, wandering downtown, christmas shopping before the crowds set in.

... my morning routine. It calms me. I wake up, get ready for the day, I check email, read my morning news, immediately handle anything that can be taken care of quickly. I just love that sense of catching up, feeling informed, and being in charge of my day.

... that moment when you're reading a new book and fall in love. For me it's an instant, one minute I am kind of enjoying the read and then I am loving the read. Sometimes it's love at first site, other times it takes me a chapter or two to fall so deeply, other times I never fall, and every once in a while I walk away before I'm done. And there's a part of me that enjoys that too, the knowing when a book is not for you and it's time to walk away.

... singing, dancing, giggling with abandon but I also love being in charge, knowing what's happening next, managing the details of a project, and seeing said project through to completion.

... that sense of accomplishment you get when things go off without a hitch. Whether it's the perfect dinner party with friends, a night out with the girls, a job well done on a project at work, or a volunteer event I've helped organize. I love when life's easy, when everything's lined up so the events of the day to day are seamless.

... dreaming about my future, planning, strategizing, figuring out what the plans could, should and will be. I want to make a difference, impact people's lives for the better, and I love making plans so I can accomplish just that. Sometimes it feels silly but then I tell myself how can something that I love so much be silly! Figuring out how I can have greater impact??! I say it's a great thing.

*I challenge you to make your own list or leave a love of yours in the comments. The only catch? You can't include a single person you know on your list. No "I love the way my husband laughs" or "I love hearing my little girl call for me." It'll be tough, I know. But this particular little exercise is about stripping away everyone who defines you and figuring out what you (not his partner; not their mother/daughter/sister/friend) love.