#MondayMantra 02.13.17

 

I’m an enthusiasm junkie. I love enthusiasm. I get a high from it. And it doesn’t even have to be MY enthusiasm. I love talking to people about what excites them, what gets their motors going. You love Lord of the Rings? I can’t wait to hear about it! You can’t get enough knitting? Teach me! My addiction to enthusiasm is one of the reasons I attend San Diego Comic Con each year. Being surrounded by that much enthusiasm recharges my batteries in a way I can’t quite explain. Of course, by Day 3 I need a disco nap because all that enthusiasm can be exhausting as well.

For the last few months, my enthusiasm has been depleted. The election (yes I’m STILL talking about the election) and every bit of news since has really sucked my enthusiasm dry. Prolonged job-hunting is also taking its toll. I haven’t been able to muster true excitement for much of anything. Which is VERY unlike me. Of course, there are bright spots in each day (new love butterflies, Beyoncé having twins, Ben stealing the show in his school variety show) and thank goodness for them.

This quote resonated with me because it serves as a reminder to get jazzed again. To dive into even the most mundane tasks with glee. Well, as much glee as you can summon when folding laundry, cleaning out the cat litter or writing another cover letter.  But the fact is, the Universe feeds off of enthusiasm too. Just like I leave Comic Con all hopped up and inspired, the Universe needs your enthusiasm to start popping on your behalf.

This week I am SUPER-EXCITED about my new membership at The Sweat Shoppe, Valentine’s Day plans and a couple of writing goals. How about you? What are you looking forward to this week? What are you going to tackle with enthusiasm?

 

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

Monday Mantra 02.06.17

It’s not always easy, figuring out what you want to be when you grow up. The last few months of #funemployment have forced me to really think about the kind of work I want to do and the direction I want to go. I don’t have all the answers just yet, but I’m getting closer.

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

Stitch Fix Review: First Fix of the New Year!

I took a break from StitchFix for a couple of months and boy, have I missed those monthly boxes! With the new year, I thought it was about time to feed my addiction start up my subscription again.

For those of you that don’t know, StitchFix is a subscription service that delivers 5 items (clothing, shoes  and/or accessories) to your doorstep. You try them on and decide which ones you want to keep. You get to choose how often you want to use the service. (I would get one delivered every week if I could. But I might have a problem.)

Here’s how it works:

  • Fill out your Style Profile so your stylist can get a sense of your style, size, shape, budget and lifestyle. You can also add in any links to Pinterest boards which is HUGE for me, as I pin everything.
  • Decide when you want your shipment to arrive. You get to choose how often you want to receive shipments (every 2-3 weeks, once a month, etc) and once your items have been chosen, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. That $20 will be applied as a credit toward anything you keep from your shipment.
  • Have a fashion show! I love this part! It’s like Christmas and birthday presents every time that box shows up. You can use the app to see what items are on their way to you, but I prefer to be surprised. I am consistently amazed at how well most things fit – especially jeans. I have the hardest time finding jeans IRL but StitchFix gets it right every time.
  • After you have decided what you are keeping, simply return the items you don’t want and leave your stylist feedback through your account. The $20 styling fee will be applied as credit towards any items you keep. You get a discount for keeping the whole box.

Let’s dig into this month’s box!

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Monday Mantra 01.23.17

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

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