Fiona in January

Fiona in January

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Five Lists of Five*

Five Things At Work

  • My team/bosses - I am so thankful to be working for such laid back, wonderful people. And no - I'm not sucking up!
  • Learning an entirely new type of work, never worked in real estate before!
  • I only have to come into the office once a week. I had no idea working from home would be the absolute perfect environment for me.
  • Mad writing skillz...being able to finally use them, my marketing know-how and my freakish anal-rententive organizational tendencies in a productive way...all in one job!
  • The adorable one-cup-brewed-at-a-time coffee machine. Best. Invention. Ever.

Five Things At Home

  • In less than a month all of the wedding decor/prep items will finally move out of my bedroom and I will feel less like I'm sleeping in an oversized storage closet.
  • I live in a calm, soothing, homey environment - even if it is not "my" house, it is a blessing.
  • We sleep with the windows open and not freeze to death or be choked by MD summer humidity.
  • I love cooking in that kitchen - there is a huge amount of space and being able to create in that way always makes me feel better.
  • Aaron and I are going to finally start sorting through our 1,000+ books and organizing which ones to sell/give away!

Five Words I Love

  • Crisp
  • Lunatic
  • Lyrical
  • Aesthetic
  • Snap

Accessories You Should Own

  • A pair of black heels
  • Oversized sunglasses
  • Chopsticks
  • Foundation primer (it has become an accessory to me!)
  • A handbag that gives you a pop of color on normally mono-chromatic days

5 Nice Things To Do For Someone Else

  • Bake or cook something.
  • Watch the zombie-stomping movie he wants to watch without overly cringing
  • Be kind to their children - even if you have no patience for little ones.
  • Refrain from extensive eyeball-rolling when he gets overly involved in "his" football team
  • Clean the counters.

*Thanks Blackbird!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Patience + Em = Hot Mess

By Patience I mean the virtue, not my adorable 9-year-old niece, Patience (AKA Pae)...just want to clear that up!

Sometimes I think that I am proactive to a fault. This really makes it extremely hard for me to just be patient and wait for things to happen. I've always been of the mindset that God opens doors for me in my life, lines up the timing for me, but I have to actually do the work, put the time in, job-hunt, write, juggle 3 jobs to get out of Indiana, etc...I can't just sit back passively and wait for life to happen to me because I might miss some fantastic opportunities.

On the other hand I'm notice that I wind myself up way too tight "trying" to make things happen and constantly working on the next steps I need to take that I completely miss out on the present...but that's another story...

What I was actually going to blog about was that I feel outrageously frustrated because I have done absolutely everything humanly possible that I can in this whole apartment/home finding situation Aaron and I have found ourselves struggling through. I have scoured classifieds, scary craigslist listings, websites and picked the brains of every real estate broker I even remotely know. Aaron and I think we finally have a plan, a great win-win situation to have a great place to live...but I have to wait. We don't know for sure, I can't force anything else through and I have to wait and see if this will pan out or if we have to start from ground zero again.

So how do I feel about waiting?