Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pinch Me Please

There are pivotal moments in your life when you just need to take a step back and reflect.  For me this is one of those moments.  When Marco and I moved to LA 5 years ago it was during the recession/writers strike.  To say jobs were few and far between was an understatement.  I signed up with a temp agency in Burbank and was assigned the most random jobs.  My breaking point was working at a scrap metal company answering phones.  I remember at lunch going to my car and crying to my mom.  I wanted to go home, but knew how much M and I needed the $40 I would make that afternoon for groceries.  After about 6 months of working like this I finally got a call to temp at Guess.  Of course I jumped at the chance and 4 years later I was taking another leap of faith to come to T0MS. 

This week is my one year anniversary and I am celebrating by receiving a promotion.  I am the new Executive Assistant to the President.  Pinch me please.  It doesn’t seem real, but I am so beyond grateful for the new challenge.  


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Living a Happy Life

a photo from our trip to Big Sur

21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown Jr. 
  1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
  2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
  3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
  6. Be generous.
  7. Have a grateful heart.
  8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
  9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
  10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
  11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
  12. Commit yourself to quality.
  13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
  14. Be loyal.
  15. Be honest.
  16. Be a self-starter.
  17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
  18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
  19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
  20. Take good care of those you love.
  21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.
{thanks Heather from Habitually Chic for the inspiration}