Disclaimer: This is a very late post because sometimes I forget I have a blog.

On January 30th I turned 30.  And I feel fine.  I feel great actually. I've never understood the craze surrounding the beginning of this decade of life.  I don't think wisdom comes with age.  It comes with experience, however people assume that when you turn 30 you should--know stuff.  Life should be figured out by now and you should know where you're going or maybe you're already there.  I don't think I've learned everything I will ever encounter but here are a few lessons I've picked up along the way to 30.

1. When an idiot tries to give you more money or charge you less don't try and be honest with them--just take it and try and pay it forward later.  Trying to rectify the situation will only cause much more confusion, get a manager involved who is also confused as to why you are trying to give money back and make your fellow store patrons angry at you for holding the line.

2. However, honesty is always the best policy.  Never try and avoid hurting someone's feelings.  People are always so touchy about their feelings (in my John Malkovich voice). Just remember when someone asks for your unsolicited candid advice--give it.  If you don't and they make some stupid decision based on your  inability to answer a question directly and honestly.  They will blame you.


Happy New Year {Unmellow Yellow}

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. -Melody Beattie

Albeit, a bit late for a new year's post...  Today's crayola color is unmellow yellow.  That's how I feel as of late.  Bright and happy tinged with a bit of psychopathic anxiety.  Near the end of 2013 I decided that for 2014 I would start a gratitude journal and  posted to my Facebook a blurb about people being ungrateful.  Let's just say it was not well received by all.  To sum up that post I basically stated that I don't think one's little homepage of Facebook shouldn't be an outlet for everything that is going terribly wrong in said individual's life.  And that we all (myself included) should be grateful for what we have because there are many others who are happier with less than what we have.  With all that being said it is easy to lose sight of all this and not handle every situation with grace.  I realized this last night as I was writing my journal entry.


Navy Blue or How Pinterest Works

I promised myself the next time I decided to blog it would be recipes--but alas it is not.  I have been super busy over the summer trying to decide what to do with my career and how to organize/beautify/simplify my house and life. I have decided to begin my educational journey once again. That first degree in psychology (cue the laughter) didn't work out too well. It got me a job in insurance and from there I lost my job in insurance when the business closed due to the owners retirement and gained (what I woefully thought) was a much better job in insurance. Boy, did I think wrong. It was a horrible job for a company that uses 20 year old software and have filed for bankruptcy at least twice. I quit. I am going back to school for Health Information Management. Now on to the house! I have been slowly trying to decorate this house and it is by far a haughty task to undertake. I have a fear (the same fear that I had about my wedding) that it will look a Tim Burton movie threw up on my house.