I was googling, as usual, and ran across one of those ‘things I wish I’d known sooner’ lists and this was taken straight out of my brain I am sure of it…
“When I’m not distracting myself from how repetitive my job is, I always think about how I’m slowly trading away the sunny days of my youth for “job security.” I show up, put my butt in a chair for eight hours a day, and collect a paycheck. Congratulations, I’ve traded away some time for some money.
I don’t feel alive at my job. I do shit that’s unimportant to me. I’d rather spend my time doing anything else, but the things I want to do wouldn’t pay me the way my boring job does….
…If I could offer my younger self some real advice, I’d tell myself not to base my career choice on what someone else recommended. I’d tell myself not to pick a major because it’s what’s popular. I’d tell myself not to get into a career field for the money.
I’d tell myself that the right choice is much simpler: Do what you are. As long as you’re true to yourself, and follow your own interests, you can find success through passion. Perhaps more importantly, you won’t wake up ten years later in a career field you hate wondering “What the hell happened?”
This is unbelievably cool.
“Because you’re not ordinary House. You’re way out there on the fringe somewhere. I’m your best friend and half the time I don’t understand you. You’re alone, you’ve been alone your whole life. When you read that book you were hoping that somewhere under all that talk of god there would be a way of thinking, a mind that you could recognize. You wanted what we all want.”
“The power to transform into any water based object?”
“To look across the gulf and know there’s someone else like you.”
So I want to make everything at Smitten Kitchen. That’s not even an exaggeration.
But so far I’ve only made three things. They were all amazingly good and have become staples for me:
Clementine Cake (on the second making I added chocolate chips because who doesn’t like the orange and chocolate combo?)
And last but not least, the greatest thing on earth:
Blue Cheese and Red Potato Tart
It had been a long time since I’d watched this.
Just ordered 3 shirts from Threadless since they’re having their “March Madness” sale!
For my nephew
I’m very very very slowly starting to run with a friend of mine. We are improving extremely gradually but I’m glad to be doing it and getting off my butt since I sit for 40 hrs a week at work. And I figure, any exercise is an improvement over no exercise, lol.
I’m logging our runs on Daily Mile as a means to track our pace improvements, etc. Going to do an Earth Day 5k I think, so hopefully we’ll make some progress leading up to that so it doesn’t take us 45 mins to finish…