Archive for April 2008
Okay… So I have gotten alot of flak for not keeping up on my blog.. ;) So.. I am going to try really hard to keep it up.
April has been a crazy but great month.. I sold my Salon and the new owners took over the first of April. This was a good move for me, but very emotional. My main concern was my friends that I work with and hoped everyone would be okay with everything. Luckily it all went over smoothly and I am now enjoying my days off by working on the house and spending more time with my family…I LOVE IT! I work two hours a day in a week and chersish the time I still have with all my friends at work.
Nothing will change if you don’t change. The first step is recognizing that change is necessary. Secondly you have to figure out where you would be more fulfilled in your career. Maybe you have to do something more creative, something outdoors in nature, something that allows you to be in different places, or maybe you have to be the one making all the decisions with your own business. When you are clear about what it is that you really want from your career, you have to start taking steps towards it.
A new job is not going to come running to you just because you’re unhappy with your old one. If it’s a new industry you may have a lot to learn before even thinking about applying for new positions. You may have to take classes at night while you put up with your dull job during the day.
If it’s your own business that you dream of, you may have to start from your home. Working during the night and weekends to move closer to doing it fulltime and leaving your old job.
Just because we are familiar with something is no reason to continue doing it. It’s easy to get caught up in day to day living – especially if you have a family to take care of – and to put off any changes that could improve your life. Change can invoke fear, insecurity, and feelings of loss in people. Make the change anyway!
Life is not pausing for you while you are putting up with something that you dislike. Life is passing you by while you waste it doing the wrong thing. There’s no rewind button, there’s only now, and if you’re not happy with your now, Change it!
There is a reason TV land does not bring us stories of real life survival. First, there may be little entertainment value for a show about the rising number of Eskimos who must turn to food banks to feed their children. Where will networks find willing advertisers to promote their cheese snacks and luxury cars on a program that shows people rushing to escape a Category 1 hurricane.
It’s much easier for them to purchase ad time on programs like The Apprentice where they can promote things discussed right on the show than it would be to sell sillier spots on a show focused on how the typical 18-year-old soldier survives in Iraq. The latter would be a lot closer to the term Reality TV but we just won’t see it, not even on the nightly news.
Reality TV shows are non realistic, but everybody loves them.
The American Comfort Quilt features iconic American company logos arranged across a white quilt. Maybe you aren’t a fan of big corporations, or maybe you are, but whatever side you’re on you can’t escape the fact that the American Comfort Quilt is beautiful in that sort of organized-chaos sort of way.
NYTO Studios introduces the American Comfort Quilt. This handmade art piece, a limited series of five, includes 58 logos of mass-market retailers, fast food chains and other corporations that participate in the creation of the contemporary North American identity and condition. Iconic North American brands such as these give both comfort and identity, yet we feel ambivalent or even negative toward their hegemony over our cultural and economic landscape. It is the problematic balance between familiarity and alienation which this quilt seeks to examine.
If you want one, you’ll have to contact NYTO Studios for a price as they are only handmade in limited quantities.
Cool idea. I want one.