How I Found My Dream Job

how i found my job

If it will inspire at least one person, I will consider my mission accomplished.

I have much more inspiring story of how I found my dream job (of course, she was not far from the first). And today I wanted to share with you this story. If it will inspire at least one person, I will consider my mission accomplished.

So … I’m her (dream job) really purposefully searched for: tried different things, talk to people who consulted a psychologist, wanted to … and then the last, probably, as it is a child did not sound the word “dream”, and it turned out that the real It worked.

But first, a little history, or rather, a digression: it was a very difficult period in my life when I decided for myself that the meaning of life is to clenched teeth and sliding away all your fantasies, just to earn money to feed themselves and their children . Since I needed a job with a decent salary, I took advantage of the linkedin profile writer service and found a job in Australia. I had a mental image at the time – and I have two children of my skirt stand against the whole world with people, worthy of the brush painters-socialist realists.

the way to the dream jobAnd so I slowly started to think in a few years of living in such belief that if we work, then you need to work at least brought pleasure, and not just money. And here I come back to this most magical the word “dream”. One day I was on some business conference, where (we think so just “happened”, although I’m sure that just did not happen), I heard a presentation by Mr. Agarunova (Gameland), which does not even suspect that one short story of his speech changed my life. He said that when recruiting staff, he it asks one question: “And what do you really want?” And the story was that it at the time HR-manager in hiring said, he wanted to be the coolest business coach. And she became them. Because I wanted. I do not know what it was to me a story sunk then the soul, perhaps, the most crucial question: “What did you really want?” In general, a long story short, I realized that I wanted to become a business coach that this profession speaks in me at the deepest level: I love to explain, like performing, I love to carry into the world of new ideas, like “clever”, and better public)) and this Wishlist I went a few months, but really is not easy, of course, went to “request” of the universe has been sent, and the wheels began to spin.

One day I saw exactly what I want to do: I went to training on presentation skills in English, which led my now business partner, and then – just unknown to me, but wildly charismatic guy. And then I nervously and shyly asked him to conduct a training for organizations in which I worked, but just so that we spent together. Happened in the end is very great: it’s all about what I wanted – and coaching and English (not disappear as good, brought from Australia!). Next came the basics of the profession already: University coaching, practice their own programs.

And here it is appropriate to summarize and give advice to those who want to find my dream job: as you want, so be it. Who do you declare, and the will. There is no secret here is not even that of our beloved “first learned, then read a bunch of books, and then become good, then finally become an expert.” Nothing like this! You can now declare themselves, and books, skills, knowledge, education, and even catch up FOR PURPOSE. Try to start just want to, and you will see how the law of attraction (which I will write) will operate by moving people, circumstances, providing opportunities, turning to you the whole universe with its inexhaustible possibilities, just because you want to and sure that you have all turns out.

Simply Stacie

OK, I have a confession. This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve given this whole blogging thing a go before, but it didn’t quite work out for me. You see, I think my problem was that I didn’t quite know what I wanted to write about yet. I was blogging about what I thought I should be blogging about instead of what I really wanted say. I thought that if I didn’t post a picture of my every meal that I was failing as a blogger somehow. In short, I was trying to hard to be like everyone else.

Do y’all remember the movie What a Girl Wants? I love it in all its cheesy, Colin Firth dancing in leather pants glory.

Colin Firth dancing in leather pants

One line from that movie has stuck with me over the years. Amanda Bynes’ character was trying to conform her free-spirited, fun-loving self to fit the aristocratic world of her father when her super cute musician boyfriend says to her: “Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” Deep stuff for a fluffy little comedy, folks. I’m not saying my blogging identity crisis was anything serious, but this line kind of sums everything up for me.

I can’t guarantee that I’m going to work-out everyday and post about it. I can’t promise delicious recipes with descriptive step-by-step photos. I can’t even promise that I will blog every single day (although, I will try my best).

I can promise you that I will blog about my life – the pretty and the ugly. I know that with so many blogs out there, it can be tough trying to decide which ones make it into your daily reading file. Since I try to be a helpful person, I’ve compiled a little list to make your decision easier. I like to call this ‘My Top 5 Favorite Things to Talk About’ list. If they are yours too, then we should probably friends. So here we go, in no particular order…

Movies, TV, Books and Music- I’m practically a walking Barnes and Noble. I am not an elitist. I love all of the four topics equally. I technically specialized my BA in Communications in film and television studies. What was I expecting to do? I have no clue. I think I just wanted to be able to watch really great films and discuss them with people smarter than myself.

Food – No, this isn’t going to be one of those blogs where I document everything that I put in my mouth. That being said, I really do love some good food (I am from the South after all, y’all).

Nothing like food from street vendors!

Running and working out in general – Let’s get something straight from the start, I am not a serious runner. By that, I mean that I am someone who runs for completion and not time. I like to consider myself a bit of a girl next door runner if you will. Running is not my sole source of exercise. I love a good pilates class. I teach spin at my local gym. And occasionally, I like to get my Michael Phelps on in a pool. I work out because I know it will benefit me in the long run (pun may or may not be intended).

After my 1st Half-Marathon

Travel – Oh, to have the luxury of being rich enough to travel wherever I wanted whenever I wanted! I’m not quite a world renowned traveler yet, but I hope to be one day. My parents did a really great job of giving me opportunities to see the world throughout my childhood. From a young age, I’ve had an appreciation for different cultures. I enjoy seeing and experiencing different ways of life first hand. I guess John Steinbeck sums it up for me: “People don’t take trips. Trips take people.

Times Square – one of my favorite places in the world even though it’s crazy!

Life – Most importantly, I am so thankful for my life. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s in progress. The thing that I love about blogging is that as much as people try to define their blogs as “running,” “healthy eating” or “fashion,” it all comes down to one thing: life. We all just want to share life with one another.

On that note, I would like to personally invite you to share in my life a little each day through this blog, and I would love the opportunity to share in yours as well.

Birthday Celebrations Part 1: Whale Shark Edition

Happy Monday to everyone! This Monday was rough, but it probably did not help that I was coming off of such an incredibly fun weekend.

My birthday was on Sunday (25 – seriously?!), and I was very blessed to have plans throughout the entire weekend.

I guess the best way to break it up is by the days, so here we go!

FRIDAY

I decided to go a little crazy and chop off my hair, or maybe it was the quarter-life crisis kicking in…

Short hair, don’t care!

After my haircut, my boyfriend, Zac, and I went to dinner at Applebee’s and then to see the new Thor movie. Anyone else see it? Thoughts?

I pretty much loved it because it had two of my favorite guys:

Mr. Tom Hiddleston
Mr. Zachary Levi

SATURDAY

Have I mentioned that I’m training for my first ever marathon? No? Well, I am. The Disney Marathon to be exact. Because if I’m going to run 26 awful miles, I might as well be in the happiest place on earth!

Saturday was consumed by my 17 miles long run. It actually felt really good – like maybe I won’t completely want to cry on marathon day. And then I remembered I have to add about 10 more miles to that. Prayers appreciated, friends!

Saturday night, I refueled the best way I know how – with Mexican food and margaritas. I went to dinner with Zac, his cousin and her husband. Sadly no photos : (

Which brings us right up to…

SUNDAY

I woke up bright and early to head to Atlanta with my boyfriend. Georgia residents get free admission to the Georgia aquarium on your birthday. Since I’ve been dying to go since it opened, I couldn’t miss this opportunity. Yay for free stuff!

Before I go further, I should probably mention that from the ages of 4-16, I was absolutely convinced I was going to be a dolphin trainer at Seaworld. Sometimes, I wonder if I’ve missed my calling ; )

Naturally, I just had to do the dolphin interaction.

This photo was taken right after I put my two fingers on the dolphins nose. She let out an incredibly loud screech that startled me as you can probably tell from the photo.

How could you not love that smile?

One of the other reasons I wanted to go to the aquarium was to see the four whale sharks they have. They are so incredibly majestic and HUGE!

The whale shark is in the top left hand corner of the picture.  The ones at the aquarium are actually still growing believe it or not. They probably have another 10 feet or so to go!

One of the coolest things happened while we were walking through the whale shark exhibit. An aquarium manager walked up to us and asked how we were enjoying our visit. We told him it was our first time, and Zac mentioned that it was my birthday. This particular manager (shout out to Gary) went out of his way to ensure our visit was memorable. He took us upstairs above the tank for a private tour. It was incredible to see how massive the tank is from above and to learn more about the beautiful creatures in it.

There are 6.3 million gallons of water in this bad boy!

Did y’all know manta rays like to show off and do flips? I caught this girl belly-side up!

I know it’s kind of hard to make out, but that’s a whale shark right below us! I was just in awe being this close to this massive creature.

All in all, I had a blast at the Georgia Aquarium and would highly recommend it to anyone stopping by the Atlanta area.

After seeing all the exhibits, Zac and I made our way back to Augusta to meet up with some friends for my birthday dinner, but you will have to wait until tomorrow for those pictures!

Have you ever been to the Georgia Aquarium?

What is your favorite type of aquatic animal?

Football and 5Ks

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!

I started off Saturday morning by doing my local Y’s Gasping Gobbler 5K. Back when I used to work front desk at the Y, a bunch of us would always run this race every year. This year I ran the race solo. It was nice to be able to focus on my run, but I missed having my friends there for support like in the past. Do you like to run races solo or with friends?

The race started at a recreation center and went through a neighborhood in a loop.

It wasn’t the most exciting 5K route, but the beautiful fall colors more than made up for it. I finished in about 28 min. and 40 seconds. I told you, I run for completion not time : )

After my run, I had to quickly shower and get ready to meet my friend, Kaitlyn, to drive to Athens for the Georgia game. We made it to Athens just in time to tailgate for a few hours before the game.

Football is kinda a big deal in the South. My dad is a die hard Georgia fan. While Georgia is definitely my favorite team to cheer for, I am far from being the super fan like my dad. I enjoy being in the atmosphere of a game more than anything. There’s nothing quite like it. If you’re a fan of any college football team, then I’m sure you know what I mean.

I just cannot handle all the leaves. It’s so beautiful! Isn’t fall the best?

We ended up having really amazing seats on the 8th row of the 10 yard line

It was Aaron Murray’s last home game. Sadly, during the first half he had a knee injury and was out the rest of the game. He may be out of the rest of the reason.

I’m so glad that even with a rough season, we were able to see the Dawgs take home a win!

Tell me, what team are you a die-hard fan of and why? As long as it’s not South Carolina, I promise not to judge you : )

What is your favorite season? I love everything about the fall. The cooler weather, boots and scarves, football, warm drinks and soups….I could go on forever.

What is something exciting you did over the weekend?

TGIF

Does anyone remember watching TGIF on ABC every Friday night when you were little? Please tell me I’m not alone here! It was home to some of the classics like Boy Meets World and the Olsen twins show, Two of a Kind. Every week, I would look forward to watching all of my favorite shows during this marathon night called TGIF. I kind of miss those days.

Mr Feeny

Friday nights have just never been the same since TGIF went away.

I don’t think I’ve introduced you to my 5 month old kitten, Oliver, yet.

cat

Go ahead, I dare you to tell me he’s not the cutest little thing you’ve ever seen.

Poor Oliver got neutered this morning. This was pretty much his exact reaction when I told him why he was at the vet.

Poor Oliver

And then he pooped in my car just to show is disapproval of the situation.

I was so excited when I brought him home. I thought he would be calm and slightly loopy from the anesthesia. WRONG. Homeboy is running around my living room chasing his toys like nothing ever happened. ** Face Palm**

I actually need y’all’s advice/tips on something. This is my first Christmas with Oliver, and I have a mild anxiety attack every time I think of putting up my Christmas tree. Do you have any suggestions on how to keep a stubborn and hyper kitten from destroying my tree and gifts?

HELP!

Tomorrow I’m running my local Y’s Gasping Gobbler 5K. This is my motto for the race:

Gasping Gobbler

If that doesn’t make you want to run fast, then I don’t know what will!

Y’all know my love for Henry Cavill!

What plans do you have for the weekend?

Do you plan to run any Thanksgiving themed races?

Smiling is My Favorite

OK, I promised that when I started this little blog that I would talk about my life: the good and the bad. Well, this week is a bit overwhelming at work. We have been in the process of moving into a new office building since last Friday. As if moving isn’t stressful enough, we are also getting a completely new database and website…this week. I’m not quite sure how all of this got approved to go down in one week, but that’s life. Life is too short to be stressed though, my friends (especially when it’s my birthday week)! I do a lot of things to relieve stress, but I think that laughing is probably one of the best remedies. So, when I was browsing through my Pinterest, I came across a few things that made me laugh and wanted to share them with you.

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?

Belina

True story: Growing up, my grandma always had boxed wine in her refrigerator (I’ve got class in my genes, I tell you). When I was really little, I did in fact think they were oversized juice boxes.

be honest lay

Another true story: Yes, Neil Patrick Harris, I do. Why must you be so precious?

Neil Patrick Harris

As if I needed another reason to love Daniel Radcliffe. He is so witty.

Daniel Radcliffe

The Robertson men speak a whole lot of truth.

 lots of truth

Finally, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

How is your week going so far?

What are some of your favorite things to do to relieve stress? My top stress relievers are: prayer, reading, watching tv/movies, listening to music and exercising.

Sexiest Man Alive?

Question: How do we all feel about this?

man alive

I’m not convinced.

It’s not that I don’t love some Adam Levine. I’m a big Maroon 5 fan and have seen them in concert twice. But sexiest man of the year? This is the best you can do People?

I’d like to nominate a few men I’m pretty sure fit the title better.

  1. Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

They should probably just go ahead and give him the title every year and be done with it. Not only is he Superman, but he has been my consistent celebrity crush for 10 years now.

2. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

I know he’s had the honor before, and he went through some dark, unsexy days after his breakup with my girl, Jen. But World War Z was a surprisingly good movie and brought my Brad love back.

3. The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)

(Dwayne Johnson

I know people either love or hate The Rock look-wise. I happen to be in the love camp. This picture makes me so proud to be an American!

4. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

I know he’s not conventionally sexy, but have y’all heard the man’s voice? I want him to narrate my life. Between Sherlock, Star Trek, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave and The Hobbit, it’s definitely Benedict’s year.

Honorable mention: Tom Hiddleston (I can’t stand how precious he is!) and Michael Fassbender (enough said)

So what do you think? Who should have been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive?

The Outlaw Tour

How is this week almost over? Am I really getting that old where life just flies by without me noticing?

I meant to get this post up on Tuesday, but the whole life thing got in the way.

On Monday night I went to Aiken, SC, with two of my best friends to see one of our favorite authors, Ted Dekker, speak.

utlaw

In case you don’t know about Ted Dekker, he’s pretty much a slightly mad genius. He’s a New York Times best-selling author who has written over 30 books in 15 years. Yeah, just let that sink in for a bit. Ted Dekker is identified as a Christian author, but I personally feel that his books (for the most part) are accessible to all readers regardless of your particular faith. If you like suspense and mind-blowing twists, you might want to check him out.

The man himself

Ted (yeah, we’re on a first name basis now) really shared from his heart. It was an encouraging message about who we are in Christ, as Christians. I walked away feeling refreshed and refocused.

This verse basically rocked me

After the talk, we joined the incredibly long line of people to meet Ted.

And then this happened…

Don’t let my smile fool you, I was inwardly freaking out

Ted was so incredibly kind. He took time to have a conversation with every single person. He wasn’t just one of those authors who signs the book and doesn’t even look up at you. I always get nervous when I meet someone I admire or a celebrity. I’m always afraid of being let down because I have built them up too much in my head. Thankfully, this was not the case at all with Ted. Plus, can you believe this man is 51 years old? I’ll have whatever he’s having, thank you very much.

The whole group with Ted

The tall guy there is my friend, Dominique. He’s also the webmaster, for lack of better word, of this little blog here. The girl to my right is my best friend, Kerri. Obviously, we are bonded by our love for Disney.

We ended the night by eating at a Waffle House in the middle of nowhere….Good times.

So what’s going on with you? Any plans for Halloween? Better yet, any great costume ideas to share? I promise I won’t steal it…until next year.

Let the Birthday Festivities Begin!

Good news! It’s almost Friday!

Even better news! It’s almost my birthday! On Sunday, I will be turning the big 25.

I’m one of those obnoxious people who believes in celebrating the whole week – not just for a day. My coworker had her birthday on Monday, so our boss decided to split the difference and took us both out for lunch today. What fancy restaurant did we decide on for our birthday feast? Cracker Barrel, of course! (Can you see where the ‘southern’ part of my name comes from?)

If you’ve ever been to Cracker Barrel, then you have probably played this game. I did not even know this was possible! I just want to go on the record and say that this was my coworker playing at the time. I mean, what does this make you?

eating

We all decided to order the lunch special today which was turkey and dressing. It came with cranberry sauce and one side (I, as you can see, chose carrots). It was the closest thing to Thanksgiving that you can get!

Since we were celebrating, we had to indulge in some dessert…

cake

I got the apple streusel pie, and it was so, so good! I wasn’t able to finish all of it though which is just a shame.

Afterwards, we shopped around the store, and I was so excited to see they had Christmas stuff out already.

 shopped around the store

How cute is this?

I cannot even describe how hard it was to try to work after eating lunch. There is a reason we have the whole day of Thanksgiving off – to recover from the food!

To top it off, another coworker got us birthday cupcakes.

birthday cupcakes

I was surprisingly too full to eat this. Sad day, I know. So, it’s in my refrigerator, and I’m planning on saving it for my actual birthday.

What plans do you have for this weekend?

My First Stitch Fix Review

So, I’ve been seeing this little thing called StitchFix all over the blog world within the past few months. It sounded too good to be true really. You go to the Stitch Fix website and create a personalized style guide. Once you schedule your first “fix” to be delivered, your personal stylist (yeah, you basically get to sound as cool as Kate Middleton) gets to work on selecting pieces just for you based upon your style guide and sizing.

When my first Stitch Fix package arrived over the weekend. It literally felt like my birthday. Knowing that the five items in the box had been selected just for me was a really exciting thought.

I was a little nervous because I had read many, many reviews on various blogs about Stitch Fix, and it always seemed like it took a few orders for the stylist to really get your style. Thankfully, this was not the case with me. My stylist really nailed down my style right out of the gate. Let’s take a look shall we…(Disclaimer: I apologize in advance for the crappy mirror photos! I’m going to work on better photos for box #2. These were just done in a hurry out of excitement.)

1 : Dylan and Rose Madeline Metalic Dot Belted Dress

Madeline Metalic Dot Belted Dress
Ehhh

I actually have a dress pretty similar to this, so this one got returned.

2 : THML Aptos Button Detail A-line Dress

Aptos Button Detail A-line Dress

I liked that this dress is versatile. It’s great for work, church, parties…you name it! It was a keeper for sure.

3 41Hawthorn Colibri Solid Tab Long Sleeve Blouse

Long Sleeve Blouse

I loved everything about this shirt! First of all, I am a major fan of flower wall jewel tones. I know the picture doesn’t quite do this color justice. Second of all, it’s a great length for pairing with leggings. Sold!

4 : Sanctuary Rizzo Skinny Ponte Pants

Initially I thought these pants were a definite no. I have some similar ‘jegging’ style black pants from Target. Then when I saw these babies had no zipper or button, I became slightly terrified. There was just no way. Much to my surprise though, they fit. They fit perfectly. They are just like wearing thicker, more work appropriate leggings. The price definitely made me want to cry, but I justified it that I would be living in these pants now. Keeper!

5 : THML Azariah Striped Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan

I love some good ole’ Mr. Roger’s style cardigans. If this had been a different combo of colors then it would have been a no-brainer. Unfortunately, the bland tan and orange just were not doing me any favors. This was returned.

With my new favorite pants ever!

Overall, I was super impressed with my Stitch Fix experience. I’m already counting down the days until my next box (December 7th, where are you?!).

Something else that was really cool….each piece comes with a style guide card to give you ideas on how to wear the item.

I can’t recommend Stitch Fix enough. I just want all my friends to know about it!

If you happen to want to give Stitch Fix a try, you can use my referral code below and I’ll get a $25.00 credit : )

My referral code: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3227663

Have y’all ever used Stitch Fix before? If so, how was your experience?