wednesday thoughts

Weeks when I write cover letters are hard for blogging. I've already written so. many. words. How do you expect me to come up with more funny, interesting things to say? But, I have a job to do, so here I am! Just a little midweek update.

oo1. Trying to figure out what I want to do with my life is super hard. Sometimes I think I've got it all figured out, and actually, I kind of's just the in-between stepping stones that are hard to figure out. Sigh. More on this later, I swear.
oo2. Contessa has been bonkers this week. Is it a full moon? Do cats' moods change during their owner's time of the month? (...ahem) Whatever's going on, she's crazy and I need her to calm down so I (and poor, sweet Dago) can sleep!
oo3. I figure I'll just stick this right in here since I don't really want to dedicate a whole post to it: last month I upped the dosage of my anxiety/depression meds, but have decided to go back down again. The added exercise, reading, and other wellness in my life have sort of leveled things out. I think. We'll see! Updates to come!
oo4. I am starting to yearn for fall weather, clothes, and treats, but I'm not letting myself take that step until the temperature drops in Austin. It's just too darn hot still to wear scarves or even think about yummy hot chai.
oo5. I have been recording all the new and rerun episodes of What Not to Wear. There was a time when I'd seen every episode of the show, but I got seriously behind all the years I didn't have television. I love, love Stacy London and Clinton Kelly, their rules, and watching women strip off body shame and put on really hot clothes. So maybe I'll be a stylist when I grow up? Back to number one.


  1. Um....just felt like I was reading off my own check list!? except sub the cats for 2 dogs! I had this crazy life epiphany that I'm going to be posting about soon and I feel you 100%. Love that you have been able to reduce your meds in exchange for exercise and healthy living, I've found that the more I workout the happier/relaxed I am as well. Keep it up!! shoot me an email, we should go grab coffees and talk about fun stuff (clothes & blogging :D )at cenote sometime!

  2. Man, figuring out what you want to do with your life is so tough. I struggled with it a lot after I pulled the plug on the initial idea I had (the one I had spent 4 years going to school for, sigh). I finally learned to let go a bit and have been much happier since. Good luck getting things sorted out!

    Ladyface Blog

    P.S. Thanks for linking to my Chai recipe! You = the best!

  3. I go back and forth on my feelings about What Not to Wear. The title itself implies something pretty prescriptive, and I'm really turning away from shoulds and should nots lately. I also think the limitation of stores they let you shop in doesn't let you use the money you get for being on the show to its full capability. However, I do like the way they seek to empower women through their wardrobe to be strong, independent, professional looking role models, and to put an end to dress that is self-sabotaging. It's a good guilty watch for me, I guess. I'll be sad to see it go.

    Also, careers are so hard! What will I do with myself when I'm done with school?


  4. I'm so glad to hear you've been able to cut back on the medication! How is the exercise going? Are you meeting your goals?

    I'm halfway between wishing for fall and trying to enjoy the warmth while it lasts. I did just buy me some new booties and North Face jacket so... I guess that shows where my true loyalty lies!

    Exploring My Style


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