I’m a little late to jump in on this, but I couldn’t let the opportunity to participate pass by. I’ve been so inspired by the Things I’m Afraid to Tell You posts by my favorite bloggers. What I love the most is seeing the common threads between us all. This is really a good thing we’ve got going here. So here it goes…
I have no idea what kind of career I want. First, I have so many interests, I don’t know where to start. Writing, food, interiors, marketing, design direction, digital media, magazines, art, dance, baking, events, weddings, style, licensing, color, connecting others. I could go on and on. I watch my friends and fellow bloggers quit their day jobs, start businesses they’ve dreamed of for years, go to grad school, or create and build awesome things all of their own. I’m so proud of them. And I hope that one day I’ll come up with a brilliant idea of my own too and forge my own revolutionary career path. But that lightbulb hasn’t gone off for me yet, and I’m a bit afraid it never will.
My apartment is a mess a majority of the time. I hate doing dishes and I let them pile up. My KitchenAid mixer bowl never gets washed the same day I bake. Sometimes I leave food in my fridge even after it’s gone bad. The arm of my couch has a pile of clothes that should be hanging in my closet. It’s only me in 500 square feet, but somehow I still don’t have the time to keep it all tidy.
I don’t feel like I’m doing enough and yet I’m still exhausted. Maybe it’s because my body needs a lot of sleep, but I’m just so overwhelmed and overstimulated, and my to-do list won’t stop growing. I’m in awe of the people I know who work really long days and still have time for working out, relationships, blogging, events, washing your hair, all while being perky and ready to do it again the next morning. How do you find a balance with taking care of yourself and doing more for yourself? I don’t know if it’s possible to conquer everything or escape it…but I think it’s important to try and do a little both at some point.
I don’t like pets. I know, I know. It sounds like a horrible thing to say. I will always pet your cute pooch, I just don’t want one of my own.
Sometimes I cheat in the kitchen. I use pre-chopped garlic and frozen pie crusts.
I ate three big bowls of pasta last night. I can overindulge when I’m stressed or tired. But also, I put panchetta in the pasta, so maybe I ate more because it was just so good.
There are so many bloggers participating in this series, but some of my favorites were from Dear Heart, Sequins & Stripes, Coco + Kelly, So Much to Smile About, Note to Self, One Bite at a Time – and of course Jess, Ez, and Mimi + Meg who helped to kick this whole thing off.