Showing posts from January, 2014

2014: Change is in the Air

Welp, I knew it was going to be a year of change, I just didn't know it was going to happen so quickly!

As of yesterday morning (Blue Monday), my trajectory for the year changed course and changed it quickly. I've been waiting for a few things to come together, but they were all just loose ideas floating around, with lots of possibilities. But after 10am, my head was spinning for the rest of the day.

It was the first day back to work for most people after the holidays, so I thought I'd maybe hear some news.  Sure enough, early in the day I received an instant message from someone telling me they wanted to extend a job offer to me. A few hours later, verbal offer and acceptance on the phone, and I am moving to Salt Lake City!

Never in a million years did I think I'd move to Utah, but I am excited.  Though seemingly every aspect of my life is going to change.

I've worked from home for two and a half years, now I'll be in an office.
I've lived in warm and sun…

Links I Like

I've been bookmarking things for months, but haven't shared. Here are a few things I've enjoyed reading.

I always think I'll cook more, but going out to eat is just easier sometimes. But if I did grocery shop, I'd want to take note of what a week of groceries in my house would look like and compare to these. Orchid is the color of the year this year, which you've probably heard, but have you heard of these colors? Wenge might be my favorite shade. These animals are creepy and beautiful. Finally, a few things to keep your 2014 in good shape: gratitude, kindness, forgiveness - we could all use a little more of those kinds of things. 

Happy New Year Again!

It's been a really nice few days, relaxing in LA in the beautiful weather, without work. I almost dread going back on tomorrow. I think many people are still out of the office until next Monday, so I'm hoping it'll be quiet for the rest of the week. But there will  be news about jobs I've applied for, and I'm a little scared to hear what that news will be. It will  involve some big choices and maybe big changes, and I'm just not sure how things will go. But I'm trying to be brave.
In the meantime, this is what I've been doing - hiking and movies. I've hit a few Golden Globe contenders and will likely see a few more in the next couple weeks. August: Osage County was filmed in my home state and has some great acting, but such a messed up family and hard to watch. American Hustle was the only movie that Jihan and I could get into last weekend at the Arclight, the front row wasn't so bad, and it was a pretty entertaining flick. I also saw Her; Joaq…