3 things I’m grateful for today:

1. Salmon and avocado sushi + free miso soup for lunch

2. My visit to Retreat where I found two candle scents I absolutely love - Shanghai Tea and Lime and Lemongrass :) I have to go back and get the Shanghai Tea when I finally get my paycheck!

3. Seeing many beautiful things, especially at Shoe Connection and Forever New. Spring is here!

Even though I’m not feeling my best today, I know that I’m doing my best and as long as I keep up my positive feelings and good work, surely wonderful things will multiply… maybe even at an exponential speed!

Happy Monday everyone, take care :)

Balance is key. In everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Go shopping at the mall and then sit down and meditate in your bedroom. Live high and low. Move and stay still. Embrace all sides of who you are and live your authentic truth! Be brave and bold and spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence and patience and modesty and peace. Aim for balance. Make your own rules and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs.

Rachel Brathen

She is the absolute goddess of life and so inspirational to me. 

(via theteenyyogini)

On my new job, doing what I love and manifesting my desires:

Hello friends,

Can’t sleep again so I’m having cheese on crackers and chai tea as we speak. I think I was just too tired for too long today, and now my body is desperately trying to keep me awake because I insisted on it… oh dear!

Anyway, I had a lovely second shift at work. So far I can honestly say that it’s the best first impression I’ve ever had of a job. I’m loving it so far - the look of the boutique, the customers, the sales girls I work with, the staff wardrobe + staff incentives and the whole brand image! It’s so nice to be encouraged to look pretty, be friendly, attentive and have high-energy at work :)

Today I wore a black lace dress with red lips and heeled black boots, and pinned my hair back with a large fuchsia hair flower. My feet do hurt a little less, but I had so much fun looking at all the beautiful new arrivals and serving the happy customers that it really didn’t bother me so much. I’m super super determined to pass my 3 month trial period so that I can stay! It’s a good sign that so many of the sales girls are weekend casuals, as they can’t bring themselves to leave even after finding full-time work. Can’t wait to see what my next shift will have in store for me :)

I think that being at work has really given me a taste for luxury. I never used to be interested in boutique clothing, but now I realize how much work goes into each piece of clothing - design, choice of fabrics, stitching, beading and embroidery - how all the items are designed to complement each other, and how much care is given to each piece of clothing before it finds its new owner. It’s a beautiful thing to see, and now I’ve also discovered a newfound appreciation for fine jewellery, handbags and shoes. When they’re worn tastefully, it can really complete the outfit and make it look incredible.

I was just thinking about my job, and whether or not its manifestation corresponded well with my thoughts. It occurred to me that subconsciously, I wanted something a little glamorous, playful and fun, and to be in a high-energy environment where I could feel like my best self. I feel like this is exactly the right place for me to be in right now, and that makes me so incredibly happy that I made it happen.

Things I want (and shall manifest!):

  • Abraham Hicks books
  • goodies from work: a pair of boots or heels + that gorgeous fuchsia hair flower
  • a new smartphone
  • a new lipstick
  • a permanent offer from my current job!

Of course there are many many other things I want as well, but I would already be supremely happy with all the things on this list. Thank you Universe!

Hello world!

I don’t know why I’m back here again, I have absolutely nothing new to report. But I just finished watching Bubzbeauty’s new vlog and… SQUEE. Little spring roll Isaac is the sweetest! I’m not really one to simper over children, but I like watching their cuteness from afar :) I’m so happy that Bubz is adapting to being a new mum, which I think is one of the hardest and most admirable jobs in the world.

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Hey guys,

Hope everyone’s had a wonderful week so far :) I still haven’t gotten around to filling in my dance journal even though I’ve been meaning to for about a week, but luckily I have a video recording of everything we covered in my private last week so there’s no way I’ll be forgetting it anytime soon :)

The backs of my knees (my calves? thighs?) are RATHER sore from work yesterday, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before I get used to wearing heels everyday. After all, my soles were killing me yesterday but I was already fine today and they weren’t bothering me much anymore. I’m a trooper and I can do this!

I found myself thinking about how much I loved work yesterday and contemplating whether or not I would say yes if they offered me full-time (which they said could be a possibility). I wondered briefly if it would be a good idea to say yes, if it meant it would be difficult for me to take time off work to attend interviews for other jobs later on.

Then I realized: why am I thinking about this when there’s a chance I might love my job and not want to leave anyway? Because… I’m a business school graduate and I should ‘aspire to doing better’? In some form of a boring office job?

I discovered quite promptly upon thinking this that I don’t actually care anymore about working in retail with a uni degree. More thoughts ahead:

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