Friday, April 15, 2011

gratitude!

this was a pretty good week considering the constant stress of unemployment.  i was really successful at carving out "work hours" each day where i only did things pertaining to the acquisition of a job.  i applied to dozens of job ads {although, are any of them real?}, signed up for a networking meeting, volunteered to do several things at said networking meeting, and set up my linkedin account.  i feel pretty good about how busy i kept myself, doing very productive things.  
good job ole sport! 

here are the other things for which i'm thankful this week:
* only spending $40 on food for two of us {or i guess what i'm really thankful for here is the ability to
 exercise self-control at the grocery store, only buying that which we really need}.
* receiving our gorgeous railroad revival tickets in the mail
{prettiest tickets i've ever seen!}. only 1 more week!
* discovering the voice project, thanks to brandi. amazing musicians
doing amazing covers {and some of them are our neighbors}.
* clearing out some clutter in our small apartment.
* getting the opportunity to be part of a band!
* hanging out with some brand new friends.
* all of you and your support. you all gave me such a confidence boost this week that i feel totally ready to wow em at tomorrow's event. hopefully one of those people who will get wowed will also have a job opening for me.

{you can buy this print in the etsy store UUPP}


what are you thankful for?

27 comments:

  1. I had no idea you were a musician. What do you play? I have zero musical ability, but my husband is a drummer.

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  2. Everything will change this weekend for you! Something truly wonderful will come of this event tomorrow, I just know it!! Right now, I'm most grateful for my friends. Especially people like you. I seriously want to move to LA and be neighbors.

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  3. Yeah, I'm so happy that you have such great resilience. I can imagine that things right now are trying...I am praying for great times ahead for you. I can feel it happening in my bones(as they say down south). A band, I've always wanted to be apart of one. That sounds super fun. I am grateful that the weather is nice, that I made some great black bean and sweet potato enchiladas for today and did a few things on my to-do list. Happy weekend!

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  4. Can I be thankful for donuts this week? =-)

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  5. i'm thankful for employment even when i'm having the worst week. friends, family, warm weather that will soon come, and my costa rica trip!

    Have a great weekend miss! =)

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  6. what a beautiful print!

    you deserve a double high-five!! congratulations on accomplishing so much :)

    ps: thanks for you lovely comment on my last post, sometimes it's hard holding on to ones believes when the people around disagree. I am happy I can count on people like you :)

    Have a nice weekend my dear friend

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  7. Clearing out clutter makes me super happy and productive feeling too!!!! Hubs and I do a lot of our shopping at ALDI and enjoy a very small grocery bill each week…do you have ALDI’s out in CA?

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  8. I love everything about this upbeat and fantastic post, Kim! Something sooo good is going to come out of tomorrow's event {especially if you wear that cute nametag we discussed...}

    I'm grateful for friends this week. Friends and mail have kept my spirits up as I've recovered from my surgery. I always get a little mood-boost from our twitter chats, too!

    Happy, happy weekend!

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  9. jealous of railroad revival tickets :)

    good luck with your job search, i definitely have all my positive vibes being sent your way!

    and i am grateful for the people in my life that know all my ins and outs, but still love me anyway!

    have a beautiful weekend!

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  10. I totally agree with Brandi - and I would also love to be your neighbor - fingers xx for you - you'll blow them away because you are a lovely person. I am grateful I have met you and loads of amazing people through blogging, and thankful my family is healthy :O)
    A xx

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  11. Oh man, that's an awesome print!

    I am thankful for my good husband. He pulled me through a rough time last night. So incredibly patient!

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  12. beautiful gratitude list! you're going to be a part of a band? amazing! you are doing all the right things in terms of a job search...when it's right, i know you will find the right place for you. this week i'm thankful for energy. not sure why, but i haven't had much caffeine, yet have had a lot of energy. i'll go with it!

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  13. $40 for the week?! that is insanely good! well DONE!!!!!

    i am so happy it is friday. and scheduling time this weekend for relaxing + fun is keeping me cheery!

    hope you have a good weekend!

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  14. Thanks, Kim.. I needed this right now. I may feel down in the dumps today, but I know I'll be up and running soon enough! I wish you all the luck that my four leaf clover can muster tomorrow!

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  15. Thanks, Kim.. I needed this right now. I may feel down in the dumps today, but I know I'll be up and running soon enough! I wish you all the luck that my four leaf clover can muster tomorrow!

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  16. Yay, I'm so glad you got in a good, very productive week...that's always a major boost! this week I am thankful for one of my childhood friends is coming to visit me for a week, so major gratitude for that! have a lovely weekend kim and good luck on saturday

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  17. All the best for Saturday's event. I'm sure the outcome will be positive.

    Have a fantastic weekend !!

    XOXO

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  18. I have such a good feeling about this event, I hope something awesome comes of it! :) I'm so incredibly grateful for my job right now. It's so hard, balancing it all, and sometimes I want to pull my hair out. But only 20% of my class have jobs lined up and we graduate next month - the legal market is super scary right now. So I'd be grateful just to have a clock to punch, but I honestly ADORE my co-workers. I get such joy just from being around them, which I know is so rare. I don't want to take it for granted!

    Happy weekend lady! :)

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  19. Ooh, you'll have to share video/mp3 of your band with us!! That's awesome!

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  20. I wish you all the best for the event! and please, shared something! from the event!!!:D I'm following!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me!

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx

    sBt

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  21. Love your new header and the gratitude print. I also just spent a bunch of time checking out the wedding you posted about earlier this week. How fun!

    I hope you feel the progress you made this week. I know how it feels to spin your wheels, seemingly without any progress, but I think progress can be found in the trying of it all. I'll keep sending you good job finding vibes.

    happy Saturday dear.

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  22. Such great things you've listed! Way to keep your spirits up as you wade through this period of uncertainty--with the job bit. I know how that can go.

    Good luck this week!

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  23. Wonderful gratitude list!! That's so cool that you get to be part of a band! And $40 worth of food is impressive, I wish I could shop so cheap!
    I can't wait to hear how it all went :)

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  24. How did the singing go? More details please!
    Also, must say, v. proud of your grocery self-restraint. I have a v. hard time saying no to all of these suddenly must-have items that are in the aisles.

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  25. Im thankful for finding your gorgeous blog! Your newest follower Miss Walker xoxo

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  26. Ooooh, I want to see your printed tix to the Railroad Revival show! Have a great time at the show and do report back! Please also tell Edward Sharpe I love him. Okay, maybe not... but have fun!

    Keeping these fingers crossed for you on the job front, girl.

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  27. I love your optimism. That print and the message is fantastic! Best of luck to you, I bloghopped my way here, have a great day!

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