It's been about a month since my last Life Lately post so why not share another? Not much fluff today but I will share a picture of this guy...
If you follow me on Instagram then you've seen him already. This is from the store Dream In Plastic in Beacon,NY. They carry a lot of stupid fun gift ideas there.
I read two blog posts this week that I really appreciated:
1) Why Blogging Sucks: 5 Honest Tips For Bloggers: Mandy from Miss Indie breaks it down that as much as you try to keep negativity out of your blog (I definitely try to), it still sometimes finds you so be prepared for that. Not everyone is lovey-dovey.
2) Changing @ Julie Ann Art: I feel like I just went through this same thought process recently. Just a few months ago I was *really* set on focusing my energy on quitting the day job and being my own boss. Then life decides to throw me a random opportunity that I just couldn't turn away from.
I tell Mike that my goal is to no longer have to commute to Manhattan every day when I'm 40. I have a couple more years to make that happen. But I think I'm starting to settle in to the Typepad job a little and reconsidering the whole game plan. Etsy has been D-E-A-D for me the last couple of months. If I can manage my bills by just working Typepad and earn the additional income from Pulp Sushi (Etsy, blog, B&M stores), I would be OK with that. Debt is the major hurdle I'm facing and it's a slooooooow battle (hence me getting a 2nd job, duh). I'm about eight payments away from paying off a serious loan, I'm so close I can taste it! Paying that off once and for all will help me out a great deal.
So if you get a chance, check out those two blog posts - they're definitely worth the read. Have a great weekend!
I spent the night at my parents place in the city Monday night. Yesterday morning as I was getting ready to go to work, I get a call from my job at 7:20 am. It was an automated message saying the building was closed and that everyone should work from home. Turns out there was an electrical fire that knocked out the electricity. No one was hurt. Woo! Day off! What am I gonna do?
I decided to take a walk over to The Highline, I've only been there once before and thought it would be cool to check it out early on a weekday morning. I was right. It was nice walking through there before it got too busy.
The office is closed today too, maaaaybe tomorrow too depending on how soon they can get everything back up and running again. I just wanna go back home today and sleep in my own bed tonight.