Eye on the Prize.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Currently, I'm going through a pretty big transition. The transition into my career. Please don't get me wrong, I am more excited and hopeful and inspired than I have been in a very, very long time. It's just that, sometimes, I'm afraid... Sometimes, even at the ripe old age of thirty freaking two, I am scared to grow up.

In these times, I remind myself of the things I'm working towards. And, no, I'm not referring to making a difference in another person's life or helping a suffering someone through an emotional storm (although those are the reasons I chose to become a therapist). Nope, not those. Sometimes, like a little spoiled kid, I remind myself of the STUFF I want, the stuff that working hard pays for. So, here's a little peek into a few of the future purchases that are making it a little easier to get up in the morning.

- The Puppy. If you know me, or have read this blog before, you know my puppy clock is ticking away like a time bomb. I don't feel quite settled enough for a fur baby, but I'm getting very close and this makes me really giddy. This weekend I visited the sweet little pup pictured at the top of my post and fell in love. What a sweetheart. I want to name her June. June Carter Cash.

- The Bed. I don't know about you, but I love hanging out in bed. I think sleeping is one of the greatest things in the whole wide world, but lounging in bed and talking, reading a book and/or watching a good movie makes me one happy gal. I can't wait until I am ready to purchase just the bed that is worthy of my beloved lounge time. I heart the one below.

- The Bike. If you know my boyfriend, then you know the true love of his life isn't me. It's cycling. Personally, I would love a pretty bike to tool around town with. You know, with a basket of fresh flowers I'm carting home. I adore this beautiful bike.

I know, I know. This post is obnoxious, but sometimes a person has to reward themselves. I am very far from that point, but I look forward to the journey to that day. In the end, though, the real prize isn't a thing... For me, the real prize is joy. And I've gotta tell you, even though I don't have a bike or a puppy or a new bed, I've got a whole lot of happy.


  1. June Carter Cash is a PERFECT name. Sigh. I need a puppy too - it might help stave off the baby fix...

    I think buying a new bed is one of the most exciting things one can purchase. I'll never forget when I bought my current bed - I still call it my "big girl bed".

  2. aww She looks like June Carter Cash!!

  3. i'm going to be a therapist too! yay. i think i am going to start working on my masters degree next year.

    also, a puppy and a bed and a bike are NOT frivolous. people with pets who get a good nights sleep and exercise are happier :) i'm sure there's research to back all of that up. so these things are just happiness contributors. haha.

    and that puppy is so cute!

  4. that puppy is a-dorable! and i know just what you mean. i'm so excited to be moving into an apartment that looks like a real grown-up's apartment. and i can't wait to fill it with real grown-up furniture, so even if i do love to color and play with play-doh, i'll get to come home to a place that shows i'm an adult. sigh...

  5. That's good you're feeling a kick of inspiration! I just turned 24 and I already wish I could be this age forever! At the same time, it's good to reward yourself with things that will later bring you joy. I think a puppy would totally do the trick! That one is sooo cute.

  6. I'm with you girl - I have serious PUPPY FEVER.