Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 1

Post 1 – April 20, 2009

Cupcakes and travel magazines are how I make myself feel better. Normally it’s just sweets: candy, cake and juices but today it’s cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop in Stamford, CT and travel magazines from Borders also in Stamford. I just took a taste of a chocolate cc with white frosting +coconut. But I haven’t started reading my new travel magazines: Budget Travel, girlfriend getaways, and lonely planet.

I have been looking for work since March 2008 so that would make my job search 13 months old and old is the operative work. I have a MBA in Global Marketing which I received in December 2007. I am one of the most positive people I know so I’ve viewed the current escalation of job loss in general as being a: it is what it is situation. And as far as my personal situation is concerned I have held the belief I am where I'm supposed to be right now in time. But only 98.75 percent believes and 1.25 percent is wondering why someone has not snatched me up!

I am so tired of people assuming that I will leave as soon as the market picks up. First of all: who knows when that will be and second: no one knows when it does pick up how fast it will pick up. And why is anyone afraid of an experienced and educated individual? If you can get someone to work at below their normal pay scale and utilize their skill set to the betterment of your business why would you turn that opportunity down?

So when I left a doctor’s appointment today I headed directly to Crumbs and then the bookstore to get my coping mechanisms. And yes I do have excess weight on my bones. I have lost weight over the last 18 months and know for a fact whether I am at my optimum-government-suggested weight or at my current-not-approved-by-the-government weight I will always, I repeat, I will always eat cupcakes. And other sweets – Yeah!

And since I do love to travel and be pampered as much as I like to eat cupcakes and other sweets I am so looking forward to my massage on 4/28 Tuesday. I have a standing appointment for massages and I DO NOT miss them – damn the economy! Massages are a necessity for my spiritual, mental and physical well being.

FYI: I am not sure what this blog will be about but you can bet it will be tasty and informative just like cupcakes and travel magazines. So Peace & Love to each and everyone who stops by~

Love Your Life!


  1. you go girl - tell it like it is!!! I just love your outlook on life..maybe I'll take some of it and store it in my We all need some inspiration time and time again especially from others point-of-view!

    Love ya,


  2. Very, very nice, Val. Don't give up those small things in life that make us feel on top of the world. And travel is definitely a part of mine - be it a night at the Sheraton Stamford to destress, a quick budget weekend getaway, or a luxurious resort. Keep on keeping on and you will definitely always get to the place you want to be.

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