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Gap Year: Life Lessons from a Corporate World - Ashley Resch

In the last couple months of high school I was struggling to decide what I wanted to do, go back to school in the  fall or wait. I was accepted into programs I had applied for, and I was beyond excited but I was so unsure of what I wanted to do with my career.   It took many discussions, some soul searching and after hours, and days of stressing I decided to not go back to school... at least not right away. 
That was nearly a year ago,  Since that time I have been working full time in office settings located in downtown Calgary. I started out doing reception at a hair salon, then moved to an engineering firm, now I am working as an executive assistant.  Working in a corporate environment for the past year has taught me a lot of things about how life is outside of high school, and about things that I never expected to learn. The "real world" as most people refer to it as, is so different from what I expected it to be like.  

Friday Feelings

It's Friday, scribblers! I mean, FriYAY. 
Today I am feeling a mix of sleep-deprivation, exhaustion, happiness, and excitement- all at the same time. This was an unusually long week for me and I couldn't be happier now that it's almost over. Work was crazy- with long meetings and sessions and people asking more of me. I also wasn’t able to sleep at night (thanks Game of Thrones!) and ended up being so tired and cranky the next day. Even today, it’s all the same, but I see a ray of hope- Weekend! Also, unlike other weekends, this would not be just sitting at home watching Netflix all day- I might actually go out after many weekends!!  Plans for my weekend include:
Sleeping: A lot of it. I have to catch up on all the lost sleep over this weekend. I can't afford being a zombie for another week.
Tourist-y stuff: A friend of mine is visiting me so this won’t be a boring weekend either. We might go to the Mystery Spot- it is said to me a gravitational anomaly but is actually a…

Weird Wednesday

I have been feeling a little weird last few days. Not sad or anything- just weird. I don't know why either. But, that's just how I feel- very weird. So, that's what I will write about today.
Feelings: I have this weird feeling all day- I keep feeling restless most of the times like I am forgetting something, like I am not doing something I should be doing, like I need to be someplace, I can't really work these days, and I can't sleep. I am even getting up before I need to in the morning. That is not me! I am someone who sleeps till noon, and needs to be dragged out of bed in morning- that is who I am, that is how I like, and that is how I want it to be. Dear sleep, please come back. 
Snakes: The other day, me and my friend went for our usual walk on the trail behind our office. It is a beautiful walk by the lake, and it is like a daily thing for us now. She was telling me about her colleague who had seen a snake on the trail once. And honestly I thought that was jus…

Announcement: Transient Tuesdays

Hello Scribblers,
I have an announcement for you: Starting next month, I will be hosting a weekly feature on my blog - Transient Tuesdays.
Transient Tuesdays will begin first week of May and the theme for Transient Tuesdays is Change since it is the only constant in our transient lives. In the words of philosopher, writer, and speaker- Alan Watts, "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance" and that's what we will be doing here every week. 
I am very excited about this feature, and a big thanks to all of you who have shown interest in this feature. You guys are the best! 

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- Include a short introduction about yourself and your blog
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Can't get off the bed

I've been off-blogging lately. Reason? I don't know. I tried to write, but every time I was kind of blank. I tried using quotes, reading etc. to help me, but all in vain. But, now I think something worked. I am not sure though, what that something is. I re-arranged my room, mainly my computer area yesterday. I guess that helped. Another thing could be that I woke up really early, and I've had a fresh morning, which is a debut for me. Well, whatever it is, I'm happy with it.
One thing I realized today- "getting up early is not much a problem, getting out of bed is." Yes, it's really true. Once you manage to pull yourself out of bed, it's all OK. But, the first part is the problem. But then, we can have all the sleep while we can, can't we? ;)

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What if ... ?

What if an agonizing feeling that no one is spared from. 
We all find ourselves in situations where we look back and think about things we  have done, things we should have done, things we should not have done, or things we should have done differently. They are not necessarily regrets, but more of questioning and second-guessing the choices we have made. I for one get this feeling a lot, and I find myself thinking about how life could have been if my choices would have been different. 
What if I studied harder in school:I would have gotten into a better college with more opportunities, which means better job and satisfaction. But, who can guarantee that would have happened- so I'd rather be happy about the other things I did and not just study all the time.
What if I stayed at my old job: I would have gotten to be roommates with my best friend for a much longer time, and would have definitely enjoyed more and I wouldn’t be stressed because of studying, assignments, exams. But, tha…

My mug and I

Hello scribblers, 
Today I am featured on Rowan's blog series- My mug and I. In her words, "your favorite drink tastes better in your favorite mug" and I agree. Thank you Rowan, for having me over at your blog.
Please check her out at Funning up my life if you are interested in this feature. She also has pretty cool Pinterest boards you can follow. 
I love collecting coffee mugs; I have about 15 mugs that I absolutely love- so much that I won't even share them with anyone. Whenever I visit a new city, I get a coffee mug as souvenir. The one I am sharing today is my latest one, and it is a very special one because this I didn't buy for myself- it was a gift from a very special person.
Read more about it:My mug and I(The Hedwig Edition)

Do you have a favorite mug? Share below.

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Liebster Award - V

I have been tagged by Leanne for a Liebster award.  Thank you so much!

RULES: 1. Thank and link the person who has nominated you 2. Answer the nominators 11 questions. 3. Nominate 11 small blogs who have less than 200 followers.  4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer, and notify them.

MY QUESTIONS: 1. What is the most amazing thing that has happened to you, so far in your life?  The opportunities I got- I am truly blessed.
2. Why did you start blogging?  Writing helped me process my thoughts and I was going through a bad time and I decided to change that with writing. Hence, Here I Scribble!
3. What or who is your blog inspired by?  Happiness.
4. Where will your blog take you?  To be a wiser person and a better writer.
5. What is your dream in life? To travel and 
6.  If you were to win £10 million on the lottery, what would be the first thing you would spend it on? A new car- most likely a convertible.
7. Who is your favorite music artist and why? Taylor Swift recentl…

Love actually?

I remember being a hopeless romantic who believed ‘love conquers all’ and love was the destination to my journey called life. Love was always the ultimate goal, and the necessity too. Be it that special someone, or family, or friends- love was too big to let anything else come in the way. I was so far from reality, right? I had also been told a few times that I live in a dreamland, and life is not what I think it is. To use exact words, it was called living in a bubble. And eventually, the bubble did break.
I feel very differently now. I don't believe as much, I don't have the same blind faith, I try to keep myself at a safe distance from hurt, and I prepare myself for the worst. Maybe that's what growing up does to you. It shows you the more real but ugly side of love. 
But, we ourselves are a part of the problem here. We romanticize love so much, we make it seem so perfect. And we just forget that the lovers are humans- imperfect creatures, stitched together with flaws. So…

The one with weird dreams

Yes, that's me! I am a big dreamer. There's hardly ever a time when I would have a dreamless sleep. And, I am also able to remember my dreams most of the times- at least bits and pieces. Like with everyone, a lot of those dreams don't make any sense. It's like I am traveling from a scene into another, people morph into different personalities, but sometimes dreams seem to be conveying a message. And today, I'll share some of the weirdest dreams with you and try to analyze them too
The one with the ex: I am talking to an ex-friend on phone like we were sorting things out or something, and in my mind are all the bad memories of that time of betrayal- this goes on in my dream so it's like something in the mind inside my mind. I don't forget things and they randomly popup into my head from most unexpected triggers. And those thoughts could be the reason behind these dreams. Every time I get such dreams I get this feeling where I end up wondering if it's j…

Happy things

"Enjoy the little things,  for one day you may look back  and realize they were the big things."  - Robert Brault

We often overlook them, but these little happy things have the power of changing out lives- they change our mood, our attitude, and our energies. With struggles of everyday life, we focus more on the negatives and the let downs, and it causes so much stress in life. I, myself, am not the most positive person always but time to time I like to look back and smile at the little happy things that make me feel blessed and peaceful at heart. And, today I thought of sharing with you some of the happy things from last few days!
Stay at home: It wasn't planned but I had to go for an eye exam in the morning and the doctor suggested I stay away from sunlight and computers for some time. So I worked from home, after a good one-hour nap.
Pay-day: I don't think I need to say much about it- my metaphorical pockets say it for me!
Spa: Me and my roommate spent Saturday pamperin…

Liebster Award - III & IV

My lovely fellow bloggers Tonya andChrissy have nominated me for a Liebster award. Thank you so much! Although this isn't the first one, I love answering these great questions and reading yours.

Check out my previous Liebster award posts here:
Liebster award - I
Liebster award - II
Instructions for Nominees: 1. Link back to the person/blog who nominated you! Don’t forget to give a Thank You shout out. 2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you. 3. Comment on this post with your link when you are done. I would love to see your answers! 4. Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers, and give them 11 questions of your choice. 5. Remember to notify your nominees of their nomination and provide a link to your post.

Questions from Tonya: 1. How did you decide on your blog title and what is it about?  Most of my writings used to be little scribbles in my notebook. So, when I decided to start this blog it was another place for me to scribble my thoughts. This …

Picture Perfect Friday: Happy Weekend

"No weekend, all weakened." — Toba Beta

Happy Weekend, scribblers. Have fun!

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Monthly Update: April '15

Feeling: sleepy, and a little lonely
Loving:my new job, and the sunshine land
Reading:blogs, and a million little pieces
Wanting:to meet my family
Dreaming: of a vacation
Having:green tea
Waiting: for long weekends- so I can fulfill my dream!

How about you, scribblers?

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