I’m going to avoid discussing my crummy sleep and instead tell you about this outstanding book I’m reading, and some good news I wish to share.
I started ‘Leave Your Mark’ yesterday morning, and had few opportunities to read (recess, lunch, reading period) but am already halfway through. It’s immensely inspiring! The intentions are to take your life by the horns and make it your own, but make it as successful as possible.
You might be asking me why I would read a book on careers when I already have a successful career, especially one that speaks to internships and promotions (teachers don’t ask for promotions; salary increases happen over time) and the answer is simple: I want to succeed in all aspects of my life.
I am an active participant in making my passions more than simply something I do on my spare time. As made evident by the fact that I am a Feminist Apparel ambassador (use promo code CLAUDIA10 for 10% off), I like to turn my interests and passions into something that I, others, or even my pockets can benefit from. I even ran a Tarot Reading company for a while as a side job last summer, and I was very successful through self-promotion of myself and my website (I only stopped this because it was immensely time consuming and emotionally and spiritually draining). This book basically assists you in being successful in those passions, eventually turning them into careers.
The writer, Aliza Licht, was a MED student looking to go into Plastic Surgery as a career. She had a full scholarship and loved her internship at the clinic, but it was upon going home emotionally and physically exhausted that she realized she wasn’t truly happy. She couldn’t make a career out of something that, despite being able to pay her well and knowing she would be excellent at it, wouldn’t fulfill her fully and completely. So she went into fashion, starting with internships and eventually moving her way up.
Her switch from a set career path to following her heart is immensely brave and truly inspiring. I don’t have the guts to move forward with a change like that without knowing I would have a comfortable salary to back it up and support the life I live now. She still lived at home when she made the change, so things were a little bit more simple for her, but her advice, her tips for success, and her stories and examples, are all valuable, nonetheless. I’m excited to make my way through this book!
In other really wicked news, I got a surprise Direct Message through Instagram from Sherway Gardens which is, without any question, my most favourite mall. In it, I was told that the person running the IG for Sherway “love[s my] feed” and they’re gifting me a $100 CF SHOP! gift card as a surprise gift!
WHAT?! That happens in real life?! It’s like I just won the lottery! Not only do I now have an excuse to go shopping, but I also have $100 off whatever I plan to buy! I plan to write about my little “shopping excursion” in this blog, and post some Snapchat style Instagram videos about the trip (along with photos, of course).
I’m debating between a lovely crossbody bag and Chanel perfume (which I’ve wanted for a while now), but my course could change once I’m actually at Sherway.
AND to top off the good news, Chapters gave me a top-up of my Plum Points, moving me from $10 off to $20 off, which means I finally had a reasonable excuse to buy the Vogue Paris F/W Collection Magazine…
AND!! Did you notice? I finally bought my own domain name!