I don’t know what to be when I grow up.

I like to tell people I’m a writer mostly because I am, but in my head I would love to be a part of a team or work setting. I’ve never had an office job. Are those boring or does it depend on the occupation? I’m going to go with the latter for the most part. I’m not really a reporter anymore, but one day I would like to get back to that as well. I’ve always wanted to work as a reporter at a newspaper during election season. In 2012, I’m wasn’t on any paper. I had graduated by then. I wrote some election related stories online, but nothing local. So, no pizza nights have been experienced by me. Is that a weird thing to want? The 4 AM late-night, no sleep, waiting on election results, trying to make the deadline kind of life. Yup, probably weird. But, politics is such a rush at the same time. I also thought briefly I would be some kind of investigative reporter or work on special reports, but I suppose I’m not saying no to any possibilities but putting all that on hold.

Right now I am working on ESL certification, a nutrition certificate, and maybe yoga or pilates teacher training (this last one is a long and ongoing thought for me, but eventually this will also be a thing for me). I applied to a job I’m probably not qualified for, but I’ve applied to tons of those already. I take rejection by reading the message and deciding to self-destruct the email in the five seconds after reading it or save it because no reason really email just piles up ok?

via Giphy: http://giphy.com/gifs/doctor-who-matt-smith-surprised-fHXqDzNSYJr9e

I know I need my own place though, that much is clear to me. Where? Obviously wherever the job is and wherever I end up. I hope its somewhere I am happy and the co-workers feel like a family. This is something I want besides: More friendships. More get-togethers for no reason, because isn’t that what friends do? I don’t really know, I was hoping you did.

(I do have friends, just not a lot and not one that is like someone I turn to when times are bad.)

So, I’m going to say that for right now it’s ok to be unsure of the next step. I will stay confident that my current educational pursuits will lead me somewhere, who knows it might make me famous or better yet.. working at a newspaper.

via:http://giphy.com/gifs/politics-president-obama-election-night-MvhjO7Jt048ww

New goal (that I may or may not reach, since my interests change often) to meet by Spring 2016: Be on the staff of a local/state newspaper reporting in some form on election coverage. Yes, this would be bucket list level achievement. I’m so weird, I’m so sorry. I bet I will hate the deadlines again once in that environment :/ Basically, something like this:

http://giphy.com/gifs/guns-bacon-ted-cruz-93oANHdtAp69y (Actually I hope not, lol).

Well, happy October and happy time of year when everything around you is pumpkin.

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In case you’re lost, a summary of this post:

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I Don’t Love Fitspo

I was going to make this post a book post (what I’m reading and so forth) but I don’t have the pictures taken that I want to use so another time. I do have a book blog though, so feel free to check that out if you’re into books and reading and all that jazz. See, this post is about trends. Trends don’t exist without social media, that’s just a fact, but let me say that the biggest “trend” that people are jumping onto is health and fitness. Hashtags like fitspo, healthsp, fitspiration can be inspiring depending on the words and if done correctly, can change a person’s life.

Now, sometimes for the right and wrong reasons. I recently read an article about a personal trainer who posted two different selfies to Instagram. Both were taken mere minutes apart but it looks like one of those #TransformationTuesday photos. The point? Work with what you’ve got and don’t believe what you see at face value. We’re too quick to judge based on a photo, which doesn’t always tell the whole picture.

http://giphy.com/gifs/fitness-workout-fitspo-uIi3OfCJmoTBK (from Tumblr, original source unknown).

But, don’t stop working out. Keep toning, keep stretching, keep smiling and keep eating healthy. Whatever reminds you to keep at it in a healthy way, that does not harm you. Fortunately, the terrible trend of thinspo was one that most  people picked up on as bad advice and complimentary to an eating disorder. If you were to go to Tumblr and search thinspo in the tags, you would be met with the following message: https://www.tumblr.com/psa/search/thinspo 

The same thing happens when searching for other disorders and illnesses, in an effort to create a more open and accepting community that is able to help everyone.

Personally? I hate do not love the fitspo/fitspiration trends. Search it and tell me how many you think are models or are part of an advertisement for something else (likely a health or fitness company). Sure, I like quotes. I like pictures of food, smoothies, and recipes but I don’t love fitspo. It just tires me. It’s like on New Year’s when everyone has those resolutions, but most people are cutting down on their resolutions or giving into temptations by February (Feb. 14, to be exact because it is one of the four chocolate holidays. Post idea!). For those on Tumblr and Instagram (and I suppose Pinterest, too) it’s just reblogs and regrams. Is anyone actually working out here? Ok, ok some of you might be. But do I care about the latte you had after? Sociality Barbie shout out because I’m getting random now.

http://giphy.com/gifs/fitness-workout-fitspo-CXEUN3uklAZdS (via Tumblr, original source unknown).

Hello, internet are you there? It’s me, the girl that listens to podcasts while writing blogs, works out everyday (not intense), reads actual books, and does her best to still watch her Netflix because she is paying for it after all. Until next time then.

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