life

stuck in a rut….

IMG_0693Happy Saturday!

Its been 10 days since my last post. I have been so busy with work that by the time I get home the last thing I want to do is pick up my laptop and write. Since I’m having a very lazy Saturday morning I decided that I would take a few minutes to write…

I have always been really good about having a pretty balanced personal/work lifestyle but the last few weeks my job has literally consumed me. To the point where the other day I told Darryl that maybe I should just quit my job and go work somewhere with no responsibilities!

Now don’t get me wrong, I love what I do for a living but every so often I have these moments where I cant help but think.. “Is this it?, Is this the life for me? Living in the suburbs, taking the train downtown every day, working 8 hrs, taking the train back home, going to the gym, making dinner, watching a bit of TV, going to sleep and then repeat’… I am exhausted just thinking about it..

In one of my first posts I mentioned how I used to live in Mexico but what I didn’t say was that I was pretty much a glorified beach bum. My “job” was as an Activities Coordinator in a resort. I was paid to socialize, play tequila volleyball, lead water aerobics and then take our guests out to the clubs at night.. On days days like today I would love to be that same carefree 25-year-old living off of $600 a month and where my biggest problem was being tired because I “had” to take the guests to the bar the night before…..

So, as I wrote that last sentence, I would love to be that same carefree 25-year-old.. I started to laugh to myself.. because I know I am that same person just an older, wiser, more responsible version..

And this, my friends, is why I write..

Some times you just need to write it, read it out loud and then let the reality of it all set in.. “This life is what you make it”.. I have allowed the stress of life to consume me..  I have allowed myself to get super caught up and stressed with work.. no one else just ME! So, now that Im done having my little pity party and have come to this realization I am going to let go of all that stress and enjoy this day..

I encourage all of you to do the same! Namaste!

xo jos

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Fashion

The girl in the red blazer

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Denim, Sweater and blouse all from H&M. 

Two weeks ago I purchased this amazing red blazer from H&M and I am absolutely loving it! Over the past few years I have learned that I have to try to be somewhat responsible when shopping so whenever I purchase an item I always try to go for something that I can wear to work or out with friends.. which can be a bit hard considering I work in a corporate office…

This blazer is one of those items that works in both environments and it is definitely going to be a power piece regardless of where I wear it! Today I wore it to the office with ripped denim, a sweater and lil black vintage booties. Pulled my hair up in a messy bun and accessorize  with gold hoop earrings..

Check out my pics below to see the different ways to style for this Fall & Winter!

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Denim and Blazer: H&M, Tank top: Target, Heels: Nine West, Toque: Aritzia
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Denim: Free People, Cami: Top Shop, Blazer: H&M, Pumps: Nine West
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Skirt, Blazer, Tshirt: H&M, Pumps: Nine West

 

 

 

 

 

life · Photography

Relax Refresh Recharge

image1-5So, I just got back from an awesome 3 days away in Whistler. I always forget how lucky I am to live so close to a place that is filled with so much beauty!

D and I had plans to go out and let loose on Sunday night but instead we found ourselves back in our hotel room by 9! We decided to have a quick night-cap but in the time it took for me to pour a glass of wine he was fast asleep. So, I enjoyed my wine & off to sleep I went.

On Monday, we decided to make the most of our day. We walked around the village, patio hopped, and ended the day in the hot tub. It was perfect! I’ve been super stressed with work, so a few days of doing nothing was exactly what I needed.. It was so great to relax and recharge before this crazy month of October kicks in.

I took a few photos throughout the day yesterday and thought I would share them with you! Hope you enjoy!

xo jos

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Whistler Village 

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