Posted by: faultlessfinish | October 17, 2011

California Dreamin’

You’ll have to excuse this week’s post. I’m currently in San Francisco, a city that has been on the top of my “Places to See” list for as long as I can remember, and am a little distracted by the ocean, the wine, the colourful nightlife, and the amazing vibe and people of this city. “Write Blog” is on my to-do list, but I’m finding it difficult to be indoors at my computer right now, so I’m keeping it short.

That being said, being here is once again reinforcing the idea that there is nothing better than a change of scenery to motivate and inspire. While I’d rather not be working this very second, I’m bursting with energy and know that I’ll be able to return to work next week with fresh eyes and a clear head, ready to tackle new projects. I can’t stress enough how important it is to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while and do something seemingly crazy.

And I’m again reminded of the importance of knowing your values. My business coach took me through an exercise a few months ago that helped me figure out what I truly value in life. Now I keep that list above my computer and make decisions based on it. For example, two of my twelve top values are freedom and spontaneity. Two years ago, I never would have considered taking off to San Francisco on a whim (I decided to come here just a few days ago). I was working a full-time day job that I hated and was nervous to really travel or explore because I was caught in my secure bubble. Working a job I love has helped open my eyes to the huge opportunities that are available to me. And I plan to exploit this freedom to the fullest.

As I’ve said in multiple posts, do what you love. Life’s too short to hate your job. Cliché? Perhaps. But it’s cliché for a reason – it’s the cold, hard truth.  And now I’m off to the Museum of Modern Art.

Namaste 🙂


  1. Please bring me some sourdough bread from fisherman’s wharf! 🙂 I have been craving it for quite a while.

  2. You went to SF?! Wicked! I had never been till this summer either and it’s quite the place.
    Err you’re post is doing the opposite of motivating me right now with my but glued to a chair in the Law Library… I would prefer to look at trip photos and daydream about carreers that don’t require a decade of post secondary education, blah! See you soon lady.


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