Posts Tagged ‘design’

It’s Here!

It’s here!  It’s here!

Autumn Is Here Gliter image

I sprung out of bed for my morning hike into the hills, eager to get a taste of the first hours of Fall…and to my surprise, for about an hour, it felt like Fall!  The air was crisp, there were pretty cloud formations hiding the sun as it tried to make its’ appearance, and I actually saw some red leaves (like 3 or 4…)  but STILL!  Not bad for California!

Okay, so I have some good news and some bad news…

Let’s start with the bad news:
There’s only one day left to enter my Makeover My Blog Header Design Giveaway.

And the good news:
If you’re the only person who enters, it looks like you have a 100% chance of winning!  LOL!

The contest ends at midnight, so you have all day to decide if you want to score a new header design.  Or maybe you know of someone who needs a fresh look for Autumn.  You are welcome to enter on their behalf.  🙂

Well I hate to chat & run, but my carpet is begging to be vacuumed, so everyone have a WONDERFUL first day of Autumn!

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So something exciting is happening in almost 2 weeks…the beginning of my favorite season, AUTUMN!!  And you know what that means…crisp weather, colorful leaves, cute scarves and a new blog header! 

Designing the banner was so much fun, and I just couldn’t wait til September 22nd to put it up!

I hope it inspires you to jump in a pile of crunchy leaves…

or in Charlotte’s case…sit in a pile of leaves…

or toss them in the air…

Heck…just cover yourself in them!!

What?  You’ve never covered yourself in leaves?!

I told you I love autumn!

Living in California doesn’t allow me to experience each season to the fullest, so it was a real treat when I got to visit my sister in Idaho two years ago during Halloween.  Can you tell I thoroughly enjoyed it?

Speaking of things I love, I’m kicking off my favorite season by having my very first Passport to Bliss giveaway!

Drum roll please………….

Main Entry:
• Comment on this post telling me what you love most about autumn.

Bonus Entries:
• Like me on Facebook
• Follow my blog
• Reblog this post
• Tweet tweet!!  You can copy & paste this:  @passporttobliss is giving away a free blog header design! Enter now through September 22nd.

**Please leave a comment for each additional bonus entry

I’m really excited to work with the winner and create a blog header that really captures their personality and style!

Until then, enjoy the last 2 weeks of summer.  For me, my California summer will probably last well into October, but I’ll get to jump in that pile of crunchy leaves at the end of September when I go visit my sister in Washington!

Have a great week everyone!

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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”     -Confucius

How many of us wake up in the morning and spring out of bed with enthusiasm and excitement ready to do what we love?  I’m not one of those people…yet…but instead, I’m on a journey to find out how to incorporate all (or a good majority) of my passions into my daily life and career.

I’ve been thinking about my ideal job for as long as I can remember.  I’m currently a full time Graphic Designer, and it’s been great, but through the years my interests and passions have increased and changed, and I wondered if I’d ever be able to combine all of my loves into a job that would provide me with an honest to goodness living!  Maybe there’s not one single job that contains all of my interests, but I’m keeping an open mind to the possibilities of multiple small jobs.  So without further ado, here’s a brief look into the attributes of my perfect career(s):

Design & Creativity

Being a Graphic Designer is what I’ve done for over ten years, and I really love it, so it will always play a part in my career(s).

Travel Writing/Creative Writing/Blogging

When the travel bug bit, I enjoyed it so much that I had to document my adventures.  Since then, I’ve submerged myself into creative writing of all kinds, and blogging has inspired me to continue my passion.

Travel Photography
Travel photography brings me so much joy.  I’m still learning the ins and outs of my camera, and I’ve enjoyed contributing photos and illustrations to for a few years.  It’s provided a very tiny income stream, but to know that there are people out there who find my work valuable enough to purchase it is really exciting…and humbling!

Traveling…of course!
Traveling and getting paid for it…yes please!!!


Can you tell I like traveling?  Aside from the obvious, here are a few more things that would enhance my dream job(s):

  • Working with friendly & professional people
  • Set my own hours / flexibility
  • Meeting people from around the world
  • Telecommute occasionally
  • Time to exercise in the morning
  • Be the best version of myself
  • Adventure
  • Be inspired by my work
  • Writing about health/wellness
  • Inspire/help others
  • Respect among peers
  • Time for family
  • Not behind computer all day
  • Be among nature occasionally
  • Use my passport!

So until that day comes, I will continue to pursue my dreams and hopefully one day spring out of bed excited and enthusiastic to do what I love!  ♥

So tell me, are you living your dream, or are you in the process of getting there?  I’d love to hear about your journey and what steps you’re taking to achieve your goal!

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