I Moved to Increase My Access to Opportunities.

I Moved to Increase My Access to Opportunities.

It's been a minute since I last wrote or published anything for Brette's Bliss because I've been moving (and a few other factors). I decided to move for a variety of reasons, primarily for more career opportunities. As I wrote in my "I wasn't prepared for life after college" post, finding a job after graduation [...]

I Wasn’t Prepared for Life After College, but This is What I’m Doing About it

I Wasn’t Prepared for Life After College, but This is What I’m Doing About it

I just graduated! Actually, I graduated back in August (Like I said I would in my graduation post here). It's been over a month now and I will be honest, life after graduating is not what I thought it would be, while also exactly like I thought it would be. I used to be scared [...]

How I Stayed Positive Last Term: The Five Things That Help Me Though Depressive Episodes

How I Stayed Positive Last Term: The Five Things That Help Me Though Depressive Episodes

I don't know why, and I'm not the first to say it, but winter terms on quarter schedules are really hard regardless of course load and situation in life. This term is not an exception for me and I find that every winter term seems to get worse. Regardless of that, this last winter term [...]

About Me: 5 Facts

About Me: 5 Facts

It's the end of the first week of September. It's still hot as hell (WHERE ARE YOU FALL?) and I've been preparing for a 10 day road trip that I start this weekend. I realized, I really haven't done anything recently (or ever) to tell you about me and my life (outside of my phone [...]

I’m Not Obligated to be Productive

I’m Not Obligated to be Productive

I thought that if I wasn’t learning, creating, or accomplishing something, I was wasting the extra time I had during the day. I can’t remember when I first heard or read this, but it was within the last six months, but I am not obligated to be productive. Especially during my spare time. After reading Overwhelmed, I realized I was wasting my leisure time by trying to be productive.

Stop Saying You Are “Busy”

Stop Saying You Are “Busy”

There is work, and there is busy work. Busy work is generally meaningless. If you say “I’m busy” instead of “I was working on signing a few contracts that will bring my office a lot of new business,” you devalue the work you are doing. If you say “I’m busy that day” instead of “I am spending time with family that day” you are devaluing the activity of being with family.