Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts

Ice cream, sunshine and hanging out with the pup was all I had on my agenda today…pretty sweet, eh?

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This time next week I’ll be back in the working world, among all the hustle and bustle of NYC. It’s definitely going to be a change of pace, but I’m looking forward to it. After all, I do need a consistent paycheck if I want to move out to a nice little place of my own. Ahh, what a day that’ll be. One thing at a time though, right?

Now that I’ll be commuting again, I’m going to have plentyyyy of time to consume books left and right. Soooo…I’m looking for YOUR SUGGESTIONS! Holler at me in the comments below if you know of a fantastic book I should read.

Also, can we all just talk about how perfect this library is? Maybe a different rug but…#GOALS

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Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Thank You!

Thank You!

Today I’ve hit 125 followers. Wooo!

I started this blog close to a year ago, back when I was working at NBC Nightly News in NYC. Soon after, I quit my job (broadcast news was not for me), started temping around NYC, traveled to the West Coast for a bit, temped some more, got a tattoo, learned violin (or at least attempted to…), fell in love and traveled to Europe for three weeks. Oh, and ate tons of delicious food along the way.

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Still figuring out my life at the moment…I hope y’all continue to follow my journeys along the way!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Yes, I Don’t Want Kids

Yes, I Don’t Want Kids

I’ve put off writing about this topic since there are so SO many other articles flooding the internet on the whole kids vs. no kids outlook. I’ll spare y’all a really lengthy post, but this morning I had the following encounter with a neighbor and I’m finally fed up.

My neighbor was asking me about my travels and asked if I could see myself living in any of the places I had ventured to. I said, yes! I could totally see myself living in Seattle or Vancouver one day. He asked why I’d want to go to a place where I don’t know anyone to which I responded, “I’ll make friends.” Then he said, well what about when you get married and have kids – you’ll want your family around to help you. To which I said:

“I don’t want kids.”

And he said:

“Yes you do. You’ll see.”

[Oh, really? I’m glad you think you know me better than I know myself.]

When I tell you I don’t want kids, I have really specific reasons for not wanting kids. I’m 24 years old. I KNOW I don’t want kids in my future. When I tell you I don’t want kids, why don’t you ask me WHY instead of TELLING me I’ll change my mind. You tell me I’ll change my mind like it’s something that needs to be changed. When I tell you I don’t want kids, I expect you to respect this decision and not dismiss me like some childish youth who can only think about herself.

AND my response to all those who say I’ll change my mind when I hold a baby for the first time…have you ever held a puppy?

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

p.s. If you’re feeling charitable and adore animals as much as I do, please check out Best Friends Animal Society. I was fortunate enough to spend a week at their main sanctuary in Kanab, Utah back in 2013 and it was an incredible experience. Did I mention they’re a no-kill organization? Huzzah!