A Bittersweet Moment

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Yesterday was pretty bittersweet. It was my last day working at Caruso Gourmet Pizza — my second home/source of income for the better half of seven years. It was a day filled with hugs, tears, laughs, and a little bit of work too.

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My bosses were very supportive and reminded me that although they want me to succeed and move on, their door is always open. There’s something seriously comforting in knowing that you can always go back, it creates a sense of peace almost. Knowing that I can always go back will give me the courage I need to move forward. The love and support I felt yesterday is something I cannot explain, it’s the most wonderful feeling in the world and I hope it will fuel my desire to succeed. They must see something in me that I sometimes overlook and I hope I can make them proud. Thank you to my Caruso’s Family for all of your support, kind words, and gifts. I’ll be back for a latte soon 😉

*Raises glass of Magners Pear Cider and smiles*

Here’s to seven great years of working with so many wonderful people, here’s to change, here’s to challenges, here’s to the downtown commuting, here’s to the next three months of my life, here’s to bursting the little bubble that I’ve lived in for the last twenty-four years.

Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Have a Little Courage

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“If you have courage, any situation can easily become an opportunity.” – Loosely quoted from Catching Fire. 

I’m rereading Catching Fire and I really love that courage plays a huge role in it. Okay, so no one I know has ever been through a reaping, volunteered as tribute, and had to fight to the death in an arena of 23 other teens BUT I think that everyone has to be a little courageous each and every day.

Whether it’s volunteering to present a project in class, or telling that girl you like her, or sticking up for yourself – it all takes courage. Or maybe you’re thinking about quitting your job and finding one that you love, or maybe you’ve had a great opportunity thrown at you and you’re terrified to jump at it. Maybe you have to make sacrifices to provide for your family. Or maybe you have so many negative things happening in your life at the moment that just getting out of bed each day is tough and agonizing.

Life can be pretty intimidating and rough at times.

You need to have courage to get through it – no matter how important or trivial that “it” may be.

Here’s a song from The Hunger Games Soundtrack – love the song, love the books, love the movie. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Love Always 
Vanessa Xo