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Primed and Ready!

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Working Girl and Ready for Life by Quinn Pascal

That job I was talking about? I got it! Not only that, I start TOMORROW! Hoo hoo! I’m so excited to work! I can tell it will be a great community to be a part of, but if I can be real with you for a sec… I’m pumped for the money. Specifically because I contacted a renter yesterday about a room saying I’ll let them know if I get the job. This mean I get to move my booty OUT soon! Or at least probably.

My morning routine was going strong until today. I overslept, woke up at 11 to my mom handing me the phone with my employer on the other line to tell me I got the job- what a sweet way to wake up! I forced myself to brush my teeth and wash my face even though gravity felt x200 on my shoulders.

I’m most excited to have constant income to finally put all those budgets and planning I’ve been reading and dreaming about to use! Let me know if you want a post on that soon once I get that ball rolling!

If I get to see that apartment we’d be moving into, I’ll never stop dreaming and planning. At least not until I’m living there! All I want right now is to DIY dollar store finds and cook my boyfriend french toast and strawberries in the morning! We would be sharing the kitchen with three other people and honestly, I just want to make them all cookies and pot roast. Is that weird?

Speaking of cooking, I was experimenting with truffle and pesto fried kale… probably would have tasted better with a fried egg on top- recipe of that coming soon when I give it another go!

Until then,

Quinn Pascal

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Routines and Daily Art | An Update

Watercolor Art by Quinn Pascal

routines and daily art quinn pascal blog ferrets cute watercolor  In my last post I talked about my goals and how I’m going to reward myself. I had run 7/20 miles on the treadmill total when I had the idea to check how far my fitbit thought I had run… then I realized I had gone a total of 19.99 miles. Exactly. I could dye my hair silver now! But wait, what’s that? My dad is handing me the phone? Okay, so I got a job interview for the next day. Maybe not the best time to dye my hair or repierce my lip for fun.

Two days later and the job interview went great. Not only that, the employer said there are no policies on piercings, nail polish, or hair color! So I re-stabbed my own lip (what fun) and am plotting when I should dye my hair. If I even should. I’m having second thoughts, you know. It went from everyone saying “it’ll look so good!” to “actually I’m not so sure…” and I’m not seeking the approval of everyone around me, but it would be nice. I may wait a while or until I have the job secured to dye my hair.

My morning routine is five days strong! Wake up early, eat, drink tea and absorb information (watch news, read, talk to someone), coffee, wash face and teeth, do art. Doing art definitely has to be my favorite part of this whole thing (aside from the coffee). Not just any art though. Since I’m a freelance artist, making finished art pieces can get stressful. That’s why for my morning routine I have limited it to small, free-flowing watercolor painting. It’s extremely relaxing to play with whatever colors my mind is taking to that morning. If I’m not feeling inspired, I can just splash colors on the paper or dot them around and smudge them. It’s a very forgiving art form. The only problem (which is not really a problem at all) is that I get into this meditative state, sipping my coffee, painting, absent-mindedly petting my cat and before I know it, more than an hour has passed. What! I suppose I don’t have to get that piece of time managed right now. Maybe I will if and when I get that job (;

Until the next update,

Quinn Pascal

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Silver Hair and Life Goals

I’m going to dye my hair silver. But for some reason my brain needs to have something else first. Some sort of life order. To remedy this, I’m setting goals around it. Once I jog 20 miles (total), and get my room clean I will dye my hair. By that time I’ll also probably have received glasses in the mail (and some new makeup that I bought). I also think I’m going to have my friend give me an industrial piercing. I’m excited to have a whole new look so near in the future… but also having to work towards it is satisfying right now. I’m not going to say I’ve never worked for anything in my life, but… I have been quite spoiled.
Another aspect of my life I’d like to have in place is a morning routine. I had one for a while and it made life just so much sweeter. For me, this will constitute waking up in one of the single digit hours of the morning (before 10 am)… say 8:30 am. Hopefully I’ll build up to 6 am comfortably someday because I love watching the sunrise when it feels like the whole world is asleep.
Okay, so, I wake up early, I eat breakfast (scrambled eggs and/or oatmeal)(requirement for myself: the food has to be photogenic. That’s how I know I’m eating well), I read/listen to a podcast (I love podcasts, I need to listen to more. Especially the “Being Boss” one), wash my face and brush my teeth… and that’s the general structure I need. And coffee. Past that, I want to blog daily for a while. As a journal if nothing else.
To clarify, a clean room for me right now would mean clear/organized surfaces as well as a clean and clear floor (wait, isn’t that a brand of face wash?). I’ll log process on that as it goes.
Now, I’m going to go to the gym with my boyfriend after eating a picture perfect salad. Life isn’t so bad, and in this moment, it seems extremely doable. So let’s do this!