Hi there! I know, I know I have not been consistently posting content here. I am also very disappointed but hey, today's one of those weekends where I didn't have to be somewhere and I didn't have to work. So hooray!
I have a new job! Well it's not so new anymore as I have been doing the role since late August but my new role only became official as of 1 November. I'm still pretty stoked about that. But not gonna lie, most of the time, I'm just scared. As some of you probably know, the bulk of my career, I was in HR and now, I moved to Operations and Supply Chain (which is pretty scary if you've never done anything but HR in your life). Nonetheless, I've transitioned to a very good team and my new boss is very patient and supportive during this learning period (the learning curve is helluva steep). Nonetheless, I believe that in order to grow, we should do things that scare us once in a while.
Yes, I have been traveling and most recently we drove to Luxembourg to spend the weekend. Holy moly! I didn't expect Luxembourg to be so purdy! Autumn suits this little country very well. But what's crazy is that there are parts where it's already snowing. Crazy, no? Here are some of my favorite photos.
Nowadays, I read to relax and maybe to help calm my neurotic self. Despite my successful move outside HR, I feel like I don't have my shit together. So that's why I'm reading Love, Style, Life by Garance Doré. Here are some snapshots from my favorite pages.
I've been feeling under the weather and I find myself listening over and over to alt-J's Last Year. "Happier in my cold, black sleep in my cold, deep bed" best exemplifies my feelings lately. Aside from this song, I've been listening to Wolf Parade because I'm feeling guilty for missing their show this month.
I want this year to pass soon. I have a dental surgery scheduled in early December and needless to say, I am scared shitless. For material things, I've been coveting anything that's wool, cashmere, or silk lately. I'm slowly veering away from fast fashion and more and more investing on pieces made of natural fibers and were ethically produced. I'm on the market for a cropped faux fur coat, a long wool coat (preferably gray or black), and seriously wanting to get a Gucci Soho Disco bag or a pair of Gucci loafers. I shouldn't really buy any more shoes after I've counted how many pairs I already own (83 as of writing). But oh well. What's a girl to do?
I am obsessed with Jenna Coleman's TV series, Victoria and been binge-watching the show over the last couple of days. If you haven't seen it yet, it's about the early life of Queen Victoria and I guess one of the nice bits of the story is her relationship with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. (Phew! That was a mouthful.)
What else is new?
I am sporting a fringe now. I was hoping to copy Jenna Coleman's fringe in Doctor Who but I failed terribly. As a result, I look more Asian than ever. This is what I look like with straight and with curly hair. (Please excuse the bathroom pics and my ginormous eyebags.)
I honestly wish I always had some place to go to so I can style my hair but it's so cold outside that I end up being thankful I can just stay in this weekend and curl up in my pyjamas.
I hope you enjoyed this short entry and congrats for making it to the end! :)
P.S. How's your weekend been going?