Thinking Out Loud Thursday #47!

At the beginning of this week I was sure this week was going to drag. Thanks to busy days, early mornings at the gym, and a whole lot of prep for upcoming weekend trips, I can say for certain this week is FLYING. Time for Thinking Out Loud Thursday with Amanda at Running with Spoons!


  • As I began the search for a “big girl job” I realize that I am absolutely terrified of a big girl job. I like the idea of it, being in the professional world, making actual money instead of sending my current part-time salary to the University for my degree, but it is terrifying to think about hunting down my “perfect” job. THIS article, “11 things all twenty somethings should know about their jobs” is really accurate and has some great lessons. My favourite is #8: It’s up to you to keep your passion for work alive. Nobody will do it for you.


  • I taught a nutrition lecture on Monday night immediately after teaching spin class which meant adrenaline and endorphins were flowing like mad and I am pretty sure I talked 80149731 miles per minute. I kept having to stop and catch my breath and drink water because I had literally run down the stairs from spin class to the lecture room.


  • I did a stair interval workout on the stepper the other day after an arm strength training session and I was dripping. I have gotten used to doing cardio after weights so I can really have the energy to lift weights but sometimes it’s tough to convince myself to stay for cardio after being at the gym over an hour for weights! 30 minutes later on the stepper and I was DONE.


  • YES TO ALL OF THIS. HOT DAMN. Just what you needed to start your Thursday am I right?!

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  • I just finished reading “The Choice” by Nicolas Sparks. ALL THE EMOTIONS. I am oddly such an emotional reader. If a book hooks me in I can guarantee you I will cry at some point while reading. Yes, I know it’s a book, but there are more tear-stained books than not on my bookshelves. HAHAHA.


I can’t think of any more random thoughts for Thinking Out Loud Thursday, thanks to a brained filled to the brim with thesis work, conference prep, and upcoming travel! I am most likely headed to Lethbridge this weekend for an all-day recertification of my group fitness (so I can keep punishing people.. I mean, uh, motivating people on spin bikes πŸ˜‰ ). Have a lovely Thursday!

What book are you reading?

Do you always read the book before the movie comes out?

What do you do for a living? What inspired you to getΒ into it?


  1. Sorry to be a downer, but many many years of big boy jobs has convinced me there is no perfect job. There were lots of jobs I was happy to get at the time, and most of them I was happy to leave to go to another job in a few years. If the same job is perfect year after year, then you aren’t growing. Take a job, and start looking for the next one right away. Build and nurture your network. Move on when the time is right. There are only 2 ways to leave a job. When you decide to because it’s right for you, or when they decide to spit you out onto the sidewalk like used chewing gum because it’s right for their bottom line. You get to decide which is better.

  2. oh my gosh, I just bawled my eyes out for 20 minutes this morning as I finished my book – The Light Between Oceans. So, so good. Totally heart wrenching though. Good luck with the job hunt and interviews (I hate job interviews, but my husband loves them, haha!)

  3. Ah Ross is my favorite. I love that gif!

    I’m reading the cuckoo’s calling by JK Rowling (under her pen name). I just started but I’m enjoying it so far!

    I just had an interview for a job that I realllly want… So fingers crossed that that works out!

  4. I was thinking of you last night as I was at my fourth ever spin class. It started out as “I can see why Kris loves this so much, this would be so much fun to teach” and ended as “holy s**t, how do people do this twice a day, I feel like I’m going to throw up everywhere”. Apparently the class last night was especially hard.

    I’m currently reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl) and I’m LOVING it. Definitely recommend if you’re into something a little darker.

    I don’t always read the book before the movie. Lately I’ve been skipping books and going straight to the movie because I just don’t have time to do it all haha.

    I don’t love my current job. It wasn’t really a career choice. I joke that this was my summer job after college, until I landed my career but it’s been about a 10 year long summer. I’m working on finding something I love. I’m torn between shifting my focus to fitness or continuing to pursue a marketing career. It helps that I do social media management on the side. That is the stuff I really enjoy .

    1. At least you are sorting out what you love and don’t love, I think that is key! I definitely have “Dark Place” on my to-read list!

  5. I agree with Ange. I’ve been working as an engineer / project manager now for nearly 12 years…and it’s pretty much ‘okay’. I’m not sure what I thought a career in engineering would entail, but I think I pictured more car chases and excitement. haha.
    I think every career comes with positives and negatives. As long as you’re working around good people, and you have more fun/good days than bad ones, I’d say you’re doing alright. But if you’re truly not happy at work, then look for something different; it sounds cliche but life really is too short.

  6. I have a post in the works about this, but after being in the professional world for nearly 10 years, I truly believe the magical unicorn amazing job doesn’t exist.
    It really IS okay for a job to be a job. So long as you have interests outside of work, your job doesn’t need to be the be all end all of your life.

  7. I think a lot of job stress comes from trying to find THAT PERFECT career. Us ladies want our jobs and roles to ‘have meaning’ and it usually takes a lot of trial and error to find it. And even then, it’ll change. A lot. As we evolve and grow, so will our desires, so it only makes sense that we’ll try out several different jobs along the way!

  8. It’s been a while since I’ve read a good tear jerker. I wouldn’t say that I get overly emotional with books, but there have definitely been a few that I needed to read with Kleenex nearby. Have you read The Art of Racing in the Rain? That one got me good.

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