Friday, August 5, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I ran today!!

I ran today!!
 Well I power walked mostly, but I forced myself to do little sprints and even though i felt like my heart was going to pop out of my chest I did it and I felt great. Of course then I ate a turkey burger with cheese, but I'm still excited about my jog :) 
I'm looking forward to mass tomorrow I feel like it's been decades since I received communion even though it was last Sunday. I'm hungry for the Lord! I need that spiritual pick me up. I should have gone to adoration today, but the day zoomed by. I got the car cleaned that's a pretty huge accomplishment. Well now off to hang out with the youth group. That's another new journey the Big guy started me on. Tell you more about that later. 

Ok let's pray:

Holy Spirit guide us in all instances, in every choice we make, in our interactions with others. Transform us day by day and set a fire burning in our hearts so that we may always seek the things from above and so that we may not get lost in the nonsense of this world. I pray in the name that is above all names, Christ Jesus, amen.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Catch up

Well it seems i have forgotten about my blog, but really I've been so busy. I'm being a happy little camper at my new job. Been there 3 months now and i am now medically ensured yay! Lol. You sometimes take for granted being able to go to your Dr. I've been feeling so blessed. I'm happy at my new job. I've been busy with church activities. Today i felt particularly exhausted. i think the hustle and bustle and lack of sleep are catching up to me. i haven't exercised like I should so that makes me more tired. I'm glad and very excited to see i have new followers. Thanks for checking out my humble little blog.

So we have family visiting from Mexico on Sunday. i'm so excited about that. My grandma's coming, my aunt and uncle and their 3 girls. it's gonna be so much fun I can't wait to plan a bunch of activities with the girls especially. I wanna take them to a water park since it will be hot. a Museum for sure. It's gonna be good times and 4th of July is coming up so that should be good yay!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Job New Beginnings

So on our last episode =) I posted about a job interview that i was excited about. Well I did get the job yay! In fact I started the next day, kind of crazy. I started as temp, but today I was offered the full-time position!! I'm so happy and so excited and I feel very blessed. I'm even excited about getting my own desk haha. Up til now I've been sitting in the corner of a cutting table with very little room to work with, but next week i finally get a real desk and probably a phone lol The things that excite me. I pray everyday on my way to work that God help me do my best and that he drive me to go above and beyond in every task big or small. Only with him can i do my best :) Oh! I forgot to tell you what the job is. Well i'm a Pre-Production Assistant for a clothing manufacturer. If you didn't know I've always worked in the clothing industry out here in L.a. This job is a change of gears for me, from my technical designer background but so far i love it! My new boss seems to be interested in my ideas too which is a nice change, so i'm really trying to work my toosh off.
 Well it's been a long day. I'm still in a sushi coma from dinner with the cousins so i'm gonna wind it down and go to bed soon. God bless.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Job interview tomorrow!

So i have a job interview tomorrow. I'm very excited. God works in mysterious ways. I've been unemployed before and have gone on many many interviews, but this time the interview/job search process has been interesting. I find myself going to multiple interviews at the same companies. I might get rejected for one position, but then be considered for a different one. I find it interesting. I'm very ready to start working soon and I trust in God that He'll put me on the right path towards something great :) One thing I've learned in the fashion interview biz is that you dress for the company your interviewing at. I suppose that can apply to other industries as well.  In general for the fashion industry you tend to be a little trendier than you would be for a say an interview at a bank or firm. I'm not sure what I'm gonna wear tomorrow, but my basic staple is black pencil skirt with a colorful top. I've also found that bright colors help you to stand out. Of course you don't wanna over do it, so less is more, that's the rule lol. I was playing around with ideas for interview outfits and I found some sassy stuff online hee hee. Ahh well God willing tomorrow will be great and i'll be working soon. God bless and have a wonderful day tomorrow.

1. Apostrophe bangles
2. Leopard pencil skirt from Torrid
3. Lace sweater top from Torrid
4. Lucky Brand leather handbag
5.OlsenHaus peep toe pump
6. Stainless steel watch from Seiko

Monday, March 14, 2011

Creating and sticking to your To Do List

To Do Lists are a great tool to planning and staying focused throughout your day. I started making lists a long while ago, however I’ve never been great at sticking to them. Recently though I’ve started making more of an effort to jotting important tasks down and completely them. I am the queen of procrastination and time-wasting. If you look up procrastination in the dictionary I’m sure you’ll find a note about me somewhere. Very bad habits to have, so I’m trying to kick them. I’m praying about it, but I’m also putting in the effort. 
Today I woke up late which I tend to do and then when this happens my day somehow automatically becomes unproductive. However I did not let that happen today. I tried as much as I could to stick to my Monday to do list.  I make my to do list for each day the night before. I learned this from an old supervisor I had at my old job. She would carry a small spiral notepad everywhere she went and she would always be jotting stuff down then she would cross things off as she completed those tasks. So today’s to do list read like this:

TO DO List  Monday 3/14/2011

Let Vinny out 
Take Vinny to the park 
Clean in progress
Flat sketching/ set up online portfolio sketching time planned for later tonight
Job search
Book time/ Bible time reading time planned for later tonight

Yes i even jot down little things like let Vinny out. I dunno why, I guess just to micro manage myself lol. There were some things I didn’t do, like go to the gym, but I still feel satisfied that I had a productive day and that’s really the point, getting yourself in gear and making progress  I’ve already written up my to do list for tomorrow and hopefully I’ll stick to it more closely than today‘s. There’s always things that add themselves to the day, but that’s part of life. Always move forward and be productive! So if you don’t already, I invite you to start making to do lists for yourself, and see how much more you can get done! I especially recommend it if like me, you tend to procrastinate about things, or get distracted and waste the day with unimportant stuff. Well have a lovely evening all and I wish you a very productive and blessed Tuesday.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Turn that frown upside down

So I went to puppy school with the fur kid today and our trainer was half an hour late. However, what blew me away slightly, was how depressed he seemed when he walked through the door. He literally sucked the energy from the room. He’s normally a relatively peppy guy, but he’s been on the down side lately and today you could really tell. I felt the urge to ask if he was ok, but I didn’t want to do it in front of the class and he doesn’t seem the type to get into personal convo with his clients so I left it alone, I’m definitely putting him on my prayer list though. It made me stop and think about how transparent we can be with our emotions. 
I remember growing up my mom would constantly tell me to stop frowning. She would always say I looked angry. I wasn’t angry, I would tell her. At least I didn’t feel angry at the time. I also had a friend in high school tell me once that whenever I was walking down the hall I looked like I wanted to punch somebody. Those types of comments upset me a bit, but my body was just expressing all the bad stuff that was inside me. When I finally let God into my life as an adult, He healed me from all the resentment, hate, self pity, and so many other things that I wasn’t even aware of, He healed me and the change started showing in my attitude and curious enough, on my face! “You look so joyful now” my uncle said to me the first time I went to Mexico after living my first retreat. He said this to me without knowing I had gone to a retreat at all. I was now reflecting a positive me. I look back at old pictures and I look younger now even than before. I still catch myself from time to time with a frowny face, because we all have our bad days and life isn’t perfect, I do try though to smile as much as I can and I ask God to help me reflect love and not reflect anything negative. You’re more attractive to people when you smile. You’re more inviting as a whole and people tend to approach you when you look like a friendly person. So there’s your homework. If you catch yourself frowning more than beaming, ask the Big guy to fill your heart with his Holy Spirit so that you can shine light wherever you go and not spread darkness. Amen! Hope you all have a blessed Sunday :D

Monday, March 7, 2011

Job Fair, Illustration and Lent!!

So many things have happened. Well I went to this pretty cool job fair last week at the Cal-Mart in downtown L.a. and met lots of cool people in the fashion biz. I tend to be on the quiet side so this was a big deal for me, networking and talking to folks :D Also I had a few AHA moments. I decided to embrace some things that I had sort of battled with before, therefore creating angst which is not good, but seeing things ina  different light made me see myself and my talents in a different light. So I left with high spirits and new direction for my career. I decided to put myself out there as an Illustrator and I got lots of positive feedback which is awesome. So I am not going to waste my talents anymore and i am nurturing and putting more energy into my drawing time :D Sample of my work below. Can you guess who the inspiration is?

Ahh and also Lent starts this Wednesday. What does that mean? It means more time spent in prayer, adoration, Bible time, more time with Jesus in general. My heart needs some alone time with the big guy.Oh and giving up internet for lent cause I spent too much time here, except of course for job search and faith fortifying related searches lol. Happy Lent!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On Fire

I struggle with finding "interesting topics" to post about in this blog, which is why I haven't posted in a few days. I was a tad stressed because I haven't really posted about sewing and the name of this blog is Catholic Girl Sewing, soo you kind of expect something about sewing right? Lol.  I'm sure eventually I will in fact post about a sewing project. Really though this blog is a way for me to vent. An online journal in a way. And the most important thing for me is to share about my faith here. So today I'm feeling the fire of the Holy Spirit. Glory to God because I asked and he delivered. In church I often see those people that carry around their bible with pride, and when they speak, these beautiful and eloquent words flow from them and your just left in awe because they're so knowledgeable of the word of God and just so in love with the Lord.  I've often found myself wondering, "How come I cant be more like them?" I ask God to make me more like them. "Give me that fire". I love God, and I praise him for all the amazing things that he's done in my life. Some people may never ever know the miracles that God has performed in my life, in only 2 and half years after I first said yes to the Lord in my first retreat. And of course I know there's lots more to come in my future. 
Tonight I just wanted to remind you that prayer has power. So pray. Pray to God with your whole heart and if that something you are asking for is good for you, then your Father in Heaven who loves you and wants nothing but the best for you shall grant that petition. In your prayers always be humble and put your whole trust in the Lord. Trust that whatever the outcome, he knows best. The more we open our hearts to God, the more in-tune we'll be with him and the Holy Spirit, and it'll be amazing the things he helps you see and understand. When you choose to walk with him, you choose to believe in him above all others. Thank you my Lord for showing me that yes the fire is there. All I have to do is keep my grip strong on your hand and that little flame will grow stronger and stronger, and no fear, no trials, nothing will ever be able to extinguish that fire my Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011 you're officially here, wow! As 2010 came to and end I was really reflecting on the past year. What I did, what I accomplished, the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of last year and what I actually did. I had a good year. I spent a lot of time with family, got my car, fell in love (with my doggie lol), had a little heartbreak also, and matured a little more along the process. But looking back truly motivates me to make this year better. I've also been talking to the Big guy and he's helped to see what areas I need to improve on. So this 2011 I want to be as productive as I can be. Doing something positive each day. First and foremost serving God. Sevice to God is one of the most fulfilling things in life, it really is. I want to improve my intellect as well, read more books (see my booklist) I want to strengthen my spirit. I'm already doing little things to stay on the positive road and always moving forward. Financial organization is definitely a weak area for me and one that needs some whip cracking, so this morning I spent some time looking at my money and seeing where I'm at. I paid off one credit card and canceled another, yay! So definitely off to a good start there. I think that's what new year's resolutions are about, goals. Not just throwing stuff out in the air and then giving up the second week of January. It's about setting real goals for the year. Shooting for an improved version of me. Always looking ahead and staying motivated. From a Christian point of view,  well our goal should be heaven plain and simple. Our goals for the year should involve developing a more intimate prayer life, educating ourselves more so in the faith, things like that. Always with our eyes set on Christ. May this year bring you wonderful new things and many blessing. and may it also being you close to Christ's heart.