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So far Summer 2009 is marked by change: New apartment, new roommate, new neighborhood, new approach to life.. and perhaps a new career. I've been seriously soul searching about grad schools and where I want to go with my career, flying on the coattails of my new move. I'm hoping this momentum will also encourage me to tackle my eating habits as well. I'm considering either the BluePrintCleanse or seeing a nutritionist once and for all. My attempt to go gluten free mostly failed although I have cut back on grains. It's hard to give up a major, dare I say, important part of my life without a specific diagnoses. And then there's that whole 10 year high school reunion coming in November. Weight loss and getting in shape is definitely not something you can put off. Boo. But then again, what's a few hundred bucks spent on getting in shape when there's a high school reunion involved. Hmmm.

I digress.

Today I went to a super awesome work seminar led by Niall McKinney, a digital marketing guru. And yes, your suspicious are correct: he is a charming, intelligent Englishman and also the founder of UTalkMarketing, a British company about all things marketing. I'm starting to think that digital marketing is where I'm going at this point. I know, I know. So ADD you say. Well! I can finally now vouch thanks to a recent doctor's visit that no, I am not, in fact, ADD but rather, slightly obsessive compulsive. Hmmph! I don't know how I feel about that diagnoses. But I agree that I over think things and go back and question decisions I've already made. However, I do find it exciting to immerse myself in an industry that's actually growing. I'm sure that if I turned photography into an actual business, I'd lose my passion for it.

That's all. I'm off to read "Anna Karenina" so I can eventually read "The Power of Now," by Eckhart Tolle, "The Long Tail" and "Free" both by Chris Anderson, and finally "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. Phew. Good thing I still don't have a TV but I've gotten by watching episodes of Merlin and The Philanthropist on Hulu. I don't miss the morning shows although it's possible I was on Fox 5 this morning being interviewed by the weatherman? about my choice to buy iced coffee. Oh and eventually study for the GRE's.

On that note. Peace and LOVE.