Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A New Chapter

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Every once and a while a door closes in our lives, but luckily another door always opens. I was laid off from my job this week. I worked there for almost three years and while I have a lot of interests outside of my work it was always a huge priority to me. To have that change in the blink of an eye is without question difficult, but I feel optimistic about my future. While I prepare for a new career I have more time with my friends and family and I have time to focus on things that I am passionate about. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me. Your support means a lot.

Here are a few things that I appreciate now that I am home more:

1. I have ample time to read my favorite magazines for inspiration. I even have time to decorate and finish lingering projects.
2. I can find a way to modernize the vintage dress that has been begging for my attention for weeks.
3. My coin bank to save for a pair of new shoes may come in handy sooner than later.
4. I can sit and put my feet up. I have to admit it feels pretty good.

*Many people are not able to read this text for some reason. I am working on the problem. Not sure how to fix it. Thank you for commenting even if you can't read this! You all are awesome! 


86 comments:

KcomeKarolina said...

great pics! love the "saving up for new shoes" :D

xoxo
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

pancakeSTACKER said...

Sorry to hear about the job loss, but you definitely have a great attitude about it all! Sometimes, things fall apart, so that better things can fall into place. Good things are waiting for you!

http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

Robbie said...

Is there meant to be text with this because I started reading it on your facebook page?
Really sorry to hear about your job loss, however occasionally losing something can be the best way to turn your life around. Stay strong, I'm sure positive things are waiting for you!
xxx

http://www.theothersideofthepondmydear.blogspot.com

LAUREN said...

Your positive attitude is inspiring : ]
Enjoy your new found time and I do believe a new pair of shoes is always a good
"Cheer-er-upper"!

♥ Keeping good thoughts for you!
http://laurenlovestoshare.blogspot.com/

Amber's Notebook said...

I'm so sorry Taylor! I know how it feels. I was a laid in June. Thinking of you but you are going to be just fine You are talented <3

Thinking of you xoxo.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Love the positive spirit! That's the way to tackle things - very inspiring.

Love the photos!

Emy said...

Great attitude Taylor. It sucks you got laid off, I hope tons of new doors and windows open up:)
I'm sure its their loss now that your gone. Enjoy your free time;)

xx

Emy

http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

Carly said...

I remember reading in your bio that your career was NOT in fashion....Maybe it a the perfect time to change that. You would be an amazing asset to the fashion industry, whatever facet you chose!
Wishing you all the best from the Jersey Shore.
C

Style with Benefits said...

Taylor, sorry to hear about your job but like everyone's been saying, there are better things in store for the future! New beginnings are exciting, and most of the time, reinvigorating. Wishing you all the best and sending you positive vibes.

xx, becs

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh that's never a fun thing, but you're so right now you can move on to what you really want to do!! And you have some down time for a bit :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Sher said...

So sorry to hear about that, but it may be a blessing in disguise. Hope it's a better new beginning for you:)

xx

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

So sorry to hear about your misfortune, but I too am a firm believer in 'when one door closes, another one opens.' I love that dress, can't wait to see what you do with it ;)

XoXO-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

J.S. said...

Hi Taylor
There isn't a message on your post today but from the comments I see from everyone it seems that your job has lost you...I can't say that I can relate nor do I want to say the same things that everyone has already said but keep your head up and persistance will be your guide in finding something new...you never know one of your followers may have a a great opportinity for you....I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving...

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

ShoesForDessert said...

I'm sorry to hear about the job loss, but so happy to hear that you're looking on the bright side of things and keeping your head up! Enjoy the time off :)

jillian m. said...

so sorry to hear the news. i, too, was laid off a few months ago. in spite of the headaches i had to deal with at the unemployment office, i felt so recharged! i read books, watched my favorite shows and even started my own blog! i just had this new appreciation for life and the beauty that surrounded me. luckily, i was fortunate enough to land a job about 2 months later (and in this economy!) and it has been such a welcome change from my previous job (which i was very unhappy with).

i wish you well and hope you find something even better soon!

J'Anns Boutique said...

Sorry to hear about the job, another door always opens. Love your blog!

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

I Don't Wear Jeans said...

First, I wish you nothing but luck as you pursue the next phase of your life. Second, for whatever it is worth, being laid off 2 1/2 years ago was the BEST thing that ever happened to our family! We have all learned to appreciate life & "things" more. A good lesson for all of us. Again, good luck!

By the way, LOVE your blog, read everyday. http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

Taylor Sterling said...

I am so confused why some of you can't see the text body of the post?? I can see it and I am not sure how to fix it.

Please let me know if you end up seeing it.

Thanks!

GrlsGotStyle said...

I really admire your positive attitude! We're with you girl!

Sally said...

Sorry about the bit of bad luck. My fingers are crossed that you find something else soon!

brittin said...

Sorry to hear that but something better will come along. that vintage dress is beautiful..can't wait to see a post about it!!

brittin
www.wewhoshop.wordpress.com

Caroline said...

Awfully sorry that you were laid off. Do you think you'll look for a new job? Anyway, I wish you the best look with all your projects. I can't wait to see how you modernize that fabulous vintage dress!

Christina said...

It will be okay. You are young and extremely talented. You will find something new.

samantha. said...

GOOD LUCK! i do believe an amazing opportunity is just around the corner for you! glad you have this time to rest and appreciate the art of doing nothing!

xo
sami

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks everyone! You all inspire me!

SWF_Terra said...

I am so sorry to hear about your job. But I do not worry about you in the least. You sound very positive, motivated and ready for the next installment. I hope to soon be saying, congratulations on... :)

That vintage dress. You stop it! Oh my oh my.

Ali said...

Too bad about your job, but your right, something new is always coming around the corner.

ediot said...

hi darling.
sweet photos.
i love that dress. cant wait to see what you do with it.
hope you're having a good week dear
good luck with finding something new to do- i know you'll find something good to do.
x

A.Co said...

SO SORRY about losing your job. This seriously SUCKS and it's so upsetting. I'm sure you are feeling awful and I know the one time I got laid off, I even felt almost, ashamed... I know that might sound weird, but I, like you, gave my job my all and to get what in return? Exactly. That said, thanks for sharing.

Anyways, GOOD FOR YOU for being soo optimistic and positive and turning lemons into lemonade ;)

Wishing you TONS of luck in the hunt for your new job. *GOOD VIBES*

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

danielle said...

wow- awesome attitude!!! Love your optimsitic outlook!

Emilie said...

Sorry to hear about that... But good things are waiting for you sweetie!!!
xxx

purelovefashion said...

Fabulous beaded top.


www.purelovefashionn.blogspot.com

Miyan said...

everything happens for a reason, keep up the positive attitude and something amazing will come your way im sure, you are so talented and pretty :)


Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Mary said...

So sorry to hear about the job loss BUT I know that if anyone, and with that wonderful attitude you have, this will not define you. It will stretch you and make you grow and accomplish more than you could ever imagine! Enjoy this downtown with family, friends and lingering projects and let your imagine take you to far off places!!

Mary xo

L said...

I'm sorry to hear this happened. It is great to see you are taking an optimistic approach. I hope something new and exciting comes your way because you deserve it.

xxL

Marcie said...

Taylor,

First let me say that I am sorry about the job. But I think your optimism is dead on. With every new beginning comes some other beginnings end. You are so smart, driven, ambitious and beautiful (woah, I feel like I know you based on your blog) and you will be on to the next bigger and better thing in no time at all. Who knows, maybe you can take your creativity and hugely successful blog to the next level? Maybe a cute boutique? A home decorating service? You definitely have the talent.

I was unemployed this time last year, and it was pretty sweet. There is so much to do for the holidays and being able to actually relax and enjoy it is the best!

Have a great Thanksgiving!
Marcie

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Aw, so sorry T but I KNOW you'll rebound even better and probably in something that you love! Good luck babe, but I don't think you'll need it :)

p.s. I can see the text...

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Taylor, you are amazingly talented, and I believe great things will come out of this for you! Keep working hard and keep your head high!

Sincerely,
Erin

Insomnia said...

Good luck to you! I hope you'll end up with a much better one, there're a lot of opportunities out there!

Enjoy your spare time =)

Ginta said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job! But as you say a door closes but another opens. Keep your head up! Enjoy your time! And have a good luck finding what you really want! :)

I love your coin bank! :) I'd really need one of my own :)

Miss E said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job, but it seems you have great perspective on things. When God closes a door, he opens a window. Excited for what is to come for you!

Song of Style said...

Taylor!
i'm sure u'll get a great opportunity soon!
so proud of u for being such an optimistic person!
hope you're doing well beb! <3

Aimee

Kristen said...

this just made me so sad. glad you are keeping your head up!

xo. Kristen

Mikieandkristen.blogspot.com

Corinna said...

well i am sorry to hear that the rug was pulled form under your feet, but glad to hear you are staying positive! my husband was laid off last year without any warning, but he said walking out the door he felt released. the lay off allowed us to move to san francisco from sacramento (hurray!), and he loves his job! god works in unexpected ways!

Nicole Marie said...

good for you thinking about the positive things! now you can be a fashionista full time :)

Jac said...

I'm sorry about the layoff. I was laid off for the first time after two years on the job then rehired six weeks later only to be laid off again a year later. Finally found a new job only to be laid off two months later. Just offered a new position at my last job but I turned it down. After three layoffs in two years I learned that I can only rely on myself to accomplish my goals and so now I work for myself. Scary but exciting. Good luck in your next step.

stylescoopblog said...

So so so sorry to hear about your job. I was laid off 2 years ago around this time. And I LOVED it. I had the opportunity to spend it with family and friends & do things that sometimes slips away during the holiday season. During that time it also allowed me to see what I really wanted for my future/career. I got the opportunity to move to LA & pursue my dream. Best thing that happened to me. You have a lot of talent, & that plus your positive vibe will take you far.
Best Wishes!
xoxo.

{stylescoopblog.wordpress.com}

Erin Cathleen said...

My heart reaches out to you! I truly sympathize and hope you find something else soon. I am in the same boat and am oddly looking forward to temporary unemployment, so I can explore new interests and get my life in order. I wish you all the best!

maria said...

Sorry to here about your job. -your gonna do great though! chin up. I saw you like the blueprint tree! I have a pink tree because of that same article also :) check out Target for pink trees- and look for "old world christmas" brand orniments. I got pink sweets for mine- its super girlie and cute! wonder if they make macaroons??

www.theartofstylesf.blogspot.com

FASHION SNAG said...

I am sorry about your job, but you have such a wonderful personality that shines through in your photos and blog postings. I am positive something will pop up. x

www.FashionSnag.com

Heidi said...

That is upsetting to be laid off of a job that you had for 3 years! I hope you find a job that was or better fulfilling as the last one. Have fun doing your little projects till you find a new job!

aliciafashionista said...

Sorry to hear that you were laid off, I know how much a sudden change can feel overwhelming. I find your attitude inspiring though, and am glad you can have some time to yourself in between jobs. You're so talented, that I don't doubt for a second that you'll find another job very soon. Everything is meant to be...all the best Taylor :)

Eli said...

I saw it when you posted it on your twitter, soooo sorry to hear this. Keep your chin up, they could always call you back when times change. Perhaps something better was coming your way?!

augustlovers said...

Sorry to hear about your job, that's a bummer - but it's great that youre staying positive! x

Jess LC said...

I am so sorry to hear that you were laid off, but given the amazing things you are doing online, I have a feeling that this is a turning point for you and your blog and/or whatever purpose you have for your life.

Even if it doesn't make sense as to how this is working for your best interest now, it will be clear when the time is right. Until then, keep going, growing, and smiling!

Happy Thanksgiving, hun.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Sorry about the job, Been there and Im sure it's not an easy moment but Im a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, keep it up :)

Christina of Profresh Style said...

hi honey.

wow, what a terrible thing to happen and all the lovely at the same time. You now have the advantage to rethink where you want to go and really do something you love.

i lost my job in June when my store closed up shop and now, i get to focus on a real life, a real career and real focus based on my passions.

the craziest things happen when negative enters your life. I'm so happy to see you're turning this into a positive experience.

good job love<3. Cant wait to see what you do next.

xx,
Christina

Robbie said...

Hey Taylor,
I can now read your post so I thought I would comment again.

Congratulations on remaining so positive despite this huge change in your life which has come without warning. Seize every opportunity you get (I'm sure there'll be plenty!) and enjoy your down time, it's not often we get to put our feet up without feeling like things 'must' be done. Enjoy spending this time on those unfinished projects - I for one can't wait to see the modernised vintage dress.

With your numerous talents and hardworking attitude which we can all see from your blog, you'll get a new (even better?) career than before!
Can't wait to hear what happens next...
All the best.
Robbie xxx

Natassia Lea said...

"I'm saving for shoes" haha so funny

Taylor Sterling said...

Thank you all so much! I have to say reading these comments make my day! I had to clean out my office today! It was tough, but my mom was there to help me and then we went to Ikea and had some fun!

Ette said...

IKEA is always a fantastic cheer up!

I'm sorry to hear this.
in september my hours got cut from what I had been promised, but now I am the manager and found out i got accepted to university!

bad things happen in 3's but good things are infinite for those who stay positive and recycle good karma

tons of peace & love
OXO, ETTE

www.thriftedkarma.com

Anonymous said...

Your post is truly inspiring. I recently moved away from home to new city and am feeling the similar uncertainty about my career path. Reading your post has given me positive insights and it is motivating to see you seek the silver lining :)

xo,
J

libys11 said...

aaahhh... im happy to see and hear that you're staying positive!!! :D with your talent willingness and capabilities, im pretty sure you'll land a new job in no time! :D

Animated Confessions

Roxan said...

Tay, you were way to cool for that job anyway! ;) Seriously though, on to bigger and better things because that is what you are destined for! xoxox

Jenny said...

So sorry to hear about the job, but take it from someone who has been laid off more often than I want to remember, it all happens for a reason. There's always a great opportunity on the horizon. You have the right attitude and I wish you nothing but the best!!!

November Grey said...

Sending you so much love and luck... it's weird, and we never know why things happen the way that they do, but someday (probably soon) there will be that magical moment when you'll back and go "a-ha! That's why!"

There was a time, not too long ago, when a job I loved turned into an awful situation. I was so sad because I had high hopes and loved so many people I worked with. But someone said to me, you should send your boss a thank you note. This is going to lead you to that 'something better' - and quicker than you thought.

Think of the impact you have on so many people DAILY. And that's ALL YOU. Sky's the limit, mama.

With love,

T xx

November Grey

Taylor Sterling said...

Thank you!! xoxo

Marinka said...

I really like your sweater dress ^^ I bet it looks great on you

la petite fashionista said...

i'm sorry taylor! i'm a true believer that things happen for a reason though, i feel like your blog could be a major opportunity for you too-- & even lead to a new career :) good luck with everything!

Anonymous said...

I was sorry to hear about your bad luck. Your attitude, though, is phenomenal! I went through something similar and it took me a lot longer to realize that I finally had the time to do the things I loved. Your blog is beautiful and I know good things are just ahead for you. Happy thanksgiving!

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Dear Taylor...
So sorry to hear about your job but you definitely have the best outlook possible. And why shouldn't you? I truly believe that you're the kind of person who is just going to take this setback and have it turn into the best thing in the world! And I, for one, can't wait to hear about your journey :) And really, this couldn't have come at a better time of year... gives you a chance to enjoy the season to it's entirety! Take care :)

Sherin said...

Oh no. Sprry to hear about your job!!! I lost mine about a week ago, so know exactly what you're going through!!
Just to let you know we all do think that you're brilliant!

christina said...

It's their loss. You'll find a new door to open xxx
http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/

Josie said...

I'm so sorry, Taylor, but I have the utmost confidence that you'll find something amazing to do soon. Wishing you all the luck!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Chantel said...

To new beginnings! Head up lady!
;-)

fashion clocked said...

Taylor i really feel for you, I am sorry to hear of your job loss, and your seem so conscientous, and determined. I know something amazing is just waiting around the corner...just think of it as opening you up to a whole new world of opportunities. Enjoy thanksgiving!Katie.xx

fashion clocked

stonecoldvintage said...

Sorry to hear that. But change is good - opens up room for new opportunities. I know good things will come your way :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/stonecoldvintage

Pin said...

Sorry to hear about your job loss, but you seem to have a great attitude about it! Good luck on your new chapter!!

Kristy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your recent job loss :( But it's very inspiring to see how positive your attitude is about it. I would never be able to handle that as well as you're handling it right now. Hats off to you and I wish you all the best in life. You can do it! :D

www.monochromahic.com

Shelly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job situation.

I'm so glad you are looking at the bright side. It's the best way to deal with the situation.

Keep us posted on your new life chapter!

Best wishes,
Shellyisms

Chic and Sweet said...

Sorry to hear about the job loss - I know it can be difficult since I went through the same thing last year, and I also recently quit a job that wasn't the right fit for me.

I'm sure that bigger and better things will come your way! I wish you the best of luck and send positive vibes your way! :)

Natalie said...

I never leave comments on these sites but I've been a massive fan of your blog for quite a while now so thought it would be a good time to show my appreciation!

Your positivity in such a difficult event is truly inspiring, and it's this positivity and your incredible talents which will ensure that you'll be on your feet again in no time at all! (Best you make the most of being sat with your feet up flicking through magazines ;) )

Keep it up, I love your blog and you're an inspiration :)

the chirpy bird said...

Oh Taylor I just saw this!
I've been in my own thanksgiving bubble!
I just wanted to send my love and well wishes to you. A pretty massive door was closed for me a couple of months ago and the only thing I can say to you is that this time in between from when another opens, is really important!
Lots of things will present themselves to you, of that I'm sure! Stay open and enjoy the exciting ride to come!
xox tash

RosaLovesDC said...

Never comment much, but I am sorry to hear about the job loss but you will find something that will make you happy. You have a great attitude and I think any employer will be lucky to have you.

clairelynette said...

I was just catching up on my Google Reader and this was the last post I hadn't read. I am so sorry to read about your layoff. I read your blog but never comment, still I felt compelled to leave a note even days later. I know what it's like not to be working. Personally, I'd go stir crazy. A creative, confident girl like you shouldn't have any problems finding something new. Sending you good vibes in hopes you find something soon.

Rebecca said...

I just read this post--I'm so sorry Taylor! I'm a big believer in 'everything happens for a reason..and we might not know yet what that reason is, but eventually it reveals it's self.' I hope this doesn't put a damper on ur family and you are still able to handle everything. I'm sure your blog and everything will keep you busy! Good luck with everything!

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