Scenes from #FUNEMPLOYMENT

Thank you so much for your kind words on yesterday’s big reveal. Don’t worry, I already have something lined up that I’ll be talking about in the days ahead.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to tell you how I’ve been spending my new found free time since I don’t have to look for another job. Disclaimer: it’s honestly been a lot of drinking. I had a total College Cassie moment Sunday night. I’m not really sorry about it, I definitely needed it.

I haven’t been working out or running as much as I thought I would without a job. I always thought I would  go running, go to spin/swim, go to yoga… no, I really haven’t.

I’ve had a lot of random appointments and meetings and have been trying to spend as much time with my friends in Pittsburgh as possible, so I typically spend a couple hours in a coffee shop working in the afternoons. I haven’t set an alarm in well over a week. Also, I’m not training for a marathon anymore so… there’s that. I’ve also become a permanent fixture at Lululemon Shadyside… where the beautiful Fluff Yourself Jacket in hunter green has went unpurchased because I don’t need it where I’m going.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

My friend Keelan and I took this bottle down Tuesday night. I bought it on purpose.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

Spending my mornings submitting recipes to Foodgawker instead of responding to work e-mails… #win.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

Well, I did make it to spin one morning, just in time for an awkward secret selfie.

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Lunch at Bluebird Cafe with my friend Jordan from college.

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When I should be looking for apartments… looking at my blog traffic with the requisite iced coffee.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

Yoga before coffee with a friend. I’m going to miss Amazing Yoga so much.

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Making pumpkin mochi.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

The official sponsor of #funemployment: jogger pants and catching up on The Mindy Project.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

#TRT in Shadyside with Emily.

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Dranks with my college roommate/sorority siste/future neighbor (when we are both home in Pittsburgh!), Courtney. Love this girl.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

Beer and Prantl’s almond cake for Emily’s birthday.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

Pro tip: Buy lots of things at Lululemon and Madewell so you have more things to move.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

Uhh… Sunday night got a little rowdy with shots from the shot wheel at Mario’s with Angela and Keelan. When in Rome, right?

#funemployment | almost getting it together

The benefit of having a friend who works from home: lots of lunch and coffee dates with Erin. Ignore how hungover I look.

#funemployment | almost getting it together

Stolen Instagram photo from Lesley – coffee date at Tazzo d’Oro.

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What would you do if you had unlimited free time?

36 comments on “Scenes from #FUNEMPLOYMENT

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on October 15, 2014 7:13 am

FUNemployment indeed :D I approve!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:33 am

Love the FUNEMPOYMENT life.

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Tina Muir on October 15, 2014 7:50 am

ooooooohhh you revealed it! I must go back and read it! Not surprised everyone was very supportive, I had no doubt! We all just want you to be happy my friend :) Glad you are celebrating, and rightly so! So much excitement coming your way!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:32 am

Haha the amount of support has been so amazing… I am so grateful that people like me so much!!

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Heather @fitncookies on October 15, 2014 7:52 am

Um, can I be unemployed with you? Yours sounds much better than mine! I can’t wait to hear what’s in store. I sense a warm destination ahead! CA maybe?? Love how you’ve been spending your time. Honestly, I think taking this time off and really savoring it is a blessing instead of being rushed and stressed out about the next opportunity.
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:31 am

I only wish I had more time to savor, is that awful? And yes, come be unemployed with me… it gets a little lonely if I’m not careful.

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Sarah on October 15, 2014 8:46 am

Seems like you’re making the most of your time! I’m excited to hear where you’re headed next :)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:30 am

Thank you xoxo

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Alanna on October 15, 2014 9:01 am

I would definitely be spending more time on the blog + going to cafes. Soak it all up while you can! BTW – I love The Mindy Project!!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:30 am

I gave up on her for season 2… just because I didn’t have the time. Loving season 3 though!

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cait @pieceofcait on October 15, 2014 9:36 am

i think your doing all the things that need to be done.. all important and all good for the soul! :)
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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on October 15, 2014 10:53 am

I’d probably read and sleep if I had unlimited free time. And eventually get around to baking and blogging.
Can’t wait to hear where you’re headed next!
p.s. just wanna let you know how insanely jealous I am right now 1) because you have free time 2) because it sounds like you’re moving somewhere with warm weather which is my life’s goal and 3) because you look so good hungover ;)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:28 am

HAHAHA number 3 made my day. It’s because I just don’t ever wear make-up so I never look different ever lol.

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 15, 2014 11:39 am

If I had unlimited time I would sleep, eat, workout, and blog from coffee shops!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:28 am

Haha so all of the things I am doing!! :)

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on October 15, 2014 12:33 pm

Take advantage of this time – I wish I could join in the coffee and lunch dates with Erin! You deserve the break and I would probably watch lots of TV, get my doctors’ appointments in, shop at the mall at 11 AM, and bake for friends :)
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:28 am

Definitely spending this week getting doctor’s appointments in… womp womp

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Chris on October 15, 2014 1:55 pm

I feel youuuu!!! I “wasted” so much time when I was laid off. I should’ve been in the gym a lot more and maybe traveled a little bit… Oh well. Also, I didn’t have joggers then, but I do now. And I totally would have lived in them!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:27 am

Haha what did you do with your time off?

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Jo @ Living Mint Green on October 15, 2014 2:18 pm

Oh man, I think I’d do exactly what you’re doing. Before I moved away from the city, I spent the last few weeks going to as many Bodypump & yoga classes as possible, along with getting drunk with my best friends. Oh wait I still do that now. Hahahaha. Except swap BP for the gym & climbing mountains.
xoxo
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:24 am

I am so upset to leave my yoga studio, isn’t that awful??? Glad you spent the last few weeks doing the same!!

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Diana @sosmallsostrong on October 15, 2014 5:05 pm

Is it wrong that I’m totally jealous of your time right now!? If I had some time I’d truthfully get some much needed sleep….boring right?

Oh and like you… hit that coffee HARD!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:23 am

No way, be jealous haha. I’ll be jealous of myself in about two weeks when I’m working full time again… womp womp

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Nickely Challenged on October 15, 2014 5:17 pm

Please don’t tell me you did this all in one day. You are giving me a bad name. Well you seem so productive, I can’t fathom it. Thanks for sharing.
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:23 am

No way, over the course of a week haha. I wish I were that ambitious in the having fun category!

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Em Todd @ CFGF on October 15, 2014 8:11 pm

I loved this! I always love photos!! No clue what I would do if I didn’t have a job taking up my time. There would definitely be more sleep. Probably more cooking and recipes too. I’d like to think my apartment would be cleaner, but that’s unlikely. Not important in the grand scheme of things.
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:23 am

I wish I was cooking and creating recipes more… and um since I’m sitting at the airport after yet another redeye, dreaming of getting more sleep once I get home. xoxo

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on October 15, 2014 8:17 pm

Haha I kind of wish I was unemployed!
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:22 am

I kind of wish I was unemployed forever lol.

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on October 16, 2014 7:40 am

How did I miss this?! Anyway, it appears that the conclusion is that everyone wants to be unemployed hahahha but um yeah obvi buy more Lulu to squeeze into your 12 boxes :D

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:18 am

AND I NEED TO SQUEEZE YOU IN A BOX.

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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on October 16, 2014 8:57 am

I felt almost the same way when I was in between jobs. It’s not SOOOoOo bad ;) Enjoy the freedom for a bit!

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Cassie on October 20, 2014 8:16 am

I never want to go back to work lol.

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Janine on October 16, 2014 1:51 pm

I like this blogpost so much. I think, you spent a nice time :)
Greetings
Janine
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Cassie on October 20, 2014 7:58 am

Thank you!

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