Why should you work a season?

It was the best time in my life. All I think about is going back and doing it again.


The answer is simple…. you will have THE best time of your life, no doubts about it. If that isn’t enough to persuade you then here’s a comprehensive list of short and snappy reasons why a winter season is for everyone:

  1. There is no age limit on a season, most will assume that a chalet job is suited to the 18 year old gap student (like myself) but you will be surprised how many 40, 50, 60 years olds take up doing seasons. The chef in my chalet was actually 45 on unpaid leave from her job just to get out of London for the winter.
  2. You meet friends for life. Sharing a room, working together, skiing together, drinking together and doing everything in between together and you you make it to the end of the season without murdering each other? There’s definitely a strong bond there.
  3. Networking, within…

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What If Money Was No Object?


Alan Watts quote…

“What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?

Let’s suppose, I do this often in vocational guidance of students, they come to me and say, well, we’re getting out of college and we have the faintest idea what we want to do. So I always ask the question, what would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?

Well, it’s so amazing as a result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say well, we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way. Or another person says well, I’d like to live an out-of-doors life and ride horses. I said you want to teach in a riding school? Let’s go through with it. What do you want to do?

When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.

And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you can eventually turn it – you could eventually become a master of it. It’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So don’t worry too much. That’s everybody is – somebody is interested in everything, anything you can be interested in, you will find others will. But it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like, in order to go on spending things you don’t like, doing things you don’t like and to teach our children to follow in the same track.

See what we are doing, is we’re bringing up children and educating to live the same sort of lifes we are living. In order that they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children to bring up their children to do the same thing, so it’s all retch, and no vomit it never gets there. And so, therefore, it’s so important to consider this question,

What do I desire?”

How to Get Through One of Those Days

Interesting read from a well written blog.

How to Get Through One of Those Days.

We’ve all been there, bad mood, bad day, maybe bad month or even a bad year. I recently had a couple of hard weeks. They were just BAD!!! Here’s how I get through. Maybe it’ll help you the next time you’re feeling a bit low.

We recently moved across the country to a small town. I had to leave sunny California, all my besties, family, work and all that vitamin D (aka sunshine= happiness.) Needless to say, this has been no easy ordeal for me.  During this time I’ve found it easy to linger in the past and dream of the future, but that is not doing my present much justice. I was not ok with wishing my life away. Whenever I found my mind wandering I would begin to repeat:

“I am exactly where I am supposed to be right now” (along with some deep breaths)

Next, at bedtime it would be so easy for my mind to race and negatively affect my sleep. I’d lay and worry and feel even crappier the next morning, which did not help my situation. So I started meditating myself to sleep. I would think of people I love, miss or were going through hard times. I’d breathe deep and send them blessings. Sometimes I’d picture the most serene place to me and just “be” there. Or I’d meditate my life the way I wanted it to be. I am no meditation expert, I have no formal training. I just know it works!

I ate “natures Prozac” before bed or as a snack. This is 1/2 a banana and cashews. Together they are medicinal and help relieve the blues.

I logged off. Spending too much time on social media was a consistent reminder that everyone else had a perfect life and mine sucked. We all know that’s not true, but too much Facebook time can certainly make us feel that way. Instead I read, worked out, cooked new dishes, practiced yoga poses I wanted to nail….pretty much anything that kept me away from the screen. After a day or so it became automatic and my addiction was broken and I felt much better. If you have issues with this set some not negotiable parameters around the time you spend on social media. For example, sometimes I take a week off and then allow myself to “catch up” for 30-60 minutes on Saturday or maybe only allow 15 minutes each day. I also give the support I’d like to receive. I “like”, “favorite”, “retweet” and “pin” my friends posts. Share the love, receive the love in return!

I practiced gratitude. I was thankful for my circumstances, in which I was certain to learn something from. I also volunteered. It filled me and reminded me that I was just a small piece of a much bigger world. It helped lift me above my own situation and I spent my energy loving others. (Again, we receive what we give!)

Lastly, I was careful not to find comfort in food (or my other potential addictions.) Sugar in comfort food depletes B vitamins in our system and wreaks havoc on our liver, which means we’re low energy and in a lousy mood (not good on top of the hard time we’re having.) I had to be REALLY honest with myself to prevent emotional eating. When I wanted to eat, I would drink a tall glass of water and busy myself. I’d paint my nails, don a face mask, and/or focus on something that would improve me or my life in some way. I’d turn negative feelings into positive, forget about food, and feel better in some way about what I had accomplished, even if it was just pretty nails.

I hope this helps you the next time you’re feeling a bit low.