||| love what you do |||

you know when you occasionally get caught up in… life? well, that’s where i’ve been the past few weeks. living.

i attended a free seminar at next door cafe last wednesday, “dream first, job second” with Laurel Donnellan from Bright Livelihoods. by creating a passion profile, others (who i had never met) were responsible for listing potential hobbies/jobs/careers ideal for my profile. at the top of both lists was “create a blog”. though this shouldn’t have shocked me, it did.

and so i’m back, blogging about blogging! (& still working to stray away from food posts!)

strive to do something you are truly passionate about this week.

||| happy monday! – R |||

||| next door cafe | free & fun classes |||

ndcafe(photo via nextdoorchi.com)

a must share – fascinating concept! next door cafe, opened by state farm as a way to get closer to the community, offers financial coaching and fun instructional classes from brainstorming to yoga (and they’re all free!).

the café has coffee, delicious treats, rooms for meetings and a simple, modern design (what more could you ask for?!). today, i took a photography course, hosted by paulo saini and a healthy eating course, hosted by marcy e. cruice, earlier this month. both classes were beneficial and engaging, highly recommend glancing over the calendar of classes if you’re in the chicago area!

open 7am-10pm | 659 w diversey pkwy, chicago