Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How embarassing!

We all receive forwards from time to time. I rarely continue by forwarding to others, but you would know the one time that I decide to click the forward button...

My daughter sent an email that was inspiring. It told a lot about love. Love this. Love that. I love you. Love. Love. I forwarded it to my email contacts.

Imagine my surprise when I receive an email from my academic advisor. "Are you trying to say you are in love with me? I can't blame you for succumbing to my charming ways...LOL"

Lesson for the day: double check the CC or BCC fields!

Aging: Words of encouragement from a 9 year old

Well, I turned 40 last month. I've never given much thought to aging. Getting older has never bothered me...until this year. 40. 40. I still find myself saying it aloud, sometimes. Maybe I am trying to convince myself that I really am FORTY! I made the comment "I can't believe that I am really 40" to which my youngest daughter replied, "Mama, 40 isn't old." She paused, then added, "...but enjoy it because 50 is really old."

Okay. So I have officially been given words of encouragement. Am I supposed to feel better knowing that 50 is not that far aways and, according to my young philosopher, is OLD? Actually, I do feel better. Not because of my age or the fact that 50 is not that far away...but because my sweetie pie loves me so much! In her own way she wanted to make me feel better. We, as adults, forget the innocent honesty that is unintentially blurted out. So, I have to look at the bigger picture. Shouldn't we all?

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sensory Perception

I am amazed at how the change in seasons can guide creativity. Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons. Now that Fall is in the air, I can feel it luring me. The smell of the air around me creates a serene mindset, filled with a desire to write, clean, decorate, and share. To me, Spring brings about a sense of renewal and freshness, while Fall is calming and relaxing. Fall is the coming-down effect from Summer, preparing for the slumber of Winter.

I want nothing more than to be creative today and I will be...after I run some errands! Here's to hoping your Fall is relaxing and filled with creativity followed by much success!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Post-holiday motivation

After the holidays have come and gone motivation often dwindles. For me it was the two-week vacation that caused too much relaxation to settle in. The kids were out of school and my office was closed. Two weeks of nothing but whatever-I-want-to-do and then it hits... BAM! It's time to get back to work. My body calls for A&E television and a quilt on the sofa. My mind wants to follow. My pocketbook says different. And as always, the dollar wins. After all, my family does prefer electricity and groceries.

Monday was typical but busy, getting back into the groove. Today I am still fighting the voices in my head that beckon me to the sofa. So far motivation is increasing and winning the fight. I have tons to do and the hours in the day are still only 24! I am aggressively seeking an agent/partner but the applicant information received so far leaves much to be desired. Pray for me ;)