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Blog Challenge - Day 21

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I made it! It's the last day of the challenge!

As you may recall, my SparkFriend DogLady13 posted a blog challenge that looks like a great way to express and examine my goals and accomplishments, so I. AM. IN!

Credit where credit is due (DogLady13's blog post): www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal.asp?id=DOGLADY13


21. This is a long one. You just spent three weeks reflecting on yourself and your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Write yourself a heartfelt, loving intention to help you reach your goal.

Actually, it was more like three months, but who's counting?

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I have been doing a lot of planning and making progress. I passed my certification exam (*just* received the official word this week. Gee, that only took six weeks), and celebrated my accomplishment. I even ordered new business cards.

I was recruited for a job that would have been awesome - setting up a QA team and strategy for a company that currently has neither - but the client isn't settled on their goals. Sure, they can still come back, but I'm moving on.

After a chat with The Hubster, I decided to sign up and train for the MS-150, a two-day bike rife that raises funds and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. I've ridden the event 8-9 times, but it's been a few years since the last one.

What does all of this mean? I think they are good steps on the way to my goals. Sure, I didn't get enough knitting done. I can work on that. But my career and fitness plans are moving forward. What's next? Well, the ride... and I was approached to write an article for an online software magazine... and I plan to co-author and present two papers at the annual conference of the ASEM. It's going to be busy and challenging, exactly the way I tend to do things.

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Enjoy the remainder of the weekend, SparkFriends; stay warm and keep moving!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MORTICIAADDAMS 1/27/2014 10:46AM

    Your are really accomplishing a lot with professional growth and personal growth. Congratulations on the new credentials. Very proud of you!!

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WISLNDR 1/26/2014 7:00PM

    You have accomplished a lot and more! Things to strive toward too; great job!! emoticon emoticon

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DOGLADY13 1/26/2014 11:28AM

    Congratulations! Sounds like your career is taking off! WOo HoO! Is the world ready for you?

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BOVEY63 1/26/2014 11:01AM

    Congrats on passing the exam, and on the request for an article!
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Also great job on reaching your fitness goals!
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Blog Challenge - Day 20

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I'll bet you thought I ditched this...

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20. What simple step can you take to make yourself happier today?

So. Very. Timely.

I've had a few interviews lately that *I* thought went well... until yesterday. What happens from here is anyone's guess, but I'm already over it.

So, what can I do to make myself happier? Focus on the things that I can control and make time for happier tasks.

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." ~ Albert Einstein

I hope to post a more involved blog soon. Today this is where I'm at and it will simply have to do. Happy Wednesday, SparkFriends!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MORTICIAADDAMS 1/16/2014 3:52PM

    I'm not sure what is going on but I know your true worth and wanted to give you a huge hug because I like you - I totally like you, exactly the way you are. emoticon

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DOGLADY13 1/15/2014 9:59PM

    I'm glad to see you are still going on the blog challenge. I'm also glad you are "over" whatever it was that happened on the interview.

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WISLNDR 1/15/2014 6:03PM

    My mom always used to tell me, "Keep moving. They can't hit a moving target."

Enjoy your evening doing things that are pleasurable to you.

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Blog Challenge - Day 19

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Credit where credit is due (DogLady13's blog post): www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal.asp?id=DOGLADY13


3 Week Blog-A-Day Challenge

19. Think of the person who loves you the most. How would they describe you?

There's the challenge; my husband is always telling me that I'm sexy and fun. How do you tell him that he's clearly delusional?

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I don't agree with him, but it doesn't seem to change the message.

Anyhow, there's the blog. I hope that everyone has a fabulous day! ~ Trish

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BOVEY63 1/14/2014 5:04PM

    Thanks for sharing the blog!
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I'm thinking your hubby is right about you!

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BOVEY63 12/27/2013 5:18PM

    I am betting he sees the real you!
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DOGLADY13 12/25/2013 8:17PM

    He's not delusional! He's in love!!!

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WISLNDR 12/25/2013 1:26PM

    The eye of the beholder, you know. Enjoy it, don't question it!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/25/2013 12:51PM

    Not to sound too weird but I would think that you are sexy and fun too. You are certainly fun. I would not know about the sexy part. LOL! emoticon

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Blog Challenge - Day 18

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I'm happy to have the day off today, even if I woke up early and took a frigid walk to the Y. A day like this should not be wasted!!

Credit where credit is due (DogLady13's blog post):
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal.asp?id=DOGLADY13


3 Week Blog-A-Day Challenge

18. One word that least describes me. Elaborate.

Heh, my old pal 'Patient' comes to mind. 'Quiet' is another "not me" describer. Even 'Tentative' would be a humorous stretch.

I'm much more the "bull in the china shop" type of gal. Look out world, I'm coming through!

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(I really like that dump truck!)

Have a great day, SparkFriends! Be sure to relax, let yourself know that you are doing GREAT things, and enjoy whatever comes your way.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DOGLADY13 12/25/2013 8:19PM

    I think you and I were cut out of the same cloth.

I like the dump truck, too.


But this atrocity emoticon has to go. Really. What the hell is it?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/24/2013 8:18PM

    I'm planning to do a lot of relaxing tomorrow and little work. Merry Christmas, GF!

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WISLNDR 12/24/2013 9:28AM

    Oh, that one was fun. My word would be "frilly." emoticon

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Blog Challenge - Day 17

Monday, December 23, 2013

Looks like this is going into 2014, LOL!


Credit where credit is due (DogLady13's blog post): www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal.asp?id=DOGLADY13


I know that DOGLADY13 has been super busy. I hope that she finds time for a super holiday!

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3 Week Blog-A-Day Challenge

17. One word that best describes me. Elaborate.

Gads. This is a family-friendly blog, so I won't use the first word that comes to mind.

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"Driven" might be a better alternative. I tend to become pretty focused and "heads-down" when I'm working on a project or goal. Granted, I tend to procrastinate, so getting the effort underway takes some doing, but once it's underway... clear the tracks, I'm coming through!

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(It seems we are lacking a train icon...)

In other news:

I passed my PEM exam; woohoo! I'm very happy to have that behind me. Looks like it's time to order new business cards to show off the initials!

My mom was in the hospital over the weekend. Details are still a bit sketchy; she fell some time ago (it's a frightening trend) and hurt something in her neck/shoulder/arm area. She has seen the Dr., who ordered an MRI, and it was scheduled way out in the future due to her need to be anesthetized (she's claustrophobic). On Saturday, she could not bear the pain any longer and took herself to the hospital. She got the MRI while there, as well as some pain meds and steroids. Hopefully we'll know more soon, early diagnosis is Carpal Tunnel.

Work is busy, my contract is extended to end of January. The client is losing resources - people quitting - left and right, which might translate into additional work for me. That's another 'wait and see' activity.

No big plans for the holiday. The parades are finished, we exchanged gifts with the bowling team and now it's time to just enjoy. I rather like the way we do holidays.

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I'll be here this week, reading your updates and blogs. Be sure to have a lovely holiday, no matter how you choose to spend it! ~ Trish

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MORTICIAADDAMS 12/24/2013 8:17PM

    I'm kind of driven too when I am doing something important to me.

Congratulations on passing the exam! Of course I knew you would.

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My dad is in similar circumstances. It worries me but he does what he pleases.

I cooked all day. Three chinchillas had surgery yesterday so we will have a quiet Christmas taking care of them.

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WISLNDR 12/23/2013 8:22AM

    Congratulations on passing your exam! I hope things are better for your mom.

Enjoy your quiet holiday, you have certainly earned it!

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