PATTYKLAVER   226,400
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
PATTYKLAVER's Recent Blog Entries

Changes

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"If you change nothing, nothing will change." This quote hit me today hard. A couple months ago, I fully expected my life to have changed a bit by now. Although I have been slowly working on this, I don't have the changes that I had originally expected. Some of this is due to circumstances beyond my control. Most of it is that I feel that I haven't really defined my goals enough and worked towards them as hard as I should have.

I spent some time reading others' blogs this morning and really saw myself in a lot of them. It was a good day to do this. I realized that there are others out there that have been through similar situations and have lived through and learned from them. This has given me the courage to carry on. So, it's time to spend some time today redefining some of my goals and setting a time line for them. I'm going to work on my inner self. It's time to grow and do things for me. It's time to improve myself. Onward and upward!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BERGBA7 9/28/2012 1:07PM

    one comment on my blog about self image was to try "operation beautiful." Have your heard of it? I will try it out, maybe it is something for you too!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPIRALINGUP 9/28/2012 9:33AM

    good attitude!

Report Inappropriate Comment
YELLOW09RED 9/28/2012 7:38AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Good morning,
have a great day.
Debbie

Report Inappropriate Comment
NPA4LOSS 9/27/2012 5:47PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NESARIAN 9/27/2012 4:20PM

    They say the first step is the hardest. You are already past that! whoo hoo! you got this!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA48 9/27/2012 4:10PM

    emoticon Love it, Patty! You can do it and so much more as you're a strong and wonderful friend who knows which direction she wants to go -- and emoticon let's do it -- and I'm with ya all the way, hun!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Blah

Friday, September 21, 2012

My days at work have been extremely busy in the morning and extremely boring in the afternoon. By the time I get home, I'm beat. I feel like the work takes all my energy and I'm definitely not used to that. There's things I need to be doing after work but just don't get around to doing them. I don't like this.

I read a quote that hit me this morning. "Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same." I usually go through a blah spell in October each year. It seems to have hit a little early this year. I need to give myself a swift kick to get out of this gear.

I still have important decisions and happening hanging over my head. This probably doesn't help my mood but it's just unavoidable at this time. These issues probably don't help my mood. I am really hoping that within two to three weeks, these issues will be resolved. This will definitely help my mood - or at least I'm hoping. There's always hope.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MUTEDPROPHET 9/25/2012 2:01AM

    Fall is a great time to focus inward. Appreciate yourself for all the beauty that you are.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMLILA 9/22/2012 9:58PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

an 80 y.o. asked me today how I am coping with these long nites, and I know I usually suffer from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) but haven't had time this year. not that I am doing anything really great, but I am doing something... as you know things are out of kilter in my life, but at least I am continuing to feel kind of upbeat and still hopeful, but I too have to make some decisions soon and I'm not ready yet e

Comment edited on: 9/22/2012 10:00:37 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYNNA1968 9/21/2012 11:31PM

    I'm sorry this is an off month emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NPA4LOSS 9/21/2012 7:21PM

    Seasonal Disorder is coming around. I hope that you are able to put some things at rest soon. Keep enjoying the job. It is the best one yet and I know that you are happier! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSLISA1973 9/21/2012 6:44PM

    Oh, I am so sad to hear October is a hard time for you. My husband and I both love the fall so much, we got married in October. I love the crispness of the air, the colors of the leaves, mums, hayrides, Thanksgiving and pumpkins. I think I love everything about the fall (except that we have to renew our license plates then)! I hope an early arrival of the BLAH season for you means it comes and goes quickly so you can enjoy this wonderful time of year! (((hugs)))

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CANDOSUE52 9/21/2012 6:40PM

   
I hope that you're feeling better sooner than you think. Hang in there!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Better Days

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thursday and Friday were definitely better days for me at work. I'm settling into a routine finally and learning my job a little more each day. It will be nice when they finally hire the other receptionist, however. I find that it's a little difficult to get everything done that I need to accomplish with that many hours. But, then again, the first paycheck was nice. It's a shame that it goes out so much more quickly than it comes in.

I still have things going on that I don't have answers for yet. The waiting and wondering are a little aggravating. I'm hoping that things will have settled down by the end of October. At least that's what I'm hoping for.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SLIMLILA 9/17/2012 6:43PM

    I hope you get what you're hoping for...
I had an appt.with Career Development. Serv. today and on Monday, I have 2 appts. there, one with same person to discuss resume and job hunting tips, and the other one to discuss that horrid work situation and ways to answer when people ask etc.
we'll see how it goes emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA48 9/16/2012 10:13PM

    Sounds so emoticon Patty and I hope things keep getting better with each new day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NPA4LOSS 9/16/2012 1:27PM

    emoticon on having a Great week!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TYEASLEY 9/16/2012 12:44AM

    emoticon I'm currently training, learning new things and multitasking drives me crazy but it keeps me sharp. Don't mind me, the glass is always full with me. emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/16/2012 12:45:01 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
MUTEDPROPHET 9/15/2012 4:30PM

    Been there, know how it feels to be swamped. UGH. My heart goes out to you. Hang in there!

Yes, paychecks are nice, indeed!! Especially when you receive them punctually. Lol, Italy seems to have an issue with paying employees on time from what I am observing. Totally unacceptable.

I hope things settle down for you too. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Bad Day

Monday, September 10, 2012

I had a bad day at work today. The more I tried, the more flustered I got. It was not a pretty picture. If I have too many more days like this, I don't know if they'll want to keep me. I guess I'm having a pity party.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

THEBETH43 9/14/2012 12:42AM

    I hope work is getting better. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLIMLILA 9/13/2012 9:34PM

    Hey Patty,
I hear you, that's how \i feel too.
It's been a long day... with lots of family. I am not used to that. Everyone else is used to being together and know how they do things together and I seem to do everything different than them. I finally spoke up this evening and said so... Can't imagine why I thought it would work living here with my mother....
Guess I'm looking for a pat answer, and \i should know better.

All the best, take care of yourself and do your best and remember that they sure do expect a lot from people these days and it's not easy.
Lila

Report Inappropriate Comment
NPA4LOSS 9/11/2012 5:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HIKINGSD 9/11/2012 3:45AM

    Hang in there. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NELLBELLA26 9/10/2012 11:23PM

    Sorry to hear you had a bad day. Reframe it into another chance to be really great tomorrow. Don't let your head go to a place it doesn't need to yet. Here's hoping tomorrow is much better. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA48 9/10/2012 7:00PM

    emoticon Hang in there, Patty! emoticon and emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MYSTERY-LADY1 9/10/2012 6:58PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TINYBUBBA1 9/10/2012 5:57PM

    There's always tomorrow! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NOREEN88 9/10/2012 5:54PM

  Never let one bad day ruin your week :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
IMSUNSHINE 9/10/2012 5:52PM

    Hope it gets better!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


The First Week

Friday, September 07, 2012

It's definitely been a crazy week for me. I worked four days from 8-4:30 instead of my usual 8-1 because of the holiday. I've had commitments after work every day and that didn't help me get used to the schedule or really allow me the rest I needed. I'm hoping that next week will be a little easier on me. I will be on my normal schedule and I don't have much to do in the evenings. I am really hoping that I will be able to get a little quicker at what I do. I'm still working on the confidence thing, but I am hoping it will kick in a little more next week as I'll get more practice in. Starting new jobs sure is nerve-wracking.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GUNNSGIRL91303 9/8/2012 9:43PM

    Before you know it the job will be second nature. Hang in there! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NPA4LOSS 9/8/2012 9:12PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HIKINGSD 9/8/2012 5:55AM

    Hope you have a restful weekend.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 Last Page