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Motivation Update

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I started off yesterday full of motivation and promise of doing a long list of things. I got a lot accomplished, but not everything I wanted to. I did take a break to visit with my mother for awhile, and I enjoyed that.

One thing I did was check into going back to school to get my master's degree. The person at the school wasn't very helpful, but at least she gave me a number to call. The guy I talked with was very helpful. But I can't believe all that I would have to do to get accepted. There's a $25 fee, a 500-1000 word essay that I would have to write on why I want to go back to school, and I have to get 3 letters of recommendation. This all has to be done quickly, so there's a lot to think about. My biggest hesitation is that it's all on line. I don't know how that would work for me with my ADD.

I got a good night's sleep last night - I must have really needed it. So, I got a late start this morning. But, I'm already working on what I want to do today. (since the boss called at 9 last night and told me to not come in). I'm curious to see how much I can get done today. And I'm determined to fit in one thing just for me and for fun (like my impromptu stop at my mom's). Of course, the main things will be to hunt for jobs, pass out Avon books and practice my typing so I can take a test to try to get a county job.

  
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DIDMIS 8/18/2011 1:11AM

    If that is what you want to do go for it.

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SLIMLILA 8/18/2011 12:12AM

    What would you say in the essay? I read one other teacher's Thesis and let me tell you I was not impressed at all! And when I saw her work, I didn't think she was vry smart or helpful. I guess I have a different view of a Masters from that experience. But, really, what will getting a Masters do for you?
I had to write an essay after I had my interview to get into university for my B.Ed., so if you really want to do it and have good reasons, I don't think the essay will be too difficult.

What's the time rush?

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KAMAPERRY 8/17/2011 1:25PM

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NPA4LOSS 8/17/2011 1:04PM

    Great plans. I am so glad that you are getting in some fun time! emoticon

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IDYLATOO 8/17/2011 12:01PM

  For me, online classes didn't work because they're not conducive to the way I learn. I think that is the biggest factor in why they work great for some people and not others. I learn more my listening and being able to discuss things immediately with my teacher or peers - the longer I have to wait for feedback on a problem, the more apt I am to ignore it.

I think if you learn better on your own and through reading and trying things yourself first, then online classes would be great - whether you're ADD or not.

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MSKITYOCAT 8/17/2011 10:28AM

  Sounds like a plan Blessings to you on your day. I have a girlfriend who got her masters and phd on line from Phoenix. So it must work well. She is gainfully employed in her own practice now. Good luck

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Motivated

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I woke up motivated and full of good intentions. There's a lot I want to do today. I have errands to run, chores to do, etc. I've got my list made and am anxious to see how much I can really accomplish. I think that it will help my state of mind if I can at least accomplish most of what I want to do today.

A main priority is to look for another job/find a way to bring money in. I'm done with letting this job that I have drag me down. It's not worth it any way I look at it.

I also want to organize the house and get rid of a lot of stuff that I just don't use or need anymore. There are a few reasons for this: I could possibly sell some things and use the money, I will feel like I am getting a clean start, and when/if I have to move because I can't afford this place anymore, I won't have so much to move.

I will take stock tonight and see how far I've come.

  
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SWEETANGO 8/16/2011 7:44PM

    emoticon Great to hear! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 8/16/2011 7:11PM

    emoticon I am so glad that I downsized. My life is so much easier and a smaller place means less stress. emoticon Great ideas!

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FULLOFFAITH 8/16/2011 3:33PM

    Keep that motivation on High emoticon

Lisa

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KAMAPERRY 8/16/2011 3:05PM

    emoticon Keep it up!

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Another Monday Full of Promise and Determination

Monday, August 15, 2011

This morning begins another Monday morning - another beginning of another week. I always start out promising myself that this week will be different: that I will have a better attitude, set some goals, get some positive things done. I am tired of not following through and am disappointed in myself. It's time to get a little more proactive and start improving myself. Setting some goals is high priority this morning. I will get them down on paper (even if they start off vague). I will post them in a blog to make myself more accountable. I can do this.

  
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KAMAPERRY 8/15/2011 11:37PM

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MNABOY 8/15/2011 11:01PM

    Pressure is high for a successful SP Leader! You have proven you can deal with multiple challenges so you shall prevail.

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GLASSART43 8/15/2011 4:54PM

    One day at a time - since joining SP I am really focusing on this idea. Don't beat yourself up and don't give up.
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MPEACH87 8/15/2011 8:41AM

    You can do it Patty!!

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MPEACH87 8/15/2011 8:40AM

    You can do it Patty!!

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BABYGIRLLOVE1 8/15/2011 8:38AM

  emoticon It helps to have a journal and track what u eat ,your fitness and your daily goals.

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A Strange Weekend

Sunday, August 14, 2011

My family had planned for a couple months to go to my sister's cottage this weekend. I really felt that I needed to go because my mother really wanted to have all her children with her. I'm not sure if she'll ever get the chance to do this again. I didn't really know until the last minute if I would be able to get the time off of my "wonderful" job, but I did.

We got on the road about 1:30 Friday. The closer we got to the cottage, the worse the weather got. It absolutely poured all day Saturday until about 6:30 and was cool and miserable. Not the best of weather for being right on the lake with a beautiful beach and a pontoon boat. So, yesterday was not very exciting. We did play cards a little and sit in the hot tub in the rain.

I had a bad dream last night and couldn't fall back asleep. So, I just got up at 5:30 and started cleaning up the cottage. My brother woke up while I was taking my shower. About 8:20, we were going to go see what the weather was like outside. We heard a beeping noise and the power went out. So...we got everybody up and headed home as it was cool and still rainy outside.

So, I did enjoy spending the time with my family, but I was really expecting the weekend to go so differently and be so much more fun. No swimming...no boat rides...no bonfires to sit around. Now I'm home trying to adjust my spirits. It's a struggle. I'm hoping a good night's sleep in my own bed will help turn my attitude around. I'm thinking I'm going to have to journal and talk with some friends before I do this.

But I'm determined to get a better outlook. I'm tired of not being happy with how my life is going - I feel like I'm stuck in a rut and need to push myself out.

  
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NPA4LOSS 8/15/2011 1:42PM

    emoticon Keep working on that positive attitude and it will come. emoticon

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PASTORJO 8/15/2011 10:52AM

    While family time can be great, I understand the disappointment of wanting/expecting outdoor, water time and not getting it.

Is there a way you can go again before the summer ends?

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KAMAPERRY 8/14/2011 11:45PM

    Love the family time!

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DIDMIS 8/14/2011 9:08PM

    Maybe you were supposed to just spend time with your mom and the rest of the family.
I am sure you will never forget the week end and I am glad you could go.
Irene

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Saying a Little Prayer

Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm saying a little prayer today that I can get my work done by 12 noon. I'm hoping that I have no problems getting out of work then so I can go to my sister's cottage with my family. Sounding selfish, I need a couple days of R & R with my family. My mother is up in age and her health is not the best. I don't know if I will ever get another chance to do this with her. I want the good memories. Plus, with the economy the way it is, my sister is not sure how long she will be able to afford having two households - definitely understandable. So, getting a chance to do this means a bit to me.

  
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KAMAPERRY 8/13/2011 12:20AM

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DIDMIS 8/12/2011 7:09PM

    I hope you made it. You are not selfish at all and do have some good reasons to go. Let us know if you got to go.
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LINDA! 8/12/2011 3:52PM

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NPA4LOSS 8/12/2011 10:59AM

    emoticon and emoticon my friend. Have a great weekend!

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FITMARY 8/12/2011 7:31AM

    Have a great weekend! It sounds wonderful!

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GARDENCHRIS 8/12/2011 7:29AM

    go and enjoy the week end... emoticon

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