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Please Hire Me, Conceitedness, and Shoes

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      6 comments

So as a lot of you might know, or maybe not know, I've been trying to find a teaching job. I've applied to probably over 30 positions, had 3 interviews and have another interview tomorrow. I haven't heard back from the first 3, so I'm kind of ... Read more

Getting Back to Where I Belong

Monday, April 23, 2012      8 comments

Wow... it's definitely been a while since I've written a blog. Its been a combination of not having a lot of extra time after work (I tried to stay as busy as possible while "the boy" was out of town) and also just being a little out of sorts o... Read more

Thousands of Obstacles

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      6 comments

"It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles." ~Washington Irving~ I know that there are ma... Read more

High Standards and Expectations

Monday, April 02, 2012      9 comments

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself." ~Henry Ward Beecher~ I've always been held to high standards-by many people, including my parents, and specifically my dad. I have be... Read more

Letting it Go

Thursday, March 29, 2012      12 comments

"The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it." ~Johnette Napolitano~ I am really good at a lot of different things...some good, some bad, some ugly.... one thing I am REALLY good at is holdi... Read more


Monday, March 26, 2012      2 comments

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." I've seen this quote a few places, and I'm sure many of you have too- but its something that's been on my mind off and on over the last week. I remember one sum... Read more

Even Positive Changes Will Hurt

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      3 comments

"Change. We don't like it, we fear it. But we can't stop it from coming. We either adapt to change or we get left behind. It hurts to grow. Anybody who tells you it doesn't is lying. But here's the truth. Sometimes the more things change the mor... Read more

Project Perserverance

Monday, March 19, 2012      3 comments

Lee Iacocca said: "You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance." I would be lying if I said that I haven't struggled at all with making the best choices (I had... Read more

I Don't Like it....

Friday, March 16, 2012      5 comments

"My advice is to go into something and stay with it until you like it. You can't like it until you obtain expertise in that work. And once you are an expert, it's a pleasure." Milton Garland That guy, Milton, is definitely on to something.... Read more


Wednesday, March 14, 2012      8 comments

"There are no shortcuts to a destination worth reaching" This is definitely going to be (and has been) a learning process for me- but I found this quote today, posted by SP in my facebook feed and it really struck a nerve- a good nerve-... Read more

Sucking it Up

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      4 comments

I was a slacker last week- I will fully admit and own up to it. I worked out (bare minimum), tracked my food and was within all my targets for everything- well almost- there was a day or two that for some reason I didn't drink all the water I s... Read more

A Beautiful Mess

Thursday, March 08, 2012      9 comments

I am asked by some people why I use my handle "A Beautiful Mess" and I decided that I would sort of explain that in this blog- It might let some of you get to know me just a little better. (If you don't want to know more about me, then you migh... Read more

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Track....

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      5 comments

If you don't have anything nice to track... You shouldn't have eaten it! So I'm sitting at work, eating 2 peices of bread, toasted with some lunch meat on it with a side of strawberries and watermelon... I guess now typing it out it doesn't se... Read more

Healthy = More Expensive...but Spending LESS!

Friday, March 02, 2012      3 comments

So this whole concept of healthy foods being more expensive isn't a new thing to anyone reading this (or at least I don't think it is), I have noticed, however, that I feel like my money has gone (a little) further the last couple of weeks. Un... Read more

In Like a Lion

Thursday, March 01, 2012      2 comments

Well, March is upon us already... and the phrase "in like a lion, out like a lamb" (or "in like a lamb out like a lion") has been circulating through many minds, including mine. I have decided to make the CHOICE to take charge of March a... Read more

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