Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Undergraduate

I'm ashamed to say I was an undergraduate for almost 12 years. Twelve! It's difficult to build residency at a college when you are moving every 3 years. As a supporter of Tim's career in the Marine Corps, I followed him from one military base to another.

So what is an undergraduate degree if not just a piece of paper? It's the proof of dedication to a challenge by some institution holding you to a standard completely foreign to anyone hunting and pecking to find meaning in life.

Where once I was an undergraduate with the passion to do things the right way, I am quickly discovering the right way can't happen because the majority of folks around do not subscribe to best practices. They subscribe to get it done and out the door, off my desk, or in the closet and through the cracks. What's a girl to do?


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for Technology

There are so many articles at this blog which I've tagged with "technology" and when I look back I feel badly, because I realize now that my frustrations are not with technology itself. It's more with the way the people around me deal with technology because of their perceptions of how technology "controls" the things and people around them.

It begs to be asked though. At what age should technology NOT be influenced by children? Okay, so who plays with Transformers and thought it would be cool to have a camera morph into CheeseTron? Gah! Maybe changing careers wouldn't be such a bad thing...







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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Serendipity

This is what happens to me whenever I give up on things I consider too much squeeze for what little juice I get.

It's only while in the pursuit of the things I desire that I become disheartened when I am defeated. And yet, when I stop the pursuit, all kinds of things find me. Great things!

I told someone just last week that I always seem to get the things I want, and I believe this is because if I don't get something, I stop wanting it. How convenient you say? For me, yes.

Ultimately it is the power of positive thinking which brings the positive things into your life.

My food for thought today? Stop chasing. Instead, take in the view. Enjoy life and all the treasures it can bring to you. Don't expect anything, and everything positive will be a surprise for which your happy ass never had to expend one drop of energy, negative or otherwise.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for Resource

If you have them, use them! There's one thing I hate more than anything EVER, is the lack of initiative in utilizing your resources. Do you know someone who delivers great presentations and you have to do one yourself but you're not that great? ASK!! The person who delivers great presentations would probably love to help you out.

The sign of a great leader is someone who knows their resources, or cares to discover them. Don't just sit around hoping the cream of the crop will float by your office one day. Get out and talk to people and find out what they enjoy. What's their passion? Let them shine for you!




I sound like a CEO with a vision you say? Hmmm. Food for thought. :)

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for Questions

If you have kids you understand they ask questions when they get old enough to talk and observe how people respond to one another. They ask questions like, "Why?" and "How come?" and it is enough to drive a parent nuts. And then when you try to explain important concepts like God or Santa Claus, those things they can't see or experience first hand, it gets more complicated. And let's not discuss the impostors in Santa suits, that's kind of putting a spin on things, because now you have some explaining to do, like why Santa is here at the mall when we just saw him at the other store.

Kids aren't stupid. They ask questions to make sense of the things we throw at them and their questions become more complex and require you to communicate on a level for which you might not be prepared. But kids are curious and questions should never be discouraged, even as the kids grow older.

Even today, my daughter still asks questions about things she thinks I might know about or have experienced before and it makes me feel all sage-like to be able to answer and maybe tell a story or two as it prompts me.

I've run into a few people who cannot stand to answer questions and feel that it is above them "to feed the ignorant." They'll say things like, "I had to figure it out on my own, so let them dig around for the answers themselves." But, I think people would change their attitudes if they had to imagine responding to their own child.

Can you imagine that?

"Hey mom, have you ever smoked pot? What did it do? Does it really impair your judgement?"

Unfit mother says, "Go figure it out for yourself, son. Let me know what you find out."


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