Monday, March 22, 2010


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Ok...sorry for the non-blog post:) Just wanted to make sure I knew which method of sending posted to my blog correctly. I've got it!! Yeah!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's spring baby!

What a beautiful first day of spring. We woke up early to enjoy the morning cool breeze and play with the dogs and then walked up to the new coffee shop, Cafe Soul. The barista was a young guy imported from Louisiana, where he attended culinary school, who made us some delish ice coffees to take on our morning walk. Cafe Soul will be doing live music at 8 this evening, so we may be venturing back this evening for some dessert, coffee, and tunes. We had a nice warm and sunny walk back home and are getting ready to head to Wally World for some bird seed, ect. Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday! Off to shop:)
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Note that I'm just fixing this. Saturday was my first time attempting to post from my phone. Hopefully it will go more smoothly next time....although I tried so many different ways that I'm not sure which way is the one that worked. Haha.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Moving right along

So here I am and suddenly it's now the 15th of the month. Excuse me, but where did this month go?!? Well it has flown by, but not without lots of great, some good, and a little bit of the bad and the ugly, as well. The past couple of weeks have just been so crazy busy for me. Not just your typical on the run busy, but the all encompassing mentally, physicaly, and emotionally BUSY!! I suppose when you open up your soul(what I feel like happens w/ the coaching), naturally it should come along with a little burn out, right??

In addition to my passion seeking, I am also juggling my New Years resolutions... Go to Jazzercise at least twice at week...which if you've never heard of Jazzercise you should def. look it up here. It's soo much fun! And then there was the get all of the yearly doctors appts. out of the way...not so much fun! I just love getting to wear the backless paper smocks and sit on the cruchy papered exam table..NOT! And even better is that I got to do that twice in less than 5 days. Who knew that when I called to schedule my appointments that the secretary would happily offer me an appointment within the next week. I mean, you take it when you can get it, but come on!! often does that happen? Today was the dermatologist. Gotta love getting 2 biopsies done on your lunch break...wheeeee!

I'm lucky enough to have a very kind boss who brought me some food on his run out, and a very kind co-worker who brought me an afternoon caramel machiato(Sooo addicted to those!!) Anyway... So work- the last piece to my stress puzzle. Things have been really busy, which is really a great thing with the state of our economy. But I believe it's almost like everyone has forgotten how to work after it being so slow, and that burden just so happens to fall right on my shoulders. I try not to complain because I'm so thankful to have a great job...especially in these tough times. But things have been hectic to say the least.

Which is why Thursday afternoon I had my first break down at the office, EVER! It's been five years that I've managed to keep my emotions on the other side of those doors. It's normally my forte. Well, it seemed that Thurs. was the day for all the sh*t to hit the fan at the very same time and from every direction possible. Whaaaaa!! My eyes began to overflow at the front desk. I just couldn't hold it back. The same sweet coworker who graces me with the caramel machiatos saw me leaking and offered to watch my desk while I stepped out back to compose myself. So, I stepped out and did just that. I came back in, thankful that no one had even noticed, washed my face in the restroom and bid her adieu. One hour left...I knew I could get through one hour. I was wrong. Just as a client was walking in the door I got a message and it tipped me over the edge. Honestly, even if the email had said there is a chance of rain tomorrow, or something ridiculous, I still would have lost it. I was just at that level emotionally where I was ready to blow. It could have been a dirty look, a stub of the toe..whatever- But I lost it. The poor lady who came in the door looked quite uncomfortable. She needed copies, so I took the paperwork to the copy room, tried very hard to compose myself(unsuccessfully...nothing was stopping this waterfall) and then had to page my co-worker upstairs to take over and I scooted out of the door.

I had to drive less than 20ft away from my office and park the car, b/c I was in such a crying fit that I could barely breath. Once I composed myself enough to drive I took the evening to hide out and gather my thoughts. Friday a.m. I was feeling a little bit more back to normal. I spoke with my coach on my lunch break and the day brightened even more. It's amazing what a different perspective can do for you! I cancelled my Friday night plans to go see the bf, and spent some good quality time in my room with my favorite pup, Clyde. By Saturday a.m. I was ready to go, feeling reinspired and able to tackle the world again:) Phew!! When you've never done this break down thing, you're not really sure how long it's going to be before you're back to normal. Glad it was only a couple of days:)

I do know now that the "stuff" that coaching brings to the surface is very interesting. It really is a personal review of ALL aspects of my life-not just what I want, or think I want. It really has been such an awesome journey though. We're currently learning to master our emotions and re writing our personal patterns to get the outcomes that we desire. It's a very indepth process, but I'm enjoying every second.

I'll leave you with some of my favorite quotes my coach has used over the past couple of weeks:

"Practice does not make perfect; practice makes permanent."

"It's not about changing yourself; it's about being yourself."

"It's not what we get that makes us happy...It's who we become. Know thyself....and then be thyself."

And my favorite...(which I learned my coach has painted on her bedroom wall when we met for coaching-so cool!), "The amount of joy in your life is determined by the amount of uncertainty you can live comfortably with."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Love this graphic

I was reading a blog my friend Nay over at Yesterday's Randomness suggested and love this image and quote!!

How fitting, eh? Another gentle reminder that we all have the choice to be who we want to be:)

I suggest checking out A Life of... Curls and Coffee. Def. going on to my list of favs.

Here we go:)

Slack: defines slack as slow, sluggish, or indolent. I don't like the sounds of those words and feel they're not quite the fitting description of why my very FIRST blog post has taken so long to appear. I'd prefer the word swamped...(To inundate or burden; overwhelm, ex: She was swamped with work), or even the phrase IN THE WEEDS, a term I was all to familiar with back in my days of working in the crazy world of F&B...and CRAZY they were. Ok, so enough excuses on my tardy blog submission. I was busy, couldn't find the time, blah, blah, blah. BUT here I am and here it is. Yeah!! The burden is lifted:)

I don't know exactly what direction this blog will head or where it will take me. I am on a journey of self discovery and have been blessed with a great friend who has offered to coach me. At the end of our first phone session she came up with homework for me. Questions to answer, and not easy ones! Major thought provoking questions, as well as the assignment to begin a blog. After speaking with me and asking questions about the things that I enjoy, she decided it would be the perfect task. I had only mentioned the blogs I read a couple hundred times(exaggerating) during our hour long phone call:) I do love keeping up with my favorite bloggers.

The name of my game, as my coach calls this journey we are embarking on, is Finding My Passion. I'll go into more detail about what I've done so far on my next post. I've learned some very interesting facts and received some very cool steps to starting this process.

That's all for now. I'm EXCITED!