Plenty to do, never enough time to do it, making the most of a wonderful Saturday. Spring break is around the corner and a trip to Panama City Beach, FL is in the works. Hello beach here I come! Checked the weather already and it should be almost 70 degrees in the afternoon, not exactly laying on the beach basking in the sun temperatures but it sure beats the 20 degrees we are experiencing here. I can hardly wait to take my shoes off and dig my toes into the sand. Maxwell Smart will be making the trip and while that calm cool collected dog is my bff, unfortunately he does not share my passion for the beach. He is such a “fraidy dog” when it comes to the waves lapping up on the shore. I believe that in his mind this is what he sees when I take him to the beach….
Oh well we will work on his perception of the beach.
In prep for the trip trying to get a bit ahead of the game by not only completing this weeks homework but next weeks work as well. Statistics is awesome (NOT)….
For me stats is a foreign language so………..
Hopefully my next comments will be “I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER!!!” Okay so now back to the books.
I think I need to post this on my Organizational Leadership blog also….it’s like Leadership training 101!!!
Just a happy note to say……..treat yourself today – it’s midweek and you know you deserve it!
So I started the day off with such a positive attitude. Awake at 4am to the wonderful sound of ice hitting the window pane…well time to turn on the news to get some insight on the school openings and traffic woes. Check the email for school and still no news, lots of other schools have made the determination to close or have a delayed opening, not the University, at least not yet. So then 2 hours later I make a choice and I send email to professor to state the entire county has either delayed or closed schools making an executive decision ( I know, I know I am a student but hey, I make these decisions all the time regardless of my authority) and I will not be coming into my 7am class. Well how about that less than 10 minutes later someone at the university has my same idea and they notify the news, delayed opening classes to open at 10am. So now hey, I can go back to sleep YAY~! I do manage to dose off for a few and now it is time to scramble and get ready for work, should have just gotten up and got at it at 4am but the warm bed felt so good!
Fast forward, in car, on a call in the parking lot and getting out of the car I drop my phone on the ICE COLD pavement and SHATTER goes my iphone. I pick up the phone and hey, it is still working woo hoo – for about 120 more seconds. Picture below is a close replica of what my phone looked like…afterwards I try to charge it back to life in the ihome in my office finally after coming to the conclusion that there will be no resurrection for this iphone, I relinquish possession of the phone and IT came to pick it up. They accused me of having a bomb for a phone it was so hot!!! I was determined to make that thing give me one more call, or at least give my photos back. Then I am asked did you save them to the cloud? Well heck NO, I don’t know who is in that cloud, and I am pretty sure I don’t trust the cloud, way to much data on my phone to just send over all trusting like…..
Anyway, not the morning I was hoping for but things do look up, I get a new phone before the end of the day and I am back in business.
What I did realize is how dependent I am on that darn work iphone, I have a personal one but man, I am really attached to my work phone. A few more days and I may have adapted, but no need the IT department took great care of me today. This makes me go back to thinking of what important things in life we should be focusing on and well having your work phone as a potential life line is a bit scary to me. After a long day I am now home studying some more back in the comfort of my bed, dreaming of a warm breeze blowing on me (not the 25 degrees we are experiencing outside at the moment).
So in an effort to put a positive spin on today here is what I could muster up….I actually had some other quite challenging things happen but who wants to here all that gripe, gripe, gripe. In the grand scheme of things, I survived and heck it could have been worse!
So CHEERS and………
One may not be able to change everything that occurs in life, but you can control how you respond to what happens. Sometimes we tend to over analyze things and look at them under a microscope, when what we need to do is step back and take a look from a different angle, like through a pair of binoculars or a telescope. I have been looking at single points in time and individual instances when I do believe I need to take a look at the pattern of behavior over an extended period of time to take in the whole picture. So today I am changing my angle of thinking….
Studying today it is so rainy outside. Decided to take a quick break before taking a quiz and thought about a conversation yesterday. What is the meaning of life? There are many takes on this question and depending on your religion or upbringing, ethnicity, culture, or maybe even your geographic location…the answers differ. I don’t pose to have the answer, I have my thoughts that I try to apply to me that tend to keep me on the straight and narrow for the most part…(a little bit of faith is incorporated into my thought process). I do believe that the life here on this planet is way to short to live it unhappy. Pursuing your goals and achieving some of your objectives does give you a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Having dreams to aspire to leaves you with a small sense that there is a reason you are here but in my case….is my meaning of life to make it to the beach permanently and have that Big “A” boat I dream of daily? I love the beach and for any of you that have read any of my blog, that is OBVIOUS! So…..deep thoughts by CupCake today??? IDK it’s rainy and very quiet, feeling a bit philosophical at the moment. My aspiration is to have a positive impact on all the lives that I touch, and leave them with more (in a positive way) than when I met them….not sure how often I accomplish that or if anyone sees me in that aspect, here lately I tend to be the needy one and that is not how I like to perceive myself.
Plenty of changes occur in everyone’s life regularly, some of these changes appear as challenges, some as dreams coming true. My opinion is how do you react to the challenges (a.k.a. opportunities) and the dreams…in other words what do you do next. Do you sit back and let life happen to you, or are you the one who is making life happen for you and for others? I must say I have become a bit passive in my reaction to things and may actually be letting life HAPPEN to me….not the approach I want to take, I want to MAKE IT HAPPEN! (yes I have that t-shirt, LOL) so time for the internal pep talk (CupCake to CupCake) to pull up my boot straps and make some decisions. LIFE IS TOO SHORT – but I am going to make the most of it!!!
JUST REMEMBER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!
By the way – – I am not competitive at all. (Buahahahahah – that is such a lie!)
Happy Rainy Saturday!