Tag Archives: NaBloPoMo

Bloggin to my noggin…

10 Jan

The funny thing about blogging is the release…the things that it makes me think of..the raw emotion that sometimes comes from it.  My memory fails me at times, but once I start to remember a time or event or a person because of a blog I’m writing I am right back there.  It is therapeutic.  It’s amazing, actually.  Some people have the most vivid memories of things…but I feel like I have to really reach for key details and visuals.  But when I’m writing about it, it comes much easier.  I start on it and I have to stop myself from writing it because I could go on and on and on.  I spend a ton of emotional energy when I am writing about the past or about my feelings.  I do it without a thought of who might read it, who won’t read it, how many people are “following” it…because that’s not the point.  The point is to remember, to look back and smile…or to have a good cry.

Either way, I remember.

And share.

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Life is but a dream…

8 Jan

Lots of people have dreams…and I mean the literal kind.  The kind you have while you are actually asleep.  That you have no control over.  That you remember when you wake up and think “WHAT??”.  Well, honestly, I don’t have them that often.  When I do, they are either SO WEIRD or SO BAD that I wish I hadn’t!  If you gave me a choice of never sleeping and never being tired BUT it meant that I would never dream again?  WHERE DO I SIGN UP???  Dreams are not all that.  They are NOT real.  I do think it’s interesting at times to try to “decode” them or read into them…because I do suppose in some crazy way they are all connected to your reality…  However, I have sleep issues.  I can’t get enough of it, I haven’t found a way to need enough of it and I can’t remember a time lately when I wasn’t tired!

I’d love to write more but I gotta go take a nap…..Yaaaawwwnnnn.  (Not.)

 

I like to move it, move it….

7 Jan

As a reminder, I’m doing the blog challenge that NaBloPoMo has set up and the theme is energy!

You know there are some songs that just do it for you?  Some that when you’re working out or walking or just riding in the car you just want to MOVE?  Funny how a song can get you up and moving after you’ve been perfectly content to sit on your butt for an hour!  The song that currently does it for me is Taylor Swift’s “22”.  I love the beat…and it doesn’t hurt that my daughter seems to know every word to it!  It definitely gets me going!!!  I need it now so I can finish the laundry – bye!!!  🙂

Morning, Sunshine!

4 Jan

I’m not sure if it’s age or kids or a hubby who gets up way before me…but over time, I’ve become THAT morning person!  I love going to the office early and being way productive before anyone even gets in.  I love to get up early and feel like I’m not wasting any of the day!  I have more energy in the morning and can usually tell that around 4 pm I am hitting my wall and need to slow down a bit in order to make it until bedtime.  What I still need to figure out?  Why, as exhausted as I am, I can’t go to SLEEP then?  Ohhh, insomnia, you are not my friend!!

When are YOU most productive and energized?

Oh, just charge it. Then, recharge it.

3 Jan

When I feel drained of *energy*, there are a few ways I can recharge.  I thought I’d make a list…

  1. nap (assuming all the kid folk and husband folk are in agreement.  LEAST LIKELY ONE, FYI)
  2. massage (La Therapie in Cary is my FAVE)
  3. be still (and know)
  4. talk it out (talk about what drained me, prolly to my mama)
  5. make a list (ha, but no really)

I find that sometimes the most effective way to recharge is something mindless.  Like, scouring FB or Twitter for updates.  To just get lost in something that is not taxing or stressful does me much good.  Maybe that’s why I know so much about Sanford’s goings-ons, Cory Booker,  Food Network and YOU!  🙂

 

Working on Empty

2 Jan

Interesting that my blog prompt today was, “Which daily tasks take up the most of your energy?”  Interesting since today was my first day back to work in a few weeks.  Interesting in a really not funny way.  So, obviously, most days I spend MOST of my day/time/energy working.  I get to work from 7:30 to 7:45 and enjoy a few quiet moments before everyone arrives.  I usually start coffee for everyone while my laptop starts up and then I get started!  I am a Marketing Manager for a company that manufactures pool equipment.  What I actually DO has nothing and everything to do with that. I manage our incentive programs and that means a lot of approving, a lot of spreadsheets, tons of numbers and an annual event that takes the best part of a year to plan.  I have a team that is awesome and I work for an executive that is amazingly present even when traveling the greater majority of the year.  I have conference calls and meetings and process improvements and employee reviews and emails and voicemails and travel and budget review.  It take a lot of energy to keep up with the pace that our department runs.  We have no down time to speak of…we have a seasonal industry but we are global so we are constantly shifting from one market to another.  It’s the best of things and the worst of things.  No time to be bored but so fast that you can’t even decide which is your favorite part!  I love it though.  I don’t know how I would function in a place that wasn’t moving so quickly.  It’s certainly the way I operate and the way my colleagues seem to as well.  I think we have all adapted and am pretty glad that it’s the case.  I recharge each night with my family.  They keep me going, as I wrote about yesterday.  Each day is a new challenge, full of opportunities.  I only hope I take advantage of the right ones on a consistent basis!

 

Vitamin F

1 Jan

I’m starting the Blog Challenge for January of 2013…this month’s theme is ENERGY..

So, if I think of where my energy comes from…it’s certainly not from MY mind or MY body or MY inner self…it is from Christ.  Just read “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me” – Philippians 4:13.  I pray if I’m having troubles.  I pray if I’m not.  I pray without ceasing.  I pray because that’s what I’ve been instructed to do by His word.  I also believe that the Lord puts people around you to motivate you.   If I am having a hard time pushing through something, almost always the people I think of are my loved ones. If it’s a work project I’m dealing with resistance on, I think of how proud my husband seems of me when it comes to my job.  When I’m having a hard time even THINKING of cooking dinner, I think of how much he enjoys his favorite foods.  When I am exhausted and one of my kids asks me to play…I am absolutely stoked that they picked ME to spend a moment with!  Our kids are so busy and getting older…if one of them actually thinks of me, I am IN!  At the end of the day, it’s easy to be tired and lazy, but with the motivation from my family members, I feel like I can do anything.

Happy New Year!

A bit of bubbly…

7 Nov

As I’m attempting to complete the NaBloPoMo blogging party…I’m using some prompts to keep things fresh around here and not just write about MONO!  🙂  Today’s is about compliments…

So I tweeted the other day about someone calling me bubbly….I seriously think it’s my favorite compliment.  Who wants to be known as “Debbie Downer” or “Negative Nancy”?  (No disrespect to any Debbie or Nancy, mind you, I know some of them in particular and they are fine people.)  When I met my husband and he emailed a sweet note after our date…he included that he loved that I was “bubbly” and “energetic”.  My performance reviews at work have noted the “bubbly” aspect.  I.Love.That.  I love that most people know that I’m the positive, smiling, happy chick in most situations.  I do search for the good in things.  I hope for the best in others.  I enjoy making others smile and try to cheer anyone up who doesn’t appear to be having a good day.  Sometimes I wish I were that friend that always knew what to say.  I wish I had the words to make everyone feel better or smarter or let them KNOW that I’m listening.  But, mostly, I end up joking around and then…so do they.  So I feel like this is a pretty good tactic and I’m going with it.  When I looked up the definition…the one word I LOVED that it used….SPARKLING.  I am sure it was referring to the drink sort of bubbly…but I’ll take it.  It is one thing I own.  I have been given compliments before that felt insincere or that I felt I wasn’t worthy of…but, bubbly….I can rock that one.  🙂

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