Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Goal number one - check!

Whew! I finally hammered out all my questions for my resume guy! Oh does that feel so much better to actually check that off my list!!

Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and help, I certainly do appreciate it! When I figure out my life, I will be sure to throw a party for all of my friends who supported me! :)

Ok, gotta get back to the paying gig...but wanted you to be the first to know.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I love spring!

And I love that I have experienced it twice this year! I am so glad the sun is out today, it just is a great motivation to get some things checked off my list. Or to even start a list for that matter!

Yes, I am STILL working on my questions for resume guy and yesterday it just brought me to tears. I get so frustrated because some of the questions he asks me I am just getting stuck on. Most of them related to my last job, which was a total joke and waste of my time as far as I am concerned. It's hard to bring out the positives in that career move, and I am a pretty creative person. I am pretty sure I have some type of mental block. I think I am equating this resume with getting a plain, boring accounting job. I think that as much as I think outside the box, that I have trapped myself in it with this project. Lucky for me, I received some help and I think I can muster through the rest of the questions.

I also bought this cool book a few months ago called, "Life's a Bitch, then You Change Careers" which is actually pretty good so far. Well, if only I could get past chapter 1..... It's an exercise where you have to find a quiet relaxing spot. Ok, well that has not even been possible in the last few months.

So my two goals for this week:

1. Complete questions for resume guy
2. Complete exercise in Ch 1 of Life's a Bitch

Let's see if I can just get these completed so I can move on to the next step!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just a quickie....

I suppose you might be wondering where I am these days!! I am enjoying the "good life" in Northern Michigan!!

I have setup my office for my job that I only have until the end of next week (let's cross our fingers I get ANOTHER extension) and also for my "Life Quest Headquarters". Soon I will be hatching away at my big list of to-dos and on my way to finding my passion. I could not be more relieved to be in the spot I am in right now.

I need to update you on the trip up here, etc, but I seemed to have lost my camera cord amongst some other things along the way..... stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Still in limbo....

I wonder why I have not had my light bulb moment yet, or if that is even the way its going to work. I still really have no clue what it is I should be doing with my career, or lack thereof. I seem to have this overwhelming problem of either starting things and not finishing them, or just talking about things and not doing them. Or just avoiding things all together.

Maybe that's it!! I can be a professional not-doer! Oh wait, there probably is not-pay for that. Ok, back to square 1.

A friend of mine has been doing some really cool stuff with goal tracking, etc. that I am really envious of! She has this little "tickers" that show her progress with specific goals. It seems to really be working for her and I think that I need to implement something like that into my life.

Yesterday I gave goal setting a try. My goal was to complete 3 questions that my resume writer sent me, there are 12 altogether. I MADE myself sit down and just do it. And you know what, I pumped out 5 of those bad boys!! It's funny because I have never had a problem talking about myself and my career, but I did not want to put down my stupid canned answers that I have had for years. It's time to be truthful for G's sake. I don't want to sit behind a desk on my ass all day and crunch numbers, create reports, and occasionally look up to give an employee kudos....which you don't have time to do because you are so busy churning things out all damn day!! UGH!!

Ok, you see my point? I am not meant for that kind of job, it angers me! I need to be with people, I need to interact, I need to create, I need to design, I need to share my creations with the world!! I want to brighten someones day, I want to put a smile on your face or make you laugh, I want you to remember that life is SO precious and you should take advantage of every minute you have on this earth!! WOW!!!

Now THAT is the kind of enthusiasm I am talking about.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Yay for Monday!!

I know it sounds weird, but I was away for the weekend and have SO much to finish up in the next few weeks. This kind of feeling on a Monday is pretty rare, but I am getting excited for my trip next weekend! YAY!

I guess I am over the whole "cold feet" thing, sometimes after you think about your fears for a while you realize how silly they really are. Well, either that or they become reality. Not to mention, last night after I posted the blog I was laying in bed thinking about how maybe, just maybe that I was afraid of getting back into the rut I was in when I was living there. I hated my job and wanted to leave the industry so bad and could not stand driving an HOUR one way to work. Well, things are just a little different now. I have finally left it. I have left the self-absorbed owners who never appreciate you, underestimate your knowledge, and think that they have and know everything because they now have money.

Now THAT is a place I will never return to.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A case of cold feet

It's not the kind of feet you would expect to have when heading back "home", you think they would just be up and running. Incidentally, they have somehow stumbled upon that freakish "what if" feeling.

I have to admit that it's kind of scary going back to a place as depressing and dismal as Michigan. The auto industry is in the shit-pot, there are no jobs, and worst of all - the bad attitudes. For the last year and a half, I have been surrounded by the nicest people in one of the greatest little-big towns in America: Omaha, NE. For the last 5 weeks, I have been touched by the Southern hospitality of North Carolina and blessed with blue skies and sunshine. And now, I will head up to one of the most depressed areas of my beloved nation. I am scared that the negativity will suck the life out of me that I have been working so hard to get back.

I know this is a strong statement, but it is the naked truth.

I hope to God they prove me wrong.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Crazy busy

Even though I can't stand when people say they are "SO BUSY"....... I am just going to bite the bullet and say, well, I have been SO BUSY.

My parents came to town (my dad and stepmom) last weekend leaving on Sunday and my cousins came in on Monday and will be here until Sunday. Needless to say, I really have been busy with family. And it does not stop - my mom and grandma will be here on Wednesday!! WOW!!

Just a little update for you though, I am STILL working on the questionnaire from the career consultant and I am WAY behind on my book goals!! UGH! I think I am going to have to start making a schedule for these things, I am starting to get so behind!!

Amongst all this chaos, I am happy to report I will be heading to MI on the 17th of April!! YAY!! I am SO excited to see my girls and to see my family!!

And I have to say, I do really use a lot of !!!! ....thanks to my friend DB for pointing this out. :)