Sunday fun-day

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My friend and I started out our day with breakfast in the neighborhood cafe eating mushroom scrambles with potatoes, yum! And then we decided to drive to the Washington Park Arboretum. We strolled and took our time through the park enjoying the serenity in the breezy, sunny day. We decided to make the effort to go a little further to see the Japanese gardens and they were worth the walk. We sat in a shady gazebo admiring the variety of green shades and natural beauty.

One of my favorite parts was noticing a young man sitting alone on a bench in what seemed to be deep meditation. He was sitting so still for a long time. Watching him inspired me to take some time in the coming week to just be. Not do, but just be and to listen.

When we got hungry, we decided to drive to Ballard for lunch and local shopping. We strolled along visiting the unique shops filled with clothing, books, and art and jewelry. Funny, we found nothing that we couldn’t part with. Being together catching up on life was what we’d longed for more than filling our bags with stuff.

Instead, we ended our day stuffing ourselves full of the rich desserts at Hot Cakes-Molten Chocolate Cakery.

Though we could barely move our bodies, our taste buds were happy.

It was a fun Sunday.

Career Changer

In contrast to yesterday, it took me a while to get going today, but I’m hoping that after reading this article that I’ve gained some perspective. And as a side note, this is not the first interesting article I’ve read from Forbes. I’ll have to put them on my reading list.

The take aways from that article are:

1. goals and plans

2. know yourself deeper than you have before.

“Until you let go of what you’re doing and thinking that keeps you stuck and small, you can’t build a happy, successful career. Your limitations will follow you in every new direction until you address them.” 

Ugh! That’s true, limitations follow! After reading that I cringed at what’s on my heels. Get away from me disorganization, distraction, laziness! And then, it also said:

“You also need a 3-month, 6-month and 12-month plan, with specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely goals, and someone in your court to hold you accountable. Again, don’t try this on your own. You’ll fail.”

And I thought, that’s another thing, the hard thing.(for me) You don’t try this on your own. That’s the hard one. I’m good with keeping to myself. In some ways, that’s what teacher’s do, but I’m not a teacher anymore, I’m a writer and networking is a necessary part of “careering”.

Yep. True, until next time.

~peace friends.

First post

Hi!,

I’m writing today’s first post hoping to learn more about all WordPress has to offer a blogger without the blog changing up too much throughout it’s life cycle.

Today, marks the first day of me shedding my teacher career and putting on the garb of a writer, and in my case, it just happens to be whatever I choose to wear and my laptop! I know becoming a writer is more than just looking forward to working in PJ’s, but for now, until I see my bank account get filled, that is the tangible highlight.

And ugh, I don’t want to become that writer who only writes about writing. I have a life! But, it’s the “being open” that’s a bit difficult. But, practice, practice…

So, for the purpose of this not too personal blog, I will share that I’m committed to learning. Learning new things about writing, about the relationship that I’m in and about growing into a more emotionally mature person which I believe begins with learning to laugh at myself a little more and to be bold enough to be proud of the good choices I make daily, especially those choices that require me to be bold, kind and empathic.

~Peace friends