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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Growing up with spirits-6WS

From a young age my mom instilled the ideas in me that spirits walked among us. It was never scary or weird.

During the holidays my grandparents and great grandma tend to hang around more. I have received two special phone calls from them and when my mom went to her reading today, they let her know my beloved dog Cider was with my grandfather and doing well.

He also hangs out with me often.  It is good to know because I miss him terribly and just want to be able to feel him and know that he is okay. The physic medium stated that he usually comes for breakfast and nudges me to let me know he wants some food.

I will have to work on noticing him more, it is time to stop rushing and listening to the noise in my head and listen to the world around me.

In Memory of Cider: 2013

Show My Face

Sunday, October 6, 2013

To hold true to who you are

This week was a test of who I am and who I want to be. I am an honest, hard working person. This I have always been. I will not allow those around me to question this morale character. For if I do, then I am not being true to myself.  It takes someone questioning me this week for me to really break down and realize that I do not intend to let anyone question these two things about me.

However, I also realize that I as I lead those around me I will make sure that my honesty and hard work shows in everything that I do. If someone on one of my teams is asked they will known that I am honest.

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Zig Ziglar

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A shift in my life, to the depths of my soul

To grown & Learn & Change
Where a I take a job that requires skills I know I do not possess I must make every effort to become something different then I've been for 34 years. I must become a team player, a great talker and a worker of calm and logic. When emotions run high, I have to ask the right questions. When students needs are not getting met, I have to ask the team to step up one more time. And when they fall apart I have to be their rock and give them a listening ear.

In the end, as a coach and leader I must embody skills that I am asking my teammates to have. I must fight with passion, back down when I'm wrong and smile when I'm angry or play nice with the crazy. I must never leave my team stranded and take away their dignity. I must support them while guiding them.

This blog will become my journey and insight into this world. It will become the place where I change, transform, scream and rant. Where I put my big girlie panties on and admit defeat when it is necessary, or where I argue and convince myself that I am doing what is best for kids. For all that matters in the end is that the students receive the education they deserve and must have to move forward with their life.

I will not always be right but I will be passionate and I will forgive myself and my team for the mistakes that I know we will make. I will learn to hold my tongue and not make rash decisions without thinking through the information. I will ask questions, I will change my life to become the leader I want to become. And this blog will be the place where my journey begins. It will be the story of my failures and successes.

Check out 6WS-it's a great blog that gives you an opportunity to express your weekend in six words.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Hooray for the weekend movie's delight

This last week was a long one returning to work in the full swing of things. So, this weekend I treated myself to a movie weekend at my house. I will have to work extra hard now to complete all of my work I didn't do. But I believe it was worth it. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The honorable Leibster Award

A Liebster! Oh My!

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award! I must admit to feeling quite humbled by this and honored. Thank you so very much D. Jean Quarles Journaling - The Writer's Life.  I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you,

Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, pleasant and valued.

This is an award with a purpose. It is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers to recognize their blog and encourage them to continue blogging. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to receive this kindness.

                                        In acceptance of this award I am to:
                                                    1. Give 11 random facts about myself.
                                                2. Answer the 11 questions D. Jean Quarles asked me.
                                                    3. Nominate 11 people for this award.
                   4. Make up 11 original questions for my nominees to answer about themselves.

                                           Alright Let's start this exciting process:

11 facts about me:

1. I love to work and have four jobs

                                  2. Writing and Reading are my relaxation activities


3. I want to be a mix between Beth (dog the bounty hunter's wife) and Rizzoli

4. I have ran in five 5K races, and will be completing my first mud run this year

5. I've completed 35 days of Tapout XL

6. My favorite color is blue

7. I have a co-authored self-published book and have two articles published in a dental magazine

8. I'm a true Aquarius


9. Power and Passion drive me

10. I live for big dreams and changes

11. I never want to disappoint my family as they are my true best friends

                      11 questions asked from blogger
My Original 11 Questions for the Nominees:
1. What does your creative space look like?
             It is in my head, with big posters about dreaming big, and extra sticky notes

2. How do you create balance in your life?
             By taking a break when I need it and pushing through when things need to be done

3. Inside? Or outside?
             Outside, especially when it's 80 degrees

4. What is your favorite tree?
             Chocolate Mint Tree

5. Coffee or Tea?
              Coffee all the way

6. What types of books do you read?
              Anything and everything-especially sex, drama and bounty hunting

7. How did you come up with the title of your blog?
             It is a reflection of all things in my life

8. If I came to visit, how would I know what your favorite color is?
            You wouldn't my space is for my kids not me

9. What do you do for summertime relief from the heat?
             Drink a peach green tea lemonade from Starbucks

10. What is your best feature?
             My Eyes, they are the window to how happy I am

11. Flats, wedges, heels or boots?
              Everything, I think I'm adaptable enough to where whatever the situation calls for.

11 blogs that have done an amazing job of capturing special    
                                    moments in time:

1. Bolzano Daily Photos

2. Photo Fun

3. Chronicles from the shore

4. Photo Roma: Tiburtina Reflections

5. Taken for granted

6.  Taking the dive

7. Artistique

8. Stockport Daily Photo

9. My Thoughts and Photos

10. Tulsa Gentleman

11. Sara's Fave Photos Blog

                                   Questions for you:

1. Dark Chocolate or Mint Chocolate?

2. What get's you motivated?

3. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

4. What do you spend a majority of your day doing?

5. If you could be famous what would you be famous for?

6. What animal is closest to you?

7. What is your biggest obstacle?

8. One thing on your bucket list?

9. Hot or cold?

10. Greatest success?

11. Song you sing when you just need to smile?