Mid-Summer Daze Dream

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Lazy days. Basking in the sun, the sea, and the sand. Trailed by long quiet starry nights. When you think of summer, what do you think of? Strange question but sometimes some things come so naturally that we don’t give it much thought. But curiosity sparked I searched google for definitions. Here’s what I found which may be useful for Floridians and Caribbean Globe trotters who celebrate summer all year round.

Summer is the warmest season of the year and runs from June to August in the northern Hemisphere …(duh).

Summer is a time to embrace personal delights. Essentially do special things that inspire relaxation and enjoyment. This may include things like getting better at something. Taking on a passion (learn a new language, sport, pastime). Or simply just being. Kids look forward to tons of fun! Not to mention changing schools …to them a sign of growing up (smile). High school Grads activate college acceptance, and make preps for their new campus living (much to the despair of new empty nesters).

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But let’s face it, Summer is a time to chill. Here are some fun stuff  that you can do this summer (extracted from real simple).

ENJOY NOSTALGIA

See a movie at the drive in
Blow bubbles
Walk on the boardwalk

Play tag or a childhood game

Win a prize at the fair

Build a sandcastle at the beach

 

EAT and DRINK

Eat a whole lobster with your hands

Roast marshmallows over fire and make s’mores

Make lemonade from scratch

 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Pick wildflowers

Swim in a lake

Rent a bike

Go fishing

Go camping

Go for a hike

Go kayaking or canoeing

 

JUST BECAUSE

Collect seashells at the beach

Take a last-minute road trip

See a summer blockbuster

Walk barefoot in the grass

Get caught in a summer rainstorm

Sleep with the windows open

So go ahead! Explore! Have a popsicle and Make some new Memories this summer!

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Survive. Mourn. Rebuild 

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Tears in the night..awaken to the voice of the weather forecaster’s prediction of “Lots of sunshine; everything remains calm”. Calm I say? Calm? How can everything be calm?

Only a day before terror skirted the environs of the happiest place on earth…Orlando. A place now scarred by the insane. A place now recorded as the deadliest nightmare in U.S. History.

Tis sad. Questions reign. How? What? Why?

Mourn we must. But then after, we must take courage and turn our questions into acts of Valor. Acts of strength to survive. Acts of boldness, togetherness. Only then will we be able to dispel fear. Together we move forward. Together we rebuild.

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A Piece of Work


I bought this piece of artwork in Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa during a visit. I have loved the piece ever since. It’s very simple. Didn’t break the bank but for some reason I like it a lot. I guess maybe it’s due to its simplicity.

Looking at it it tells a story that can be interpreted however I like. I could critique their dress. I could ponder what they’re talking about? Are they preparing for a fight? Going hunting? Or simply learning from each other?

No matter what, the simplicity of this photo sparks my interest. Not only that, but it also is a reminder of a trip to a beautiful land. The land of Roots.

A Cup of Coffee

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If we were having coffee right now I’d tell you how much I still love my delicious black tea. It seems I am never able to quiet my desire for that soothing hot taste. The drive and energy it gives reinvigorates my day. Sometimes I sneak away for fear of those questioning eyes saying…”what’s up with her and her constant commute to the coffee machine”? Forget them I say! I work more assiduously when I’m fully dosed up!

If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you that I’ve started this …well not really started but revamped my blog. That said, WordPress has this amazing Blogging University which is available for those who are interested in pushing their personal writing careers up a notch. So I decided to enroll and have been doing so for the past six months. The thought came to me after I published my book on Success Strategies and considered it an advantage to share insights on success, inspiration and motivation to those who need a lil push to get things underway. Through enrollment in different courses, I have learned how to fix my blog just the way I like it. Mistakes do occur, but I stealthily correct and am now able to put thoughts and ideas into my nonacademic writing.

If we were having coffee right now I’d tell you that I’m even into taking pictures! I love candid shots! Never been a fan of ‘posing’ (I’ll save that for when I am on the runway)! Pictures bring life to my writing! Hence my childlike interest.

If we were having coffee right now I’d tell you that my love for travelling, and taking in the breathtaking view of the sun, sand, and sea has been reminiscent of my past memories of my youthful years. I now make haste to use those weekend scurried days …being a workaholic and all (confession – smile). It’s no secret that pulling away forces our thinking skills to greater heights. So I have decided to reconnect with nature’s streams, rivers, and sea.

If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you that we need to do this more. Meeting with you my friend provides that insatiable desire to bare my heart, my soul to someone who understands life’s simple things void of embarrassment. So cheers to you my coffee mate! Soon we shall surely meet.

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Disconnected: Writing, Not Writing

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A workaholic, insatiable learner, and serial volunteer. That’s what I do when I’m not writing. I volunteer in activities that contribute to the growth and personal development of individuals. My passion is connected to my vision to see a world where individuals can become successful, however they define it. So I invest the time to speak with individuals and groups throughout the local, national, and international community. Totally satisfying!

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In search of being refreshed, I recharge through family play and engaging in the world of film. I hunger for movies. Drama, sci-fi, action, comedy, love…, it doesn’t matter, it all works! It reboots my mind. And when it’s done, I’m able to return to my past-time,  to write.

Here ends my tale of writing, and not writing.

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A Time to Play

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Gaining the distance from words, enabling fresh perspective. Florida’s beauty ignites joy, swims, laughs, and a time to play.

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Learning: Social …Inspires

I commit to remain open to the globe’s amazing secrets that can only be discovered through reading, writing, and exploring.

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You study, study, study, and at the end, you are lucky enough to discover the greatest gift of education: that you know nothing at all. -EJ Koh.

Knowing nothing at all. That has been my experience. Armed with more than one Masters, one Bachelors degree, and even a Doctorate; I have concluded that the more I learn, the more there is yet to learn. Never-the-less, I commit to remain open to the globe’s amazing secrets that can only be discovered through reading, writing, and exploring.

1, 2, 3….Open my eyes wide so I can see…..

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And I Quote…

In order to Succeed, we must first believe that we can.-Nikos Kazantzaki

 

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A blank slate can be a crucial link to achieve success. We are free to do whatever we want. Like a child, we are free to start anew, afresh. Free to go in any direction . So even when you’re afraid, take the step. Move forward, but first… believe that you can.

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Sky: The Space to Write

I write whenever it hits. I must stop, record, write. If I don’t do so immediately…in a flash, it’s gone. So I have learnt to capture the words as they come. Anywhere, anyhow, anytime.

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Where do I write? In a quiet place. A place where I can hear my thoughts, the stirrings of my heart, my soul. I write whenever it hits. I must stop, record, write. If I don’t do so immediately…in a flash, it’s gone. So I have learnt to capture the words as they come. Anywhere, anyhow, anytime.

The equipment I use for writing is anything (smile). When those inspiring writing moments come, I grab the cell phone and write in notes. Sometimes, I write on paper if I can grab one quickly. So I keep note pads all over. In my car, on my nightstand, the traditional desk, dining table, anywhere. I must capture those inspiring writing moments. Then when I am ready to publish my posts, I use my laptop. Sometimes I start in drafts in the WordPress App. But I usually prefer to post on my laptop since it offers the opportunity to edit, tag etc., which I find much easier. Yes, I know this can be done in the App but going the laptop route is my preference before publishing.

To write, all I need in a physical space is simply peace, quiet, and absolute serenity. That’s all. It could be in an airplane in the sky, but for some reason it works. I sleep. I awake my mind is fresh, anew, and I write. Know that serenity can even be found in a crowded space. A train, a plane, a park, an event that I’m allowed to people watch. To see and experience nature amidst the hustle and bustle of people everywhere. The only commonality is that no one can be speaking to me directly (or I won’t hear them or my thoughts (smile). Sounds poetic? Maybe it is. Writing is music to me.

So, Write on writers.

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Ready to Jump to a New Job?

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Ready to Jump to a New Job or Industry? Well, here is the list promised from post Employers are Paying More for these Skills. This list shows The Most Flexible Career skills for those who are planning to jump to a new job or industry. These skills are transferable. So, dust yourself off. Take a moment and do an inventory of your skill set. Do you possess of any of these skills? If so, you’re ready to take the leap. It’s your choice, but Don’t be Afraid…just do it. You’ll be fine.

  1. Project Management
  2. Leadership
  3. Budget Management
  4. Training Program Development
  5. Program Management
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. Financial Analysis
  8. Regulatory Compliance

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5 Strategies That Will Help You Position Yourself for Success

Of course knowing which skills are in demand is the first step, but next you will need to go out and get them. But before you start complaining, these take little or no time and money. Besides, there are resources available to help you. So here are the 5 Strategies from Money Magazine’s Kathy Robinson. These tips will help you position yourself for success.

  1. Find Free, In-House Training
  2. Hit the Web (for Free /Low cost online business skills training and more)
  3. Get Certified (SAS, Medical billing, Project Management)
  4. Volunteer for a Project
  5. Line up a Mentor