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!
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.
Gaining the distance from words, enabling fresh perspective. Florida’s beauty ignites joy, swims, laughs, and a time to play.
I love writing letters. Turning my thoughts into letter form is stimulating. Most of all the satisfaction comes through it being uninterrupted. I write to my love, my kids, my friends and most of all…my God.
At times letters go unmailed.Oft they may even be ignored. This has not been a problem because my feat was to clear my head. Pause, take a second or two, and read a letter written a few months ago.
I commit to remain open to the globe’s amazing secrets that can only be discovered through reading, writing, and exploring.
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…..
In order to Succeed, we must first believe that we can.-Nikos Kazantzaki
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.
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.
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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The world can make us ponder the relevance of life…, of things that should be so straight forward, yet they defy the odds. We look out and there seems to be only dark woods.
Years ago, in my graduate Health Administration class at the University of Florida, I was the only person of color. Then later at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, again I was the only person of color in my class in the field. Maybe naive but it seemed rather strange to me. But I persisted, and graduated. After spending years in medical practice management I look around and find myself in a strange situation. Though I’m qualified with experience the same situation haunts…a person of color who must work harder to prove that hey…, I can do the job.
The world can make us ponder the relevance of life…, of things that should be so straight forward, yet they defy the odds. We look out and there seems to be only dark woods. For those who are not strong enough, they give up. Some find rescue in the ditches. For those who are stronger, they hold onto a clutch until they can stand again.
Today be encouraged. Stand tall for the light will shine again. It is just around the corner. So keep your eyes open so you won’t miss it. Stay on purpose…, be strong. Don’t Give Up. Keep Going.
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.
- Project Management
- Budget Management
- Training Program Development
- Program Management
- Strategic Planning
- Financial Analysis
- Regulatory Compliance
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.
- Find Free, In-House Training
- Hit the Web (for Free /Low cost online business skills training and more)
- Get Certified (SAS, Medical billing, Project Management)
- Volunteer for a Project
- Line up a Mentor
As I look over the circus of things I like, I realize that though I enjoy them and they bring me satisfaction, I find myself not doing them as much and in some cases at all. For over two decades I have been caught up in work, work, work. So this prompt helped me pull away and ponder the things I once enjoyed, or get to enjoy on a rare occasion.
But even as I finalize the list I realize that life’s not promised, so I intend to start doing the things I like and stop leaving them for …one day soon.
That said, the things I like are:
- People watch
- Explore the world
- Simple things
- Enjoy a good laugh
- Acting | Participating in drama presentations
- Wearing a smile
- See people mentored achieve their best potential
- Watch movies
- Write, ponder, reflect
- Decorate the house
- Go shopping
- Watch HGTV | Travel channel
- Learn new things
- Enjoy the company of my two young adult kids
- Dream of Venice | Alaska
- People watch in downtown Disney, Washington DC Parks
- Watch the waves by the beach
- Nature – stare at birds, squirrels, and circus of trees
- Christmas Lights
- Look out at the horizon from a hill or mountain
- Capturing candid photos (new experience)
- Finding a new route after getting lost in a new place (yikes!)
- Quiet time
- Solving a mystery or a problem
- New baby hugs
- Listening to that Still Small Voice Of Faith