Thursday, January 19, 2017
I read a story today about a woman who had a dream for 39 years. For 39 years she had a dream of opening her own restaurant but due to life being life - she had never took the steps to do so. She never once thought that she would realize seeing her dream come true but when she was 59 years old her dream became a reality!
Never lose sight of your dreams!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Two basic rules of life:
1. Change is Inevitable
2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing…you’re through.
Change is a very tough topic for me. I do not do well with change. I like to keep my life a constant but in doing so - I realize that my life is stagnant. I am not growing - I am not changing - I am the same person!
I do not want to be the same person that I was 20 years ago or even 1 year ago. I want to be the new and improved version of myself. I do recognize that in order to do that - I must change things that are not working in my life.
Change in most people can take place with baby steps. I am going to share one change that I really want to see take place in my life and that is financial independence. I would love to pay off all of my credit card debt. While some may look at this as a goal (and it is really) it requires a change in my life in order to achieve this goal. See how they go hand in hand?
We all have something in life that we would like to change....be it a relationship, a job change, or even a relocation to a new city.
Today - I am going to take that baby step that will move me toward change in my life!
Posted by Pat Mc at 5:09 AM
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Do you ever have days when the alarm goes off and you just want to pull the covers up over your head and tell the alarm to just mind its own business?
Well - if I am totally honest here - I have those days quite often. I have a very demanding job and there are some days I have to really have a bit of a motivating chat with myself in order to move that one foot onto the floor and then maybe a few moments (maybe minutes?) later follow with the 2nd foot.
The one thing that keeps me going is telling myself - this is not going to get the best of me today. No way!!! No how!!! I will conquer this day no matter what!
It is not always easy folks - but by the end of the day - I know that having the right attitude and never giving up has made a difference between a bad day and a good day!
Try if for yourself today - take the road that points to the "Never give up" direction and see if this doesn't work for you too!
Posted by Pat Mc at 5:46 AM
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Good morning everyone!
Today is Tuesday but it is the first day back at work for me so in reality it feels like Monday!
Why? Why couldn't we just skip over that messiness that is known as Monday? Is there enough coffee to keep my eyes opened today? Why is it that my nice warm bed is still calling out my name? Why oh why is the question!
I really am grateful even though i seem a bit grumpy about this day that feels like a Monday. I am grateful for so many things in my life!
I am determined that I will not allow stress to interfere with me today, I have my diffuser on my desk on full blast with the fragrant scent of Lavender. I have my full coffee cup by my side. I am ready and prepared to begin a new beginning today. A new year, a new month and new opportunities to make it a better week than last week (and last week wasn't so bad either!).
So onward with my Tuesday that feels like a Monday...may your day be blessed with goodness and peacefulness!
Posted by Pat Mc at 6:56 AM
Monday, January 2, 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
~whew- it has been such a long time since we have chatted so what a better way to chat than with a blog post? About time...don't you think?
Let's review what has been happening this year. First - I am so glad to say goodbye to 2016...what a year! It was a tough one folks...really tough! I started the year with a tear in my rotator cuff followed with 8 weeks of physical therapy...moved on to be diagnosed with a blood clot in my left leg in August and then in September - diagnosed with Graves Disease. See why I am so happy to kiss 2016 goodbye?
In addition to having health issues - I also felt like I was on the "career roller coaster". I wasn't sure how much longer I would have my position with my current employer but I am thankful to say that I am still holding on...not ready to be put out to pasture yet!
BUT - 2016 was not all that bad. I did some business travel both to Chicago and to Raleigh-Durham in 2016. I have not been back to Chicago since 2013, so it was wonderful to see the city again. HMMMM....now that I think about it...the last 2 trips to Chicago I saw snow. Imagine that....snow in Chicago...what are the chances of that? In October I attended a wedding in the Colorado Rockies *brrrrr* it was a night wedding in the Rockies. While there, I drove over to Estes Park and saw some snow. Again, I ask you - what are the chances of seeing snow in the Colorado Rockies? OOH...and while in Colorado - I drove up to Wyoming...and marked another state off my list of states to visit! I have almost completed my bucket list of seeing all 50 states!
I have some definite goals for 2017 that include visiting at least one new state from my list! I am also going to set a goal of blogging more often. I may not blog each and every day but at least once a week.states!
2016 - You are now just memories some good and some great - 2017 you are my future!
Most importantly - 2017 is going to be a very good year! Here is wishing you and yours a wonderful 2017 as well!
Posted by Pat Mc at 7:00 AM