Microblog Mondays #2
This MM (a day late) will be about being okay with not being perfect, especially when it comes to not finishing a project, a blog post, etc. So many times in my life I get up, mess up and start over. Why is that? Why can’t I just finish a project, a post, a run program, etc? Life. Laziness. Probably a combination of both. Sometimes you wake up with the best of intentions, but then a doughnut gets in the way of a weight loss journey; a filled DVR gets in the way of a run and any excuse causes a crash course in destruction of life. Right now I’m in the middle of a half marathon program and to be honest, I’ve started this program 3 times. Last week, I messed up Week 5. I barely ran and feel horrible. I want to start over. I want to go back to week one and start over, but then something inside me says “No!! Don’t stop!! Keep going!!” Then, fear takes over. Am I really going to run the miles it’s asking? Or am I really just afraid of making it to the end?? I hope I finish. Maybe this will be the motivation to finish something I’ve worked hard for. I hope so. I hope that whatever you are giving up on you continue that journey and fight to the finish. It’s not easy, but oh can it be rewarding.
This morning, I stumbled across a blogger, Mel. Each Monday, she “microblogs” an entry. An entry on whatever subject she feels like sharing. Maybe an insight she wants to share or just some out of the blue thought that might be interesting to her readers. A microblog. A one word or 8 lines entry that is all your own. Each week we post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. but do we really own those thoughts?? By microblogging in your own space, it’s out there, out there for you to embrace and cherish for a lifetime or as long as your blog lives on the net. I think this is a wonderful idea and an experience I will gladly partake in each and every Monday.
Microblog Mondays #1
Today’s entry is about my daily job. Monday through Friday, for two hours out of the day, I work at a local elementary school. I remember when I was young, playing school was the best part of my day. Thinking when I grew up, being a teacher would be my every day job. I used to daydream about how awesome it would be to buy the coolest smelly stickers and put them on my students work. My life took a much different turn than I expected and although I haven’t finished college, my daily job doesn’t consists of that type of fun. I do help out in the cafeteria and with the kindergarten and 5th grade classes outside. It’s the brightest part of my day filled with challenges and fulfillment. Each day I witness such creative minds tackle those important lessons like sharing, tying their shoelaces, opening a carton of milk to the 5th graders trying to get along in a game of tag, football or tether ball. I love greeting them each day and the not knowing how my day is going to go excites me to get ready and be at work on time. I’m so grateful for my job and the daily lessons I learn. Patience, understanding, gratitude and happiness. So, here’s a thumbs up to all the school employees at PV. You make my day so wonderful and I’m in awe of what a fantastic job you are doing with the future of tomorrow.
A bucket list by definition is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. In my 46 years on this Earth, various decisions I’ve made have allowed me to travel to some amazing places, but sadly only in the US. I’d love someday to venture out to see what this wonderful world has to offer. #1 on my list would definitely be NYC. I’ve dreamed of that trip since I was a sophomore in high school and my friend Blair and I would religiously look over the map of NYC and plan our destinations based on wherever Duran Duran had been spotted. Flash forward to now, and i’m still dreaming of that NYC trip. I have so many places written down that i’d love to visit and experience, i’m not sure it would all come true in one trip. But that doesn’t mean I should stop dreaming. One day..one day.
The image above was taken from a blog titled Blog.Bucketlist.org. The blog offers amazing bucket list ideas to add to your own personal list, dealing with travel, music and fitness which all could be exciting. Check out the site and then make your own list. It is the beginning of a new year. Perfect time to write a list. Here is mine, for now. I’m sure more amazing places and ideas will be added later.
Seriously, though, my whole life, from as far back as I can remember, I would sit in front of the TV, excited to watch my favorite shows. As I entered my twenties, teen shows such as Beverly Hills 90210 entered the scene. It was the first time I remember falling in love and rooting for a couple (Brenda/Dylan all the way!) and thus, my love of TV exploded to a whole new deeper level. Then, a show about aliens in a high school aired and my life as I knew it was over. That show was Roswell. It premiered October 6, 1999 and within the first 5 minutes of the Pilot episode airing my life changed. I would rush home to video tape the episodes, spend hours upon hours on Ebay trying to win memorabilia from the show, attend Roswell conventions in Los Angeles and spend hours on blog forums chatting with fellow show Dreamers and Candygirls just like myself.
Flash forward and my life hasn’t changed much. Now, with the evolved use of the DVR, so many shows are recorded and watched at a later time. Each year, I check out all the new pilots and figure out which ones to add to my schedule. It’s a strange and wonderful feeling and experience I share with my mother. I really have her to thank for the many blessings watching television has brought me. From meeting the most amazing people in this world, to meeting celebrities, life really has been one amazing TV roller coaster of twists and turns.
Here is a list of the shows I’m currently watching. If you have any questions, want reviews or just want to chat about any of them, shoot me an email or post in the comments! I’d love to connect with others who watch the same shows I do. More to be added later. Yes, I am a TV Junkie!!
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