Saturday, June 5, 2010


What do I want? Everything. So what is everything to me?
* Great dancing
* Good friends
* A job I like, with a flexable schedule
* To travel
* A church I can grow in and really be a part of
What do I have now?
* Good friends
* A great job, that is flexable but still difficult to travel
* A church where I have been growing a lot

So how do I get everything else? Primarily the dancing? I have to move. I am miserable here in Oregon. No where near my favorite people. Those people who bring out the best person in me and really help me feel like I am delving deep into my life.

I still want to go to New Orleans. I want to go now. But getting everything arranged is difficult. I have a trip planned to Prague this summer thats smack dab in the middle of the best time for me. I hate to quit my job because it's so perfect for me. But a job will never sustain me. Passion and life and creativity sustain me. Without those, there is no heart to my work, even if the work I am doing is great.

What would I have in New Orleans
* Great dancing
* Great Music
* Great friends; Cid, Keegan, the King's hopefully
* Potentially a good church.
* New oppertunites to travel
- but no job lined up, and who knows how long it could be or what kind of job.

But if I think about the last paragraph, clearly a job is the least of my concerns. I know how to make myslef happy even when working hard and thats by playing hard, living hard, and loving hard.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Buzz me not

Google buzz? No thanks.

Sure, I will keep the app running for a while, see what people do with it, even post on it. But the fact is it makes my nice clean gmail into a mess. Constant updates and notifications. No thanks.

Facebook and twitter are similar, but the difference is I can close them out and get work done. I use gmail in most everything I do. Having to go in and edit options all the time depending on my activity on gmail seems like an effort I won't want to make.

We'll see.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Public Persona

I will be starting a new job next week, which among other things has gotten me thinking about public persona's. Making a good first impression is key, but then what. I have prided myself on my honesty, but can that honesty ware after time? In past positions my honesty has made me seem week. I am told not to be afraid to ask for help but then when I do I am judged as week.

I have realized that if I stick with more traditional etiquette, I can make the best impression. Emily Post's guides for etiquette are world famous and really have lost little in value. Today we are far more accepting of people manners, but what if there was a call for higher standards?

So with that note, some thoughts from Emily Post herself.

"The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S's: Sincerity, Simplicity, Sympathy and Serenity."

"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use."