Category Archives: Self Improvement
I am seriously failing school right now, well at least in my Business course. I just took Test 1 and I got….64%. Um. I am used to an A due to absolutely no social life, aka sucks, but at least I get an A.
I am kinda pissed on several levels right about now.
Maybe disappointed is a better word.
I cancelled my trip to CA to see my sis and family to enjoy Great Wolf Lodge water park/slides and Disneyland with them in order to try to complete the 3 classes I signed up that are needed to complete the Bookkeeping Certificate.
This alone upsets me greatly. I wanted to hang with them and experience a water park galore. For real. A big dream.
Plus. I really haven’t had a “real” vaca in 10 or so years.
I am a water baby. I am beyond words energized by water and so wanted to enjoy the lodge.
But nonetheless, here and now, I am between a rock and a hard place.
I don’t want this certificate to take 2 years. I really don’t.
I have a slight scheduling problem when it comes to school because of tax season, which runs January 1st – April 15th is Spring Session in school. That eliminates one whole semester for me as there is no way I could do both.
I signed up for 3 summer session classes (which are shorter sessions than Spring and Fall semesters, um, as you can tell, I wasn’t prepared for that). I am trying to get it done as quickly as possible so I can move on to the next stage…an Accounting Certificate.
That one really may take two years due to tax seasons.
I wanted to at least complete one certificate by the end of 2017.
And I am soooooo pissed that I am spending so much time on this Business Class!
By the way, like I said, it is the class that I am currently failing.
I am spending more time on that than the Accounting Class….the whole freaking reason I am here in the first place!
Anyway, I am a little discouraged tonight. Tomorrow hopefully will be a new day.
But for the love of God, I cannot believe I failed my first exam
Do not count me out yet, as I oddly find all of this information I am learning very interesting.
It is just the time frame that I have to pull it all off that is giving me trouble.
Until then, thus far, epic fail…..
Best. Audio. Book. Ever!
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World by Admiral William McRaven, retired Navy Seal Commander, is an amazing book.
Short and sweet.
After I bought it and went to download it, I noticed that is was just over an hour, whereas most of the books I have purchased can run up to 8 hours.
This book is a bestseller, #5 on Amazon, so I was intrigued as to what he could share that was so powerful.
His book has 5 stars from every reader who rated it on Amazon as of just now. I don’t think I have seen 100% 5 star rating before.
And I must say, he does not disappoint.
I think it is better to listen to the audio book because he reads the book himself.
His voice alone is powerful.
Here are the bullet points that he makes, but you are going to want to hear or read the full story behind each for yourself.
“If you want to change your life or maybe the world remember:
Start each day with a task completed.
Find someone to help you through life.
Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often.
But if you take some risks, step up when times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the down trodden, and never EVER give up…
If you do these things, then you can change your life for the better, and maybe the world.” — Admiral William McRaven
I got up at 5am this morning.
I made my bed better than I normally do.
I completed the task of riding my motorcycle for an hour.
I am telling you, you are going to want to check out this book.
Well not really. Not yet.
My classes start a week from today on Monday, May 22nd.
My boss agreed to let me try working extended hours Monday – Thursday, and taking off Fridays (since our non-tax season hours are 8:30am – noon on Fridays).
Notice the word try.
As in this is not a completely done deal yet. So, I will work hard to ensure that I stay on top of my duties.
One less day of commuting and one more day to study = would help me tremendously not to burnout on any fronts.
Although my official school classes don’t start until Monday, I’ve been studying audio books like mad for the last year, with a concerted effort for the last six months.
I don’t only listen to the audio books during my commutes to and from work. I listen in the morning, I listen in the evening, I listen while cleaning, I listen while walking, I listen while sitting out on my porch. In short – I listen, listen, and listen.
When I am tired of listening or need a break, I turn to music or silence for a while (even days) until I am ready to hear more information.
I’d like to share what I have been listening to over the last year.
Perhaps you will find something of interest.
I started with one book which led me to another, or I would read or hear about a book and I just followed the path.
The first two are my absolute favorites because they are personal life stories, and I am very interested in these people’s lives and how they got to where they are today.
I hope you find something of interest.
My deepest desires?
To never stop learning.
To never think I know all that I need to know.
And to always keep an open mind and be willing to at least explore.
Principles of Accounting I
Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts
Intro to Business
I just signed up for the first three of seven classes I need to earn a Bookkeeping Certificate.
And I just paid for it too.
I think I am going to be sick.
Go back to school?
Buy a condo?
Seems to me if one keeps pondering the same things, perhaps one should do something about it.
I was finally going to drive my Harley Street 500 motorcycle into work today.
I planned it out. I would be taking as many back roads as possible and only be on the highway briefly.
I was up very early too, so I could get on the road well before rush hour.
Once I made it into work my plan was to walk, walk, walk AND walk some more because I am currently in three different FitBit challenges.
I am winning the first challenge by a pretty good lead.
I am winning the second challenge, in this moment in time, by a slight lead. I had that one in the bag too, until someone seems to have gotten inspired.
I am in 2nd place in the third challenge, battling step by step with the person who is currently in 3rd who really seems to want to be in 2nd place. This same said person is also the one battling me in the challenge I mentioned above.
At this point neither of us has a shot in hell of winning the first challenge.
The leader of that one is waaaaay ahead of us. I did tell her tho, let’s do this again next week and I will give you a run for your money! hahaha
From last Thursday to this Thursday I had a really crappy, stressful and upsetting week.
I didn’t talk with anyone about it, mostly because those I know would have said – You did what??? You said what??? Are you bleeping crazy???
Obviously, I was not in my right mind and I allowed bottled up emotions, disappointments and frustration to come bubbling out.
Rest assured all is well now, so no need to ask me about it. hahaha
But the ultimate disappointment is that my Harley would not start this morning and I don’t know why.
I have kept the battery charged (last time that is what killed the bike). I have even shared my toy and had a co-worker over to ride it to juice it up. And so he could practice his skills since he recently got his motorcycle license.
As I trudged back upstairs fully geared up, I was sooooo disappointed.
Then I started thinking, I really need a dude in my life to maintain my bike. I’ll ride it and he can keep it maintained.
In reality, I just want someone to show me how to keep it maintained. If you show me, I can do it. If I read it, I am like, huhhh?
And then I remembered, hey, I have a credit for a motorcycle class and guess who are in motorcycle classes????
DUDES and TEACHER DUDES!
So I signed up this morning and will be training and doing drills on a Harley like mine on Sunday for 2 whole hours!!
And I sure as heck am going to try to sweet talk someone into helping me.
Wish me luck!
Oh, this pic, this is the only thing that did go well for me last weekend. I got my hair highlighted.
This pic also represents me telling myself ~ I’ve got your back babe, no matter what.
And we will find someone to help us one way or another! hahaha