Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thing # 3...FINALLY!! an avatar!!

Can I tell you how long I have been working on this avatar????? hmmmmm, I tend to walk away from something for awhile when it doesn't mesh the way it's supposed to; I get back to it, but sometimes, it takes forever for it to make sense to me!! That's the way the avatar was-of course, it wouldn't load the way it was supposed to, and finally tonight, I figured it out! gee whiz... But, she is a cutie pie, if I do say so myself, so the process was entirely worth it. Setting up my blog was the easy part in all of this, and I like the way it all looks together! okay, so off to register and finally tell my friends that I'm ready to participate in this wondrous adventure. I've looked at a few blogs, but haven't responded to any...guess that's my next step!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

7 1/2 Things

I liked the video a lot. It was a nice reminder that we are all lifelong learners; and how much we learn during our lifetime is really up to us.
I think the easiest thing for me is Habit #3-I've really tried hard not to let challenges get me down. My parents were awesome teachers in this respect, and as I've faced the challenges of single parenting, dealing with drug addiction in a child, illnesses, home improvements (ie: disasters...) and yes, changing a tire on my own, I've discovered amazing strengths I never knew existed in myself. I am thankful for those challenges because they have made me who I am.
The hardest thing for me is Habit #4. Of course, all the while I faced those above named challenges, I was having conversations with myself about whether I was smart enough, creative enough, persistent enough, and tough enough to get through them. My BIGGEST self-challenge is self worth; no matter I accomplish, I have to work hard not to belittle it. I have to constantly be on guard with my 'thought-speak'. I will really remember the words in #4--"The words you use become your reality"-- and work on this!

Monday, June 22, 2009

new beginnings

I am always hesitant to try new things, especially in the world of technology; but I'm giving this a shot! Change is always good. Scary, sometimes, but good for the soul.
Off we go!