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Where has the time gone? One day leads to another…. and it goes on and on and on… Last year around this time I was visiting Denver for the holidays and today I LIVE in Denver! I set my mind to obtaining several goals and they have all come to fruition – and out of left field I’ve met someone.
Yes, someone. What does it mean? Time will tell… Is it good right now, of course! Will it be good next month? Who knows?!? …and honestly, I have some pretty amazing feelings, but I am realist, you can’t make things happen, you can only just be you. I’ve come to realize that I don’t immaturely need anyone, I am pretty damn self sufficient, I am happy with me and I take care of business…
I’ve also realized I am in a good place to be in a healthy relationship and the thought of sharing my life with that special someone sounds appealing – not out of immature need, but out of having a solid foundation and good understanding of what “love” really means.
I’ve learned that immature loves says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you” – pretty powerful… I know…. I know….
Why is it when you are ready to explore a new potential long-term relationship – someone from your past calls to say that “all roads lead back to you – I’m ready to stop running” ?!? Completely, unfair ?!? Not to mention a real mind bender… a wave of emotion, but with a strong understanding of who I am today I gave Wyatt Earp the same compassion and empathy he gave me during the most difficult time in my life. It was the least I could do, I knew he was hurting and I knew he had to get out emotion that he had been holding in for a very long time. I also realized, I could not save him – just like he knew he could not save me. We parted in staying friends and keeping in touch, but we also realized there would never be an “us.”
I was looking through the stats on my blogs and they continue to get quite a few hits everyday… So back to writing my blog… back to doing the things I enjoy…
Oh and that special someone…. warm and fuzzies…. hmmm
Life is full of ups, downs and all arounds. Thinking of ways to soothe our soul and calm ourselves are things we are not so good at. We would rather be stressed out, freaked out, on edge or going ninety to nothin’. Here is a list of top ten ways to feel better:
Find a piece of cardboard, stand by an intersection and solicit your fellow drivers for things you want, such as candy, hugs, a date or whatever suits your fancy!
Purchase a pill organizer and load up your favorite treats, be sure to pull it out in front of your co-workers, as it will surely give them something to talk about.
Go to the local zoo or anyplace that offers train rides.
Make sure you sit next to the person who looks like they are having the worst day and then give them something to laugh about.
Be sure to include them in #7, #6, #5, #4 & #3
Find a group of strangers and make friends, see if you can find one who will be attached to you at the hip for some fun and shenanigans!
Pull out your camera and get creative with your new found friends!
Don’t be shy! Get to fingering painting! You all will enjoy basking in the glow of your new designer duds!
Be sure to go to your local fountain to wash off, it will provide entertainment not just for you and your new friends,
but also all the innocent bystanders!
See how many people you all can get together to make a giant circle massage in your local park!
Be sure to do this close to a patch of mud (see #3).
Quietly sneak over to a fresh patch of mud and start slingin’!
Then get ready for some pig squeelin’, hog sloppin’, dirty fun!
Let the games begin!
For real peace, quiet and calmness pet something furry!
Whether it be a wall, fuzzy cat or a squishy panda, just fluff yourself all over it and make cuddles!
AND THE #1 THINGS TO DO TO MAKE YOURSELF FEEL BETTER:
Take Your Damn Pants Off – You’ll Feel Much Better!
I only have two more semesters left and I will have officially earned my MBA. What a feeling, what an accomplishment. I will be the first person in my family to achieve a master’s degree. As I start looking at my future, I have begun to interview for positions in Santa Barbara, Portland and Las Vegas. Unfortunately, Santa Barbara did not work out; as they hired an internal candidate; however, I did receive a very nicely written note from one of my interviewers letting me know that I was their first choice for an external candidate. That boosted my confidence, as my self-esteem was run over by a mack truck…
Not too sure about Vegas and my phone interview for Portland is on Wednesday. Keeping my fingers crossed for Portland, the opportunity is an AHHH-MAAAZZING one. For a kid that dropped out of high school because my teachers told me I would never reach any kind of academic success… Here’s to you! Not only will I be getting my masters, I will be graduating with honors (AGAIN).
Shifting careers in the middle of your life seems almost impossible, but I am coming to find that my background and schooling are actually giving me an edge against my competition. I have been blessed to work and be mentored by some of the best executives in this country who provided me with a solid foundation of the world of business.
People always ask me, “What Next? Will you go for your doctorate?” Honestly, I don’t know what is next. If I go for my doctorate it will be definitely be in the field I am most passionate about – Sociology.