Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11 11:11

Today is special...It's 11.11.11 and lots of people were talking about what they were doing on 11/11/11 at 11:11 or making a super wish. I was at the office...Not wishing, Not talking. I totally missed this once in a lifetime moment of all ones. So instead of focusing on the exact hour and minute of the day, I will celebrate 11 great moments of today (and maybe I'll still get a wish granted, 11/11/11 11:11 style):

1 - waking up at 4:45 a.m. and realizing that I still had 15 minutes until my alarm went off
2 - driving to work without any major traffic along the way
3 - walking outside and the temperature was a cool 60 something degrees
4 - wearing my red cashmere sweater for the first time this fall
5 - eating a cuban sandwich, guilt-free
6 - drinking a chai latte
7 - picking up my baby girl almost before the sun went down
8 - laughing at a video called "ninja cat"
9 - almost cleaning out my email inbox (so close people!)
10 - enjoying leftovers for dinner. (keeping it simple)
11 - staying in and watching movies with my family (ahh...just perfect.)

So what moments are you celebrating on this number one super-special day? You have one more chance tonight to make that wish...May it come true.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to me! #6 Baby!

Today, this Sky Fishing Dragonfly blog turns six years old! Hard to believe More than 1,000 posts about life, love, family, friends, ups, downs, curves and stops have all been shared here...This tiny corner of the world where this Dragonfly is perched upside down for all to see.

In the last six years, I've learned a lot about what I know and what I didn't know that I knew. (cue James Taylor's "Fire and Rain") So, in honor of this blog turning six, here are a few lessons I've picked up along the way...(Only six even though there are more like six hundred):

1. Be thankful every single moment.
Living with a grateful heart will open life to so much possibility.

2. Be nice.
No matter where you are, live with compassion and kindness for the world around you.

3. Good friends are good for you.
I am here in this very moment because of amazing friends.

4. Place meaning on taking responsibility especially when it counts.
No one is perfect. Everyone fails.  It's important to admit it, apologize and move on.

5. Sometimes I just don't know that I know.
It's true. We're smarter than we think.

6. When in doubt, WRITE through it or blog it.
The power of writing has never failed me. Not once.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

PRSA International Conference 2011 in Orlando, Florida

Opening Night Reception
Originally uploaded by PRSA National
Had a great time this year at the PRSA International Conference in Orlando. This is my fifth year attending and by far, it was one of the best professional development experiences I have had to date. The networking, sessions and keynote speakers were all fantastic. I got to see many close friends and colleagues from across the country and connect with new ones. It was truly everything you'd want a conference experience to be. So glad I didn't miss it. How could I? It was in my backyard.

Via Flickr:
PRSA, International Conference, Orlando