Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Like You June, especially that one time in California.

Me just hanging at the beach in La Jolla, California.
Had the incredible opportunity to learn how to use my powers for good.
And, I am so grateful that there are so many amazing women who,
similar to me, want to make an impact in a positive way.
Watch out because there's No Crying in Cable!

This lived up to its name. Learned so much.
Thank you WICT, Classes 14 and 15 and Proteus International. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why I Love Being A Mom

I love to dance. Not because I've taken a dance lesson or had aspirations to pursue a career in it but because there's something so liberating when you're in the moment and you just let yourself move. Recently I discovered what I love even more than cutting a rug (please tell me that means dancing)...I love to watch my daughter dance. A few weeks ago, she participated in her first recital and as a mom, I couldn't be prouder. Now before you send my name on to the producers of Dance Moms, know that it's not because of how she rocked that stage like it was hers (Yeaaa baby!) but more importantly, I experienced her growing up in such a big way right before my very eyes. True, it doesn't hurt that the costumes are so adorable and she had makeup on. Makeup!  The moment she walked out on that stage during her one and only number, a little voice whispered, "She's not a baby anymore." Of course, I air slapped that cray cray voice and said "Get back! She'll always be my baby!"

So these moments are reason #4,567 why I love being a mom...I already get to be a part of watching the baby girl become a big girl. I get to jump up and down at the end and clap loudly even though she can't see me through the stage lights. I'm out there watching her and celebrating every (dance) step of the way.

Bravo, baby, BRAVO!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Still Here and Yes, I Think About You All the Time

This makes me happy. A day outdoor while golfing with friends. 
When I haven't posted in awhile I immediately feel the need to apologize to whoever's out there reading. It's the same old song about how busy life has been and how I know that so much has happened since my last post so instead of trying to start from where I left off, I've decided that right now is the best place to be and move forward. History may repeat itself and there may be a back dated post here and there with some photos from special moments I've captured the last several months. It's what I do. Probably some form of blogging OCD.

So let's move forward...

How are you? What have you been up to these days? What have you found lately that has been helpful? Are you reading any good books? Have you met someone new? Have you found a new job since we last talked? Are you happy?

I want you to know that I'm doing well. Yes, life has been a six month marathon and in some ways, I'm in the last four miles wondering why in the world did I decide to run this race but I know somewhere deep inside of me, like way down where the soul whispers "carry on" and "you got this" that all is going to be okay...Like more than okay. And that's why I push on and that's what I find most helpful these days. Choosing to trust that in the valleys of temporary uncertainty, you can still remember to choose something better and bigger than you. Recently and because of a work related program, I read Erika Andersen's "Being Strategic." I found the book to breakdown the strategic process in a way that didn't make it seem like some big mountain top but rather the steps that we take to get us there.  No new job to speak of but I can say that I'm enjoying my current one very much since to date, I work with some of the most dedicated, dynamic, creative and just nice to be around people. And to answer whether or not I'm happy...{deep sigh} Yes, I'm happy.

I'm happy that I have a place to share and connect and process how I choose happy each day consciously. Sometimes that's what it takes. That and a lot of prayer. That's where I am but enough about that, where are you?

Are you finding what you're looking for these days? What has changed about how you choose to live and feel on a daily basis? 

I'll tell ya one thing...Let's finish this race together and let's make whatever is next, AMAZING.