Friday, May 18, 2012

Then & Now

Since I quit my last job, life has.... life has been good. I've had some extremely challenging times, but it's been good.... It made me think...

Then -
If my new boss would have quit the day after I started, I would have questioned my decision. Feared the future. Would have wanted to run.

Now -
I laughed. It's just the way life can be sometimes.

Then -
If my first audit would have started while my co-worker was in Denmark and I didn't have a supervisor, I would have cried. No doubt. I would have broken down and cried.

Now -
Took it all in stride. I realized what was in my control and what was not in my control. I only focused on the things that I could control. And in the end? I gained the respect of my peers.

Then -
If my supervisor would have cancelled last minute on my first draft report meeting with the auditees (who has been known to train wreck meetings) I would have spazzed out and  been all dramatic.

Now -
Got my facts straight. Believed in my work. Wore a heart rate monitor. And did the best I could. Result? HR hitting 104 :) But walking out of the lions den with only a few nicks. In other words a success.

Then -
I would have eaten the 3 bags of chips in my drawer that I see everyday.

Now -
I smile when I see them, because I have no desire to eat them.

Then -
I would make excuses on why I can't work out.

Now -
I make it work. I don't sacrifice my gym time.

Then -
I would have been hesitant to go to a music festival with my old roommate in Asbury Park, NJ because of the distance and a bunch of other crappy excuses.

Now -
I'm sitting on a Megabus on my way to Philly to meet my roommate who's picking me up. And I'm totally freakin' stoked about the weekend.

Then -
I would quit when things got tough.

Now -
It makes me work harder when I want to quit.

Then -
I would make excuses when I was scared.

Now -
I realize that's my M.O. and I don't let them stop me.

Then -
I didn't believe in myself.

Now -
I won't stop believing.... ever.

I can't stop listening to the song by OneRepublic ' Good Life' because honestly, that's exactly how I feel at this moment. What do I have to complain about? This is the good life.

What can I say? I'm halfway there living on prayer.

Have a fantastic weekend.
This is going to be one for the books. Moments. Great Moments.
I love Bon Jovi!

Take it easy.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Home is where the heart is?

Check out my new post about last weekend..

Have a great weekend!

Take it easy.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekly Words To Inspire

Well here is May, already in full swing! This weekend was one of the best I've had in a long time. I was able to spend sometime with my very good old friends, prior to sending one them them off to deploy in the Middle East. This weekend was filled with friends and family and the sun! I do believe that one lesson I learned from this weekend that the saying 'Home is where your heart is," as corny as it is, is right on. Being with the right people at the right time, no matter where you are, that can be home.

Congratulations to my friends who ran the Pittsburgh Marathon/Half Marathon/Rely - whatever it was, you are my hero!
Have a fantastic week!!!

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
-Rabindranath Tagore

In order to be happy, think of the ills you have been spared.
- Joseph Joubert

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
- Tony Blair

Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.
-Kevyn Aucion

Second favorite!
He who cannot understand your silence will probably not understand your words. 
Elbert Hubbard

My favorite for this week..
Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealous and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them. 
-Johannes Brahms

Take it easy