Monthly Archives: September 2015

Day 364 – Obsessions, Risks and Celebrations

Obsessions Risks and CelebrationsAs I wind down my 365 day challenge, I am amazed by the mix of emotion I am going through with it all.

And how many topics keep flying through my head, as though trying to get in their last word.

The last day or so alone I have thought about Obsessions. Now this mainly comes from the fact that my family is completely obsessed with watching World Cup Rugby right now. I will clarify, my family minus me, although I will watch a couple games and will be seeing some games live when we go to England in two weeks. But watching my family and friends in the rugby world living from game to game, it made me think of what my obsessions are.

I have a few!

Like the start of all the new shows this week on TV. Or the release of new music from artists I love. Or going to live concerts. Starting a new book. Anything to do with dance. All things I love to be obsessed with as they are a wonderful distraction from work and serious life.

And this blog has been an obsession for 365 days.

What things in your life do you consider an obsession? Can’t live without? And you don’t have to waste your obsession card on saying your family, cause that is just a given.

So then I started thinking about Risks. I listened to a talk on Taking Bold, Yet Calculated, Risks (see Made Me Think section). Taking on this blog was a risk. Not a financial risk as it didn’t cost me very much to produce. But more an emotional risk. I had to put myself out there every single day. So knowing that people could agree or disagree with what I wrote, or not like what I was doing, crossed my mind a lot. I didn’t market my blog like I probably could have because I was a bit afraid of that part of the risk. But I did it and I’m proud of the risk I took. It gave me more confidence moving forward.

Which now that my 365 day challenge is ending, and I survived the risk, and I have built this obsession that I’m going to have to wean myself off of, how am I going to Celebrate was my final word thought of the day.

I have had a few friends ask me my plans for celebrating my success. I truthfully haven’t thought of one, although I really should do something special. I have one more day to come up with something. But whether I do something significant or not to celebrate, I know when I wake up on Tuesday morning and post my final blog, I will be celebrating my victory!

I will do a little happy dance in my office. And be so happy that I have completed this magnificent journey.

How do you celebrate when you have done something you are proud of? Share your ideas!

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“Forever” by Judy Blume

ForeverJudy Blume books were everything to me as a young reader. The book Forever was considered pretty far out there as it discussed sex in a pretty grown up way. As I come to the end of my 365 day challenge, this book seemed important to bring back!

There’s a first for everything. When you build up something in your mind — really imagine it, wish for it — sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations. True love is nothing like that. Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can’t get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven’t been together all that long, they know it’s serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom. But it’s senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big “first”: a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?

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A Sister for 6 Brothers

6 Brothers and a sisterSo simple and adorable. My favourite is the youngest brother saying “she is cuter than I thought she would be”.

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Day 363 – Should We Take The Easy Road Or Not?

Taking the Easy RoadAlmost two years ago I decided I didn’t want to be an event planner anymore.

After 16 years I was feeling I had done enough. I had lost my mojo. Or more like, I was just burnt out and ready for a change.

So thus came the start of my new company. Which I’m excited about, but lots of work and definitely not easy.

I feel like I am struggling with where I’m going with the new company and having to learn so much. And then last night I organized a fundraiser for our rugby tour. A quick event with a silent auction, food and more. Simple.

Simple because I knew what to do. I didn’t have to question myself because I was completely confident in what I was doing. Because I had done it for so long, how could I not be confident.

I did forget how long it takes to pull together all the pieces, no matter how big or small the event. Bid sheets, signage, volunteer coordination and petty cash. Maybe it is like a mother who gives birth – we quickly forget the pain or else we’d never have more children. So to the event world!

I realized I could very easily go back into the event management world. It is something I am so comfortable and confident doing. It was nice doing an event that reminded me of how I actually was good at something in the past.

Because starting a new company in a new area is not exactly confidence building. It is scary and I spend many hours wondering why I am doing what I am doing.

But would I be happy in the long run? Would I get bored doing events again? Would I feel like I gave up just because it got tough?

I believe I would, so thus why I am going to keep persevering with 365 Day Media Group and Rodan + Fields.

A little discomfort isn’t always a bad thing. I’m hoping it can be a motivator to my eventual happiness.

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