Friday, March 28, 2008

Where are you?

A fairly commonplace question was posed to me that truly made me stop and think. Where do I really see myself in five years? Ten years? We all answer these questions with our pipe dreams. "I want to be in a successful career." or "I want to have a new career." or "I want my family to be financially comfortable." or "I want to be married (or in some people's cases, divorced!)" or "I want to have children."

How much of my answer is fairy tale? What am I doing now to make a difference? I mean, a difference in my workplace, my family, my career? These things don't fall into place. What am I doing to consciously change my future? I heard someone say something a few weeks ago. I immediately emailed it to myself and I've pondered it since then.
"Isn't today the tomorrow we worried about yesterday?"
Wow. It still makes me think about my own role in my destiny. I believe in a fair amount of predestination, but I also believe that we have free will to make choices. My choices have not been stellar lately. Redirection. Clarity. Centering. Thoughtful.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wow. Three whole months have passed since I last sat to write. I have finished almost a semester of school, but we still have about 75% of the work ahead of us. My girls are growing. I hated that they had spring break last week and I had to work, but I'm enjoying the time this week. They are at school but I'm getting to go eat lunch with them, attend their Easter parties, and generally be an involved parent.

I've been a Stampin' Up demo for about 8 months. I only joined for the discounts. I certainly don't have time to run a business on the side. However, I'm hosting my first class tomorrow night. I've called it a Stamp a Stack and they guests will make twelve cards - two each of six designs. I finally finished my designs tonight and cut out all of the papers. I think there will be six people attending tomorrow night. I'm really kind of excited. It was harder than I thought to come up with six designs that people could make in a reasonable amount of time.