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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happy Dance

I'm very excited to announce that I officially have a job in my field! I am now a Casual Relief Counselor for a women's residential treatment facility. I have a regular weekly shift and should be able to pick up another one here and there.

It may not seem like a big deal, but this is HUGE to me. Since, I've started this process I've known that I want to work with women in addictions. I haven't wavered from this idea once. I've known all along this is the area I'm meant to work with. I feel strongly about advocating for women, especially women with addictions.

I have an interview on Thursday for a job at Staples. It's not in my field but it will pay the bills while I'm trying to find work that will pay the bills and be in my field. For now I'm content to know that I have my foot in the door at a treatment facility. 

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Keeping Your Focus

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I have a problem.

And when you have a problem "they" say the first step is admitting you have a problem. So, here I am admitting it...

I have a problem. 

I'm a scatterbrain. 

There. I did it. I've admitted my problem. So, here's the thing I can't ever seem to just stick with one task. I sit down with a purpose and within a couple of minutes (or maybe 30 seconds) I've completely moved on to something else and then another thing and another. 

Tonight I sat down to transcribe my notes that I've been trying to type out since July 16th. Well, I decided I would start typing out notes regarding my placement first and then answered a few Twitter messages and played around on Facebook. Went back to writing about my placement then had a bite to eat. Replied to Twitter again, yelled at the boys to settle down. Decided to do a blog post then back to Twitter. Then when I finished my post I had to spam it to all my peeps. And now here I am writing another blog post (apparently I have a lot to say today) and still going between Facebook and the way I have two pages my personal page and my Being eLLe page so of course I have to keep an eye on both! 

Now what was the point I was trying to make? Oh yes, I'm a scatterbrain and I don't know what to do with myself. There are so many things that I "want" to do that I end up not being productive AT ALL!!

Let's see if I can't find some ways to find my focus? 

1. Make a list. 
Yep. I love to make lists. Then those lists get lost in my pule of lists and I forget what I made a list for. 

2. Set a timer for 15 minutes and stay on task until your time is up.
Okay, maybe I should work UP to 15 minutes. Maybe start with 5 minute intervals. I'll give this a try and let you know how it goes. Right after I play with my phone and set up a timer...okay

3. I hadn't really thought this out...Oh wait I know how about you all give me ways YOU stay on task and I'll put them to the test! You can let me know your suggestions either by commenting or on my Facebook page

I look forward to hearing your suggestions! 

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An Ode to a Blogger

Earlier this week I received a nice surprise from my friend and fellow blogger @LoveLostGunfire. She wrote a blog post about myself and another blogger sandranguy. It was quite beautiful and you should check it out - not just because she raves about me, but because her blog is fantastic!  @LoveLostGunfire often reviews music and movies or just goes off on a rant (which is totally why we're such great friends. Who doesn't love a good rant?). 

This got me thinking. I'm pretty good at posting a friend's new blog in an introductory fashion but I often forget to show my love and appreciation. Here's to you @LoveLostGunfire and your blog

Know that you're amazing and I don't know what I would do without you! You've been there for me through a lot of bumps in the road. Stay true to who you are because there's no one like you in this whole wide world! 

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