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Say my name……#blogging101

Oh, my… Truly different and encouraging. Thanks for the share. Purple is my favorite color also, and ice cream is my weakness.

Three hours earlier……

‘Oh my god, where do I start? I’m blonde and this is my museum and it has always been that way…..how the hell am I going to come up with something new?!  Ok so thinking logically about this (yeah me being logical, check it out!  So following on from the theme of something I like I’m going to firstly list my 10 favourite things….

  1. Gotta start with my favourite colour Purple and as much as I can hear people say ‘what a cliche’ but it’s a nice happy colour, blue is also a favourite but I’m going for first choice!
  2. I love Bubbles!!! Think about your first response, did you think I meant champagne? Or was it something else?  I was actually talking about the bubbles you make yourself when you wash the dishes, don’t try and deny it I bet you have….
  3. Art is a…

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Please, don’t feed the fears

I think if we all tackled our fears in this way, fear will not overshadow our lives.

Abecedariana

I recently saw a picture on Facebook with red words on a white sign: “Please Do Not Feed the Fears” (like one you would see at a zoo).

I used to feed my fears very well. My fears were fat, well-fed, let me tell you. I used to shop at Whole Foods for them, making sure they got only the best. I thought my fears deserved a whole lot of my attention; my fears were spoiled brats! They got to run the household.

The thing is, I thought they were real and then I treated them like they were real and then sometimes made them real.

A friend suggested a fantastic visualization. Fears will always knock at your door, at your windows, try to climb down your chimney, hang out on your fire escape. Mine were often in the form of the concerned neighbor. I don’t have to always let in…

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Intro to Blogging101

Just J!

I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’ ~Dr. Maya Angelou

I love Dr. Maya Angelou’s work, she has and continues to be a huge inspiration in my life. As a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and dedicated friend, I continue to grow (socially and emotionally) and learn. For the past nine years I have dedicated my life to one of this nation’s greatest industries, the US Army. As an Information Technology (IT) Specialist, technical growth was and is inevitable. Since I have entered the IT industry, technology has changed tremendously. I have been blessed with the opportunity to grow my skill set, and acquire industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+. The US Army has truly been a blessing, because the acquisition of these certifications makes me a lot more competitive. As for my blog, I intend to welcome information on new technology. as well as information about the industry (to include company innovations). I have always wanted to blog, so recently I started a little research, and found that this would be great way to grow my knowledge and get writing experience. I am working on my Masters in Business Administration in Information Technology, so I next that extra push.

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Life and Change

Change

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~Dr. Maya Angelou

This is where I am in my life and career; applying change where applicable. I recently re-evaluated my technical stance. I have a plethora of experience, but lack the credentialing. So, I am at a point in my life where I can devote time and energy to acquiring my technical certifications.

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Choose a Career-what do I want to do? Then choose a Community-what do I want to be a part of?

This is my path right now…

iheartnalij

I remember friends, family, and school counselors asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Part of getting through high school and then college, technical programs, or specialized courses or jobs is trying to figure out what we want to do with our working lives. But I’m learning that knowing what career we want to do is not enough. It’s a good beginning. It can help us narrow down our choices, but then we need to go a step further and ask ourselves what community we want to be a part of.

I have quite a few friends who love their careers but are extremely dissatisfied with the social interactions that those careers have exposed them to. They are either unhappy with their coworkers or unhappy with the customers, clients, or patients that they serve. Since finishing my Bachelor’s degree in 2012 and embarking on a career…

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