Hello, November

 

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Achieving My Goals

I am a huge procrastinator which use to bother me.  However, I’ve decided that instead of trying to change myself into a completely different person I’m going to work with what I’ve been given…work with who I truly am.

Knowing that I’m a procrastinator I set out on a journey to learn more about procrastination.  I came across this video on the mind of a master procrastinator.  Talk about mind being blown – I was like, “yep, umm hmm…that’s so me” throughout the entire video.  I walked away with a lot of valuable lessons, the most important one being that I have to give myself deadlines with accountability.  Otherwise, I will procrastinate on certain things for forever and never actually accomplish what I set out to do.

This led to me creating an entire system for my goals.  It’s pretty much smart goals but with a twist and let me just tell you – I’ve gotten more done in the last year than I’ve gotten done in the last 6 years and it feels oh so good.  I’ll give you an update on my entire process in a later post as I am still testing it.

What I want for October 2017 is to keep achieving my goals.  To switch from 80/20 Learning-Doing to 80/20 Doing-Learning.  Basically, I need to really ramp up the implementation of what I’ve been learning.

Being Authentic

I use to be a people pleaser of sorts and I always care more about other people’s feelings more than my own.  Which has led me down a path of being a less authentic version of myself.

This year I promised I would be a more authentic person.  That I would worry about pleasing myself more than others.  That I would still care about other’s feelings, just not at the expense of my own.

It has been hard sometimes but I am so grateful for the growth.  I’m still figuring out who I am (partly why I started this blog).

Links + Laughs + Love

How To Get Over Imposter Syndrome// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pHB0CgRBHg
Embarking on a new journey, especially when it comes down to your career can leave you feeling like an imposter also known as Imposter Syndrome.  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  This video may help.

Getting Scammed JoAnne//  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPmUqWkMN1I
If you don’t know who JoAnne The Scammer is you’ve been living under a rock.

Bear in New York// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiC0sX4x1K8
It always amazes me how nonchalant New Yorkers are…LOL.  I would have started running and probably would still be running if I saw that bear.

Deaf Husband Finds Out Wife is Pregnant//  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMqjpnre0U8
Pull out your tissues.

The Chemistry Behind Relaxers//  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lMauJ9-jUE
Being a biochemist this was very interesting to me…okay, so I’m not really a biochemist but I studied it college and actually graduated with the degree.  While I don’t work as a biochemist, I still love those two subjects (Biology and Chemistry).  This young lady gives a beautifully detailed explanation behind the science of relaxers.

Talk About Girl Bosses// Jedidah Isler, PhD – ASTRO Physicis
When we talk about girl bosses, we should always include her name – Jedidah Isler.  Fun Fact: I use to want to be an astrophysicist.  Until, I actually took physics (cried the whole way through the class because it was just that hard) and said, no thanks.  She excels in a male dominated industry and sets an example, especially for little girls, that you can do anything.  Thank you Jedidah!

Interview With A Toddler// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hSEus9jvHc
If you’ve ever wondered what a toddler was actually saying through all that gibberish, this dad can help.  WARNING:  The cuteness factor is through the roof and you will probably binge watch all the videos.

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