Looking to the Horizon

It is a new year, a new month and a time for us to look forward.

Often times we let things linger, fester and follow us from year to year. This year is a time to be forward-thinking and move on. Let the sunset on the horizon of 2017 and all that has happened in the past and start new. We are 20 days in to a new beginning- start fresh.

It is a goal of mine to let it go this year. I’ve already let go of those people who have caused me grief and harm in the past year. I’m starting over this year and beginning fresh. I’m looking forward to the new year and new adventures.

I have a new horizon to hang my hat on.

DailyPrompt: Horizon

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Use of a word

We can think about the word Agile a couple different way.

“That cheetah is so Agile. Look at how it lunges forward to grab its prey.”

Or

“We use the Agile method in our software company to complete our work and get to the bottom of our daily tasks. It helps us move product forward and out the door.”

How do you use Agile on a daily basis?

I use the later.

DailyPrompt: Agile

Always find a way through

As I sat in a meeting recently I wondered that there has to be something missing. A loophole maybe. You always hear about companies trying to figure out what is missing and they need to figure out, so I began to wonder, ‘how can we fill in the loopholes in our own lives?’

I took a look at my every day events. While it was filled with meetings, emails and issues, there was still a loophole in being able to get things done. How was I going to complete everything I thought. Well, it was in rearranging my day. My loophole was in how I went about things. I found that I wasn’t making the most of my day to day. I started by carving out time to turn off email to get things done. Create client docs, do tasks that needed to get done, prepare for meetings, etc. then do emails and get through tickets as I needed. The biggest thing I was forgetting that was causing a major loophole for me was taking time for me. Once I was able to tie it altogether I was more connected and centered.

I tell you all this because being that it is a new year, reevaluate your daily grind. Look at where you may have a loophole as well.

You never know how it will impact your day to day.

Daily Prompt: Loophole

Let me entertain you….

Let me entertain you, Let me make you smile.

How many remember that line from Gypsy? I may be dating myself but it seems that we always have to entertain people everyday.

We have to smile, put on our face, go out of our way to make others happy when in fact who goes out of their way to do the same for us?

I was told recently that I should smile more. Really? Smile more. I’m not a fake and phony smile kind of gal. I smile when I need to or want to and don’t do it on demand so to tell me I have to smile more is too demanding. It is making me perform something I am uncomfortable doing. In fact, it makes me feel as if I have a perma-smile on and can’t get it to go away. Like the Joker in Batman.

So if I want to entertain you with my smile let me be me. Let it come naturally and while I am being genuine.

Forcing someone to do something or be someone they are not isn’t entertaining at all. If you feel the need to see someone smile, make them laugh. Best entertainment ever.

Daily Prompt: Entertain

Funneling the positive

Everyday we use our positive and negative energy to do things in our lives.

I don’t think we intentionally do negative all the time it just happens at times because of situations such as being cut off on the road or because we have something cooking on the stove and something else happens. Negative energy just crops up when it wants to. That is why we need to focus on the positive and funnel that energy as much as possible so that when those negative moments pop up during the day we can combat them as much as we can and counter the good with the bad.

I know it isn’t easy but for a better 2018, i am focusing on funneling the positive and trying to stay away from the negative.

Daily Prompt: Funnel

No more reservations

Never hold back on something you want to say to someone.

I know it is the opposite of what you’ve always been told right. Don’t rock the boat, always leave with your head held high, never say something to upset another. Do you really think that is what they think about all the time?

I have over the years done these things and have learned that without reservation the best outcome has always been to speak your mind and be you. Of course not everyone will understand and you will be told you are outspoken and overbearing at times but that just means ‘don’t be my friend then’, ‘ go your way and I’ll go mine’, whatever comes my way comes my way it really needed to be said.

So don’t hold back if you have something to say. No more reservations.

Be who you are.

Daily Prompt: Reservation

2017 in the books

I am happy that this year is over.

I am not saying it was a bad year just one with a lot of bumps and bruises along the way. Sure there were good things that happened too but I could do with a few less bumps and a lot less bruising in 2018. I am finally over 2017 folks.

Let’s recap:

-moved to the Southeast

-sold our homes, yes homes, in California (thank heavens we are out it has changed)

– son totaled his car

-work was stressful enough to cause health issues

– knee is not what it used to be and has caused issues when running- i know poor me but to keep healthy it is a bother

– the south should be warmer and we have a cold spell, it needs to go away quickly

– friends aren’t what they used to be. Thankful i am making new ones.

– life takes twists and turns and the unexpected happens at times. All good but wow was it unexpected.

– found out we are moving again.

– some family is not worth the dime you spend on them. Others are priceless.

So my recap is that i am ‘finally’ glad that 2017 is done. Lookin. Forward to 2018 with my resolutions in my pocket and my goals written out. Not giving them away or telling others just joking on to them.

Cheers and god bless everyone.

Daily Prompt: Finally