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Cruise…

Just some other cruise days and pictures…

Silly…img_4079Formal night with the familyDavid and I in front of the Rhapsody of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) in Cozumel, Mexico.Second Formal night…and I wasn’t feeling the dress, but loved the shoes. ha.And, my ABSOLUTELY favorite picture of the cruise…no filter…pure sun and camera direction.  Love this man, and how he makes me feel.   Blessings.

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Sunday Thought

I work with a group that participates in a leadership group with the community.  On Friday, we toured one of our local cities, and I had the privilege of getting to know one lady a little bit more.

We all self doubt.  You all know that I do on a daily basis.  We had a couple of conversations on Friday that confirmed that even in the leadership group, she self doubted.  She felt as though she couldn’t, or shouldn’t lead.  She has even gone to her supervisors and asked what she needed to do to improve her leadership skills and they told her to self evaluate.

She is so encouraging, works 3 (three!) jobs, and has a family of 6 (yes, six!!).  She is constantly posting on Facebook encouraging, and motivating things, yet she feels like she shouldn’t be part of the program.

So, again, I felt as though I needed to talk about self affirmations.  What we say out loud to ourselves is huge! HUGE!  We believe what we say to others…if it is always negative, it will be negative.  Watch what you say to others.  Be sure to be encouraging, especially to yourself.

Blessings!

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Just forgot…

to blog on Friday…

Yep…completely got away from me…and I thought I had prepared enough for the week.  Apparently not.  So this is for Friday.

Soon-forgotten

So…blessings for those who forget, and for those who don’t.

 

 

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Sjogren’s Syndrome

One of the many auto-immune disorders I have is Sjogren’s Syndrome, and April is its awareness month.  I won’t fill the month with information on it, but wanted you to be aware of some of the many symptoms people may suffer.

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If you would like more detailed information about the syndrome or how to get involved please click here:  Sjorgren’s Syndrome Foundation

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  Have a good Thursday!

Blessings.

 

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Carmen’s Thoughts – Comfort Zone

I know that if I step out of my comfort zone, as safe and secure as it may be, I’ll grow as a person and learn more things. One of my professors is not only having me add people in my potential career field that I don’t know on LinkedIn, but also message them. And ask them to get coffee and chit-chat. Basically, “network”. I LOVE talking to people, but not when there’s pressure. This person may get me a job? What am I going to talk about?? What if I talk too much about myself or make too much eye contact and they think I’m weird??

This exercise is going to help, I know it is. I need to get over my somewhat irrational fear of thinking that I’m bothering someone when I don’t even really want to ask about potential jobs (note: it would be cool and I am accepting offers post-grad), but honestly I just want the information about what they do and how they got there. But they have no clue who I am or why I would care, so I’m going to have to make the first move.

Wish me luck, and feel free to give me some networking tips, or times you stepped out of your comfort zone for the better!

(Note from Mom: she can so do this!)

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Cruise – Key West

David and I just returned from a wonderful week cruise, and day one was at  Key West.  I so loved being there again.  David and I had a do over so to speak as the last time we were there Stephen was very sick (both ends sick), and we were not able to do anything that day.

So we were able to go to the Southern Most point.We also ate at the Hard Rock Cafe.We had a ball.  We walked a lot, and got a lot of sun.

Blessings.