Changes, New Beginnings

A Change is (soon) Coming

I am a new follower to your blog and these are my sentiments exactly! Bon Voyage!

Just Olga

Hi all:

I have mentioned a few times that I am planning some changes. I am leaving my job by the end of March. Yes, I know it’s not the best time to leave a job. But…

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing”. (Aristotle)

Why am I leaving? There are a variety of reasons, but I’ve found this reflection by Steve Jobs that gets to the heart of it:

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” (Steve Jobs)

I’ve made some changes to my life in recent years. I moved…

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challenges, writing

New Beginnings…again by Alicia Coleman

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” What a true statement!  No matter how well you plan something, you should always expect the unexpected. Things like handling stress from the day job, coping with relatives and friends who have transitioned to the next plain of existence and dealing with life in general. Be prepared…as much as possible for what’s waiting just around the corner.

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So here I am again starting over.  The plan is to stick to the course even if  obstacles show up in the path because the only thing of 2013 that has kept it’s course is my fitness plan.  I’ve lost a total of 30lbs.  Yay!!  Now if I could just keep my butt in the chair and write…

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Plotting by Alicia Coleman

I’m what’s called a Pantser.  I just write and worry about plot and conflict later.  So…I’m changing that!  I’ve enrolled in a workshop that deals with plotting.  Here’s hoping I’ll be able to get the story written without getting lost.