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Appreciation

Let me cut straight to the heartfelt stuff — Life is short. Yes some days seem to drag on much longer than needed while others seem to go by in an instant. However, when added up and looked back upon life is short.

There never seems to be enough time to say the things we should have said or done, yet there was. We let time slip by with mind numbing tasks that probably didn’t deserve the extra devotion.

Its when moment’s of impact that shake our roots, make us reevaluate our priorities. Typically happens when we lose something big or death is lurking in the shadows. Life is short.

Let this serve as a reminder to you that we need to show appreciation and value to the things that mean most to us. Recently, I purchased pizza for a couple of my colleagues who are working around the clock to ensure that my department is getting the most up to date information. They are one of the few people still in office since March!

The time is now to show appreciation to those around you. It can be a simple thank you text message, note card, etc. Just show the people you care about some loves.

So this ones for you. Thank you to my readers, for taking time out of your day to like, comment and/or share my blog. It does mean the world to me that people actually read what I write.

So this ones for you. Thank you to my readers, for taking time out of your day to like, comment and/or share my blog. It does mean the world to me that people actually read what I write.

-WN

Day 17 | Learning Curve

With all that has happened in the last month I’d say, we’ve all been faced with a major curve. No, I’m not talking about the COVID-19 slow the curve, I’m referring to the learning curve. We may have lived in a tech savy world but I think now more than ever are we utilizing all of our technology resources to the max and gaining new skills daily.

Before the virus I was managing a call center with a staff of 20 on top of assisting my Director and other team members in the department with their fundraising needs. I was adjusting, monitoring our goals, preparing activities and ensuring that my team was able to obtain their goal by June.

A month ago I had to make the tough call and close my call center until further notice. However, I did give the option to my staff if they wished to work remotely.

Now, I find myself with a staff of 10 and scrambling to figure out exactly how I can provide remote work for them. With every new task, I feel as if I will never see the light at the end of this dark and narrow tunnel. I find myself struggling with being a good leader for my staff because I don’t have answers nor am I able to be there to support them as I feel I should. I must remind myself that we are all in the same boat looking to our leaders for guidance.

I think its amusing that as an adult when I’m stuck, lost or down right confused I look for another adult who appears to have their ducks in a row for advice. I’m 100% certain they too were just like me which reassures me that I’m doing the best that I can with the tools that I have.

Advice:
During these crisis moments, no matter how much you second guess yourself just remember you are not alone. I can guarantee you that someone else in this not-so-big world is going or has gone through what you are. We all will get through this.

‘Til Next Time,

-WN

Abyss

You go through a variety of phases similar to the moon, dare I say it. Although, the moon is more predictable as to what phase it is in, unlike life where you kind of just guess until after the phase is over you’ll be certain as to what phase you went through.

There are general phases: infant, childhood, puberty, teenager, adulthood, parenthood, retirement/grandparent. Once you hit 18 the phases are less and less predictable. You’ll be able to point out what phases others are in because you’re an outsider looking in. When it comes to your own life, it could be more of a challenge.

Abyss

For 18 years of my life, I was in school consistently k-master’s degree. Seem’s like a lot, it was, but it was completely worth it. I’ve been out of school for a little over a year now, and I have no ambition or motive to do anything; I’m in abyss. I have no desire to marry nor have children. I have no desire to be a homeowner. I have no desire in changing my work place because I love where I work and what I do. This is no place to be though or so what society has told me. Why? Because this is the time I am supposed to be putting myself out there, finding a mate for life and settling down, starting a family.

Here I struggle to understand what is next for me. I am a planner, wherever I go I have some plan or an idea as to what needs to happen. When those plans are washed away, I’m at a complete and total loss. I shut down. I melt like a snowman on a hot summer day, tears and all. I’m learning to be okay with not having a plan, after all you can’t plan for everything in life, sometimes you just got to roll with the punches.

My words for you, Keep on dreaming and don’t stop.