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3o Tips to Adulting

  1. Life is NOT easy.
  2. You will fail.
    That’s okay — we‘ve all been there
  3. When in doubt bring a jacket.
  4. Doing something is better than doing nothing.
  5. Self-care is most important.
    Make it a priority
  6. Be PRESENT in the present moment.
  7. No one has all the answers.
    Nobody knows that they are doing
  8. It isn’t always about the destination.
  9. You grow into growing up.
  10. Sometimes life just happens.
  11. Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of.
  12. Learn to forgive.
  13. Your past made you
    But it doesn’t have to define who you are now.
  14. Smile everyday.
  15. Listening can be just as powerful as your words.
  16. Don’t go to bed angry.
  17. We are all alone.
  18. The days are long but the years are short.
  19. Plant your feet when you’re anxious.
  20. Get a hobby.
  21. Take pictures.
  22. It’s okay to be sad.
  23. Life isn’t fair.
  24. Be apart of something bigger.
  25. There is no trophy for finishing first.
  26. Not choosing is a choice.
  27. Take time for yourself.
  28. You can only change yourself.
    Stop trying to change others,
  29. It’s okay to not be in control.
  30. Budget not only your money but your time too.

Comment below with what you would add to the list. I’d love to add more.

-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

Grow Yourself

Each day you are given endless opportunities to engage in various activities. Now, some things are routine such as eating, sleeping, working, etc. However, we still have some downtime in between those activities, which some fill with endless scrolling on social media, reading a new book, binge watching The Office for the tenth time, or other hobbies.

We each age out of school but does that mean the learning stops?

Learning doesn’t stop just because you stopped attending school. Think about your life now, when you got a new phone, you learned about the new features (especially if you changed from iOS to Android). If your a parent, you learned how to be a parent which I’m sure came with a huge learning curve.

As mentioned in one of my earlier poems I Quit, I deactivated all social media accounts and focused on growing myself. I “found” I had more time to fill with whatever I wanted. I joined a book club and have started to read more books. I’m no longer ‘keeping up with the Joneses’. There are a few drawbacks that I’ve endured since leaving social media the main two are: seeing pictures/updates from my distant family members and life/death updates of friends.

It’s been about 2 months since I’ve walked away from social media, and by golly it has been wonderful. I mean not only am I reading more but I’m writing more to fill the time I would have spent scrolling through other people’s lives for no reason.

To end this tangent, you should never stop growing yourself. As Socrates said, “Education is the kindling of a flame; not the filling of a vessel.”

-Til next time