Thursday, March 22, 2012

I will...

Use the quiet times during my term of service to meditate and to focus on success(es).

Recent favorite quote:
"drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"-Drake

I imagine what that must be like even though it is just a song, and in a foolish way I can't wait to be there!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On faith

This entry is delivered via my thumbs and the kindness of my parents...gotta love smartphones.

This weekend my boyfriend and I were very lucky, and saw TWO Gila Monsters in their natural habitat. We watched the first in awe, and the second in no less such a state. Even when you see an occurrence sometimes it is difficult to believe that it is happening, has happened.

Sightings of these animals are rare, but less so when you consider where we were, an uninhabited tract of wilderness within the Tonto National Forest.

During the hike I was anxious about all the little things you can't control...during my day job I excel at being a 'control freak' and it is hard for me to switch back and forth. But seeing these monsters was a gesture from Lady Luck, a way to learn that it is sometimes the small moments you do not, cannot control that make the biggest impact.

Everything turned out ok on the hike, and (it is a theme we will explore further) all my worrying was basically an indication that I had seriously lost faith. What a pessimist! But not anymore...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

About the process of applying

From reading What Color is Your Parachute it seems like applying for jobs can be split into two camps: effective and ineffective. There is the ineffective way of sending out resumes and making cold calls, and the effective way of sending out career portfolios and contacting organizations through acquaintances, friends, and professional contacts.

One is much more work (guess which). But I suppose it is all about what you are willing to put into GETTING the job that proves whether or not you DESERVE the position.
Since Bolles, the author of What Color..., has set up serious scaffolding concerning finding a path that taps into your passions and skills ideally you would be applying to jobs that you care about---thus are willing to put in the extra work of the second path. So maybe you find a few jobs that you really want, and tailor your existing career portfolio and resume to fit the position requirements.

I just hope it is all worth it.