Monday, July 20, 2015

Daily Post: Forgotten...

How quickly they forget!
The one who reached out.
That one who needed help.
Soon after, they take it, suck the wind out.
That help that they took.
Now standing on their own.
Doing the thing they were struggling about.
They soon forget, who they were with when they started out.
They were desperate, holding on, desperate for help.
Leaving the one lonely soul who was there to help out.
The helper who gets no recognition nor deep friendship
The connection is quickly lost.
The remnant of a soul, with her heart ripped out.
~Kim Groshek

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A conversation...

Look over your shoulder.

Avoid Confrontations, it's probably an illusion.

Even if you feel strong and able to win.

Acknowledge this, if you positively or negatively obsess about anyone, anything, it's because you aren't acknowledging something.

Focus on it, look within.

Do you struggle...
Try to be smart...
Try to stay ahead...
Try to get to the next level...

Do you feel the pressure, sadness and impatience?

Stay calm.
Be right where you are, who you are.

Don't let this struggle affect your decisions.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A shift in just 6 short months...

What do you hope to accomplish over the next 10 years?
  • Finish my PhD.
  • Set ourselves up for a comfortable retirement. 
  • Our lives will be setup to live in the mountains during spring/summer months and warm-weather during winter months.
  • My Art is exhibited at a Spectacular Art Gallery opening event in Chicago (formal.. with wine and cheese) with Artists with shared interests (i.e. Mark McPhail and Staci).
  • IronMan (Yes I finally said it), to be healthy and physically strong enough to compete in an IronMan.
  • Dynamic leader, on stage, as a Keynote leading 75,000 person audience, How do I know this to be true?
  • Published my first Young Adult Fiction Novel!!! It's a HIT and Well-read!
Describe yourself in one word.
  • Ambitious.
Do you have a mantra?
  • Aim, Purpose, Arrive!
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Any regrets?
  • My purpose to always be and live in the moment.
How would you like to be remembered?
  • Helper, Giver and Compassionate.
Any bad habit’s?
  • Nails, this one never changes.
What person do you admire most?
  • My daughter. She is motivated, smart, fun, well-liked, inquisitive, well-read and my best friend.
How do you indulge yourself?
  • A Good Romance Novel.
Fill in the blank…I wish I could…
  •  Make a difference in People's Lives, specifically, if what I say or do makes a tiny positive shift toward respect, responsibility and integrity, I would be content with that.
What drives you to succeed?
  • Life... It's as simple as that.
If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save?
  • Husband. (daughter too if she is there)
What has been your most surreal, “pinch-me-I’m-dreaming” moment so far?
  • Sitting in the audience watching the play that I thought about, dreamed about and envisioned, based on my children's book Nate the Dragon Stops Bullying, come life on stage.  I still need to pinch myself when I say I commissioned and produced this play. I never realized until now how working on stage crew, and designing and making costumes in college would turn into making a play of my own.  It sure was sweet.
People would be surprised to learn that…
  • I once was a model, in college.
What is your biggest fault?
  • I talk too much, it all started in high school when I was voted, "Most likely to Never Stop Talking."
What has been your most spectacular failure?
  • Successfully going after my fashion designer career over 30 years ago. Never made it there.
What’s next for you?
  • Deciding on which job to take of the 3 offers on the table.
  • PhD coursework.
  • Wisdom Course and work on Autobiography.
  • Next trip Mexico or Puerto Rico.