Absolutely terrifying! That is what I feel about networking, but I love public speaking, sigh how can that be?
I am more uncomfortable speaking to people one-on-one than in a large group. I think not knowing what to say in the "small talk" arena contributes to this discomfort. I have lately been working on my "elevator pitch" and it is daunting. I never knew it would be so hard to distill the "what do you do" portion of my life into a small compact and easy to spill speech. I think the biggest difficulty is quantifying my work. I am in a new business that I have not been in, in this form before, so I am not sure how to quantify what I do and make it into a value statement. I know in my heart that I am useful and can really contribute to anthers mental well-being, but I am not sure how to put that across in dollars and cents.
Wow, this has been a busy fantastic weekend. We had great time yesterday with friends at a game day, I learned how to play some fun games and I got to visit with folks I haven't seen for quite some time. Today was full of baking for tomorrow and colouring eggs as well as a really fun Easter hunt and lunch at the church for L, they had a bunch of crafts and fun for the kids, it was cool. I am looking forward to spending time with the family and dong Easter baskets and egg hunt with L tomorrow.
L is very disappointed because I misunderstood when the lunar eclipse was and we missed it and so she wasn't able to see the "blood" moon. I feel bad that I got it wrong, but I thought it was Saturday night and apparently it was Friday night. Bummer. I hope there is another one some time this year so I can get it right.
I am positively amazed at how much more productive I am when I get proper rest. The last 2 days my DH has been seeing L off to school in the morning allowing me to sleep until I awake. I have not slept in until noon or anything, usually until 0800 or there about, but I feel more refreshed, happier, and much more productive.
I am sure this shows with my family as I am so much happier, I am much easier to be around. I feel like I can think more clearly and organize more efficiently, just by having a proper nights sleep. What an amazing tool for success, and it doesn't cost anything!
I am so thankful that my DH decided to help me out like that, it has really meant a great deal to me to know that I am not just "sleepy" all the time because I have a problem. I am "sleepy" because I am not getting appropriate rest. Fantastic!
I have been quite sick the last few days. It has been pretty good otherwise. L and I saw Home and it is super cute, as expected. Fun aliens, sweet storyline, and a wonderful heart-stopping ending. Other than that I have been alternating between sleeping, hacking, and running my little one to wherever she needs to go.
I have nearly finished my second week on my Coursera class. Not too bad so far. I am really enjoying it. The prof is quite interesting as well. I am behind a bit on my Communications course, but I will catch up the rest of this week.
It said right on the weather app that it would be cloudy but rainy all day. So far it has "rained" snow for 3 straight hours, sigh. I was just getting excited about plants and getting a garden this year.
I went to Sports Expo last weekend (performed in it with my daughter) and I was surprised by how much better it could have been, then I find out the organizers are charging a ridiculously large fee to merchant or set up a space, and it all becomes clear to me. I did not think there were that many expo goers, apparently there were around 1000, not bad, but not great either. I have some research to do before I approach the organizers with my ideas to help them maximize this event. It could be so much better.
Not as scary as I suspected. If he is correct we have a bit of work to do to get me all lined up, the x-rays looked odd. I wonder how much of this is because of pregnancy? I don't think I had any issues in my back before, my neck yes, back no. They were very nice people and quite welcoming. Not just to me (potential new client) but to all the other clients they were treating as well. They seemed to know their patients well and remembered things they had discussed with them previously, even if it didn't have to do with treatment. Nice place. I have an appointment on Friday to discuss possible treatment. No as expensive as I thought either. The initial visit would have been were it not for the coupon from Sports Expo, but the subsequent visits are fairly reasonable.
So today was quiet. Martial arts today was low-key (stretching and strengthening). But I had a great convo with Sensei regarding his match yesterday and learning some new things at the dojo. I got my groceries done and I let my Spring Fever have free-reign and got a small Hydrangea and a Jasmine plant, they are beautiful and smell amazing! The Hydrangea is a deep beautiful purple. Happy Spring to my Family and me. I checked out Home Depot for a siding glass door doggie door for next winter, I am done opening and closing the door for him to just sniff the outside and stay in, sheesh high maintenance dog.
Saturday was super exciting as we (L and I) got to perform in a martial arts demo at the Niagara Falls Sports Expo. L'lyn did a Bo Kata and I did self-defence. The Expo was interesting, very heavy on the Hockey unsurprisingly. Kids activities (hands-on) were plentiful which was super cool, I think they are missing out on a revenue stream by not having many women's sports or activities represented. The WWE style wrestling match at the end of the event was pretty awesome (it is always more fun when you know the participants). Dan Severn gave a seminar at our dojo the night before the event and it was super interesting and I learned a lot. I was pleased to be able to go.
We had house guests that night as well and they were fun to chat with and I was glad to be able to see them this weekend.
Sunday was a nice relaxing day, breakfast burritos for morning food and noodles for dinner along with cocoanut macaroons for dessert, very tasty. L and I made her sparkly quilt this afternoon, very quick job.
I am still pumped up from the Dan Severn seminar at my dojo! He taught some fantastic stuff to us. He did 1.5 hours with the kids (age 5-13) and about 2 hours with us adults. Awesome stuff, I learned a lot. Tomorrow is our Martial Arts Demo at the Sports Expo at the Scotiabank Centre. I get to do Jujitsu stuff. I love it!
Well, I realized today that I haven’t been writing as often as I had hoped. Though I have to say, the Google drive is a great app. I am a little chagrined however that the drive isn’t all in one, you have to get doc’s, slides, and sheets separately on your handheld device. A little disappointing, but not hard and they don’t take up that much space. On a brighter, more fun note, I just finished week one of my Behavioural Genetics class on Coursera, pretty cool and fairly intense. I will finish week 2 of my communications class tomorrow, that one is quite interesting as well. Tonight is the last practice before the expo, so everything is being boxed up and set so everything will go smoothly. Very exciting
Sabrina loves it when her plans come together. With a young child in the house there are even more opportunities to plan and execute fun, stay tuned for all the details.