Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Out of My Comfort Zone and Off My Butt



Lately I've been resorting to only writing lunch time blogs. I don’t know how that happened but it did. I don’t know what happened to my writing in general, both in blogging and in trying to write creatively. It, like many other things in my life, has taken a giant detour. Not that I’ve wanted for them to do that, but they have. Life is very strange like that. Sometimes you are living your life, doing all that you can when suddenly things take a sudden and unexpected turn.

Most recently this was true of my job. Things changed and my cheese was moved, yet again. But I’ve been in my industry long enough to expect that change. The thing is that like other things in my life my life was going a certain direction for so long that I didn’t want to get out of my comfort zone to change it.

I received a Master’s in Communication NINE (yes, nine) years ago and I planned on pursuing a career more in that direction. That didn’t happen. I was offered a different position within this company and I took it and I really enjoyed it. It was somewhat along the lines of what I had studied in many ways. I dealt with a lot of organizational communication. Then five years ago I received a promotion and even though I wasn’t thrilled about what they were asking me to do, I took it and I made the best of it. It was not related to project management or communicating with the entire organization like my former position.

So what now? I finally decided to have my resume re-written professionally. That was a big step for me. The company I used did such an awesome job. So there you go. I got out of my comfort zone and did one thing to shake things up a bit. I believe that everyone, whether they are looking or not, should have a fresh updated resume at their fingertips at all times. And I also believe that everyone should have their resume out there. It’s just called being prepared and realistic in this economy and especially in our industry. And that’s what I plan to do.

On to other subjects and back to writing. I need to do something to jump start my writing. I can never concentrate on more than a couple of areas of my life at one time. I’ve been working out pretty regularly for a while now, so I’m doing well there. But whenever I work out I stop writing and vise versa. What a vicious cycle! I’m also lacking in some other areas of my life that will remain unmentioned. I know what they are and I need to work on them. I desperately need to cut out the things in my life that are eating my time.

Summer is here! I need to get the kids registered for summer programs and I need to get on a summer "work-out/writing/spiritual/teaching the children" schedule for myself.

That is my goal for the summer. To get my life back on track in all areas that I am lacking. I need to literally get off my butt! What are your summer goals?

3 comments:

Kimmi said...

Don't forget - you are not superwoman! I got tired just reading your goals for this summer, and all of them weren't even listed, LOL!

Prioritize!

LCB said...

Don't feel bad, my writing, among other things, have struggled in the past few weeks. Just too busy! Hang in there.

CharitaA_Reese said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!..................................................