I have to merge what I chose on Good Reads with what I got out of my borrower’s history at one library. There are several libraries that I borrowed from, but no clue how to login and get my history. 2 weeks ago
http://www.neiinvestments.com/Pages/Home.aspx has ethical funds. Yes! And they are available through the Desjardins group of credit unions. On Monday, I intend to visit a branch and proceed with selection – and then transfer my dirty investment account over first. 2 weeks ago
I turned what was a bad execution – not paying enough attention to the pattern – into a small lap blanket. That was 3 balls of wool. I have 4 more and I will start over again and do it right, and when I run out if wool, take it from the blanket. Might as well use it as a done object until the sweater has been proven. Meanwhile, I am finishing a sock I started. Well on my way there. 3 weeks ago
Last week I participated. My pitch was not chosen but I learned I should do ToastMasters so I am less nervous and better at winging it. I may have been too formal compared to the others. I know my idea is good, and I put myself in the right place to learn and make connections 3 weeks ago
I was wearing shoes but I stepped on a scale at the hospital and it balanced at 130. This means I have finally list the extra 5 lbs I was carrying for the past two years. Thank you yoga studio and winter walks and now, I’m restarting the yoga (6 wk break) and will increase my XC skiing until winter. If I can hit 125, I will def’ly mark this goal done, but I might not hit it as I hope to gain some muscle. 3 weeks ago
Read the book on Agile-Iconix just enough to be useful for my wireframe/storyboards and back end design for the project 3 weeks ago
Put together a presentation on my business idea – the service I want to build the world 3 weeks ago
In January, I joined OKCupid and am trying to take it seriously. I know, far from impossible, but it was certainly implausible for a long time.
I might come up with a better example.
February: Tomorrow night, ready or not, I will pitch my business idea in front of a room of my peers in a startup competition, and participate in whatever results. After that, I submit my business project to a program that may be funded, and start taking the start-a-business course (again, not impossible, but not been done before). And I will go out on a few dates. 4 weeks ago
I’ll write a new entry! 4 weeks ago
Compile a list of the books I have read in the past 5 years, as that level of knowledge (considering how few people read actual books) contributes to expertise. 1 month ago
I know at first it sounds about as useful as “list 43 songs that I like!” and other such asinine goals as I see people adopt in droves on this site – goals about as intellectually and developmentally challenging as memorizing the makes of automobiles out there when you are neither a used car salesman or mechanic.
The point of this list is not just to prove-it as to that I can read, or that I’ve used hundreds of hours doing so (I’ve learned over the past few years that if you aren’t told by someone with authority to account for your time, don’t spend time accounting for it. That’s wasted time in trying not to waste time). I do not at all like the prospect that assembling this list could take 2 to 8 hours, and I’ll never know it’s complete.
The point of this is that, if reading one hour a day on a chosen subject matter can turn you into an expert in that subject matter in a few years, then I have overlooked some areas of expertise, and this list will be a prove-it considering topics and background knowledge. Considering how few people read anything of any quality, and I am of the small proportion of the population that does, then I’ve underestimated my knowledge. I might not know what I know.
What else I know, is I know a lot more than some people who try to put my informed opinion down when voicing theirs. I have not defended my authority enough on quite a few topics, and it surprises me sometimes that some will do so when they know I know more than them. Pointing out what books they should be reading might help undercut their newspaper-digest expertise. 2 months ago
I cannot imagine how this goal is one you will know when it’s achieved. It’s a constant boxing match where the “Ding ding! You won!” is only for that round.
However, there are people in this world who use the internet as a tool, know when they’re using it for pleasure, and limit their time to just that utility. I want to be one of those people. I don’t want to get trapped reading amusing shit when I could be creating or taking care of more difficult problems that bring about better prospects. I’m also bored of motivational language and pep talks. Execute! 2 months ago
One day, I will have a cabin in the North, warm enough for winter, tiny enough to contain all I need. I can retreat there and do work and read in peace. 2 months ago
You, sir/madam, are to be congratulated for doing what is necessary to do but what weaker souls cower from doing. Most people come up with a rationalization as to why they are the way they are (their © Story™) and find a way to make it Other People’s Problems if the Story™ interferes with what should really be happening in the present. People who realize that the Story™ is just a story, dysfunctional and probably wrong, but even if right is still in the past, are beginning to be masters of their own fate. Because they have suffered, if they can master their own © Story™ and keep on learning and rewriting it, they can empathize with others and help them, too. And we are all here to help others to the best of our abilities. 2 months ago
People do not understand women who lead or want to lead. They will try to obstruct you. You will not easily attract people that you want to have around, because they will be too busy noticing others having misgivings about you. You need to make decisions about other people and their involvement in your projects and life and it is often very limiting. You really need to work on yourself so that you can rise to challenges, bend around obstructions and barbs, learn, be humble, and look for opportunities while giving up the need for perfection and control. You have to sell your work so that it is not unnoticed, unappreciated, or wasted; ideas (make sure you have some), and yourself because if you are not supported at home by family or a mate, you need to recognize that you present a challenge and you need to make it easier for others to accept you. You will feel “what is the point?” many times. If you need to give up for a while, do it as an experiment in learning. Explore and accept the failure, or the intermission on the way to success, rather than ignore it. And for heavens sake, do not gather too many so-called betas around you without challenging them to increase their capacities/abilities. They will frustrate you if you can’t lead them, and you will not be an alpha if you insist on leading everybody all the time.
In short: the road can be lonely, frustrating, filled with shortfalls and disappointments, but it is more character-building and satisfying than just shunting yourself from one comfortable perch to another with stomach-lurching insecurities in between. 2 months ago
And decided to skip this read. I am very curious about the age difference thing though. 2 months ago
How I did it: Six days a week at the gym, doing Pilates, sculp, boot camp, poker fit or Fusion for at least three of them, and hot yoga for at least two of them.
How I did it: Six days a week at the gym, doing Pilates, sculpt, boot camp, poker fit or Fusion for at least three of them, and hot yoga for at least two of them.
is to ask a guy out on a date. A coffee date, but that’s a big step for me. I’ve been a big believer in that guys should do the asking, but when they aren’t asking, or they are asking and then failing to follow through (confidence problems), you kinda have to think “what is it I want?” and put it out there. And then let the guy take over from there. 2 months ago
but I started going to a yoga-dojo studio seven weeks ago and I am so much stronger, leaner, and more energetic. I am starting to see some definition in my abs and arms, and maybe even face. I look good and feel better. Changing one’s level of physical activity and undergoing such challenges is essential step to changing ones’ life. Doing so where there’s an underlying philosophy of how the universe is, how one is supported, how to conduct oneself, is every bit as important. I feel the possibility for transformation that I haven’t felt in a long time, for lacking evidence. Now some evidence is there. 2 months ago
At my pay rate, over six weeks, even with three days off, I met my goal. After tax, it was more like seven eight weeks. A time will come again when I can make that money a lot sooner (a shorter period). 3 months ago