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declare VICTORY in 2012 by doing one NEW & FULFILLING thing in Jan, Feb and Mar

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TriniprincessMarch 2012

Microsoft Office Workshop

I started hosting workshops in order to raise money to pay for school. Really interesting how our skills can save us when in hard times. I plan on having more and learning from each session to improve my offerings. I guess I’m becoming the teacher I’ve always wanted to be.

Brochure designs

Someone in my 8-4 company saw a design I did for a cover sheet for someone in the office and asked if I can do brochures. I’ve never really done a full one before but decided to give a go. It got some good reviews, so much so the Marketing Manager asked me to join her department. (I refused)....great opportunity though.

Art Event – UrbanStreet Heartbeat

Hosted by AboveGroup and the German Embassy it was such a great art event! There were artists painting murals outside of a wall in the Queen’s Park savannah! Alot of art enthusiasts were there…great music and just something different to do! Had myself a blast.

La Vega

My adopted parents and I spent our March holiday in a ranch like establishment in South Trinidad. It comprises of acres of land with a nurseries of gorgeous plants, lakes where people were fishing, huts, open fields, kids parks, hike trails and even rivers. Had a great time and never knew that place existed. It was so peaceful and nice. Would be going back. 2 years ago


TriniprincessFebruary

The highlight of my February activity was CARNIVAL!

There are not many words that could sufficiently describe my 2012 Carnival experience!...and to think I did not partake to the full extent of what being in Trinidad for Carnival could bring!

PANORAMA – (a competition held for Steel pan bands)

This was the first year I actually went into the Queen’s Park Savannah and watched the bands playing from the stands. Usually I listen to the bands as they practice in the streets or on what we call the “stretch” leading to the stage! All three venues definitely give you a different experience. And this year I experienced all! Oh and what an experience! “See video here”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btJ0CmIkIiA

In the streets….the vibes was mellow and everyone was milling around sipping on coconuts and beers and just enjoying the cold air and the nice music!

On the stretch – the pace was raised as the bands have their last practice before they go on the stage! Let me tell you….I stood in the middle of one band as they played…..OMG! I took pics and was besides myself! The energy was amazing! Seeing the players beat those pans upsided down and sweat and smiled and played their hearts out whilst keeping a rhythm was out of this world!

Semis on the Greens – Oh the vibes couldn’t done! Just booths of djs, food and drinks! One big lime/fete! People in the Greens came for the lime not for the pan…but pan was in the mix. Soca artists made their guests appearances and people were in a frenzy. I bounce up so many ole friends! Not missing it again next year!

Pan semis & finals in the North Stand – This is where the “real” pan lovers go! These people come to hear the pan. They usually have their favourites and come to back a side! Listen…open air….more food than on the greens….great company …. Great convos and good vibes in the North Stand. People were dancing in between sessions and everyone was simply feeding off of the energies of other. Smiles were in abundance!

Panorama – never missing it again as long as I am in Trinidad!

JOUVERT MORNING

Well I left when the actual Jouvert started BUT….I never knew there was such excitement BEFORE J’ouvert! Listen, the words can’t describe the scenes of that night/early morning. Hundreds of people were on Aripeta Avenue that night! The streets were flooded with people dancing and liming and having a good time! Drivers had to move slowly through the crowd as people whinned in front of their vehicles, put their hands in the vehicles and blowed horns, some were jumping up on trucks! There were fire-blowers! There were buckets of drinks! There were tourists! There was food! And there was non-stop, uninterrupted music!

PARADE OF THE BANDS

I volunteered to be a Tour Guide with our local Tourism Company during the Carnival weekend. It was a marvellous experience! The last 5 years I have been going to camp for Carnival…being up close and in the middle of the bachannal was unbelievable! From Kiddies Carnival to Tuesday parade of the bands…the spectacle was amazing! Being a part of this made me want to press pause…take photos….write about what I was seeing…and/or….just play mas! I never thought I’d feel that urge (so strongly) to play mas.

I met alot of “famous” people! Took a pic with Brian Lara. Met lots of past beauty queens and soca artists. Got to take some great pics as well.

I think the words of a tourist who just started talking to me on the Avenue would describe the heart-filled, love I had for my Carnival experience. He said: “Oh my gosh! I love your country! I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life! I can’t understand it but I LOOOVVVEE IT!” ... there’s no other way to describe it! 2 years ago


JWillow 2 years ago


JWillowJan-Feb-Mar Reflection

What NEW & FULFILLING things did I do?

January really was a significant month as D and I moved in together on 21st January after having been going out together for just 5 months. Very NEW & Very FULFILLING in a myriad of ways! :-D

I also got to meet Magpiesong in January, which was just wonderful! :-)

February signified a turn of the tides with a couple of my long-standing friendships. After way too many months/years spent weighing up the pros & cons of one in particular, I made a clear and rational decision to take a big step back, allowing myselfthe power to choose as I desire and be true to my own priorities, as she had done without hesitation for 20yrs!
Definitely NEW (to me) and definitely FULFILLING.

March became the month of ‘firsts’!
- the first ‘live’ Soccer Match I’ve ever been to in Australia (NEW but BORING!)
- the first time I’ve had the opportunity to do Ticketing Training in almost 10yrs!
- the first time I got to go to a raved-about Brisbane Tapas Bar called The Sardine Tin. it will be the only time!
- discovery of a new Garden Centre/Cafe in outer Brisbane; serene & beautiful; a place to retreat!
- D & I took off on our first overseas holiday together.
March was an interestingly NEW & mostly FULFILLING month!

I shall declare Victory!!!2 years ago


~ John Lee ~ 2 years ago


Jess. Dream. 2 years ago


rockwilder 2 years ago


rockwilderMarch 2012

Films I saw: Singing In the Rain, Rear View Window, A Thousand Words, Marry Me (0n tv), The Searchers, How the West was Won and I also attended the SA Neighborhood Film Project.
Live Music I heard: Cantalope St. Pierre, The Infidels with Michael Martin, Ritmo Machine, Pop Pistol, Ruben V and Los Lonely Boys.
Self-Help stuff I did: Outcome Mapping, Tapping for Ultimate Success, Learned how to Muscle Test myself, Did Affirmations, listened to my Sedona Method and Silva Method Cd’s, signed up to receive “Starting a new habit” emails and printed ‘to do’ lists.
Writing/Media stuff: Started editing for a writer, Listened to “How to get an Agent” Screenwriting Webinar, signed up for Scriptalooza, attended a lecture on “What I learned from being an Editor” and one on “The future of Social Media.”
Business Ideas Explored: Ebay Webinar, Usana Healthcare, Cable/Tv Internet Biz, Mobile Optimization, Larry Goins Book and CD’s and webinar. Also ordered Moo Biz cards.
Personal: My daughter came home from South America. Threw a Mad Men Welcome Home party for her and her boyfriend and had all my family over. It was great! Also, I took my extensions out and got my crap out of storage that had been there since Aug 2010. Whew! 2 years ago


JadedForever 2 years ago


JadedForeverDone -

Last one for March!
I test-drove a brand new Nissan!

This is a goal that I really enjoy!
-JF 2 years ago


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Segsy 2 years ago


itsasecret 2 years ago


SegsyMarch

I saw the movie The Lorax! What a great movie! Go see it!!! Go see it NOW!!! 2 years ago


lob 2 years ago


itsasecretUntitled

V.C. Andrews – Flowers in the Attic The book seemed much better than the movie. 2 years ago


JadedForeverOne More New -

I tried the new Doritos Tacos Locos Supreme from Taco Bell!
Mmm!
I liked it!

-JF 2 years ago


lobMarch

I did it! I bought my new car! 2 years ago


JadedForeverAnother for March -

I tried Black Pepper Chicken from Panda Express!
I liked it!

Panda Express is pretty new to me, I’ve only been twice or so!

I still prefer Pick Up Stix!

-JF

2 years ago


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Collectorofcats 2 years ago


Legionella 2 years ago


LegionellaMagnificent March

And hereby I declare victory!!! March was great, did lots of new things! On the 1st we flew to Cape Town, which is an amazing city! We did lots of sightseeing, ate in great restaurants, meet in my husband’s newly found relatives, drunk wine, shopped exotic african souvenirs, saw seals (I even touched one) and penguins, went for tours, so it was really the perfect holiday, we enjoyed it very much! Then we flew to Hungary, so it was a really long journey, took almost 24 hours! I went to dentist to finish my root canal, there was no pain at all. And then my mother came to visit us, so it was an exciting month. I know, there are still 11 more days, but nothing else is planned, so this goal is completed! :) 2 years ago


itsasecretEven though Eric and most of his friends were several years

younger than me I still had a good time. I don’t think I have ever hung out around that many people younger than me except family. 2 years ago


Collectorofcats March 2012

So far, the most exciting new and fulfilling thing I’ve done is make the list up for March Forward Into Spring Scavenger Hunt. I have never done it before and it was a spur of the moment thing for me. It has been so rewarding seeing all the photos being posted for the hunt. 2 years ago


HippieChick2March

I think that the Versatile Ravioli class at Le Cordon Bleu is my new and fullfilling thing for March. It was so fun and I learned so much. I’m just not sure anything else this month will top it! 2 years ago


JadedForeverMarching On -

I tried yellow bell pepper today!
I think I liked it!

I also tried a wheat tortilla!
I don’t think that I liked it.

-JF
2 years ago


JadedForeverMore for March -

I tried Broccoli Cheese soup at Subway, it was OK!

I also tried spinach on my sandwich, it was also OK!
Glad that I tried something new!

Looks like March is going to be mostly about food!

-JF 2 years ago


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