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The Guide of a MOSSLover Becky Isserman's Blog

I'm taking two steps back and one step forward.  As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life.  This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year.  It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year.  I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day.  For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life.  So from last week on I am giving myself 1-2 hours at the mall down the street to listen to my music on my IPhone and just chill out for a bit.  Look at Hot Topic or something.  Maybe I'll go read my Asimov Short Stories Book.  I guess the moral of this entire story is that you should not assume you can do everything at once.  Pick the things that you want to do the most and do them.  Also, don't try to do everything at once too, because it will end badly.  Anyway, this probably won't affect my blog in any way shape or form, but it is definitely going to affect my community life.  I gave away the monthly newsletter to someone who I can trust for the Office Geeks.  I am going to focus on making sure the speakers and sponsors are available.  I am also going to try and promote the Office Geeks more.  Also, someone hosted the meeting for me last week, which was awesome (thanks Brian).  With Brian and Yair it's a lot easier to just ease off some of the work.  That means I can focus on my comic and my speaking and helping out with events.  Things I've been meaning to do, but haven't really done.  Right now I am helping out with the KC Day of Dot Net, which is the first code camp I will attend in Kansas City.  I am really excited for the upcoming year.  I am making myself a promise to visit Europe next summer if I can swing it.  I have wanted to do this for 8 years.  I need to just go out and do it.  This was a lovely rant.  I hope that you guys enjoyed it.  I'll catch you all sooner or later.

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 5:57 PM MOSS | Back to top


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I call it balance. I get overwelmed myself with all the things that I want to accomplish and can seem impossible to focus on just one thing. But that half hour to an hour at the gym listening to a cool podcast can make the day. If miss that because I want to get started at work early..just throws the whole day off. Balance is good!
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