I cannot believe with all that has happened to me I have not posted any of it on this blog. I know I’ve been writing about it so I guess I must go back through my notebooks and find out where I put the information. Let’s see.
I started my class this month. Just a few days before Word Camp 2013. I attended Word Camp! It was an AMAZING experience. I got so much out of it. Action plans and the like. Then I got right back into school. I’m in my third week of Corporate Financial Management. it isn’t an easy subject but I’m plugging away at it. In three more weeks I’ll be finished with it and heading into my final course. The moment that course is complete I plunge full on into my blogs. Right now I can barely think. I mentioned to my husband that I haven’t really been able to watch any television lately. He commented on how busy I actually am. I’d actually forgotten how busy I am.
This week I begin the night shift rotation at work. It has been crazy at work this month getting everyone ready for the transition. I’m glad it is done. As of 7am tomorrow morning I am only the captain for 12 hours a day, three to four days a week. Until then I’m still on call 24 hours a day. Although it’s been pretty quiet lately 7am can’t get here fast enough.
I finally tried Bikram Yoga. It was incredible. I will definitely be completing the 20 class card I purchased for myself as a Christmas present. I will be able to do that along with my regular workouts and my juice fasts/feasts. It is time to carve out my summer sexy. Otherwise known as getting back in shape. I’ll be starting my juice feast tomorrow and keeping myself accountable using this blog of course. I’m starting with a cleansing glowing skin theme on a 6 day mini fast. I’ll take a couple of weeks off between fasts as I transition to more whole foods or a cleaner diet.
Service was great today. I really enjoy myself there. I also get a good word. Last week we made a Harlem Shake video. This week we watched it along with some other activities during service. It was pretty cool.
I’m just finishing my 1st week of Corporate Finance. So far….. I just turned in my paper for this week and I am literally exhausted. Not from the writing of the paper but from not having gotten a good night’s sleep in a long time. I’m not sure why but I haven’t been sleeping well. I hope tha changes soon. Tonight even because I have a full day ahead of me tomorrow. I have an interview tomorrow with an officer early in the morning. I want Colton to take me on a tour of DDTC. And I have to be back at 2pm to attend the afternoon meeting. I was able to meet my new boss. He seems ok. So, we’ll just see how it all shakes out. I’m relieved that school is coming along. I have a lot of work to complete for next week. I won’t start too late this time. I may just get it started tomorrow. I deserve that. Right now, though? I’m going to bed. Deuces!
I went to WordCamp. It was so worth it. I knew I was excited about it for a reason. This entire weekend was amazing despite a couple of hiccups. Right now, it is 6:48 pm on St Patrick’s day 2013. I’m reclining and reflecting on all that has happened this past week. All I can say is, Praise God. Everything that could go wrong actually did but because the Mr. & I are practicing obedience it was all worked out for us. Beginning Monday my car wouldn’t start on my way to work. Lucky for me the Mr. was still home. He gave me a jump and told me not to make any stops on the way to work. Miracle of miracles the car started at the end of the day and every day after that….until today. SMH. But that is ok. In the midst of it all the car took me to work every day, to WordCamp each day, and 40 miles south round trip. It picked today, after church to give us problems. It was the battery. The battery was still under warranty. So, we got a new one, FREE! And the gentleman that helped us actually installed it for us. Praise God!
Now! Let’s talk about Wordcamp 2013. Not only did I get a really cool t-shirt I received confirmation that I am on the right track. I also received some actionable information to help me take the next steps. Even better is when I go to the next set of meetups I will know what questions to ask since I will already have taken a stab at completing my action items. Ok. In my excitement I’m getting ahead of myself. The event was well organized into tracts that included beginners, end user content, designer, and development. The workshop sessions were organized in such a way that you could pick and choose which sessions to attend to meet your personal needs. There were a couple of schedule changes during the event but I felt the organizers did what they could to ensure each topic was covered adequately. Also, the presentations were timed so there was in each hour plenty of time for you to visit the Happiness Bar for assistance with your WordPress sites. Everyone was so helpful and generous with their knowledge and their story. It was amazing and relaxing at the same time. I met quite a few people…some traveled from out of town to be there. I felt really connected. I was happy to have this blog up and running because it gave me a frame of reference for the discussions taking place around me.
The price of admission also covered an AMAZING gourmet lunch and an adequate continental breakfast each day. Parking was convenient although a bit more expensive than I expected for the first day. Parking was free the second day. To their credit though I may have parked in the wrong deck the first day but it was the deck adjacent to the conference center so I felt comfortable parking there. Comfort level is definitely important when using an inner city parking deck, lol.
All in all I left Wordcamp looking forward to the next one. As I begin to implement the changes into my blogs I’ll add commentary here. I actually sat in on sessions facilitated by bloggers I’ve been following which was also, AMAZING! I can’t wait to interact with them again and implement the techniques. I’ve even reserved a spot at my next meetup with my local WordPress group. I expect to have something to share with the group by then.