“Collect Moments Not Things”

This is new to me. Originally posted in 2014 by ankitmishra011.
This line in particular:
“The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.”
Think about it people. Good stuff!!!

The Broken Specs

Things.. Things like teddy bears, roses, chocolates and pretty much every cute item will be advertised, and while it’s great that there are so many options to choose from to show how much you love and appreciate someone.

A spontaneous trip with loved ones, a romantic picnic, are all ways in which you can seize the moment and tell them just how much they mean to you.

Take time to enjoy life and create memories that you can be happy with. Collecting moments and not things means enjoying what you have and who you have in your life.

And remember,
People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.

While you are alive collect moments not things, earn respect not money and enjoy love not luxuries.. ūüôā

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It Was Just A Dream

Darn it! ¬†Too bad because if this really happened, I’d be over the moon!!

Despite being in the pep squad, dance team and cheerleading, I’ve got no rhythm. ¬†I over think y’all, which puts me¬†just one step behind the beat. ¬†But I still dance in my “Elaine from Seinfeld” abandon! ¬†Despite being in the glee club and youth choir at church, I can’t sing either. ¬†Wait, I can sing … just not good enough to solo. ¬†My alto voice is only good when mixed with others in perfect harmony. ¬† Anyway, back to the dream.

In my dream, I was behind the scenes at “So You Think You Can Dance?”¬†I was talking to Travis Wall y’all, oh yeah I WAS! ¬†I told him I knew I was not contestant worthy but if he could find it in his heart of hearts to teach me … just a little number … I’d be forever grateful. ¬†In my dream he agreed and I promptly fainted!!!

Then I wake up to Alicia Keyes from “The Voice” and I scream “Are we¬†going to sing¬†together?!?” Before she answers, then I really wake up. ¬†So close …

End scene, I realize I am watching too much prime time TV.  Laugh on wit ur bad selves.

And so much for organizing, I am a writing fool today.  Here are some pictures from a former life.  I could only find dance & cheer, no choir pictures:

Yes that’s a cap gun in my left hand. ¬†You wouldn’t see that prop¬†used today.
Loved the silver Lame’ fabric – scratchy as all get out
No names, to remain incognito.  Lol. Though I admit, I am on the right side 2nd from the end
Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Ba

As always, more to come …

Corporate Drone

I went straight from high school into the workforce and attended college off and on at night and weekends on what I affectionately call the “23 year plan”. ¬†I progressed through the ranks at work into a managerial position while this world kept spinning. ¬†I must admit, I was not a very good manager. ¬†I was too concerned with being a popular to be effective. ¬†In the end, I was neither … popular or effective. ¬†My heart bled when I had to give the party line on what I really felt in my heart of hearts was pure BS. ¬†Like Dorothy seeing the “wizard”¬†behind the curtain, I was disenchanted. ¬†Smoke and mirrors!

I am a much better individual contributor and having managed for over five years helps me be the best employee ever.  At least that is my goal.  I go to extremes to be low maintenance.  A team player; let others have the credit.  I am working not toward a promotion but for satisfaction that comes from a job well done.

I some times wonder, how did I get here?!?!? ¬†Much of what happened in my career was not of my own choosing. ¬†Sure ultimately I said yes or no the job offers that came my way but I cannot say I actively sought those¬†roles¬†until my most recent position. ¬†Higher powers intervened and I landed in the right place at the right time. ¬†If given another chance, I wouldn’t change a thing because all those steps¬†brought me to where I am today. ¬†Living the dream in the promised land.

Today I am organizing my home office and looking at mountains of pictures. ¬†I came across this gem, the inspiration for this story. ¬†The company I work for has a very strong brand and part of that includes images of its’ employees. ¬†As a manager, I was made to take my glamor shot. ¬†Ugh! ¬†I miss my 19-year-old Jill picture and would have been perfectly happy to continue using that until retirement. ¬†But alas, here I am, in all my glory, in the unspoken “uniform”.

Jill Witherspoon
I am J-Dub and I approve of the content of this message

A few behind the scenes funnies:  The picture was taken with and without glasses.  The glasses were then photo-shopped on.  This process was done to avoid any glare.  I also no longer wear make-up.  When I mentioned something about that to the photographer, she said well we automatically run you through an enhancement program.  Fine lines and any blemishes will be removed and in that process I can add makeup.  She had time in between clients and let me see different images before I landed on this one.  Just a little lipstick and blush, not too much, very light eye shadow too.  Ah the power of technology.  Ah here is the corporate drone.  Spin baby spin!

Rock on wit ur bad selves. ¬†As always, more to come …

Saturday Morning Chuckle

I’m looking through photos for this blog and look who I came across. ¬†First thought when I saw this pic is “that’s one bad hombre“. ūüėā That’s my Billy Bob. ¬†Oh how I ‚̧ԳŹÔłŹ him! ¬† He’d be miffed if he knew I posted this so ¬†sssshhhh don’t tell him. As always, more to come.