New Month, New Chapter of Life

September 2014 marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life: the beginning of my first post university career search. Fall is one of my favourite seasons, I love sweaters, cardigans, hoodies, and boots. I also really enjoy the feeling of newness, excitement, and change that is in the air.

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As my search for my next career opportunity in communication, social media, or public relations hits the ground running, I’ve come back to my blog to write out and share some of the short term goals I am working on:

1. One Gutsy Email Per Day

I did this probably about a year ago. My philosophy was that what was the worst that could happen? Either they say no or don’t respond. No love, no loss.

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2. Better Posture

Having worked at a desk for the last three months, I’ve noticed the tightness in my shoulders and neck. I also worked right by a mirror so was able to notice how slouchy I was getting. So this month, I am focusing on keep my back straight and my shoulders back.

3. Beyonce-like Confidence

Confidence is something I’ve really notice that I’ve struggled with in the past year or so. It’s a little something that I hold in the back of my mind. This month, I am going to bring this to the forefront and really focus on increasing this area of my life.

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New Challenges

I want to share with you two challenges I am embarking on. First, I follow Kristina Simmons on Twitter. Her feed is full of inspiration and this is exactly where I got this challenge from.

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I’ve followed suit and have decided to try my hand at sending at least one challenging/gutsy email a week. I figure what is the worst that can happen? Either they say no, to whatever it is that I am asking or they ignore me? No harm, no foul. And why not put your foot out there? Might as well see what can happen!

Secondly, I am going to take real charge of my diabetes. I have been a diabetic for the last two decades and then some! That sounds crazy, but is absolutely true. And although I’ve been dealing with it for all that time, I need to really focus on this and start managing it better. That starts with more blood sugar testing and paying attention to the my carbohydrate intake and insulin needs. I’ve started to see the Diabetic Clinic at the West Vancouver Rec Centre, where you meet with a nurse and dietician. I’m learning to count carbs and how to relate that to the amount of insulin I need. This is something I had never really learned, because my Mom had gone through all the training as I was diagnosed as a child. So I’m stepping up to the plate and putting it out there into the world to know, I am taking charge of my diabetes!

Today, I’ve had two meals and have checked twice! Slow baby steps, but far better then where I was yesterday!

Until the next time…