Changes

It’s been a couple of years since I actually wrote in this blog. I always thought about writing again but never got the time. I know its not much of an excuse but life DOES happen… Writing is definitely an escape for me and I am just learning again to take my time to practice what I love and take time for myself and do the things in which I love doing.The last couple of years were tough with school, my daughter, and so many personal changes happening in my life such as relationships and really learning to be more independent.

I have just graduated my University Degree. I initially did not plan to go to the ceremony but  it was my best friends that really encouraged me to walk that day. I was so blessed to have my best friends there beside me cheering me on I also had my brother, my daughter, my cousin, and my aunt who were also cheering for me from the bleachers. I feel very blessed to have finally graduated as the past few years were not easy, as I struggled with depression and anxiety through the last couple of years of my schooling.

The thought of having graduated is quite unreal still and it is still sinking in . I am not sure what I want to do in terms of going back to school and/or finding work. I am currently working as a part-time HR Assistant at Cascades Casino , Kamloops as well as working part-time as sever/hostess at MATCH which is a restaurant inside the Casino.  This summer I plan to stay in town and keep my positions at the Casino. I hope to find a full time HR position in the near future and plan on moving to a new city to really get the feeling of how it is to  be away from the city I was born and raised in.

Although there were so many challenges I have faced and conquered I know there will be so much more ahead of me and I am very eager to conquer and accomplish all that I can.

 

 

 

 

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Summer time fun.

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My baby girl is growing so fast and is already 2 and half years old. Summer is almost at its end but I’m pleased to say that I had fun! This summer was full of activities and happenings and I had a great time spending the summer with my daughter Rebecca. Rebecca is a very active girl and she is one of those kids who can never seem to sit down for longer then 10 minutes. She’s always wanting to do something and be engaged with fun activities. Her favourite place to go to in the summer is to the swimming pool or the water park at Riverside Park. She loves the outdoors and absolutely loves playing in water.

Rebecca has grown so much this summer. It makes me wonder how does time pass by so quickly?

My Funny Easter

Well it’s about 4 hours till the end of the long weekend. I enjoyed my break despite getting a bit of the flu for and a terrible stomach ache on Sunday, I feel that it was still a fun and well-needed relaxing break to spend time with family and catch up some sleep!

This year was my daughters second Easter. It was really fun because this time around she had more sense of what was going around and she got to discover what Easter is all about well in some way or another… On Friday we went to the church together she sat on my lap and she listened to the story of Jesus and the last supper. Kids don’t always listen in church but I feel that bringing her was a special time to bond and bring her up understanding that there is more to Easter then the Easter Bunny and Chocolate.

On Saturday I surprised my little girl with a basket of chocolate eggs and an Easter Dress she wore to church that day. She was so happy she started clapping and thanking me for giving her the surprise. It’s always a wonderful feeling to see and watch her face light up. I watched her as she explored her Easter basket it was funny because I found she was more delighted in opening and receiving the actual basket and unwrapping paper of the eggs then what was actually inside. Its funny thing how kids see the world through simplicity…

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Pride Awareness Week

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I have a strong belief that people should freely love who they choose to love.

Why hate against love ?

Today was the first day of Pride Awareness Week at Thompson River’s University. I was glad to take part in the event today and help the Pride Club spread the awareness of Pride. Although I am straight, I believe people should love and be who they are want as long as they are not hurting people in the end.

For Pride Awareness Week – we want to spread the awareness and knowledge about different subjects of pride and gender to people who may not know about the different terms and the reasoning behind the avocation. Its is easy for people to be very one sided to what they think pride may be. I have learned through the years you cannot judge a person by your own thoughts ,opinions, and what you learn just from a third party. You can never seek truth about things until you seek to understand and be open to learning the truth from the real people who know it, and learned through experience.

This week I hope to learn and also open the eyes of other to seek understanding. Not throw info down there throats but let them know there is more to the black and white of people.

Here are some of the topics that we are focusing on this week :

Monday- Orientation and Attraction

Tuesday- Biological Sex

Wednesday-Gender Identity

Thursday – Gender Expression

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Josie Ahlquist- Digital Day & Age

2 weeks a go I had the opportunity to go an event that featured Josie Alhquist. Josie is currently a doctorate student at a Lutheran University in California with a Masters Degree in Counseling. She is a speaker, blogger, and author of many popular books that focuses on digital leadership which is directed to student leaders and university faculty.

At her event she talk about talked about the ever changing world and how the importance of being up-to -date on the technology has become in our world today. In her talk she talked to student about having a digital identity. Knowing what you want to display and knowing how you want others to perceive you and learning how to brand yourself.

I found that her talk was very enriching because it lead me to do a reflection of why and how I want others want to see me in the digital world.

MBTI Test: Understanding ME

The famous MBTI test . The MBTI (Myers- Briggs Type Indicator) test is used as a tool in many work places and even now used as a tool taken in many university institutions. This week I went to an information session for HRMA ( Human Resource Management Association) for one of the mentor protege nights that was solely based on “understanding what makes you tick”.

Before attending this event we were asked to to do a simple test online that asked very simple question which we had to answer an honestly. The series of question asked us to pick our preferences on how we would go about things within the workplace or from outside of life. It asked simple yes or no questions. The test I was asked to do was based of of 71 question that helped determine your personality type based on 4 categories whether  one is ( introverted or extroverted) , whether one has an (intuitive or sensitive) , whether one has a (thinking or sensing) personality, and whether one more of (perception or judgement) .  There are may versions on of this test but we were chosen to do the free test that was openly available to anyone online which I find is still a good test in indicating our personality types.

From this session I learned that everyone is different some way or another and each type is nothing bad or better than another. We learned more in depth about each type of personality type. Knowing a little about your own type can help us understand how we react in different situations. Employers may use this test on their own employees to learn and understand them and know which ways to approach them. This test can also help one learn about their own personality and find out what may be their strengths or weaknesses.  This test can help one learn why things may not be going great for them . Knowing your own personality type and understanding yourself can help you for the better.

For myself, I really thought this test quite interesting because every time I have done the test I would get the same answer which was ENFJ. E stands for extroverted, N stands for intuitive, F stands for feeling ,and P for perceiving.  I was surprised that the test description was right on with how I felt about my own personality type.

If you are interested in doing the test and learning more about yourself click on the link : http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp