Monday, June 15, 2015

Motivational Monday #31


Welcome back to another Motivational Monday! I hope that everyone's weekend was swell! We hung out with some friends and got some wedding things accomplished (its coming up so fast!).

Today's Motivational Monday about what you can do for others.

I remember going to Starbucks once and as I got to the window to pay, the lady said "Oh the person in front of you actually payed for your drink". Like WHAT?! I got a huge smile on my face and wanted to thank them but alas they were gone. I was in a great mood for the rest of the day. Turns out, quite a few people have done this for others in the past. And many people I know have been recipient of what is called Paying it Forward. With that being said, I have never done it for anyone else. So many times I find myself getting caught up in my own little world that I forget that everyone has their own stories and struggles. When I am going through a tough time or am in a bad mood, its incredible what a passing by smile (or even a Starbucks drink can do.

There is no real effort in just smiling at someone or providing a listening ear to someone.The next time you find yourself down or wanting to put a smile on someone's face, look around. Notice the nature. Listen to the birds as they sing their songs. Get off your phone and just be. Pay for someone's drink or food at the next place that you go. It may not seem like a huge thing to you, but you never know how its going to affect the next person.

You never know who around could use a smile or a kind word!

What do you do when you find yourself in a bad mood?

Have you ever been the recipient of a Pay It Forward/?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Motivational Monday #30

Welcome back Motivational Monday!

How was your weekend? Ours was great. We spent some time on Saturday with some friends and then heading to the Twins game yesterday (where they beat the Brewers). I may have gotten a little bit of color from the perfect weather :)

Today I started a new job (if you didnt know!). I am now working in Downtown St. Paul at the Public Housing Authority as a Rental Technician. All that means is that I am working with one other person to determine a persons/families eligibility for Section 8 housing. Trying to decide if I wanted to take this job or not was actually quite hard for me. I would be giving up a lot of flexibility and closeness that I had at my current job but I would be gaining more money and a chance to move up and grow. What it all boiled down to was the drive. Yeah yeah I know a lot of people commute but ever since I've had a job, they have been no more than 15 minutes from me. Which is super close! Now my drive is 30 miles exactly. This morning it took me about 45 minutes and then I had to drive around to figure out where to park. Not knowing the area very well, it took me a little time to get it all figured out!

Sooo with all of that being said, I came across this quote recently that really resignated with me. Especially with deciding to go outside of my box a little bit and accept this job.

I decided to take the job based on the fact that I was stuck in my job. There was no room for growth and there was no way I was ever going to make the money that I was offered there. Even as we went to bed last night, I was still second guessing my decision. Bill said something that also made me feel better. Now I have the opportunity to grow and if I dont like it, I can move on (I knew there was a reason I was marrying him ;))

I made a choice that reflect my hopes. My hope to move up in a company. My hope to grow as an individual as well as a professional. No matter how much I fear about not being good at the new job, or fearing a whole new environment. or having a long drive to and from work. I chose hope instead of fear.

How was your weekend?

What choices have you made that reflect your hopes not fears?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Motivational Monday #29

Welcome back from my week long break from blogging. After the holiday and busy weekend, I just needed to take a little bit of rest!

This last weekend was just beautiful. It was great weather and we got to watch Bill's sister marry her true love. The venue was perfect, the dancing was plenty and at the end of the night you could see the love these two have for each other. After celebrating all weekend, it was very hard to get motivated to accomplish things yesterday. We did, however, stop by a jewelry store to check out some wedding bands. I seriously cant believe that we will be getting married in a little over 4.5 months...AHHHH! Its coming up so fast!

So with that being said, here is today's Motivational Monday. Hopefully it gives you some motivation like it did with me!

Days seem to fly by and each day we make decisions. These decisions, whether good or bad, shape us. They mold us to who we are every day and over time they change us. With today's culture, women tend to second guess themselves on whether or not they made the right decision or if what they are doing something wrong when their priorities don't align with others. We are who we are and we should accept that! Own yourself!