Tagged: Wisdom

Career Awareness

Yesterday at work I got approached by an Internist and he asked me if I could help him with a “project” later on.  According to him “some little kids are coming to learn about the hospital”.  The first thought through my mind was “Little kids?  Maaaaaaan!  I can talk to little kids for days”.  But in reality I wasn’t excited about it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love kids but for some reason I wasn’t feeling it.   I didn’t say no because I didn’t think I could.  So I said yes and hoped that my supervisor would say no since we were pretty busy.  Before I finished asking her she said “Yes, I was the one who put you down as a volunteer”.  Man, that wasn’t the answer I was looking for.

Couple of hours later the kids come through the door.  I was expecting some little kids with leftovers from breakfast all over their mouth and apple juice stains on their shirts.   Nah, instead I had to help guide some high school seniors through the hospital.  I could easily tell that they were super excited to be here because of the way most of them were glued to their phones.   Nothing surprises me anymore.  It seems like kids nowadays don’t have any respect for anyone.  Luckily for me the Internist I was helping doesn’t like being disrespected so he just asked them to put it away or they could step outside.  He went ahead and did the tour part with the kids and came back to the meeting room with all of them.  That’s when I found out that I was supposed to go in there and have a chat with them. Answer their questions and just give them some tips.

I walked in the room and surprisingly they were all quiet and were ready to listen.  For those of you who don’t know me, I have zero problem talking to people. I love talking, if I could get pay to talk I would do it.  So I just went in and did what I had to do.  I asked the kids if they had any questions and to my surprise about five hands went up in the air.  They asked questions ranging from parties in college to the path I took to get to graduate school.  They just wanted to know more about what the future holds for them.  The things they should prepare for and see how things work around the medical world.  Obviously not all of them want to be in the medical field but I do hope that the little chat we had inspires them to continue their education past high school.  I do believe that professionals and older students like myself can inspire at least one or two kids to hopefully get a degree and start a career.  Also a big shout to whoever came up with the idea of a career awareness field trip.  You da man!

Still going…

It’s been awhile since the last time I visited WordPress.   Many things have happened since the last post.  The school semester ended about two weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier about it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love school but after all these years I can’t wait for it to be over.  I feel like every semester keeps getting longer and longer… 

I also started training for The Zion Half Marathon with Jeremy (Coach from LVR).  I’m glad that I decided to get back to it.  Its been a long time since the last time I actually enjoyed going out for a run and I couldn’t be happier.  Having a training program, a cool group of  people to run with and the best coffee in town has made running easier and enjoyable.  Never thought I would be the kind of person who would be up at 5:00 a.m. just to go running.  That goes to show how things change as we get older.  Here is a picture of Jacob and I after a run with a local running group.  I love the route they have, a little challenging at the moment but it should be a piece of cake soon. Jacob and I Had an amazing Thanksgiving with the family.  Nothing like having the whole family together to enjoy a delicious meal.  Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because of the family aspect of the holiday and we also do secret Santa on that day 🙂   We all forgot about it this year.  I don’t know how it happened but it did 😦   

I have been working on my thesis more than I thought I would.  The amount of research required to acquire the knowledge to write it is more than I bargain for.  My goal is to get it done by the end of January so I can have someone look at it before I turn it in.  I like the progress so far and I hope I don’t run out things to write about anytime soon 🙂    I also been noticing tremendous progress in my mediation.  Time is one of the reasons I say that.  When I first started I couldn’t do five minutes.  As of now I can do over thirty minutes easily.  Times fly when I’m mediating and I don’t think much about it anymore.

Well, I’m going to read some of my favorite blogs to see what I missed.  Have an amazing night!  

‘Monster’ Energy Drinks are Satan?

Was about to post this video when I found this post. He hit the nail on the head. Nothing surprises me anymore…

Lucien Maverick's Den

I’m never surprised anymore.  Ever.  I’ve come to a point where, when somebody tells me – Man, you will not BELIEVE the stupid thing that so-and-so has done!  I just sit with a blank expression and go, “no, I believe it.”  Nothing surprises me.  So when I heard that there was a video that some woman made where she makes evidence that the energy drink brand Monster is connected to the devil, I was not surprised by that in the slightest.  I’m sure that most of you have seen this video already, but for those who haven’t, here it is –

You know, if you follow the logic of these people to its conclusion – Satan is trolling.  I mean, have you seen some of the things that people find the “666” mark on?  My personal favorite was how they found that it’s everywhere in Disney.  Given how God is…

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No one can steal your joy!

Something to ponder upon…

The Persistent Platypus

Remember this: No one can steal your joy unless you allow them. There are always going to be people who upset you. There will always be circumstances we can’t control. Life is full of things we have no say over. However, the good news is that we have control over our responses. We have a say in how we react. When something doesn’t go your way, don’t give in to negativity. Tell yourself that this may not be how I wanted my day to go, but I am bigger than my circumstances. I am strong and I will make the choice to be joyful no matter what!

Remember, joy doesn’t have to mean happiness. If you are in a dark situation you can still have joy. You can hope for healing and have faith that your trial will come to pass. That is true joy. Never giving in when all…

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