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Questions for you

Are you a person of your word?

How do you react when someone’s words fail to be true?

What do you do when actions contradict what you’ve been told?

Help me out if you don’t mind… I need your feedback for a post that’s been brewing about in my noggin. Please share your thoughts and words with me. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

As always,

Megan

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Procrastination Station

I always meet deadlines.  Honestly I think I thrive on deadlines. 

An uninformed bystander would be apt to think I have a systematic, methodical plan established, detailing a rigid schedule of individual tasks to be completed to successfully meet the deadline and overall end goal.

I’d like to say that is true.

But, my momma taught me not to lie.

Truth be told this girl is a procrastinator.  Always have been and more than likely always will be.
From cramming for exams in high school and college to drafting research manuscripts for grad school to pretty much all my crafty adventures to brushing my teeth just as I am about to be walking out the door to getting my car inspected during the last week of the month it’s due.  (OK, actually I take the last one back … my car was actually inspected a whole month early this year! Once in a life time occurance, I can assure you. )

Quite honestly, some of my aboslute BEST work has been completed just minutes before the time is to run out. Some of the best (and longest) papers I’ve ever written were products of literally no sleep for almost 40 hours and taken directly from the printer to be handed to a professor while the paper was still warm. A maid of honor speech that I stayed up until 3 AM writing the night before the wedding only to he thrown out and a new one uttered on the fly in cue with the DJ’s go ahead. Wedding invitations made through the wee hours of the morning on the day the bride is expecting them in her hands.

This blog post for example, has been nearly finished for quite some time… I just needed to finish it. A whole week later I am finally getting to it.

Don’t let this scare you from asking me to take on a project for you. Just ask any one… I’ll get the job done, one way or another in due time.

Sure, I’ll be stressed … more than likely I’ll get frustrated through the process.

Nonetheless, I enjoy the process. I suppose I enjoy working down to the wire… I enjoy finally seeing a product through to the end … celebrating it’s completion. Not now though…

I’ll celebrate later … after I brush my teeth just before I walk out the door. 😉

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Through the Looking Glass

Life is quite an adventure isn’t it?!

Some days it is a smooth sailing ride while others are up and down and all around crazy.

Writing for me has been the perfect way to document both sorts of days and every other kind in between.  From milestones to heartaches to celebrations and the mundane everyday goings on, writing it out just helps…helps me to deal; helps me to remember.  Some times I blog once a week; sometimes it’s twice a week; there was a time where I was posting each and every day and also a time where I only did one or two posts in an entire month.

Regardless of the frequency, I’ve shared my stories, my thoughts, my nonsense and my opinions… I’ve babbled on about my loves in the music world just as much as my loves in my family… I’ve sought encouragement and vented anger… I’ve jumped up and down in excitement in sharing some occasions with you as well.  It is quite a fun ride… even if I include the crummy days, because lets face it… I am here.

Which way to go what to do?!

With all that has gone on recently such as welcoming my newest nephew into the world, attending several concerts, losing my job, breaking the nicotine habit and spending time with friends  and family I find myself reflecting on all avenues of my life thus far and the road ahead which is somewhat unknown.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an outside observer in your own life?  To kinda step out of your skin and take watch of your world around you.

OR

Have you ever sat back and looked over decisions you’ve made and wish that you could change the outcome? Or have you ever revisited a situation in your past that you once felt VERY strongly about and find that years later your opinion on the matter is completely opposite than your original stance was?

Those questions my friends really make me think…

It is good to revisit situations and circumstances from the past and reflect on them retrospectively; taking from each pieces and tidbits of lessons learned. Yes, the past is the past but there is ALWAYS an opportunity to learn from the past in hopes of continual growth in the future. AND there are somethings that are just better off being left in the past…

The best I can relate it is to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass…

Looking through the glass

Alice went on a pretty incredible unknown adventure.  Was she scared?  unsure?  a bit confused, puzzled and perplexed?  Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.  BUT there were signs and clues along the way.  She took a leap of faith and followed those hints, unsure of where they’d lead her.  It was an incredible journey.  I find myself really relating to Alice these days.

So now, I sit here “looking through the glass” of my adventures so far; Adventures that have been documented through my writings here and writings I have not yet shared with you;  some of which are from 10 or more years ago.

I don’t fully believe the adage, “hind sight is 20/20.”  As with each bump or blessing that occurs I am truly beginning to believe that EVERYTHING in life really DOES happen for a reason, even if it is not immediately in sight. Looking back on the past (places, events and people) I still don’t have clear outlooks on many situations.  I’ve come to the realization as my 33rd birthday approaches next Thursday that it’s okay NOT to understand… It’s okay to NOT know the answers.  THAT is the journey

Looking through the glass on the different “versions” of me that have emerged throughout the years, made visible through my writing is showing me more about myself than I thought it would.  THROUGH the looking-glass I can appreciate ALL that has occurred and all that has changed.

I am the same person as I was some 15 years ago when I started writing… perhaps though;  I am older, I am getting healthier, I am a bit more seasoned, a bit wiser, and a whole lot stronger.

I am a daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, cousin, friend… I am a writer, crafter, music-lover looking for the right path to take… more accurately when to take that leap of faith.

In the meantime, I’ll continue taking glimpses through the looking-glass and continue on my own little nonsensical path until I find where ever it is I am meant to be.

Have you taken a glimpse lately?!

 

A Pocketful of Sunshine ( and some blog lovin’!)

Hey there my friends!  How’s everybody doing???

The sun is shining here, birds are chirping and I spied a BeAuTifUl rainbow on my way home from running errands… too bad I was driving or I’d be sharing a picture with ya!  It was soooooo wide and the colors were the most vibrant I’ve seen!  Even after having been caught in the rain TWICE today, I’m still a happy camper.

I must say, this week has been pretty phenomenal, even with the random, uninvited interruption the other day.  The past is just that…it’s over.  I’m here, in the now because of the situations and circumstances that transpired throughout the previous 32 years and 10 months; even in the moments that didn’t turn out quite as planned, growth occurred and change happened.  Change for the better!

Soooooo… moving on.

Lots has been going on lately!  All the business has left me a bit exhausted so there’s been lots of hitting the sack early and I’m not complaining about that one bit!

Tuesday, I had dinner with two fabulously wonderful friends…some VERY much needed girl time filled with good eats, great conversation and many laughs…. not to mention unwavering support.  The “interruption” occured right in the middle of dinner.  Talk about PERFECT timing!  I don’t’ think that happened by accident either… SOMEONE, somewhere way up high let it all play out just how I needed it.  For that, I am truly thankful.  PLUS, we got to talk about wedding stuff!  One of these gals is getting married in October and asked me to make her wedding invitations and guest book!  I am soooo excited and extremely happy for her!  YAY Carrie!  🙂

Yesterday, we took the kiddos on a field trip to Idlewild Park… it was a LONG and hot day but we seriously couldn’t have asked for anything better.  The sun was shining even though they were calling for rain; there were NO lines so we got on all the rides with very little waits AND the kiddos were fabulous!  It is by far my favorite trip to take the kids on… it’s a blast for all of us!  I had my yearly corn dog with cheese so I am was absolutely a happy camper!  The two teachers that accompanied me on this trip are absolutely wonderful!  Sometimes I think we have just as much fun together if not more than the kids…  it’s so nice to have a great working relationship with people you can trust and get along with. Where there’s a mutual respect and camaraderie it makes a world of difference.  (Picture with these gals to come in a later post!

In other news….

Recently I have received an overwhelming amount of blog lovin’ and support…. Words really can’t describe how truly grateful I am.

Elizabeth at Mirth and Motivation passed along three blog awards to me last week!

A HUGE thank you to Eliz for thinking of me and my blog…  She is such an inspirational woman, always offering support, encouragement and sound advice.  She is TRULY inspiring and I am grateful to have met her through our writings.

On Wednesday, the wonderfully fabulous and hilarious, Donna at The Redneck Princess dubbed Maggie Mae’s Days her Blog of the Week… I couldn’t be more excited!  Getting a nod from Donna seriously made my day; heck it made my week!  She always has something awesome to read even when she says she’s got nothing; I always look forward to reading what’s going on in her neck of the woods each and every day!   She’s true to her word and offers encouragement and laughter just when I need it….

Then today, I got even more blog lovin’!

Jenna from We’re Jumpin’ was sweet enough to share it with me!  Jenna and I just recently found each other out here in this massive community… so very happy that our paths have crossed as I am totally diggin’ what she has to say!  AND, she’s participating in a 30 day music challenge, so of course that right there, got me hooked!  THANKS girl!  Look forward to reading lots more of yours!

To these three ladies… I want to thank you for much more than the awards and features… I am so incredibly blessed to have you in my life.  Your words, nods and xoxos get me through the longest of days and happiest of moments. XOXOXO 🙂

Ok…. so next up with the fun part!  THE MUST-DOs of accepting these awards!  ( we all know I don’t have to-do lists, I only have MUST-Do lists…) and passing them along!

But…. not until tomorrow as I have a mighty long MUST-DO list I have to get to working on now… Nephew #4’s 1st birthday party is on Sunday and Aunt Mae hasn’t made a single thing yet!!!!

I’m keeping a pocketful of sunshine close by to carry me through!  Keep yours close at hand!

What made you happy today?  Was the sun shining in your neck of the woods?

the BEST of what’s around…

These are the best of the best that I’ve come to know and love in the blogging world.  They’ve provided support, guidance, encouragement, laughter, tears and comedic relief just when I’ve needed it.

These are the blogs that I read each and every day no matter what… even if I myself haven’t blogged in a while, I still read up on them.

I’ve come to know each of these lovely folks very well over the last year.  Not only are they absolutely phenomenal writers in their own unique and individual ways, they are amazingly wonderful and supportive.  They’re my blogging buddies, my cyber pals… they’ve come to be some pretty great friends that I am so very blessed and privileged to have made acquaintance with.

I encourage you to take a minute and stop by.  Tell them I sent you! And be sure to stop back here and check out my BEST of what’s around page as I will be adding new blogs from time to time!

Sharing the love that they have so graciously shared with me, I present you with…

the BEST of what’s around…

Donna at The Redneck Princess

Elizabeth at Mirth and Motivation

Josiah at Devastating the Obvious

Laura at Tinkerbelle86’s Blog

LeRoy at Wordsmith’s Desk

Melissa at Melissa’s Meanderings

Nicole at Simple Moments

Rach at This Italian Family

Rick at Reminiscing Via the Written Language

Suzanne at Unscripted Thoughts

Vicky at Little Miss Everything