Saturday, April 19, 2008

10 Reasons Why I Blog

I have been tagged by JLee and Mel. Now that tax season is over I can get back to blogging and my other writing projects.

1. To showcase my artistic talent. Despite negative feedback I have recieved lately on my poetry, I do feel I have been given a gift that should not be wasted.

2. To reach out to the outside world. In the past I have been somewhat of a hermit. I am thankful to say it is in the PAST!!

3. To meet and chat with very interesting people. I have made several friends through blogging (JLee, Mel, Ballerina Gurl and Tery) just to name a few.

4. To offer support and encouragement to thoes who have experienced some of the same things I have. A good support network is such an important thing to have. It lets one know that they are not alone in their struggles.

5. To read other people's point of view on a variety of topics. We are ALL diffrent. If we were all the same the world would be a very boring place to live in. I HATE BORING!!!!!

6. To stop myself from being a couch potato.

7. A good way to pass the time.

8. To develop and improve my writing skills.

9. It fuels my creativity. Changing and redesigning the blog from time to time is a very good thing.

10. A good way to stimulate the brain cells (sometimes).

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It Has Been One Hell Of A Ride!!!!

Dear friends, I am sorry I have been MIA since January. My internet has been down since the first week in January. What a drag! Whenever I could I would go to the library to check e-mail and read some blogs. I have not forgotten any of my blogger friends!!!

Well here is what is going on with me. The weight loss has been progressing nicely. The only problem is my existing wardrobe is now sackcloth! I recently tried on a bathing suit I bought before my trip to the Bahamas in 2000. Quess what IT FITS!!! It is a size 10; no more full figured clothes for this kid!!! My hair has gotten a little bit longer and I love it!! I wish I had some pictures to show everybody.

Tax season is almost over. The only things I can really say is that my new client growth rate is almost 50% and my client retention is about 60%. I will be working more for H&R Block during the off season. I will be teaching a lot more classes and working in the district office. I just hope it is enough to meet my monthly expenses. I have been REALLY stressed out my financial situation. I hope it does get better soon.

I have not had much time to focus on my writing. I write a few lines here and there but nothing I can put together yet. Before tax season started working on a second book of poems. I hope during the summer I can focus a bit more on my writing. It will be hard because I have to get caught up on my financial obligations which I said before is REALLY bumming me out!!!!

Well friends that's it for now. I hope everybody is doing well.