2019: More movement, patience, and positivity

2018 went by so quickly; and now 2019 is here. I decided to set a theme for the year. More movement, patience, and positivity.

The reason I chose these key points are simple and easy to understand.

Movement: For me, this means a couple of different things.  The goal I have is more self-care. I want to take better care of myself because I deserve it. I want to work on worrying and stressing less.  I can do this in a number of ways. Writing in a journal, reading, and just getting things done without procrastinating is a great way for me to help myself.  More exercise: I would like to lose some weight. I am conscious about how I look and feel, and even though I am only slightly overweight, if I do not lose what I need to, it can become a problem.

The second goal is to work on my craft. As a writer, I should always work on improving my writing, and I want to work on my editing skills. I want to work on continuing to grow my audience by being more present on my social media platforms.

Patience: This is a value that I need and want to work on.

Positivity: I want to stop being so negative. I found out, in 2018, that being and thinking positive helps. I want to achieve my dreams and goals no matter how big or small they are; having family and friends who hold me accountable is a great help. Finally, I want to focus on giving back to the community. No matter if its big or small I hope that God will allow me to be more thankful during this season and to help me realize its not always about me but others.

Do you have a theme for this year or do you have any specific goals you want to achieve? Tell me in the comments below.

Personal Development: My final class

Hi Blog world,

My final class was on February 4th, and my final exam was a mock job interview. I was nervous, since I was not sure of what types of questions that I was going to be asked. I also felt like I have a lack of confidence since my work history is so small. My teacher’s supervisor and I did the mock interview several times for different kinds of journalism related jobs. After the interview, I got feedback. It’s clear that I am anxious and I tend to talk fast.  Another thing I need to work on is how to give clearer answers and examples of my work.  One of the toughest questions that the supervisor asked me was: What do you want for your life? This question is very complex and its hard for me to answer, since at this time, I feel pulled in many different directions when it comes to setting goals and making those goals a reality.

Right now, I only have concepts that I believe will make me happy, however, if I do not act on these concepts I may end up not  getting what I want out of life. I rather work hard and make things happen.

Blog  soon,

Amanda Gene

Personal Development: a pre-employment class

Hi Blog world,

This past week I attended my first pre-employment  class. The reason I am taking this class to help me gain knowledge and skills that I will need to help me be successful with my career.  My first lesson was on learning styles and how these styles can be used in the job setting and during teamwork projects. I learned that I am an auditory, visual and sometimes tactical learner.

The second lesson was on setting goals. To be honest, I think that this is one of my weakness. I really have been struggling with setting goals this past year. However, having this goal setting lesson presented in a different way has made me realize that I can set and achieve goals.  This has also helped me have a clearer picture of what I want my future to look like.

I am looking forward to the other lessons in this class, and the skills and knowledge that I am going to be gaining from it.

Blog  soon,

Amanda Gene