Everything else is just life.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Awaiting the Weekend

A la Black Eyed Peas' new song that I heard driving to work this morning:

"I Gotta Feelin'"

I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night
That tonight's gonna be a good night
That tonight's gonna be a good good night [x4]

Tonight's the night
Let's live it up
I got my money
Let's spend it up

Go out and smash it
Like Oh My God
Jump off that sofa
Let's get get OFF

I know that we'll have a ball
If we get down
And go out
And just loose it all

I feel stressed out
I wanna let it go
Lets go way out spaced out
And loosing all control

Fill up my cup
Look at her dancing
Just take it off

Let's paint the town
We'll shut it down
Let's burn the roof
And then we'll do it again

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I tend to dabble

I contribute to a website: Think Communications, LLC

Below is my awesome post...To Be or To be Anonymous

It’s been over a decade since the Internet exploded onto everyone’s PC’s and it hasn’t really slowed down since. With the efforts of MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter the Internet, and I’m stating the obvious here, has become the marketing tool of the millennium. With the simplest click of a mouse and a few taps on the keyboard, a social media marketing world is opened up to you, and it’s your playground to enjoy. So why are some of us afraid to come clean? Why do we hesitate to take off our disguises and take credit where credit should be due?

I too was anonymous on the Internet with one moniker for both my blog posts and Tweets, which only a few people close to me knew. Granted I’m not a super sleuth private investigator, nor were my blogs and tweets of great controversy, I just felt more comfortable behind a disguise.

However that did nothing for my social media presence - unable to market or brand myself. In truth, there was no future without “me.”

By having an alias, or even just being anonymous, is actually doing a disservice to your potential leads and authenticity. It closes the door on opportunities you could act on as yourself and shuts out possible future employers. Being yourself on the Internet allows your work and your connections to prove your viability as a social media guru and create a name for yourself AS yourself.

Granted, all posts shouldn’t be one-sided. There are arguments for opting to use an alias or being anonymous. A safety concern is high up there, as well as your personal content. Depending on what you write about, tweet or share on your Facebook wall may or may not be what a potential employer wants to read. There has been many a firing because of an employees leaked Facebook profile and also for posting offending material on a social media outlet.

The possible solution, create a professional and personal account for the social media networks – giving you the ability to be yourself on both counts—your professional self and your behind-closed-doors self. The proverbial doors can still open and you don’t have to worry about not putting “yourself” out there.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I have to be O.K.

Sometimes I surprise myself. More so, than I think I surprise others. My sheer willfulness and sometimes my sheer unadulterated non-fear. I have this innate ability to jump in feet first, crossing my fingers and kissing the sky for luck. There are times when I immediately regret my decision, but it's a "live and learn" society.

I am very impatient. In traffic. With children. And with life. I want it all now, and then some. I'm ambitious to a fault and nothing is ever good enough. Here is where my conundrum lies...nothing is ever good enough.

I always question myself, second-guess is more like it, wondering if I've made the right life choices: Career-wise, Relationship-wise, Family-wise and Friendship-wise. I've asked myself if I will ever be satisfied 100% with everything, and I'm not sure I ever will be. I'm always striving for bigger and better. Wondering how my life would be if I were elsewhere.

Career wise, I wish I knew what was in store. I know I eventually want to be my own boss. This takes time. Time, which I am impatient for. As much as I would like to think that all of my career moves have been calculated, I can't help but wonder if I am just buying stock in the not-completely-satisfied market. My friend Jaime put it eloquently in a post here, that got me thinkin'. Am I clouding my resume with things that don't support what I really want to do in life? Or more importantly...what do I WANT do to in life?

I know I want the freedom to write. I want the freedom to be creative. I want the glitz and glamor. I also want to help people. I want to make my mark and have people know my name. I want to be comfortable in my assets and be able to make my own work schedule. I would like to be girly and have great associates. And I would like a fair shot at fame. Shallow? Maybe, but it's something that has always been at the back of my mind.

I'm all about accomplishments. One of my greatest accomplishments to date is the screenplay that I wrote when I was 13. I finished writing an entire movie. Granted, I read it now and wonder what I was thinking, but that's besides the point. I FINISHED it. I make a daily "To Do" list and a huge smile runs across my face when I cross things off. It's the greatest feeling.

I would like to think that I am not settling in any aspect of my life but I can't help to wonder "what if..."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sisters and Soul Mates


If you had a penis I would marry you.
Well I would marry you anyway,
I would probably cheat on you
because I love the cock.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Way or the Highway

I can admit it, I'm bossy. Kind of comes with the territory of being the oldest child. I like structure. I like the way I like things when I like them. If you don't work for me, I throw you out the window, with the utmost disregard. I don't like taking orders. I don't like to be intimidated. I believe in treating everyone with respect, especially with home and work relationships (and giving up your seat on the train or letting someone with less groceries than you cut the line never hurt anyone either).

What I'm trying to say, is, well...I'm not sure. That's the fortunate and unfortunate thing about being in your twenties, I'm not sure about anything, anyone or that I'm going anywhere (with this post AND in life). I take my decisions everyday and I hope that they work out. Some do, some don't. Shit happens. Actually, life happens.

I want this blog to represent me. Not a portion of me, not half, not 3/4...ALL of me. It's going to be random, it's going to be emotional and it's going to be awesome.

Buckle up kids, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Oh, P.S. if you don't like it, it's America, click to another blog.