Back in My Sandbox. With the World Series Team at WA!
October 2017, I joined WA!
At the time, I was in my Michigan condo, ...my retreat from the southern heat of Texas.
I'm now retired, but have not stopped learning since I stepped out of the classroom.
To be a good teacher, it helps to know your material, and I was blessed with incredible curiosity for many subjects. In addition, I never knew from one year to the next, which subjects or how many I'd be teaching, so one better Love Learning!!
Another year begins with Premium at WA!
" Where have you been and what have you done with WA in 2 years, Barb?"
This week, I received my Dedication Badge!
This teacher has been in the classroom of Magistudios, with our awesome trainer Jay!!
Life happens, but I have shone up regularly for Jay"s "Friday/Saturday, wherever you are in the world", Happy Hour!! Friday nights trainings have kept me connected with the consistency that my life afforded. Life was happening, all around, and still is, but my ducks are now in manageable buckets.
I can say I earned this badge!
WA Premium offers Live Training with Jay!
I've taken college courses for computers, back in the 80s, and didn't learn an iota of what we get from Jay!! If we got NOTHING else, but the training, at WA, that comes down to what?
For the cost of Premium, around $350 per year. Cost breaks down to a dollar a day!!
Can anyone else feel, how incredibly measly this cost is?? Wow!
As a teacher, I appreciate the clear objectives, the slides, all the wonderful live examples!
Jay always makes it clear that he's right there, with his general easy manner. He makes this very impersonal world of the internet, very engaging.
Time Management Needed
One of the first things time management gurus say to do is take an assessment of what you really want in at least 7 different areas of your life. When I did this, I found that I had unfinished projects galore!!
I'm an artist, gardener, including lawn mowing, which I consider my "Treadmill"! Since, I;m single, as well, and a home-owner, all responsibility is on me.
It became quite apparent, that I had too much on my plate! My condo, was not bringing me peace, when in Michigan, ...while my Texas home, was not getting its proper attention.
Saga of Selling my condo
Preface this critique with, I sold Real Estate, back in the 80s in Texas.
I listed the condo, in August with this "Sweet young gal", that said all the promising things, which, in turn did nothing, but talk. Inexperienced, and too "dumb" to ask when she didn't know something. Instead, she say about anything to keep me. Work ethic lacking and her integrity, questionable. Finally, got one bid, and took it. She forgot who she was supposed to represent.
Buying Realtor, no better. She was working for her sister.
I, finally, closed the deal by going directly to the title company to find out anything that was the truth.
January, we finally closed. December, was promised, before the holidays, before the new year. Taxes were eating me up!
I had to make several trips during the process, as well.
Lesson learned? Find the busiest, ugliest guy out there and KNOW that will do the job!!
Back in the spring, I attempted to write, but was conflicted!
I had too many to-dos and kept being drawn outside. Summer arrived, and with a pool came company, whenever with the BBQ.
Incorrect assessment of a pool leak. lead to a brand new filter, only to find that it was an intake pipe. 50 dollar problem cost 1200.
My son, Russ builds decks, and just about anything else. I mentioned, it'd be nice, eventually to have a bench around the tree. He built
Long story shortened ...many of the hanging projects are finished
I created quite a bit of stained glass, which allows me more freedom in creation. Design one day, cut glass another, one a sitting job, the other a standing. This art can handle interruptions.
My Teacher's natural rhythm begins in the fall!! Summer's over and time to buckle down for another year of growth!
Back to my Sandbox!!
My old friends, here, may recall this was what I called my WA network!
Ready, once again, to pursue my website goals, while we work, play and solve our projects together!
I've been binge watching Jay's replays... The Basics! (Awesome for when I'm driving around in Texas, where nothing is walking distance!)
Tonight was game 5 of the World Series! Yes, but I was committed to getting a blog finished, this evening, regardless!!
I just needed to start!! Momentum carries me!
Now, tonight if distracted?? Blame it on the Series. We were hopeful, tonight, but Washington, had the evening "Go Power!"
It's "After Midnight!", so that's it for tonight's song!
Best to you all!
BTW... Out of practice and issues with spellcheck/grammar half-way through editing, so apologies for errors. ...a bit too late to fix the program.