I don't want to be perfect, just better...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Day, New Stress, No Sleep for the Angry Racing Mind

I have been so stressed out the last few months I'm close to hair pulling, teeth gnashing and long convoluted plans plotting the demise of some people...I can't relax.

Nothing works and I mean nothing.

Right this moment I should be deep under the covers calling the hogs but I find myself sitting here angry by three things that happened to me and two things I did to myself.

My brain is doing NASCAR laps, racing from problem to problem trying to find solutions but none of my options are attractive. Instead of letting it go and getting a good night's sleep. I continue to sit here trying to find another solution to my problems.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year's!

When I started this blog in 2008 it was a way for me to track my financial journey as I tried to claw my way out of debt.

Some time later this blog because a record of the many ways I have changed, am changing and a record of the many ways I have stayed the same.

I came to a decision when I was at Blogalicious when I was surrounded by so many excited women bloggers of color that I knew the time for me and this blog is nearing its end. I had similar feelings after attending Blogging While Brown but was unable to visualize how to end this ride.

This will be the last year that I blog here and under this name.

Don't be sad.

I've spent the last month formulating my last year of ConvertingME.

Each month I've picked a task, a habit, a tic, hobby to relearn, something to work on in this my final year of conversion. Check in tomorrow for the full year long program.

I wish you a productive, fruitful and joyous New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I hope you are surrounded by the ones you love and receive the things you need whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual. 

Peace and blessings.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

How I feel about Pinterest

I've had my account for several months but since I started following more people I find more stuff to pin.

Help me.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dear Late Doctor (Update) - Naming Names Edition

If you recognize the title, then you may remember my post Dear Late Doctor, in which I explain and share an email that I exchanged with our former dentist. I received a response to my email from the dentist.

Here it is:
That's it. No fancy fonts or punctuation. No capital letters. No you are right, I'm wrong. No, lets agree to disagree. No nothing else just lol. Who or what professional responds to a seriously worded email that is complaining about the standard of care they received in your office/your business/your livelihood with lol?

I was out of state when I found the 'response' in my spam folder.

Otherwise the outcome of this blog post would be completely different. Possibly the Hubbster writing to say I was in jail or as OKBF said "headlines screaming 'Firebombed Dental Office...'"

I've matured enough to not go that route, I hope!

I wasn't trying to be funny when I wrote my response but apparently it elicited this reaction from her. My email is funny to her? So apparently she doesn't give a shit about the way she is perceived.

Her name is 
Dr. Lulu Hester-Alexander. 

Her office is Artistic Dentistry

8000 Indian Head Hwy
Fort WashingtonMD 20744 
(301) 749-9100

I don't mind outing her because of this level of stupidity. Has she never heard of bad customer service or does she not care?

If you are in or around Fort Washington, Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia. Please avoid this woman and her office at all costs!

She cares not about you, your time, your teeth or anything else.

She is obviously delusional because she thinks she lives on an island.

Apparently, she thinks I'm a turn the other cheek, let bygones be bygones, doormat that she can treat any kind of way.

Too bad for her I don't believe that way...I've downloaded a complaint form from the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. I will post her email and my response verbatim on every medical professional rating site I can find as well as call our insurance company and lodge a complaint about her poor treatment and standard of service.

Monday, December 5, 2011

2012 Vision Board

My 2012 vision board...

My goals are pretty simple & straight forward this year. Finding a job in emergency management and graduating with my Master's are my main two goals for the year. 

Not too many materials wants except for Pontiac Aztek (I have always loved these vehicles and instead of getting something brand spanking new I would like to get one of these). 

I want to go back to pen and paper journaling,  I still want to go to New York City, reduce my debt, yoga, P90X, and lastly organize, reduce clutter and decorate my home.

What are your 2012 goals? 

Are you creating a vision board to help you realize those goals?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

#Reverb11 Day One: One Word

Today's Prompt: One word: Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why. Imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?

My one word description of this year is:

I have reinvented myself this year. 

My major reinvention is I started this year as an employee and I'm ending this year as a self employed social media content management virtual assistant with a growing slate of clients. I was dependent upon someone else for my income. Now I'm seriously thinking of raising my rates because I'm at the tipping point. 

I balance clients with graduate school. I'm reaching the point where I'm close to being overbooked in my "work" hours. A great place to be if I must say so myself.

I'm utterly close to finishing my Master's degree in Emergency Management. I find myself looking for jobs in my new degree field but frustration is rising as what I want to do is matching with the positions I'm finding open. 

There are several other things that I worked on this year and plan on reaping the dividends in the next year!