May 31, 2011

Hello Summer!

Posted in Expectations, Future, GWT, Happiness, Society tagged , , , , , , , at 10:41 pm by lemaclellan


Well it seems that summer seems to have finally deemed Calgary acceptable of it’s presence  and with that also comes the exciting release of the new sunglasses made by FERI. The FERI SHIELDS released to the website today and I must say they look stunning and I hopefully will have a pair in possession very soon. I browsed through the collection quickly and there is definitely a pair for everyone. So take a quick peek and I hope you find something you like if you do choose to tempt yourself and purchase one.

Also summer for me means the approaching of CFL season and thus returning to my marketing buddies at the wonderful McMahon Stadium for my Stampeders, and my Roughriders when they are in town. which I am greatly looking forward to as none of my teams for hockey are playing and I could care less at this point who wins, though I would prefer it to be the Boston Bruins over the Vancouver Canucks, but that is my opinion either way it is not the Flames so it is of little consequence to me. In other hockey news though the NHL is returning to Winnipeg! YAY! though they may not be called the Jets it will still be epic.

Also this coming friday is my convocation from my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, I am pretty excited and happy about this.  I am celebrating with friends friday and then doing so with the family on saturday.  During the middle of next month my mother and I will go up to Edmonton and find the place where I shall reside for my next two years of education for my post-degree Bachelor of Education specializing in elementary school.

This year will hopefully bring with its new beginning lots of wonderful things, of course with hard work but nonetheless lots of good things. I am excited. I also need to save lots so that I have a cushion in case I run into trouble in Edmonton.  New adventures await hopefully things turn out well and my life continues on the upward path that it has been.

Till Next time

~L

May 15, 2011

Hope for Optimism?

Posted in Choices, Decisions, Expectations, Future, Happiness, Human Nature, Interaction, Society tagged , , , , , , , at 1:22 pm by lemaclellan


So I have been noticing a disturbing (well to me at least) trend in how other people view the world, interactions, people, etc. it seems to be very belittling, pessimistic, and untrustworthy…. Being an optimist myself I don’t understand the lack of benefit of the doubt, hope, positive thinking etc that goes along with being an optimist even though it has been shown that having a positive frame of mind in everything you do is beneficial to your individual being. 

By treating someone in positive, respectful ways you are more likely to get that back in equal strength or more but by treating others less than you would like to be treated then the downward spiral of treatment continues and in the end does no good to anyone. 

It saddens me when I see people who have not done anything wrong being treated as if they have, because what good does that do except make the person doing the mistreating feel better about the interaction or circumstance.  I am not just saying this as an outsider because it has happened to me. Since I am naturally a kind, optimistic, positive, understanding person in the past people have taken advantage of that fact and vented or been pessimistic towards me thinking that I can handle it because my attitude will win out in the end, which it does but that does not mean that while the behaviour is going on it does not hurt me emotionally to hear all the negativity. 

negative emotions, behaviours, relationships, and interactions drain all energy that the people may have because it takes so much more energy (at least from my perspective) to be negative than it does to smile and say kind words instead. These types of things are also almost like a virus as they spread the more you come into contact with them. Being positive works in a similar way but there just seem to be so many more negative people in this world compared to the positive, thus making it quite difficult for positive thinking to spread when the majority of people’s interactions are probably negative. It is like the old saying is the glass half-full or half-empty? they are the same measurement it is all about the different perspective one has, I always like to seeing things as being half-full, a that everything happens for a reason so there is no point in regretting because at one point that decision was what you wanted/needed and made you happy and one should never regret any happiness no matter what the final outcome because you can learn something from everything. 

Hopefully when I become a teacher I will be able to slowly mend this perspective and help people see things from the positive side, So I guess we shall see how that fares when I finish that degree in 2 years. Is it too much to ask for the world to be a more positive, tolerant, optimistic place?

Oh well that is it for me today I think. 

Hope you are all doing well 

-L


March 2, 2011

How can you tell if it is progress….

Posted in Business, Choices, Expectations, Future, GWT, Passion Parties tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:46 am by lemaclellan


Well for lack of more eloquent phrasing the beginning of this year has been ridiculous, but not quite Charlie Sheen ridiculous close but not quite.

6 weeks left in my program and believe me I am starting to feel the heat but the assignments, tests, and personal strain will be worth it when I am holding that piece of paper in June.

I am also looking forward to this semester being over so I can focus on my businesses and gain some personal and residual income in my life. So my goal is to work both of them, GWT and Passion Parties.

This year will then hopefully end or continue on in a much more peaceful and prosperous fashion than in which it began.

I am also waiting to hear back from the universities I applied to for my post degree education program. I am really hoping I got in to the ones I am hoping for because I really have not made a back-up plan for what I am going to do if I am not accepted anywhere…. maybe I shall start to formulate one.

In the meantime for any reading why not check out my fellow MRU psychology major’s blog : http://misskristalynn.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

Till then

Adieu

January 14, 2011

Procrastination

Posted in Business, Choices, Decisions, Expectations, GWT, Happiness, People, Skills tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:15 pm by lemaclellan


We are all guilty of it,  some of us have just come to terms with our procrastinating ways and accepted that it is something that though it may be entertaining and feel good in the end it is not beneficial for anything. Yes at the moment I am procrastinating my readings for my classes to write this blog but I the fact is I am conscious of this.

However I do like to be productive and the past couple days i actually have been successful in this feet. I have gotten two leads for my business, gotten information on another possible, worthwhile investment, ordered my business kit as well as a beautiful pendant and chain from my company :

I should be receiving it next week and am ridiculously excited.

My last semester also began this week and looks like it shall be a busy one which brings me back to procrastination, since I shall have lots of readings, assignments, presentations and the like that come with taking 5 senior classes if I procrastinate I will not be in a good place. So I shall try to be vigilant and not procrastinate excessively.

I have not procrastinated however in the matter of application completion for the universities that I have applied to for the post-degree education program. Hopefully I will be accepted to the University of Alberta so that I can stay relatively close to home but also leave Calgary(living wise) for once in my life. Also the U of A is a beautiful campus and fantastic school, my fingers are crossed.

So my motto for this semester I have decided will be “Do or do not, there is no try” to quote the brilliant Yoda from Star Wars because it is true. I like to believe that we as people can do anything we set our minds to it is just a matter of applying yourself to what it is you would like to do.  I believe that is all i shall leave you with for now.

till next time

Ciao

January 4, 2011

New Year Resolutions…

Posted in Business, Choices, Decisions, Expectations, Future, Happiness, Human Nature, Interaction, People, Society tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:32 pm by lemaclellan


Every new-years people create goals and missions for themselves for the coming year. Some will vow to lose the weight they’ve been trying to lose for years and make the same resolution every year without success, others will want to save money, relationship changes, etc.  No matter what your resolution it has to be something you believe in and are driven towards wanting to complete, because if you don’t want it then why should you work for it.

I am by no means saying that you should not make resolutions because I make them and that would make me a hypocrite what i am saying however is to make them carefully and with lots of thought so that at the end of this new year you can say you did it

I pledge this year, 2011, that I Lauren MacLellan will put money into a house fund, get more healthy and active, learn something new (activity wise), and most importantly be myself and not sacrifice a part of it for anyone.  I am also going to invest more in my business so that I can prosper long-term and help with my goals of owning a house by the time i am done my second degree.

That said I am going to join a yoga class either at Mount Royal University or at a yoga studio by my house, I am going to try to find a level two salsa class i can attend that does not conflict with classes, I will only pursue and keep relationships that add positive things to my existence no negative, energy draining individuals. I will be successful and do everything to the best of my ability.

I hope that no matter what your resolutions for 2011 may be that you succeed and that they help you be the best you can be.

All the best New-Years wishes to you all

Next page