May 1, 2011

Freedom Part 1

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I know it has been awhile since i posted an original “Lauren” thought so here it is, long-awaited but epic nonetheless …

It’s official, as of Thursday April 28th, at approximately 9 am I finished my degree. The fact that I have finished my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology still hasn’t quite sunk in, probably when I go for convocation on June 3rd it will be realized. But for now it feels good to be done.

I did receive my acceptance for the Post-Degree Education Program at the University of Alberta… I know its in Edmonton, but I think I’ll survive as I only have to be there for 2 years but the University is amazing up there.  So at the end of May I shall be heading up there with some family members to hopefully find the apartment for which my life will continue on in up there.

This summer I shall be doing the S.T.E.P program through the AHS again which will give me 10 weeks of steady work as I wait for the CFL season to start-up again so that I can see my Stampeders in action before I head to our rivalry city. Speaking of rivalries, I have decided that instead of going outside my apartment to enjoy hockey or football festivities (unless I have a group that will protect me) I shall create my own “C” of Red in my apartment so I shall be protected from Oilers and Eskimos fans.

I am just excited in general, moving on to a new phase in my life, it will be different living on my own in a different city. I say this because I have lived in Calgary my entire life so it is a lot of change, but I have no doubt that it will be quite the experience. Now I just need to befriend some people in Edmonton so that I have people I can do Bikram yoga, watch sports, and other fun endeavours with unless all my Calgary friends want to constantly road trip up to check up on me haha.

January 4, 2011

New Year Resolutions…

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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

December 19, 2010

Words That Make Your Resume Suck (via Crone and Bear It)

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How you present yourself be it in person, or on paper sets the tone so make sure you “put your best foot forward”

Words That Make Your Resume Suck I remember some time ago reading an article intended to help those seeking jobs by alerting them to certain words or phrases they should not use on their resumes.  The concern was applicants may be using generic language; language that doesn’t specifically demonstrate capabilities.   Over-used, trite, unsupportable phrases make Human Resource Managers cringe.  Six examples were provided: 1.  “Responsible for” — So what?  We’re all responsible fo … Read More

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December 7, 2010

8 Tips for Generating Positive Self-esteem (via Good At Life)

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If you feel good about yourself, and confident with yourself then others will as well

8 Tips for Generating Positive Self-esteem By this point we’ve learned some vital things about self-esteem.  We’ve defined it.  We’ve appreciated why it plays a vital role in successful living.  And we’ve identified behaviors and attitudes associated with  both healthy and unhealthy self-esteem.    If at the end of those assessments you’ve decided you can benefit from improving your own self-esteem, you’re probably anxious to know just how that can be done, and I don’t blame you!  That’s … Read More

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The 3 Most Effective Ways to Meet New People (via Good At Life)

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These are also helpful tips to use if you plan on joining up with any Network Marketing company as you will have to interact with and engage new people.

The 3 Most Effective Ways to Meet New People Being the gypsy that I am, I have plenty of experience finding myself someplace totally new and knowing very few people.  In the early days of my uprooting and relocating adventures I used to search the internet looking for tips on how to meet people.  The advice I most commonly came across encouraged readers to join a gym, go to museums, frequent bookstores,  and talk to everyone everywhere!    Well, I’ve met one or two people at the gym over th … Read More

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