Work flow rant… Are you an early bird?

So not all of us are morning people, I get that.

Some of us can wake up at the crack of dawn and jump right into a brain teasing project, while others need that grande cup of coffee before they can even put they’re clothes on!

Some of us can stay up at all hours of the night, getting 3hrs sleep and still work a full day without much complaint.   

While I on the other hand would be dragging myself like a zombie, straight from my bed and over to a gallon of 5hour energy 😜

We’re all different and that’s ok.  

There’s no need to try to be like anyone else or feel threatened by someone else’s abilities.

I consider myself a workaholic and an early bird, simply because I’m always working on one project or another and I never sleep past 5:30am. 🀷 (and some days its earlier)

I am the 20-25 minutes early, everyday type when it comes to my jobs. (Yup, every job I’ve had) And yes, I’ve received backlash about it from coworkers who think I’m sucking up to the boss and making them look bad.

I even had a coworker tell me once, that I was making them look bad for working so much and getting things completed early and asked if I would slow down some and take a little more time doing things.

And yes,  at the time I tried to be nice and I did what they asked, only to then have them turn around and complain about how slow I was and that I wasn’t completing things fast enough 😳 ( naΓ―ve little me) 

For me, my pace and early arrival to work is a sign of my work ethic.  Not anyone else’s , just mine and mine alone. 

I require a lot of myself. And being, not only on time but early is one of my top priorities.  

Within 30 minutes to and hour of me waking up, I’m ready to smash out the day. I have a list of tasks I need to get done and even a list of things I’d like to do if I finish latter early enough.  

And I like my early mornings, I accomplish so much more in a day by just getting started at a decent time. (Well decent for me and crazy for others lol) 

With my current job, there has been many mornings that all hell has broken loose within 3-5 minutes of our doors opening 😳

So if I were to walk in the building right at opening time and try to complete the list of morning chores I have there Plus try to handle the bussyness, I would be running around my morning feeling rushed and flustered with the amount of work ahead of me.  

And that’s just how I am. 


If it makes you feel accomplished, satisfied, and happy then do it. But don’t belittle or cause rifts with other people who don’t do it your way.  

For some people, they thrive on being extremely busy the moment they arrive to work. And more power to you if you can keep your cool in hectic situations! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ But for me, I need those few minutes of peace and quiet to acclamate myself to the tasks at hand. 
So, are you an early bird or no?

Can you handle immediant bussyness or do you need a few minutes to warm up and get ready for the run?

I’d love to hear your thoughts 😊

Jen

Expecting perfection in the beginning…how niave we are

What type of person are you?

Do you expect perfection from day one or do you allow yourself the chance to fail and become better?

For me, I tend to bounce back and fourth. One day I can be very optimistic that I am growing and becoming a little better and then the next day I can feel completely miserable with my progress or lack there of. 


I’ve read this quote a lot lately ( and a few others

What if I’m really lost?…

What if?

What if sleeping beauty never woke up?…What if Aladdin never found the lamp?… What if Belle’s mother enchanted the beast?? 😳

My life if full of “What if’s” lately. Between the lovely ya books my mother purchased for me and the business end of my life, I haven’t had a single day this year that I haven’t said “what if” a dozen times before falling asleep… and to me, that says I’m not living the life I want. 

I’m not doing what makes me happy and I’m not using the time given to me wisely.  But how I’m the heck to I brake this rut?? 😞 I really should change my usernames to “forever stuck” lol 

But seriously though, it’s time to climb out of this ditch and find my motivation again. πŸ“– 

I had promised a post a week (which fell on Wednesdays) and that is what I plan to do. My goal was/ is to compile interesting yet entertaining posts, even if they’re just a short rambling about my week 😊 

So be prepared for a random, uneducated blog posts people! I’m coming for your screen! Lol πŸ˜‚

We all start somewhere right? 

Jen

Did the inspiration die??

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» Where have the social writers gone?

Did you do  NaNoWriMo this year??

(If so, drop a comment and let me know your thoughts on it)

This year I participated for the first time and I must say I was greatly inspired and enjoyed the chaotic mess. 😊 (I’m more than a little weird… I know)

The deadlines were hard to reach some days but I muddled through and figured it out. And by the end, in those blessed final hours… my computer even killed over and wouldn’t even allow me to verify my final entry. 😞 *deep sigh* Words cannot explain my frustration at that time. 

But I did it and I’m glad I did. Nothing beats a little challenge every now and then. And the people I met along the way were simply amazing and inspiring πŸ’œ

But, now it’s all over. And I feel like a lot of people have ended along with it. 

When I started NaNoWriMo I found , met (and followed) many,many writers on my social media sites so I could meet new people and help support them on their journey. And now it seems like everyone has fallen off wagon and vanished…
Am I looking in all the wrong places or did the new year leave a few people behind?

I know writing everyday can be a challenge, believe me, I know. I battle with it Every.Single. Day. 

Not everyday I’m motivated to sit down and spill my thoughts out. And some days I’m completely terrified to get close to completion because that means taking the next step of actually showing someone my work and being critiqued on it πŸ™ˆ

But even with all that, I don’t stop. My head is always buzzing and moving along even if my hands won’t. 

My mentality is, why work so hard at something if your just going to give up?

And a prolonged break is giving up. 

So lets not give up! Lets make new contacts and add more people to our friend zone πŸ€— and keep on keeping on ❣️

-end of random ramble lol

Jen

Antisocial writer just doing her thing β€

Happy Holidays my creative friends!!!

Tiss the season for happy thoughts and shared moments with close family and friends. 

And me, I’m sitting here just working on some paperwork and getting this 2nd draft underway. Honestly, I’m bad when it comes to socializing. I’d much rather (and feel more comfortable) sitting at my desk or on my couch, working away on the tasks at hand. 

And I tell ya, this writing thing is rough. It’s hard to find time to write and it’s not always easy explaining to people why it’s so important me. 

Lately, I’ve become a very firm believer in working on myself before anything else. And yes, that means being selfish and self centered by focusing on my personal goals above what others would like of me.
So that means I blow off a few friends (sorry guys) and social plans so I can have more time to focus on my writing and honing my skills.  
Not the nicest thing I know…But hey! Sometimes you gotta do you boo!

I can’t say I’ve found the perfect balance yet but I can say I’m working on it as the days go on. 
I’m trying to do my best these days to spend my time wisely and organize my goals by what’s the most important to me in the long run, not just for that moment. 

So here’s  to 2017 being the start of something even greater than what’s already planned 😊

πŸ˜‰πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Jen

The next Novel and NaNoWriMo!Β 

Bella lounging per usual 

Seems anytime I’m working I find her snoozing. Oh, to live the life of a dog sometimes πŸ™‚

November is coming up so much quicker than I had expected, so many deadlines coming due soon and NaNoWriMo starts in just 11 days! I must say I’m beyond excited to participate this year, I’ve  been tinkering with my next novel for some time now and I think nanowrimo is just the boost and writing frenzy I need to get it completed. πŸ’»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ if you’ll be joining in the fun be sure to let me know! I’d love to meet some fellow writers 😊 my username on NaNo is Jen_Onedge 

Which means these next few days are all about planning and time managing.  (In other words To-Do lists! πŸ€“πŸ˜Š)

Along with being part of National Novel Writing Month, I will be throwing my pen in with a fantasy Short story contest as well.    Be sure to check it out and give it a go.  As a writer you should always be up for critiques, contests are the best way to work your craft and better your skills. 

Writing distractions!

Seriously, I am finding it so difficult to focus on my writing and the tasks at hand lately.  It’s time I sit back and regroup a little bit.


Haha πŸ’™

It also doesn’t help that my laptop is being on the fritz , literally every time I get into working on my website or papers it freezes or acts up/ shuts down πŸ˜” ugh!

Think a new  computer is in my future… hopefully πŸ™πŸΌ

In the mean time, good old fashioned pen and paper for me. I actually do most my first drafts on paper, then the first edit comes into play as I type it up on the computer. So whenever my computer bug takes a nap I’ll have many, many first edits to be done! πŸ’»πŸ€—

Planning to make the most out of today and bring a few projects to completion.

~Crushing daily goals~

Jen