March 16th – “It’s all about putting out the right kind of energy today — so be generous and kind, and project the type of person you want others to see you as.”

Hmm…I am generally not concerned with how others see me. In fact, I really don’t care at all. What are you trying to do to my self-esteem, horoscope!

The last time this subject was brought to my attention was at work, by someone whom I didn’t respect. I had bigger plans for myself than to care about what someone else thought. Not surprisingly, I ended up quitting that job.

Not giving a S*+# about how others see me is the one of the few things that have helped me get as far as I’ve gotten.  I don’t have time to get hung up on trying to impress others. It’s draining. At the end of the day, the only person I want to impress is myself.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t walk around town being a jerk and stepping all over others to get what I want. If I meet someone I don’t like (or who doesn’t like me), I do my best to avoid contact. The world is big enough that I don’t have to interact with people I get negative vibes from.

That being said, today’s horoscope isn’t a complete dud. I can do “generous and kind,” without having to worry about how others see me. It makes me feel great, so why not?!

Today marks the first 6 months of my blog, so it’s an excellent time to be generous and kind.

Here are a few things I like about my followers (including bloggers and non-bloggers). YOU have inspired ME by your:

Creativity

Wisdom

Generosity

Humor

Kindness

Courage

Dedication

Passion

Friendship

Loyalty

Talent

Weirdness

Adventurous Spirit

Desire to speak and be heard

 

This list can be much longer, but I need to get back to work so I don’t get fired!

Thank you for reading and for being YOU!

February 7th – “The right people will easily buy into your latest brainchild. You have a lot of good energy flowing through you right now.”

Thanks for the boost of confidence, horoscope! That was exactly what I needed today.

For the first time ever, I SUPER over prepared for an interview. It’s not that I was ever under prepared before, but I haven’t tried that hard to make a good impression on anyone in a long time. I don’t think I even worked that hard to get into graduate school or defending my dissertation! Honestly, I don’t know if that’s a good or bad sign.

On one hand, it’s great that I put so much time and energy into getting myself ready for today. A whole week to be exact. It shows that I was committed and took the interview seriously.

On the other hand, what the heck is wrong with me?! Is my self-esteem that low? Did I over prepare because I don’t have any faith in myself? Where did my confidence go?

It’s probably the latter, but I’ll leave that for another day to consider. For now, I’m happy that I went through the process and got an interview. Two years ago, I wouldn’t have done it. That’s good enough for me.

My horoscope has been sending me lots of good vibes this week and is keeping me on my toes. Yesterday it told me to “act quickly,” and I did. I wanted some time off and got a coworker to cover for me. Today, my horoscope advised, “You and your darling have plans — big plans” and we do. We booked a trip to Italy? It’s been five years since we’ve gone away together, so it’s long overdue.

As silly as I think it is, it’s kind of amazing how often my horoscope gives me the messages I want to hear. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, it may seem like my horoscope gives me good news most of the time. It doesn’t. I get my fair share of warnings like “better stay away from others today because you’re in a mood” (which it does get right most of the time!). I just choose to write about the good stuff or turn the negative predictions into “teachable moments.”

I want to attract good energy and what better way to do that than to put positive energy out there. Here are some positive thoughts that I send to you, dear reader: You are intelligent, creative, and have really good taste in reading!  =)