Over the past year at my job with Klenz towel, I have been completely stressed out more than once. After a hard day of work I find the best solution to maintaining my sanity is a glass of wine and turning on my favorite Internet radio station and just listening for an hour or so. Sometimes these sessions can last for three to four hours. I paid some attention while taking a barrage of psych classes in college, there I learned that music affects a different part of the brain than normal speech. The cool thing is that while you listen to music, it is actually “massaging” the rest of your brain. Imagine getting a back rub that makes your knee feel better (how neat is that?)
Next time you are stressed, try throwing on a slow paced melodic masseuse along with a glass of your favorite vintage.
I’ve thought long and hard about the question that I posted last time, and I came to the conclusion that if I were selected to be CEO in a foreign country, I would accept the position. However there would have to be a list of priorities, my family must be able to be educated and safe, I would have to make more money than I did in the United States, and above all else, Kelsey must say yes. 🙂 I sometimes wonder how people can make decisions without consulting their family and loved ones. I’m not even married yet and I can’t imagine making a life altering decision without first consulting Kelsey.
Hope you all have a good weekend and a happy Valentines day!
Today while sitting in class with one of my favorite educators of all time, David Artko, he posed a question that really got me thinking. If a company I was working for told me that they were starting a division in Europe or Asia and they wanted me to run it, would I be willing to take the job. He was talking about his past experience at Bank America, he was CEO of Bank America in several Asian countries including China and Japan.
I’m not going to lie, this question really knocked me back on my heels. My gut tells me to yell out “I WANT TO DO IT!!! PICK ME!!!” but my brain is telling me, “Think about it, you may make more money and become more cultured, but at what cost?”
I’d like to think that either way I would choose, it would be the right one. Being deeply rooted in the midwest, my family would hate it if I were to up and leave to a different part of the country, let alone a different part of the world. While I contemplate this, I want you, the readers to also contemplate it. What would you do if you were offered the job of CEO in a different part of the world?
I’m going to follow up on this question within the next week.
Wednesday was bitter sweet. It marked the end of my last Jterm in undergrad. Will I miss the 4 hours of class everyday or the insane amount of homework? No… But will I miss the 6 hours of free time where I took up hobbys like working out and reading? Yes… Next Thursday will mark the start of my final semester here at the University of Sioux Falls. I plan on going out with a bang. My GPA has done nothing but improve over the last year and a half and I intend on keeping that upward trend moving. I’ve got a tough schedule ahead of me though so I need to buckle down. (the main reason i’m writing this in my blog is to remind myself that it’s not going to be a cakewalk.)
I’m going to make a schedule to post at least once a week on the blog. I’ve been doing a terrible job of it.
Oh and I just found out that when I complete a week long journal for Google about the CR-48 I win a 50 dollar amazon gift card!
Today I tried spending the entire day in the clouds. I failed, but not until about fifteen minutes ago when I realized that there was no way to get the pictures off of my SD card that I put into the SD card reader on the side of the machine. I then went running to my mac to upload the pictures to Picasa.
Other than the SD fiasco, I feel that I did well living in the clouds today. I did find some more pro’s though. I’m beginning to love the super fast startup and shut down. This feature is what will come to set the google laptops apart from others. My apple takes much less time than my sister’s dell to startup and shut down, but the Cr-48 takes the gold medal in the race from startup to browsing the internet to shutting down.
I have a new album started on Picasa full of all of the pics if you want to look at all of my pictures. I uploaded a lot of them, but not all.
I’m now in possession of a 3g device. My Cr-48 has 2 years of free Verizon 3g service. Thanks Google and Verizon! You’ll see the 3g feature in the pictures below. I’m going to say sorry in advance for my poor picture quality. It was dark and I didn’t set up the images very well.
So for my christmas list this year, rather than sending out lists individually via email, I’m going to update my blog as a new item is added to my list. My list this year is not as long, or as expensive as years past, but that can change if something unbelievably awesome and expensive comes out that I cannot live without.
Christmas List 2010
- Professional looking brown belt
- Professional looking black belt
- I wear size 34 pants if that helps
- Good Electric can opener (or VERY GOOD hand crank can opener)
- This is the can opener I used today!
- 19” or bigger widescreen monitor (Samsung preferred but only if on sale)
- Socks (short Hanes red stripe toes)
- I DO NOT NEED UNDERWEAR
- iHome Keyboard
- New Snowpants (insanely waterproof with reinforced seams)
- Lightweight polo or two (size large)
- Long sleeved dress shirts
- Something that goes with brown shoes (I’d ask Kelsey)
- Khaki pants (gift cards are best)
- Premium Country by David Adam Byrnes (Mp3 Download)