Thursday, September 18, 2008

Offline Messages

These past few days I have been "offline" figuratively and literally from Bloggerville and boy how I miss you guys soooooo much. The net connection in our area has been down for three weeks now and I was almost going insane without it.

The funny thing, though, in these last three weeks I was surprised to notice that I have accomplished a lot of things outside the net. One, I get to sleep early...I guess for lack of better things to do. I get to have a lot of play time with the kids, brush their hair and then put them to bed. After that I get to lie down with a very good book or watch television or a new DVD. At first I was fidgety but as the days went by I got used to it. I survived!

Hubby and I started reading this book by Donald Trump, called Think Big and Kick Ass. What a title huh? It's Donald's version of The Secret. It was surprisingly a good book. His goal was simple enough...but everything he did was BIG! I got to reflect a little and tried to look at my life through Donald's eyes and boy I could almost hear him say, "Sweetie? When are you gonna start living that life you were always dreaming of?"

Hmmm, that got me thinking. What kind of life was I leading right now? Was this the dream life I thought a lot of when I was little? It's not that fabulous but it's not that bad either but is this as far as I was prepared to go? Somehow I felt a little inadequate. It seems like I had not exerted that much of an effort really to be good at my job. I felt like I just did what I was told to do. Do this report, train this people, talk to this client, attend this meeting, make sure everything is up and running. Those words sounded like commands given to a robot. And that robot was me. Did I make a difference in my people's lives? I hoped so.

A light seemed to have been turned on inside of me. I wanted to be good at my job. To be successful and for me to do that I got to love what I do and I have to become good at it. You guessed it right now I am driven. Each day I go to work wanting to change things for the better.

They say just have to take one more step to close the distance. Let's take it one step at a time.

Thanks guys! Hope to visit all of you very sooon.


*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hey dear!Welcome back :)

Indeed,it's nice to be without the net once in a while,makes life more orderly,hehe.

TC.Love & Hugs

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

what you too were out of bloggerland just like me dat too coz of internet probs!

but yes once net is not there you get time n scope to do so many other beautiful things which we tend to forget/avoid/ignore when we have the internet.

awesome post sophiagurl. loved it very much.

take care n god bless u
:) :) :)

Our Love Story said...

you bet... sometimes we get "real rest" when we're out of touch of the technology around us... sometimes i wish i could have my cellphone turned off... even just for a day! sometimes, i feel i just want to spend more time with myself (a 'must' for singles like me, hehehe)! sometimes, i feel the most important things in my life is my bible and my bed.... we all need some time off... but hey, we both feel the same right now... sometimes, i felt a bit unproductive...hehehe, nway, like u said... take one step at a time! thanks, and welcome back, girl! take care and godbless u and the rest of your family!

louann said...

Glad to have you back!

Some down "net" time can be good for us *ahem* blog addicts. Really, we do get to accomplish a lot more things =)

Impressionist said...

wow! so now I see what made u love ur work! hmmm...u never told me about this when u came online!?
do u think I shud read that book too!? :D