Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
|Sleeping With Your Smartphone by Leslie A. Perlow|
(Burlington, MA -- Barnes & Noble)
Apparently I'm not the only one ailing from cell phone separation anxiety. Here's my explanation: I reason that if the phone's on the nightstand, should there be an emergency in the middle of the night, you know the kind that involves a house fire, or no electricity, it's within arm's length.
Let's be real. The temptation is too hard to resist. Pinterest. Twitter. Work email. Personal email. Facebook. Da blog. You know what I'm talking about.
Me thinks it's time to set some boundaries. Sorry, Chulo, but it's time to move you across the room.
What do you say? Are you enraptured by your smartphone?
p.s. I have this habit of taking pictures of books and uploading them to Evernote for archiving. It's helpful for when I'm not in the mood to buy but want to archive (without adding to Goodreads). Call me eccentric. :-)
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Happy weekend! Hope everyone is enjoying a little down time before Mother's Day. Just for fun, wanted to share some random moments I captured with my iPhone this week, starting with this one...
We got "flocked" by our local Relay for Life Team last night. The clever note left on our front door read,
"A fundraiser is being conducted by Team Proulx to raise money for the Relay for Life. This flock of flamingos has gathered on your property to roost. In case you did not know this, flamingos are extremely territorial and unless they flock to another lawn, they could roost on your property for a very long time. Removal of these flamingos should only be done by our trained professionals since they are highly skilled. Please fill out the information below and we will come and remove this flock of pesky birds."
Pond on my commute to and from work. Don't mind getting stuck in rush hour traffic.
TIP: Ladies, always take a picture of where you park in a parking structure. Especially if you're going to be heading back to your car alone and in the dark. I find it helpful at the airport.
This tortugita was crossing the street in front of our house. Don't believe what you hear about turtles being slow-pokes. Mr Turtle, here, was bustin' a move to get away from all the neighbor kids that descended on him.
Margarita glass dog biscuits? Yes, even dogs celebrate Cinco de Mayo. o_O
A sampling of stickers you can earn at DailyFeats for making progress on personal goals (check out the iPhone app). Met them @MassInno this week and fell in love with the concept #bebetter.
Neighbor's Magnolia bush
Chicken parm calzone 2Die4
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
|Cambridge College, MA: School of Education, National Institute for Teaching Excellence|
and School of Psychology and Counseling
Believe it, or not, tonight marks the end of my first year of graduate school. Can you say, "W-E-P-A!"? If only my last final weren't a freaking oral exam, in front of my peers, I'd be skipping down the street with a cup of coffee right now. :-)
To be honest, I'm still trying to figure out how the heck I crammed so much into what I thought was a busy schedule, five classes: Intro to Counseling, Counseling in Schools, Professional Seminars I and II and Counseling Techniques, a research project, a 75-hour pre-practicum, two stressful jobs, and the MTEL (which I passed!) ... yeah, the thought, alone, gives me heart palpitations.
But I did it, and I would do it all over again, con gusto, because of how much I've grown.
I tell you all this not to pat myself on the back, but to encourage YOU, if you're thinking about going back to finish school, or to pursue an advanced degree TO JUST DO IT. Don't over-think it. We can talk ourselves out of the best growth opportunities with just a little self-doubt and fear of the unknown.
It's a tough lesson to learn: The only barriers in life are the ones we build for ourselves.
Have you gone back to school, or are you thinking about it? If you're on the fence, what's holding you back?
|The morning I drove 45 mins to take the MTEL. I've been a notoriously bad standardized test-taker all my life. I'm convinced that the reading and writing I've been doing the last few years were the best preparation. *relief*|
|"Cambridge College is a microcosm of America's future." Hugh Price, President NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE|