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2009 – a year in review


What a year 2009 has been!!! Let’s see if I can capture all that has happened.

I stopped dancing professionally. I started a freelance paralegal business. I started blogging. I joined Twitter. I took classes at a local university in San Diego.I found a regular client through a cold call. I started taking ballet classes again. I took a summer law school class at a local law school. I stopped dancing. I started moonlighting for a social media company. I started dancing again. I took the LSAT. I was the guest blogger/tweeter for the NALS conference in Irvine, CA where I had a blast. I went to Blog World Expo which was absolutely amazing (and I am for sure attending in 2010!!!) Meanwhile, through out all of this, I had met someone who originally was just a friend who would discuss cases with me and was helpful during my summer law class. He is now my boyfriend. I moved to Northern Virginia and I have experienced my first white Christmas on the East Coast. I have a new job in Washington DC and my company still exists in San Diego. I joined NALS and I am on their @Law committee (which is their publication).

Wow! 2009 was a year of growth, learning, figuring out life and what I want, and having the guts to move across country and try new things. All in all, it was a great year. I look forward to 2010 and the new things to come. I am confident that 2010 will be an even better year.

I am grateful for every experience. I am also really glad that I have joined Twitter. I have found clients on there, I have made professional connections, and most of all I have made friends. There are many people, such as Susan and Elisa, whom I am so glad are in my life and make me proud to call them friends. 🙂

How has your year been? Leave a link below so I can read about your year in review.

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Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear


reflection in car mirror

So, I was having a Skype chat tonight and it came up how impressed I am with everyone on twitter who are doing great things in the social media world.  These are bloggers, younger than me, who are taking the world by storm. They are becoming “household names.” People ask them for advice on how to do their blogs. They are all over twitter. People subscribe to their RSS feeds. Conversations are their blogs are consistent.

I long to be one of them. I feel like I am on the fringes. That odd person hanging on the edge of the circle…longing to be a part of the crowd but to shy to say anything. I told my friend that I had never imagined that I would ever be chatting with her on Skype (or being calling her a friend, for that matter). That I never thought I would ever come up on her radar. She was surprised by this news. She feels that I have more influence than I think.

Why is it so easy for us to not believe the reflection we see in the mirror? Others have faith in me. Why don’t I?

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The Wonderful World of Twitter


I am the kinda of person who is nice to everyone until they give me a reason not to be…and it has to be a pretty darn good reason at that.  I think that everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt, a chance to show who they really are, a everyone deserves a friend.  On the flip side, I also believe that respect is earned and not just a given.

Lately, people have been giving me reasons not to be friends with them.  I have been hurt, crushed, and betrayed.  I am beginning to feel like being nice is an open invitation for people to try and walk all over you and try to take advantage of you.  The people have also lost my respect.  I am becoming very disgruntled with my community, my city, and the world in general.  I just want to retreat from the world.  Not interact, just stay home and lose myself in the world of books.  Books don’t talk back to you or try to manipulate you.  The are there and you cal lose yourself in the story as much or as little as you want.

However, as I spend more time on Twitter I am connecting with wonderful individuals who are the reason I have not become a hermit living in a cabin up in the mountains.  There are amazing, wonderful, supportive people on Twitter.  People who have lent an ear, lent a shoulder, listened to my rants, talked to me off Twitter, read my blogs, provide support, pay it forward, tell me my poetry doesn’t stink, etc, etc, etc!!! (that is a King and I reference, just FYI).  So, I just wanted to take the time out to recognize the amazing community that Twitter is and thank of you for being you.  I would thank you by name, but there are so many of you and I would inadvertently forget someone and feel bad and cry, so I won’t attempt to list all of you.  You know who you are and you can feel warm and fuzzy without being named.

Thank you, Twitterville, for bringing wonderful people together.

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