Creeping Crud Wiped Out Nearly 2 Weeks – March Update – No April Fools!

Creeping Crud Wiped Out Nearly 2 Weeks – March Update – No April Fools!

Happy April 1st! Sorry for my absence the past nearly two weeks…the “creeping crud” (sinus and respiratory infections) wiped me out and kept me on bed rest for the second half of March since my last post on March 20, You Are Not Useless or Hopeless. No, this is not an April Fool’s joke! Sometimes you just have to listen to your body and get the rest you need to recuperate, so you can start fresh with renewed energy and motivation.

 

 

Just a few updates from events during these past couple of weeks:

 

*March 21-25: Even while sick, managed to participate in a 3-part interview for a new freelance instructional design and content development job.

*March 25: I celebrated 31 years of life after nearly dying from injuries sustained when I fell out a second story window to escape a fire. On this day, I also received the contract for the new job!

*March 29: I turned 58 years old–or oldER, as I’ve decided I’m not OLD, just oldER! 😉  My hubby gave me a rose and a card, and brought home dinner and dessert. I heard from all four of my adult kids AND my oldest granddaughter (3 1/2 years old) even said happy birthday and told me she loves me over the phone! I also received nearly 200 birthday greetings on Facebook, so overall…in spite of being sick…not a bad birthday!

*March 30: I was notified I qualified for a new “pathways” dissertation track that can help me finish sooner with a new dissertation Chair…so becoming Dr. Banks by the end of 2016 sounds even more likely! 🙂

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So here are a few quotes about accomplishments and new opportunities on this first day of April…

Set your goals high

and don’t stop

till you get there.”

–Bo Jackson

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Remember you cannot

accomplish anything alone,

so take the time to thank the people

who have helped you get where you are.”

–Kristine Lilly

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Ordinary people

accomplish extraordinary things

every day.”

–Marilyn King

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It’s not how fast you get there;

it’s how long you stay.

–Patty Berg

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

How was the second half of your month of March?

Can you relate to any of these quotes?

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20 thoughts on “Creeping Crud Wiped Out Nearly 2 Weeks – March Update – No April Fools!

  1. What an eventful last half of March that was. First, congratulations on being well and getting a new job! Second, sorry we missed your birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! Here’s to more good things coming your way this year! I hope you’re back for good, I missed your motivational posts.

  2. Congrats on the new job. Happy belated birthday to you. Sometimes your body tells you to sit down and relax. You don’t listen to your body, you will pay for it later. Good to see you’re back and in action!

  3. Congrats on the new job and the prospect of getting your doctorate sooner than anticipated! Happy belated birthday! Glad you are feeling better!

  4. “Remember you cannot

    accomplish anything alone,

    so take the time to thank the people

    who have helped you get where you are.”

    –Kristine Lilly this quote got me so much. Even in the past I still thank and help people who helped me and was there with me before. All the best! Love the positivity

  5. I like that quote of not comparing your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 15. It totally helps put things in perspective when you are feeling discouraged. Sorry you’ve been sick, but glad you had a happy birthday!

  6. I am glad you are feeling better! Congratulations on your a new job and Happy birthday to you! Hope you had a great time! Love all these amazing quotes, especially this one “Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there.” Well-said!

  7. Wow even though you were sick it sounds like you had quite a successful month! It’s great you’re staying positive and things are looking up!

  8. Thank you for sharing. I sometiems feel frustrated that I”m not moving along in my life as how I want it to move.

    I love the quote :
    “It’s not how fast you get there;
    it’s how long you stay.“
    –Patty Berg

    Thank you and congrats to you!

  9. Thanks for your life updates. Happy 31st belated birthday and happy you were able to see another year despite your injuries that is something to celebrate!

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