Monday, January 15, 2018

Don't bully me

How many times have you encountered someone that seems to want to control you and only their option matters.

I have been dealing with someone that is like that and I think I may have finally got the person to understand that I don’t want to listen to her anymore. It can always been a challenge on how to tell someone to stop their behaviour. This person has her opinion on things and it doesn’t matter what I have said she doesn’t agree with me and she always has a habit of putting people down. This person is a cross-stitcher that I still at some events and her general attitude is that she knows how to do everything and everyone should listen to her no matter what.

Well I have quite often stated my opinion and didn’t care what she said about it. I felt that I had my opinion and I could state it and if she didn’t like it at least give me the reason why she didn’t agree. Her answer was always just I was wrong and she wouldn’t explain why. Now this week I was working on something and looked over to someone else’s work and she didn’t seem to be too happy with my facial expression. It wasn’t her work so she really shouldn’t have cared. She commented that I was pouting and why was I pouting. I know that I was thinking through someone when I looked over so I may not have had a huge smile on my face but who cared. I finally looked at her and said “Shut up and it isn’t your business”. The girl who’s work I was looking at handed me her work so I could have a closer look because it interested me. Once again this other person had to put her comment in and this time it was, “Oh, that’s better now you are really smiling.” I immediately looked at her said said “Who cares and you just need to mind your own business and I have had enough of your stupid comments.”

Being able to stand up to a bully is something that can be hard and then there are times you just have to put your foot down and see how things go. I hope that I have been able to show this person that she needed to stop her behaviour because how she says things can be hurtful sometimes and other times it just seems that she needed to look important.

Monday, January 8, 2018

2017 goal review and 2018 goals

It is that time of year again when I try and look at the goals that I set a year ago and see how I did and then try and set some goals for this year.

2017 Goals

1. Blog a minimum of 4 times a month – was able to get that completed, it was just 4 some months but at least it was achieved.
2. Get DLK Life website updated and keep it updated. - work in progress
3. Keep home office organized – getting a lot better with this
4. Write more for Konecny Consulting and DLK Life – work in progress

Extra things that I did achieved
1. Passed my CompTIA Project+ exam
2. Achieved my Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB)
3. Opened an ETSY store which wasn’t something I had thought about in early 2017.

2018 Goals

1. Blog a minimum of 4 times a month
2. Get DLK Life website updated and keep it updated.
3. Keep home office organized
4. Write more for Konecny Consulting and DLK Life

I am not sure what 2018 has in store but I know that I am going to be working on my writing as much as I can and will see what happens with it. I continue to have some personal goals that I want to achieve but again I will not post them on my blog. I also want to continue to work on getting some more things up on ETSY and see how that project goes.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Where did the year go?

I think so many people have been saying the same thing as I am saying, where did 2017 go? Sure it was 365 days but some of those days seem to have passed in a flash.

When I look back on the year I can see where it went and things that happened and things that changed. Sure there are things that are still being worked on as we go into 2018 but I know that 2017 for me was a bit of a year of change.

For me I went from what am I going to do to boy this has been a year of some big changes. I went from waiting to see if I passed my ComTIA Project+ exam to writing two more exams and taking a lot more webinars/on-line courses in the second half of the year. When I look at 2017 I am happy with where things ended and am looking forward to moving forward in 2018 with all of the different things that I have planned and started.

2018 is going to be a busy year as I think most years are and I will see what I end up accomplishing. I know that I am going to go back and look at my goals for 2017 in the next couple of days and set some new goals for 2018 but I can at least look at the beginning of the year with a smile as I know that I am happy with what I accomplished last year even if there weren’t on the original goal list.

The year 2017 is now in the past and 2018 has just started and now to see what this year has in store for all of us. My goals that I set at the beginning of each year are just an idea of where I think I will be heading and by the time the year is over I normally look at my goals that I set and smile and say yes that was what I wanted to do at the beginning of the year but I changed my goals for a reason and am normally happier because of the change.

Monday, January 1, 2018