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New Beginnings :-)

Oh, what a way to end the year!

Our office closed on Friday, December 7, 2012, effective immediately.

I had sent my skeleton crew to an extended lunch because all of the systems locked up and were not working (a normal day in the life at the office).

I placed a call to our IT team and they said they were aware of the situation and would call me back.

Next thing I know, some strange man walked into the office 45 minutes after the systems froze up.

He tells me he is looking for Peggy Corino. I immediately knew that voice but played along and informed him that I was, in fact, Peggy Corino.  I then asked what I could do to help him.

He introduced himself to me as the owner’s husband and I immediately stated, “You are closing us down!”  He said he had our final checks and we were closed effective immediately. 😦

I was not worried about myself, I knew I was covered; it was my Amazing Team that I was worried about.

The owner’s husband did not even know what they owned in the office (sad, so very sad) and then said he was not going to stick around to let the Team know, he had a flight to catch.

Does that beat all!?  But that is the mentality of the owners of the company, we were never people, just numbers.

This reality broke my heart because I knew the previous owners considered us people and cared for us as their Team Members.

However, after that moment in my life, I have had constant calls and emails and texts from people telling me I should open my own company.

I have the know-how, the connections, and a great reputation within the Preservation world.

After lots of prayer and research, I went ahead and decided to do it and jump right in! 🙂

You are reading the post of Legacy Preservation’s owner! YaY! 🙂

I still have a lot to do but it the company is gauged to officially announce the opening on January 7, 2013 to the Preservation world.

It is going to take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it work, but with my business partner and all the support I have, I am sure it will be a success!

So, Dear Bloggites, if you get a moment, please take the time to wish this journey well and stay posted for new blogs as the company moves forward!

~4-Ever, P

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Learning the Balance

Hellooo, Dear Bloggites! 🙂  Sorry I have been out of touch, however, I have been very busy learning the balance. 

I started with a new company in March.  I changed jobs and stepped out into an exciting new adventure.  I love my job…high stress, bring it on; encouraging people to become the best, hells yeah; helping others, always down with that!  My job is Amazing and I am so glad I am in it.

One of the quick things I learned once I started this adventure is having to learn the balance.  I threw myself into this new adventure, and, like all previous adventures, it engulfed my UberGoofy World of P!

I know, it is my choice, and a choice I love making.  However, I started hearing grumbling from my friends and family…”you work too much”…”you never have time anymore”…”when do you stop working”…on and on.  So I had to reassess what I do in my world and stop and see what they were moaning and groaning about…LOL

In my reassessment, I realized I had stop doing all other activities when I first started my job, I always strive to be the best at all I do, and loving my job only fueled the fire to be the best.

Well, I had to learn the balance.  The beautiful dance of balance…fabulous!  One issue I found, because I was so busy, I had nothing going on except work.  So finding that balance was a mote point, at least to me…

I stepped back and started putting the things I had put off since joining the new company BACK into my life, and WOW, it was a big time reassessment!

Two things I know about myself: 1. Idle time is my enemy (I get into WAY TOO much trouble when I have it) and 2. I am a workaholic (is there a WA out there? Workaholics Anonymous…I bet they work in the meetings…).

Now, I think I have found that balance. I still do not have time for a relationship, but I am starting to allow time for dating; I am getting back into the beautiful world of ballroom dancing, something I have not done consistently in years (still a work in progress on this one); I do not log into work immediately after getting home and have limited myself to only four days of logging into the system instead of seven (hellooo, workaholic…don’t judge me); I make it a point to leave the office before the sun goes down most days instead of when it is rising again (where is that WA meeting?); and I have delved myself back into Toastmasters, something I love doing instead of cancelling appearances at meetings like I was doing.

I think I am getting better at learning the balance, and one thing I know for sure, I do love to learn!  So, for now, Dear Bloggites, I shall sign off, and with this new Learning the Balance thing going on, will make it a point (on those days I am not logged into work-WA anyone?) to check back in with you and see how your UberGoofy World is treating you! 🙂 

~4-Ever, P

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Loving My Life! :-)

Hello, Dear Bloggites!   How have you been?  Long time no Blog…Ha!  I am writing this blog to reflect on all the Great Things in My Life! 🙂

I Love My Life, I really do…I embrace the exuberance I feel from the joy I find in all things. 🙂  I have been Blessed so much in my Life with friends, family, and co-workers…I just am amazed at how wonderful life can be when enhanced by those you love and who love you. 😀

I have been told I can be a bit annoying with my Overly Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy Attitude! 🙂 Apparently, some people need happiness in small doses until they full wake up! LOL It is all good though, I love it when they finally wake up or get out of their funk and I see the joy start shining in their eyes.  Always wonderful to see for me.

I have a view on life. I think a person has two choices: 1. go through life crying or 2. go through life laughing and dancing.  Guess which one I do???  I laugh and dance and embrace all things enjoyable! 🙂  I love to laugh and dance and when I find others that like to laugh and dance it becomes one Fabu Party, Baby!!! 😉

I hope everyone has a Wonderfully, Blessed Holiday Season and Merry Christmas to All and To All a Fabu Life!!!!

~4-Ever, P

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Life As I Know It

Hello, Dear Bloggites!!! 🙂  Long time, no blog, eh?  I remember stating a few blogs ago that I was going to try and blog at least once a week…so far…not doing so well…Ha! 😉

Life is an enjoyable thing to me.  I love living and knowing that every day when I wake up a new adventure awaits my trouble-maker hands…LOL Most of the time I do not have to search out the trouble, it just finds me, but sometimes I do wander down a path that will take me to trouble…WHAT?…I am human, you know!…or I was last time I checked…not a Zombie just yet. 😉

I just wanted to say that Life As I Know It is constantly changing…the life I know is on a whirlwind of twists and turns and loops and drops and climbs…just a Fabu Ride, Baby! 🙂  I am just holding on and rolling with the punches…you know the ones, cherry, limeaide, black cherry, grape…those punches…:-D

Well, Life As I Know It is ever changing and I am Loving Every Minute of IT!!! 

~4-Ever, P

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Feeling Feisty

Hello, Dear Bloggites, I am feeling feisty today! 😉  I was sitting here at home, bored out of my mind because I actually found down time, and decided to give in to the curiosity bug.  My good friend, Mary (say Hi, Mary!), is always talking about this one site where she connects with old and new friends.  This site seems to have opened a fun and interesting world for her and I just wanted to know what all the hype was about.

So, me, being me, decided to open an account on this site….I know…trouble, trouble, trouble, especially with me feeling feisty! 😉  I open this account, and within seconds, I have all these notifications and messages…it was a major ego boost I am telling you! LOL

Several of these guys are in my area of town…hmm…trouble, trouble, trouble…and one even offered to come over to my place and help me figure out the site…yeah…okay…raincheck, dude! LOL What he does not know is NO ONE knows where I live and there is a reason for that…I have my son and my brother and sister-in-law who live with me and I do not mix my social life with my family life…just don’t do it…so don’t ask to find out where I live because I won’t tell you. 🙂

This site is very fun and the people I have met so far seem rather nice…some are just friendly, some are just flirty, some are just horny, and some are just liking my profile picture….Ha!  I am pretty sure I am going to enjoy this site and I know my ego definitely does!

Well, Toodles for now, until next time, have an UberGoofy Day!

~4-Ever, P

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Life’s Great Surprises :)

Hello, Dear Bloggites! It has been a while since I blogged and I feel totally out of practice!!! I hope this blog is finding you well as you read through my randomness…a lot has changed since I last posted: I started a new job, met great people, have become very active in Toastmasters, as well as, all my other little endeavors! 🙂

I have met some great people along my journey in my UberGoofy World of P recently.  Some I have become re-acquainted with since high school (long time, right!), some I have grown to know better from my church peeps to my co-workers at the new job (I LOVE my job! :D).

My Great Surprises along the way are just wonders of all things new…new outlook on life, new thought process, new endeavors in my life…so many great and wonderful surprises that I just wanted to stop for a moment and just jot it down to look back on and just remember…

~4-Ever, P

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Adjustments

Hello, Dear Bloggites (if there are any out there :D)! I am just loving life and making adjustments to the new changes taking place. Yesterday I started back in school. I started this journey several years ago and have been detoured until now because of health issues. Well the health issues are no more, Thank God! 🙂

As I was posting in class I noticed my favorite tag line that I have as my signature. The tag line is this: Life should be a journey where you skid in sideways, cheesecake in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming “WHOO HOOO, what a ride!”.

Now mind you, I take pride in living life just like that but was detoured on my journey for several years. Now the detour is finished and my wild ride is once again starting.

As you go through life, make sure to remember to enjoy the journey and if you do not have the war stories and scars to prove the fun, you are not enjoying life to the best of your abilities. 😉

~4-Ever, P