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Goals For The New Year: Belize and a New Job

Hopkins, Belize by Sharon Wagner

Hopkins, Belize by Sharon Wagner

My goal this year is to slowly but surely improve my life. I will start in two simple ways:

1. Go to Belize
2. Get a new Job

My sister and I have never been to Belize City, Belize, our mother’s hometown. We look forward to meeting family members that we’ve’ve never met, and most importantly, taking in the culture. If you know me then you already know that I am interested in checking out the local music, food, fashion and art. I will keep you posted on that, of course.

Like many people I am on a job hunt. My career growth is at a standstill and I am ready for something new. I specialize in social media marketing – specifically community management and blogger outreach. However, I am ready to learn new things and grow in the online marketing field. I enjoy working with exciting brands and meeting new, creative people. I also have experience in Journalism.

If you know about any openings in the Los Angeles area feel free to let me know in the comments section. Check out my LinkedIn profile so you can get the gist of my overall interests.

What are your goals for 2014?

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Are You Living Your Eulogy or Your Resume? Thoughts on Arianna Huffington’s Latest Article

I read a riveting article by Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post titled, “Are You Living Your Eulogy or Your Resume?” The article described those of us who place a priority on career success and not cultivating relationships, enjoying life, developing positive personal character, etc. Basically, if someone were to eulogize you, what would they say? Here is a little nugget that stuck out:

Have you noticed that when people die, their eulogies celebrate life very differently from the way we define success in our everyday existence?…For most of us, our eulogy will be not just the first formal marking down of what our lives were about but the only one. The eulogy is the foundational document of our legacy, of how people remember us, of how we live on in the minds and hearts of others.

There is nothing wrong with career success, however, I think our generation is more absorbed with status and the who-is-who instead of making life more memorable. It is time to start pursuing passions, no matter how silly they are. Picking up that phone and calling an old friend. How about spending more time with loved ones and stop taking them for granted.

What do your eulogy would say about you? I know it is a bit weird to think about, but take a moment to reflect on it and share your thoughts.

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Changes: Me, myself and The Pearl Mic

OK, OK, OK, Pearl Mic’ers, I know it’s been a minute, but as usual, I’ve been reevaluating my life, my purpose, my existence. I have been ruminating, planning and working on my life’s goals so much that I have not been devoting as much time to music blogging as I should. Honestly, instead of hitting up a concert or scouring for the latest video, I’d rather hang out with my 4-year-old niece (I learn from her every time we hang out), check out a cool restaurant with my mom or indulge in late night chats about God with my twin sister.

I love music, and always will, however, my priorities are constantly changing and rearranging. I am not the same woman that I was last week, last month, last year. I don’t want to spend another year wondering where time went and have nothing to show for it. I really don’t have time to waste. So, for the 400th time it seems, I have to hit the reset button. My priorities at this time is building a more positive relationship with God and with myself, nixing negative relationships, living a cleaner lifestyle (eating and exercising), travelling, and communicating in an effective way – verbal and non-verbal.

My blog has been and will always be about uplifting women. However, I need to uplift myself. So, Pearl Mic’ers, with that “said”, this blog will change; it will no longer be just about music. I am going to document the adventures of my life. Right now, I’d like to build my writing career, get out of debt, put myself back out in the dating world, unify my family, and dissolve old emotional roadblocks. With those aspects of my life being my priority, I can’t focus on what so-and-so wore to the awards show or who is dating whom. I want to focus on myself for a while and bring out the creative person that is lying dormant inside me. If I expect to attract the best, I need to be the best. If I am not my best, I will not succeed in any area of my life, mentally, physically, spiritually and financially. I am not working on being perfect. I am working on being the best me that I can be.

I will still share my discussion with extraordinary ladies and fellas here, but the focus will be about personal growth, happiness, and of course love. If you want to stick around for the ride, feel free. If not, I love you anyway.

Sit tight and enjoy the ride. Vroom, vroom!

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