Saturday, September 3, 2011

Well, I have decided to start a month long scrapbooking class called Learn Something New Every Day by this fabulous woman named Shimelle.  She is in England, and it is an online class.  I have gotten the pleasure of "meeting" other scrapbookers from all over the world.  The point of the class is to be aware of little lessons that you come across all day, and then scrap it!  Now, I am not the most creative scrapbooker in the entire world.  In fact, I feel pretty inadequate compared to the other ladies that are sharing their posts in the class.  But it also gives me a lot of inspiration, and hopefully I can learn from their pictures and only get better!  We started by getting our album ready.  I used a small 6x6 album that I bought probably five years ago on sale, and it has been sitting in my scrapbook bin since then.  Then, using a lot of other little bits from my stash, this is what I got.  

So now, every day, I get this wonderful email from Shimelle.  She sends us email prompts to get us thinking about what lessons we should be encountering that day.  We can either follow that prompt, or just go with a lesson that stands out with us that day.  The first day of September, I was working.  You know, I have found that working in the hospital, some coworkers lose their....feelings?  I don't know if that is the correct way to put it.  But all day long we tend to work with difficult patients.  There was one in particular that people had mentioned was difficult. I didn't know what to think when I walked in the room.  I tried to get them talking about themselves, and before I knew it I had been in the room for 45 minutes.  The patient thanked me profusely, stating that I had made them feel much better.  That is when I learned that sometimes, people just need someone to talk to.  

I had a rough day on Friday.  I don't really want to get in to all of the details, so I will just share with you the lesson that I learned.  Not only did my boss help me to learn this lesson, but also my wonderful coworkers.  I learned that I shouldn't let another person's insecurities affect the confidence that I have in myself.  This is very important in the field that I work in, because I have to be confident in the knowledge that I have when I am working with patients.  

Today was a very lazy day, as most Saturdays are when I am not working.  So when I finally woke up and read Shimelle's prompt, I knew that lesson I had already learned.  The longer that I lay in bed, the harder it is to get my feet on the floor.  When I have to work, I am on my feet by about 5:45 in the morning.  I shower, go to work, and don't leave work until about 6:45 at night.  Then we have dinner, play with the dogs, and I seem to stay awake just fine!  But my days off when I sleep in, it is very hard to actually get out of bed and get any housework finished.  So, I will try to get out of bed earlier and get things done!  I will be much happier and healthier if I just get out of bed and not lay around for 16 hours on my off days!

I am very excited for this class and I hope that I am able to finish it.  Right now I am writing my lessons on my phone, and then scrapping when I get home at night.  I will try to keep my blog updated with the lessons that I am learning. 


Ginger said...

So happy to hear you are enjoying the class. Your lessons learned are important ones :) I have taken several Shimelle classes, but this is my first LSNED :) I find her classes full of goodies (not just the e-mail pdf.s she sends) If you end up really liking this class you might want to try her Journal Your Christmas! It is amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Your book is lovely, don't play it down! And you've learnt some important lessons.

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