Man vs Food on Travel Channel makes me hungry every time I watch it. In college I used to survive by eating Top Ramen while watching Food Network. Mind over matter right, even when it’s salty boiled noodles cooked in a microwave. I want to know why I can’t get a job going to the best pig out spots in America and eating myself into oblivion. I would even settle for being the side kick, though I have been on the down tick trying to lose the football weight (ex-defensive lineman) I worked my whole life to gain. We don’t get to eat in heaven, at least I don’t think so. We better enjoy it while we are on this Earth. Is there food in heaven?
“A diet is a selection of food that makes other people lose weight” – unknown
“Everything is horrible and it’s going to get worse! What am I going to do, who has time to think about dreams when I am worrying about losing my job. Our economy is so bad right now all I can think about is survival. Companies are getting bailed out while I am left here to suffer. I shouldn’t buy that Gucci bag because people are jobless right now. No I won’t buy that Porsche or that Omega watch because it would be in bad taste. I am going to live a sub par life so I don’t feel so bad about everyone else in this economy who’s suffering…”
Can we please get a little breather from the negativity? Seriously, sometimes I try and watch the news simply for the weather and end up depressed and down by the time the meteorologists comes on. Yeah we know, stocks are down, people are losing jobs, companies are going under, money managers have stolen billions, etc. etc. etc. On top of all that you get report after report about how people who are actually doing well in this climate are cutting back on luxuries because they feel bad about the economy and everyone hurting. Why? Don’t feel bad about me I need the motivation and the image of people doing well to give me hope.
I disagree with this ideology. If you happen to be doing well during this economy please enjoy your life. If you see your dream car and can afford it buy it. If you see some designer items that will give you the warm and fuzzies buy them. Need a vacation, take it. Yes there are people out there who have lost their jobs (I was one of them) and are hurting currently, but at least give the rest of us Read More
I had know idea the site was over written until my friend IM’ed me saying, “what happened to doozieUp??” Needless to say I made a big mistake and did something stupid in my hosting account that took my site down. Luckily it didn’t cost me the 8 months of content I worked so hard to put up here since June 13th 2008.
I’m sure this little misfortune happened for a reason. “Use it or lose it”, or “you don’t know what you have built until it vanishes”. My 8 month blogging life span flashed before my eyes and all I could think about was “how can I start over?” I hope that many of you didn’t think I gave up on doozieUp, or left town. I am still here and I’m not going anywhere, for that matter I think it’s time I re-devoted myself to keeping fresh content going for myself and my readers.
Maybe it was my inner self trying to send me a message…
“After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren
“Consider every mistake you do make as an asset.” – Paul J. Meyer
“The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake…” – Nelson Boswell
Like me many people who have so-called “made it” I simply went to college, picked the best major to guarantee a decent life, because that was the typical thing to do. We graduated, got that “good job”, and proceeded to live life going to work and waiting for the weekend. The terms “TGIF” and “HUMP DAY” had to be created by people who simply worked to pay the bills.
Now that we are in this terrible economy and people are getting laid off left and right ( I was one of them), do you think it’s a good time to do some soul searching? I mean people are getting laid off from jobs they never liked in the first place, because they were simply trading time for money. In life no matter who you are or where you’re from “TIME” is our most precious asset and we willfully give it away for a wage that society and our employers have deemed reasonable.
But what about those other people…? Those who may have went to college or skipped it all together that were brave enough to follow there dreams from the beginning. Read More
So after about three weeks of feeling like I was in “time-out” I got the call I had been waiting for. “Hey they want to make you an offer!”
I was in the gym at the time getting a good workout in to take my mind of the stress of knowing my money was about to run out. No solid jobs where in the horizon when I got that call. It was good news indeed. I told my recruiter what I wanted salary wise and they almost but matched it in less than 10 minutes. A miracle I must say. Must of my friends who had been laid off lately took at least 4 to 5 months to find a decent job. Me on the other hand, I found the one I would have picked out of a line up when it comes to culture, atmosphere, and salary. I truly believe that prayer changes things as well as positive thinking. I am thankful for my new job as I know there are so many others out there still searching. All I can say is, pray, believe, claim, and receive. It will happen on God’s terms and he will not put more on you than you can handle.
“When ever you feel like you can’t take it anymore and are ready to give up, STOP! Your breakthrough is just around the bend, if you will just hold on…”