Serendipity ... May 2012
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Serendipity is not your traditional style newsletter. It is Angel Logan's unique way of reaching out to her readers and friends – to stay in touch, to give updates on her writing career, and to share a few of the personal and professional pearls of wisdom that she has acquired along her journey. It is great to have you here, and Angel hopes you enjoy reading this month's Serendipity.
April was a great month for me, because I was able to spend a long weekend in Maine, which I haven't done in several months. The weather was wonderful and I spent some quality time with my best friend and her family. I know that I sound like a broken record, but each time that I visit the ocean is just as magical as the first time that my husband took me, so many years ago. Because I have my own company, I can take my laptop virtually anywhere and still do my work, which enables me to create the ideal work setting whenever possible. Unfortunately, too often, we are forced to work within four confined walls, which can be boring and stifling to productivity. Obviously, most companies cannot relocate their business locations to more serene settings, but why can't companies bring a little of that serenity into the work place? I believe that the happier an employee is, the more productive he or she will be, which will ultimately benefit the company's level of success. I think business owners should focus upon making the work environment more vibrant, inviting, and staff friendly. After all, work is where people spend the majority of their days. If an individual enjoys going to work, rather than dreading it every day -- stress will be reduced making work more pleasant and personal time at home much better. Even if you work for yourself and you don't have the option to travel, try redecorating and bringing music into your workplace. You should feel as comfortable as possible, to make your work day more enjoyable, whether you work at an outside office or from your home.
Recently, I stopped into a retail electronic store to order a new battery for my cell phone. The store associate referred to my phone as "ancient." WOW -- seriously?!? Okay, I do still have a flip phone, but when I purchased it -- it was the top of the line in cell phones. I wasn't interested in a phone that I would need to replace in two years. I wanted a quality cell phone that met all of my needs and would have an extended life. Okay -- wait for it -- my cell phone has lasted me for seven years and with the new battery, it will last even longer. In fact, in the 12 years that I've had a cell phone account, this is only my second phone, contrary to the majority of people, who change cell phones the way they change their socks. (HAHA)
I am on my computer working most of the day, evening, and night, which is precisely the reason that I don't need to access the web from my cell phone. Yes, I still have my land line, the same one that my husband and I have had since we got married. Maybe this makes me ancient. However, I don't suffer from dropped calls. Land lines are never overloaded by busy circuits on New Year's Eve. AND -- I never have to ask, "Can you hear me now?" It always astounds me to see how our society has become so attached to cell phones. Laws are being passed all over the nation prohibiting cell phone and/or texting while driving. My question is -- what is so important (other than emergencies) that we need to be on the phone while driving? Even more -- did we really need to pass a law against texting while driving? Shouldn't that be common sense? Do we really need someone to tell us that driving and texting is beyond ridiculous and dangerous? A law was passed in my area, but sadly, I still see the glow of cell phones behind steering wheels from time to time.
I've mentioned this in previous newsletters, but it is worth saying again -- we don't have to be at the mercy of today's ever-evolving technology. We can embrace it, enjoy it, and use new products, but we shouldn't be forced into it either. If you like your flip phone and it still works well, then don't be ashamed of it just because many others have Droids, Smartphones, or Iphones. There are still quite a few of us, who like the classic style cell phones. If you still use a real audio/stereo system, as opposed to an Ipod or your computer for music -- that's okay, because you can't beat the sound of music coming through real speakers and stereo components. AND -- if you still like turning the pages of a printed book, as opposed to reading it on a nook or an Ipad -- be proud and stock your book shelf with as many printed books as you desire. There is enough room in this world for a little bit of yesterday mixed with some of today, to create a well-rounded tomorrow!!
Finally, my husband and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this month. I guess that means we must have started dating when we were only five (wink, wink). Anyway, I feel extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful husband, who loves me and supports all of my dreams. Thank you Dana -- I love you!!
As always, thank you everyone for your love, friendship, and unyielding support during the past six years. I look forward to more years with all of you! Talk to you next month.
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