Game of Thrones Season 8, Ep 1

When I first started watching Game of Thrones (GOT), the 4th season had just ended. My co-workers talked about it every Monday and Friday during lunch and I was completely lost, uninformed and unashamed.

HBO was part of my Verizon Fios package so I caught an episode one night and was not impressed, AT ALL! Like many who pick up in the middle of a season or episode, I did not know who the characters were or how they were related and missed most of the references. I didn’t even watch the whole episode.

Then, my co-worker challenges me to just watch the first episode – Season 1, Episode 1. “Just watch it!” That’s what he asked me to do and I did. And my life has not been the same. The episode was okay but it kept my attention. I honestly thought it was nice but I wasn’t sure if I would continue watching, the. This happened.

And again my life has never been the same.

So now we have come to the end of this journey. Join me as we watch what happens when Jamie and Bran reunite since this unforgettable occurrence, as the White Walkers travel South, while the pack returns home because they cannot be successful alone, as unusual alliances are formed and our fantasy comes to an end.

And the whole time, I’ll share these special treats.

Be like Bradley Cooper

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On Saturday, Bradley Cooper revealed that he auditioned for the legendary Spike Lee and was rejected. When I heard this story I immediately thought about his tenacity, his willingness to never give up, his belief in himself. Sure he probably had good days and bad days, sometimes wanting to give up on his dreams but he didn’t. He says that he was rejected THOUSANDS of times yet he persisted. He continued to audition. He trained, honed his craft, and never gave up.

I attended a Paparrazzi conference yesterday where the keynote speaker was one of the company’s founders Trent Kirby. He encouraged us to fail. That may sound funny but is t that exactly how Bradley Cooper and so many others have achieved their success. He failed. He failed to get that part with Spike Lee but did that deter him. NO! We are going to fail but we must fail forward, get back up and try it again. Be engaged in our business, our dream; fail, learn from that failure and try again.

Be like Bradley Cooper! Remember that great people fail all the time. We may not see all their failures. We may not see any at all, but as a student of history, Trent reminded me yesterday that greatness doesn’t come from always winning. In order to truly be great, there will be times when you fall short of your goals. The key yo greatness is how you respond to your failures. Do you give in and give up? Or, do you pick yourself up, fail forward, learn and try again?


Let’s Go Crazy 😜

The title of this post is the my theme for the year and one of my FAVORITE Prince songs! It always made me happy to hear it, usually followed by dancing around and making some people a little uncomfortable. I was HAPPILY dancing and singing like no one watching or caring.

Being happy is not always easy for everyone. It involves knowing and being true to yourself. I spent most of my life doing what I thought other people expected me to do. I didn’t want to rock the boat. I didn’t want anyone to be upset with me. I wanted to be and have friends.
See, I’m an only child. My parents divorced when I was young. My MoM was great, and I did everything she asked me to do. I always wanted to be the perfect child: independent, smart and caring. In all of that, I forgot to be myself. So after 40-something years of living, I’m being me. It’s not always popular or right or wrong, but it will be me.
So from where does Happy come? It comes from within!

Cyber Monday

Happy Day!

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