Category Archives: Work/Professional Development

On the road to pursuing Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)

I’ve decided to pick up where I left off when I completed my MBA and pursue PMP certification. I rejoined PMI as well as the local chapter (Hudson Valley) and attended my first meeting this week. It was fantastic – pleasantly greeted by sincere people who encouraged me to take the test sooner rather than in a year as I planned.

I’m looking into what is involved and making a plan. I’m taking the fact that I won the door prize (leather portfolio, pictured) as a sign, and looking forward to the next monthly meeting.

Working through a sea of tasks

I downloaded all my old tweets and went through the ones at the very beginning I finally get to see again and came across this:

Screenshot of tweet

Archived tweet from October 1, 2007

As I recall I never got that done.  The urgent overtook the important again.  Looking through my old tweets got me thinking about what has (and hasn’t) changed in the past 5 1/2 years.  Much has, very slowly.

I feel like I’m steering a ship.

I’m slowly turning the corner in the direction I want to go – a better quality of life and improved productivity.  I’m seeing results, but I feel like frustration is going to win over patience and defeat me.  Not yet, but it’s something that weighs on me daily. Continue reading