#MasterMyWebsites Day 7

The last day of #MasterMyWebsites, day 7. What did I learn from this past week about myself?

Day 7: 2/16/15

Its Only The Beginning

Though this is the last day of my 7-day challenge, the mission is not finished. My challenge won’t be over until my website goals are completed. I had a health setback mixed with procrastination. No matter how you slice it, one has to always prepare for setbacks and disappointments.

Today was a good day though. I got a late start but managed to get a few things done.

I cleaned my room and did some laundry. I didn’t finish all my laundry as I had 5 loads, but cut it to 3 left. I also did some WordPress development on my client’s website, CurvesSouthOzonePark.com. It’s not much, but there’s only a handful of tasks left to complete before I can launch the website.

Physical Observations

Still feeling week and dehydrated. Not drinking enough water although I’m drinking plenty of Crystal Light juice. I’m not eating as healthy as I should but I’m not eating big portions either. I’ve been mostly sleeping for the week.

Emotional Observations

Mostly satisfied today except for getting sick. I was definitely having a good time this weekend although plans got changed since I wasn’t feeling 100%. Once I get back into the groove later this week, I’ll have more energy and confidence to continue my challenge.

Upcoming Tasks

  • Finish chores
  • Complete my client’s website
  • Write posts for cutiedddgamer.com and delightfulcritics.tumblr.com

Challenge Accepted

I did not complete my 7-day challenge. I realized I set an unrealistic goal for my usual lifestyle and ended up failing before I even start. However, its good to know your shortcomings. I still accept this challenge for the rest of the month – Saturday, February 28, 2015, to complete my web development project. I will still blog everyday about my progress. I learned that I have to be honest with myself and what I think I can handle. If I bite off more than I chew, it doesn’t go well when trying to talk and chew. I have to learn how to distinguish a reasonable goal versus a dream goal.

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#MasterMyWebsites Day 5 & 6

Day 5 and 6 of #MasterMyWebsites 7-day challenge

Day 5 and 6: 2/14/15 – 2/15/15

Valentine’s Day

I didn’t expect too much progress today since my Grandmother and fiancé came over. It was a family affair. Meanwhile I was still combating dehydration and lack of rest. I had some fun though and that counts.

The Day After

Sundays are always sluggish for me. I did manage to clean my room half way. Yay for progress! and this meant I was feeling a lot better. Still, I felt burdened with not being able to keep up with my 7-day challenge. I was sleeping a lot during the last 5 days and still not 100%.

What I learned/Value

While watching some movie or television show over the weekend, I came across a dilemma that involved one following their dreams no matter what? They were either striking out on their own or searching for a new career. Either way, they had enough with their current job situation. Someone asked me if I would leave my job and go back to private sector. I said, the only way I would go back to private sector is if I had my own business and I was working for myself. I will stay in public sector just until I can afford to strike out on my own with my empire.

In order to do this, I have to build up my empire and it starts with these websites. My health is improving again so there’s no need to shy away now. Full throttle ahead!

#MasterMyWebsites Day 5 Epilogue

Day 5 Epilogue of #MasterMyWebsites 7-day Challenge.

What do I hope to accomplish today? Any progress is better then no progress. Any finished task brings me closer to my goals. If I keep moving then I’ll get to the finish line or at least hit the markers mapping out the course.

#MasterMyWebsites Day 3 & 4

Day 3 and 4 of #MasterMyWebsites 7-day challenge

Day 3 and 4: 2/12/15 – 2/13/15

The Unexpected

Yesterday morning  while getting ready for work I nearly fainted coming out of the shower. I sat on my bed to collect myself and realized I was abnormally shaking. I had to go to the emergency room.

All this week my health has been deteriorating. Fatigue, lightheadedness and lack of energy plagued me. While in the emergency room, I took 4 tests and the doctors found nothing wrong except for a slight high reading for blood pressure.

The physician told me that I was most likely dehydrated and have a minor iron deficiency. That makes a lot of sense because I haven’t been eating my usual 3 meals a day and not drinking enough water. I was told to get plenty of rest and take the next day off, which meant I have a total of 5 days off. However,  yesterday was like a workday since I was in that hospital for 8.5 hours.

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#MasterMyWebsites Day 3 Epilogue

Day 3 Epilogue of #MasterMyWebsites

Day 3 Epilogue

Clearing clutter from my mind, body, spirit and room. Can I finally get some exercise and meditation in for a better chance of progressing through the project?

#MasterMyWebsites Day 2

Day 2 of #MasterMyWebsites Challenge

Day 2: 2/11/15

I told myself that I would stay accountable no matter what happens and that I should document my challenge everyday.

This week so far has proven to be difficult physically and emotionally. Not with the challenge but in my daily life. I’m pressing on as trying not to take off any more time at work. But my body is slowly shutting down.

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#MasterMyWebsites Day 1

Day 1 of #MasterMyWebsites challenge

Day 1: 2/10/15

The Unexpected

I had an appointment with EAP that helps city employees with a range of personal issues such as mental health, fitness and hygiene, work life, home life, and more. Getting home from Manhattan on the 2/3 train lines proved to be a painful journey. By the time I arrived home, my right foot was swollen. No laundry for me.

Earlier today I suffered a thigh injury with the subway turnstiles. I laughed at a young girl whose MetroCard wouldn’t swipe right, and then the gods punished me with a thigh poker made out of the turnstiles poles. I limped in pain for the rest of the day.

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#MasterMyWebsites Day 1 Epilogue

Mastering my websites, Day 1 Epilogue

So far Day 1 has been unexpected yet enlightening. My EAP appointment went well even though my physical health went downhill as the day went on.

I feel like its a setback because the time I thought I would have to spend on my project wasn’t there at all. Getting home took longer than expected and it took a lot out of me.  My performance suffered and I feel like a failure. To me,  its just yet another sabotage although time is something no one can control. I have unnecessary baggage.

I’ll keep writing everyday my challenge entries to keep my readers up to date. A full Day 1 entry about today is coming tomorrow.

#MasterMyWebsites 7-day Challenge

Completing my 7 websites in 7 days challenge. Will I succeed?

What is this challenge?

Master My Websites is a challenge set myself to finish all my websites in 7 days. I would like to at least complete a website per day but overall have all websites finished (ready for user feedback) in 7 days. This challenge starts today and finishes on February 16, 2015.

Why do this challenge?

I have procrastinated for far too long with these projects. Its time to have accountability and focus for a change. This is one of my changes in 2015.

How will I measure my progress?

My progress meter will contain a set of bars with web design tasks that will launch my websites. I can use Gantt management software to visually see the progression.

I can allocate about 5-6 hours a weekday to the challenge. At work, a total of 2-3 hours if not overly busy; at home, 3 hours if my procrastination doesn’t set in. I don’t want to pull overnights. On weekends I can pull 8+ hours. 

Maybe I’ll split the tasks up with content vs visuals.  I can get more done if i have full concentrate on weekends then during the week when it comes to designing. I can write articles up, no problems.

What do I hope to accomplish with this challenge?

I hope I can finally finish what I started. I have big plans for my websites, my brands and getting the websites finished is just the first step. But that’s just the surface. Finishing up this project, which has been in effect since 2011, will mean that I have finally faced down the Assassin that plagues my soul and my mind for years. It will mean I have battled and conquered my depression, my compulsive disorder, my anxiety, and fear of success. It would be a tremendous feat in my life. This is why I have to document my feelings during the challenge. Maybe even make a video on it.

Am I ready?

No. I am not. However I’m tired of not being ready.

Spring is Green – Blog Design Update

Rich, Born and Became now has the blog design color palette to match its content – Green with a touch of beige and lots of space for content.

In recent days, New York, NY has experienced a varied range of weather patterns practically overnight. Sometimes its Spring, sometimes its Autumn or Winter and a couple of times it was hot enough to wear just a blazer. With this dramatic change,  I bring you a slight change in blog design.

New Features

The new Rich, Born and Became blog is updated with a new can of paint – green colors with a beige complimentary. The new header is from the previous blog design which will be changed sometime this week. We also have a featured slider on the homepage.

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