Something Inspirational

I was thinking this morning about some of the obstacles we all face in our daily lives. we all have decisions to make everything from what to wear, to what am I making for dinner,to what kind of job or career path to choose. Choices… sometimes we like them and sometimes we hide from them…

But life always reminds us that you can’t ignore them. I ‘ve been thinking about some of the choices I have made. Some have been good and well, some haven’t been so good. Then there are those darn obstacles that we choose to complain about… Ugh… Obstacles that we most often create in our minds that are many times FEAR based. Shoud I or shouldn’t I moments. Really what it boils down to for me is this… What obstacles do I really have in my life that are bogging me down? If I look at the big picture, I really have nothing to complain about. I live in a great country. I have a roof over my head. There’s plenty of food in my fridge. But most importantly, I am healthy… well except for the minor aches and pains the aging process throws at me every now and then. But for the most part, all is well.

So Obstacles, we all get them. But how we choose to deal with them makes us, or breaks us…But we really have nothing to complaim about… You want to see an inspiring obstacle overcoming story. Check this link out…. It just might change your obstacles point of view

Thanks for listening…   Peace.


DAY 2 & 3

Well yesterday was an interesting day that saw a special bond develop within our group of B.E.S.T students. Different scenarios were presented with individuals who had some issues in the present and in the past with employers and employees.  Diane, one of our instructors, helped 2 of our brilliant minds walk through the scenarios which they had been up against. Some emotions were raised and tears flowed, but, I was proud to see how as a group, the words of encouragements that were showered to the individuals reliving the past. Compassion followed by encouragement and a sense of love and bonding filled the classroom. As hard as it might have been for the individuals involved, I felt a sense of pride in my heart that restored my faith in humanity. I was thinking to myself that I was witnessing  a special moment, a turning point, that gave this special group a moment of silent lucidity.
This group is special. To everyone in the group I just want to say Thank you! I am honored to be a small part of your lives. I have seen a tremendous amount of growth and openness in such a short period of time. We are all on a path that will open up new doors and new opportunities.
But I ask all of you to not forget that special moment that we shared as a group yesterday. Moments like that are rare indeed. Thanks to the teaching staff for their compassion.
Sorry this blog is a little late coming but I went to a Zucchero concert last night. It was awesome!!! You have to check this Italian troubadour in action. Check the link to a 2004 concert at the Royal Albert Hall In London. Special guests are Eric Clapton, Brian May of Queen and Pavarotti.

Well that’s it for me today. Smile. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Day 1 – March 26th 2014


Well this is day one of our Blogs journey to careerdom. Mmmm have I just created a new word for Websters? Wendy Stevenson  of the B.E.S.T. program will probably gracefully correct me by saying, “Sorry Chuckles. Nice try.” What is B.E.S.T and who the heck is Wendy? More on Wendy later…

B.E.S.T is the acronym for: Building Employment Success for Tomorrow, a program at Camosun Colleges Interurban campus here in beautiful Victoria BC. The program is designed to help and support, people find their path in education, work and life by examining their interests, abilities and potential to make informed decisions about their future

I am not alone… There are 21 other brilliant minds, (yup I consider myself to be in this category too) who are on their journey of self discovery and the path to discovering which career path they would like to go on. I am surrounded with people of all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, who are searching for a new career that will help them reach their dreams and goals in life.

The B.E.S.T program has an amazing staff that is experienced, inspiring and supportive of each students’ individual journeys. Diane Stevenson, Pamela Johnson, Linda  and Wendy Stevenson bring a wealth of knowledge to the B.E.S.T. table. More on Wendy later…

So please feel free to give us any input on what you would like to see in the blog. I am hoping to get some of the B.E.S.T. staff to share some of their experiences and some of the success stories that they’ve witnessed in the program. I also would like to share not only the obstacles and successes that I am facing during my journey, but those of the other students as well. So feel free to to contact me at anytime.

Thanks for stopping by and may the force be with you…. I’ve always wanted to say that. He He He….

Okay here is  Wendy Stevenson our Instructional Assistant


 Thanks for being lots of fun in class Wendy!!!!