Carmen Veal

When you get, give

· Can't play the victim when you're also the suspect. ·

March 12, 2017 Comments Off on When you get, give

Confession. I used to be SO selfish with my resources. Like I did not want to share some of the things I benefitted from with others. Not everything...but looking back they were always things that could help others get ahead. Not general selfishness though, only when I was asked directly and by certain people.

Confession.  I used to be SO selfish with my resources.  Like I did not want to share some of the things I benefitted from with others.

    Not everything…but looking back they were always things that could help others get ahead.  Not general selfishness though, only when I was asked directly and by certain people.

    Well for the past few years through December, I was granted a healthy dose of my own medicine (the selfishness) through others doing the same to me.  It was like looking through a mirror.

    Can’t play the victim when you’re also the suspect.

    It changed my entire perspective.  I began sharing more and would instantly feel a sense of happiness.  Which amazingly has opened doors I never knew existed.

    So I’m extending this even further.  By sharing more of any and everything useful because when we get, we should give and we learn, we should teach (Maya Angelou).  Here are a few favorites:

    1. Youtube. It has been and still is not resource and favorite tool for learning without having to pay a fortune. I’ve have learned things as basic as how to properly cut a pineapple to Nikon D3100 tutorials on how to properly use my DSLR camera. Which is what I use for my blog and Instagram shots. 
    2. Speaking of blogs. I have been asked so many times about my photos.  Who takes them? Well, before apple added the camera countdown mode, I used an app called camera timer and a tripod. For my DSLR I bought a tripod and a fancy remote to take my own shots. 
    3. How I know a lot of that I know. I volunteered. Literally have my time away for the exchange of experience.  I once was offered a job on the spot during a volunteer interview at a group home I hoped to work for when I finished my degree in psychology the upcoming semester. 

    I’ll add more to this list as it comes to mind.  So stay tuned for more than the three I started with at the time of this post. I’ll be sure to announce it on my Instagram so make sure we’re connected HERE

     

     

    Carmen

    A native of Hartford, Connecticut, entrepreneurial Jill of Many Trades, special needs mom, event planner and lifestyle blogger.

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