Unwrap Paradise: Guess Where?


 A major focus of some of myblog post will be travel. I am very interested in going around the world and feel that it is a major part of embracing my theme LIVING your life everyday. Why you ask? Well the question is why not. There are so many great places and experiences out there available to us but many choose not to even leave their city or state. One classmate just expressed that she will flying for the first time in few weeks and I was amazed. I have been traveling since I was a few months old and believe it is important that everyone travels to other countries and observes how others live, work and play in comparison to themselves. In order to entice everyone to exploring the world outside of the small one we exist in, I will  share a new exciting place that I plan on traveling to at some point in the future. Hopefully, you will be inspired to go to one or all of the places I think would be fun.

When was the last time you took a real vacation? Are you tired of walking down the streets of Atlanta or your local suburban neighborhood and seeing the same people and places?  Where have you dreamed of going? Well if you have not dreamed of any places to visit yet, lets start HERE:

The beautiful setting in the picture posted is the island Republic of Seychelles (pronounced say-shellz). The Republic of Seychelles east of mainland Africa in the Indian Ocean is described as:

Tiny dabs of intense green fringed with white gold, the Seychelles are scattered like exquisite jewels across the dark, velvety blue expanse of the Indian Ocean. Everything about these islands is beautiful and enticing – the swaying coconut fronds, sweet scent of frangipani, dramatic violet and orange sunsets, lush plantations and characterful animal life – a holiday to the Seychelles with Kuoni is a pure paradise.
Now, I don’t know about you but as beautiful as this place looks and sounds I definitely want to go. How about you?
For more information about the Republic of Seychelles, visit http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/seychelles.htm
Social Media and Me

Social Media and Me

Only two classes about social media and I am officially a blogger. Well not officially (who makes it official anyway..) but I’m well on my way. It has been an interesting first week that helped me realize that I do not have a clue what is going on in the social media world. Honestly, I have never ever considered how much hard work and effort was needed just to keep up with social media. It is interesting that as a future social workers that many of us do not connect that social media can and will play a role in our future careers. So this week I realize that any blogs I post or future blogs will definitely include my personalitybut will remain professional because it is possible foranyone to find in on the world wide web.

It is important for me to remember always be myself in what I am going to write about. No one wants to read something I make up that has nothing to do with me. So making sure I put a piece of myself in each post will make a difference. The same person that I may meet in the field of social work and connect to in person I would like to connect with via this blog. Of course I would not create a blog about my personal life and have my clients reading it because that would cross the client-social work professional boundary. However,  I could have a seperate blog on how to get their kids back or how to access services that would connect with those same clients who use social media.

Sharing my smile and positive attitude into every post will be a great use of self. In contrast, my professional self will also be present because you never know who is going to see what you post or publicize in a public forum. Before writing this post, I researched various kinds of websites on blogs, I spoke to the one friend I know who has a blog  and I sat and stared at the computer trying to figure out what the heck I was going to write. I still don’t know what I’m going to write…lol.

But I am definitely looking forward to jumping into the chaos…so hopefully you will follow me on my exciting social media journey!

P.S.Hopefully after this experience I won’t be locked up with some fellow bloggers shown here…