What are you doing?


  • What could Roy F McCampbell, and Patricia Godziszewski have been doing in the back of the room at the School Board Meeting last night?
  • What could the documents they were so diligently discussing have been about?
  • Was Patricia Godziszewski video recording the community members attending the School Board meeting during the Executive session portion of the meeting?
  • Is Patricia Godziszewski actually trying to move on to the next chapter of her life?

At the April 15th 2015 regular School Board meeting Patricia Godziszewski congratulated the candidates, and stated that she looked forward to the next chapter of her life or some such malarkey. (Minutes from that meeting can be found here) (The video of that meeting can be found here) When viewing the video Patricia’s speech starts at 3 minutes, and 20 seconds. At 5:30 Patricia states that she looks forward to the next chapter of her life. To Patricia Godziszewski I offer the following points of advice that may help you in actually trying to do that very thing.

There will never be a time when life is simple. There will always be time to practice accepting that. Every moment is a chance to let go and feel peaceful. Here are some ways to get started:

Let Go Of Frustration with Yourself/Your Life

  1. Learn a new skill instead of dwelling on the skills you never mastered.
  2. Change your perception—see the root cause as a blessing in disguise.
  3. Cry it out. According to Dr. William Frey II, PH.D., biochemist at the Ramsey Medical Center in Minneapolis, crying away your negative feelings releases harmful chemicals that build up in your body due to stress.
  4. Channel your discontent into an immediate positive action—make some calls about new job opportunities, or walk to the community center to volunteer.
  5. Use meditation or yoga to bring you into the present moment (instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future).
  6. Make a list of your accomplishments—even the small ones— and add to it daily. You’ll have to let go of a little discontentment to make space for this self-satisfaction.
  7. Visualize a box in your head labeled “Expectations.” Whenever you start dwelling on how things should be or should have been, mentally shelve the thoughts in this box.
  8. Engage in a physical activity. Exercise decreases stress hormones and increases endorphins, chemicals that improve your state of mind.
  9. Focus all your energy on something you can actually control instead of dwelling on things you can’t.
  10. Express your feelings through a creative outlet, like blogging or painting. Add this to your to-do list and cross it off when you’re done. This will be a visual reminder that you have actively chosen to release these feelings.

I have offered similar advice in the past, but one thing that will not help you in the process of moving on to the next chapter is spending more time with, or taking the advice of indivIduals such as Mr McCampbell. I wish you the best of luck in the next phase of your life if you should actually try to find it, and hope you find greater success in what ever that endeavor might be.

Good Luck and God Speed


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