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mixed emotions

Thoughts of the day (edited):

  • inspired
  • keep moving, do the boring parts and then do the excited things, don’t lose track
  • write everything down you are doing … she will come back later at some point and want the details!
  • Mixed emotions

Yeah, I love those days when you are motivated in the morning. And even better when this feeling last throughout the day. The art is to keep it at that level, no matter what comes your way. And there are days it works and days where it not works. To master that kind of art you need an huge amount of willpower and you need to know what you want. With those two ingredients, you could be unstoppable. But surely everyone know how easy it is to slip off the track, to find distraction (are we looking for it in the first place?).

So, why mixed emotions then? I thought about this several times already … when things go well at work, there is a high probability that there are issues at home and vice versa. Maybe that is meant to be the balanced life. But why can’t we have both … feeling good at work and in family? When I come home from work with a good mood, why can’t I keep it up sometimes?

something to think about …

only the allais paradox

Thoughts of the day (edited)

  • How can they be identical when you replaced values in the process? (see picture about the Allais Paradox
  • moment of panic = recall to focus

Allais paradox - how does it work?

I came across the paradox during my course on Behavioural Economics. I guess pure curiosity brought me to that course. Yes, it was interesting that there is even a science about our day to day stuff. This Allais Paradox is describing 2 different problems, where in problem A most human beings would chose option A and in problem B most human beings would chose option B. The author of that video did some minor changes to the options and it turns out to be the exact same problems (A=B), but humans are making different choices. But something in my is hesitating to accept that (I guess as usual, hehehe). I agree one can move around some variables and still have the same expression, but in this case the author actually change actual numbers, like replacing 123 with 389 in problem A and comparing it with 389 from problem B and conclude that is the same!

If you are interested have a look at the actual video https://youtu.be/wvCt8wD8sYc and let me know if I am missing something.

Anyway, I might not find enough time to dig into it deeper … work pensum is increasing but I also need to learn to focus. Distraction is the least I need now if we want to make those publications happening.

Busy… Yaaar

little-miss-busyStressed? No, just busy with life. Work is fun, at home the boy is happy and husband out fishing. Still plenty of things are planned for this year, workwise and at home.
Having a housegirl or babysitter makes things much easier for me. I just need to implement some kind of routine. I still have my fitness and health goals, I’m not letting those go so easily.
Big mama-son weekend ahead. And we haven’t spoken to Oma & Opa for a while.
Ok, back to work for half a day.
Love my boys!
Peace out!

Au kila na vosa vakaviti

miffy7_normalIo, au kila na vosa vakaviti. I speak Fijian. Nikua na ikava ni Julai, Vakarauwai.
On my way to work again, half day only but still. Love what I’m doing, but it always feels like I leave my two boys behind.
Even last night I did some work at home and tonight will be the same. Too much deadlines before I go on leave.

The last blog posts are pretty boring. Seems like I’ve got nothing to say. I’m still struggling to put my thoughts into words. My head seems to be full of stuff and I’m worried to lose part of it. But when I want to put it down, nothing. Hard to say, can’t put it in words.will see how I go next week.

Peace out!

Long nights

How my parents will see Fiji at night
How my parents will see Fiji at night
The countdown is on … In one week my parents will be visiting us. Yeah! That will be interesting 3 weeks.
We still need to organize some accommodation and other small things. But the main thing is that I have to keep my head up.
Today is lotulevu (Thursday). Kavica ni siga nikua? (what date is it today?) Na ikarua ni Julai. It’s 2 July.
Yes, this week’s nights are a bit short as I’m taking work home with me to get some things done before the holidays. And baby is sometimes not sleeping before 10pm.
Ok, today’s lesson are the weekdays:

  • Moniti
  • Tusiti
  • Vulelulu
  • Lotulevu
  • Vakaraubuka
  • Vakarauwai
  • Sigatabu

And off I go to work today, with nice lunch in my bag, boiled and fried fish, yummy!
Love my boys! Peace out!

Oh and by the way, did you guys see the Jupiter and Venus last night, incredible play of lights!

This passion thing again

07f1afdb7e499306635943a0eadb79afSo, they tell you to work hard, to love and enjoy your work. Later is easy when your work is your passion. Even the bible says says to find a purpose in your work.
Ok, now you are doing all of that, but what if your boss is still not happy and/or your salary is still not covering your family’s expenses. How can you reach something in life when you feel like a failure all the time? It feels like whatever you do, no matter how hard you work, no matter how passionate you are about your work, it is never enough. How can you support a family with that?
Keep the faith, keep learning in your field of interest, don’t crash your ego or self-confidence.
However, should I question my passion again? I find it hard to always strive for more or higher things. I don’t mind being a student for life, but when do you actually practice what u have learned? When is it actually enough what we know? Are we as an organization striving for something that hasn’t been done before? That’s why we need to learn and apply new things. Could be the answer.
I’m just about to reach work. Learning statistics again.
Love my boys … Peace out!

Another usual Saturday morning

On my way to work again … 6 times a week. Yes, lot of people would not do that. I didn’t give myself any other choice. Maybe I’m lucky with the organisation I’ve found. I actually like it there because they just match my values. However, I also think I miss out on my son and hubby. My current compromise is that I try to avoid overtime. This way we know when I’m home and my son can spend some time with his mum.
Today I also will be giving another fitness session. I should start planing for it so I can justify the name “boxercise”.

Peace out!