Professional vs Nonprofessional

Posted July 27, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Archives, Archivist, Dedication, Edification, Intellect, Knowledge, Mind, New Mexico, On the Right Track, Professional Endeavors, Records Management, Reflection, Santa Fe, Studies, Worthy Reads, Writers, Writing


I embedded a short video I uploaded to my YouTube channel below. The clip captures a few seconds of a hail and rain storm which swept Santa Fe, New Mexico at about 2:30pm today. The extreme weather has been wacky all day and now there are flood warnings for the night.

When I saw rivers of water rolling down the streets, the first thing that popped into my head was the building where I work because we have important records there. This concern comes from years of loyalty to my agency and respect for the importance of all records.

Tonight, I continued trucking along on my studies for the first CRM exam. While I was reading, this paragraph captured my interest. It is about being a professional. It has taken me many years and dedication to get where I am today. I don’t just have a job. I don’t just pay the bills. I make a difference and so do the people I work with.

A little under two decades ago, I had worked so many different jobs. They were just jobs. I will not knock any of them because each one of them helped make me the woman I am today. I learned people skills along the way and that has helped me. It is no joke when I say I have done it all.

Why is any of this important to me? How do extreme weather, my evening studies, my old jobs, my career, and my thoughts intersect? Well today I was worried about the Archives and Records Center because I care. I took the time to thank God for leading me to a meaningful profession.

The last thing I ever wanted was to get stuck in a job. I never wanted to get stuck not caring…to get stuck sacking groceries or working the floor in some food dive serving french fries. If I had to do that to pay the bills, I would. But…until God takes my drive away…until my heart stops beating…I will own my career.

Until the day my heart stops, I will respect having the opportunity to make a real difference. I will care about things with intrinsic value. I will remain a driven professional who leaves her office to get a hamburger at the local food dive after a long day of meaningful work. (Ommmm…no…everything except for the second piece of that last sentence! Haha)

Transcending Love

Posted July 27, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Allusion, Body and Mind, Connection, Digital Composites, Disconnection, Entertainment, Intellect, Mind, Movies, Pleasure and Pain, Quotes, Science, Technology


**Digital composite by Felicia**
This evening I watched the Sci-Fi Fantasy/Thriller Transcendence. The critics were hard on this one, but it was hard for me not to like Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall as Will and Evelyn Caster. Yes…it was another tragic story about the connection and disconnection of lovers. The sunflower was the symbol of this.

This one was different because neural networks, binary, smart people, science and technology, and deep love were at the heart of the story. It is a long movie, but worth a watch if you like technology, smart people, and sad love stories. The best movie quote was the closing line. It basically summed up the movie.

“He created this garden for
the same reason he created
everything else…to be with her.”

~~Paul Bettany
as Max Waters in

The Fetish

Posted July 27, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Addiction, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Obsessions, Swag, Women

Snatched me up some new Timbs today. Check out Girls Wearing Timbs on Tumblr. Awesssome!!! When I was in college, I worked for Red Wing and had a serious boot addiction. It’s time to revamp my collection because I have a #shoefetish~~~from heels 2 boots 2 my Nike shoes 2 kill it in the gym. These satisfy the manly side of my fetish and are indeed dripping with swag.


I ♥ Mora

Posted July 26, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Beauty, Connections, Family, Family Photos, Historic Sites, History, Maternal Line, Memories, New Mexico, Special Occasions


***Faith, Destiny, Felicia and Daryn at the Historic Cassidy Mill in Mora County. The mill has been on the National Register of Historic Places since December of 1978. I ♥ history and I ♥ people who care about history.***
I am so tired!! My son and I spent all day in Mora attending the 2014 Valdez Family Reunion in Las Aguitas. This was a gathering of people on my mother’s side of the family. There were close to 300 people there and I had an absolute blast. I laughed my head off all day. There was a parade this morning at 10:00am because the town is celebrating the fiestas. After the parade, we stopped by my family’s property to relax for a bit then headed to the reunion site across the way. The air there is clean and the land is so beautiful. It was a really fun day. I will share photos soon as I know many of you will be waiting to see them.

Artemisia & Themistocles on Tumblr

Posted July 25, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Addiction, Allusion, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Body and Mind, Connection, Disconnection, Fantasy, Men, Movies, Obsessions, Pleasure and Pain, Strength, Weakness, Women

Check out the Tumblr tags with lovely images staring Artemisia & Themistocles. I could check that page out all night! ♥ Time for a bath!

In Love with The Punisher

Posted July 25, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Anti~hero, Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Body and Mind, Comics, Connection, Fantasy, Marvel Comics, Pleasure and Pain


JSwoll Speaks on Cardinal Rules

Posted July 25, 2014 by F Lujan
Categories: Awesomeness, Bad Ass, Body and Mind, Dedication, Diet, Fitness, Gym, He Muscle, Health and Fitness, Men, Quotes, Strength, Workout



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