OLW Blog Hop

Today I join the OLW Blog Hop for Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class.  After loving the January assignment I really struggled with February’s.  It might be because my word, renew, means a whole bunch of different things to me.  Or maybe that it’s hard to take literal pictures of “renew” in the dead of a Chicago winter.  Plus a bout with the flu in my house and major work challenges meant I was unfocused and not taking photos like usual.

I ended up with fewer than the 9 pictures suggested, so I made a photoshop collage with what I had.  I use Photoshop CS3 and since I am still a total amateur my layout is very basic.

I put the photo of the textbook in the middle of the layout because its going to be a huge focus in my life over the next 3 months.  I’ve worked in HR for 6 years with no formal HR training or background – I moved into an HR role with my current firm after being in client service for years.  I’ve known that I needed to study for and get my SPHR certification (Senior Professional in Human Resources) but haven’t wanted to invest the months to study.  Well, as part of my commitment this year to self-renewal I’m finally doing it.  I just signed up (and paid the $425 registration fee) and will take the test in May.  Yikes!

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the OLW Blog Hop is Tere at http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com.

Here is a complete list of blogs participating in this month’s blog hop! (The blog hop will go live by all participants no later than 8 AM PST).

  1. Margie               http://xnomads.typepad.com
  2. Monica B           http://scraplifters.blogspot.com/
  3. Jill                     http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
  4. Miranda             http://mirandasscrapsite.blogspot.com
  5. Donna               http://www.donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com
  6. Lynn                 www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
  7. Stacey               http://www.TheAcornGarden.com/blog
  8. Lisa                   http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
  9. Cassie               http://craftycassiescorner.blogspot.com
  10. Abbey                http://athomewiththerichardsfamily.blogspot.com/
  11. Nicky                 http://seejanebake.blogspot.com
  12. Holly                 http://lovingrobots.blogspot.com
  13. Karen                http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com
  14. Claudia              http://creative-moms.com
  15. Rebekah            http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com
  16. Kimberly            http://foreverdaisies.blogspot.com
  17. Kat                   www.katswonderings.blogspot.com
  18. Kristina             http://ciqis.blogspot.com
  19. Jan                   http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
  20. Nikki                 http://www.inkyart.com.au/
  21. Amanda            www.scrappnbee.blogspot.com
  22. Lisa                  http://luluoz.typepad.com
  23. Sam                  http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com
  24. Maureen            http://cookingmylife.blogspot.com
  25. Kristi                 https://theprojectofme.wordpress.com
  26. Tere                 http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com
  27. Karen                http://womenontractors.blogspot.com
  28. Katrina              http://k84mansramblings.blogspot.com
  29. Monica Bergler   http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com
  30. Mandy               http://captureandcreate.wordpress.com
  31. Lisa                   http://makeyourownescape.blogspot.com
  32. Chrissy              http://getcraftywithchrissy.blogspot.com
  33. Lee                   http://linarstudio.typepad.com/
  34. Jen                   www.byjen.com
  35. Sylvia                http://baxtersmom1.blogspot.com/
  36. Christianne        http://christiannemarra.blogspot.com/
  37. Cheri                 http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
  38. Joy                   www.undiscoveredjoy.blogspot.com
  39. Beth                 http://justbebeth.wordpress.com/
  40. Jennifer L          www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
  41. Kathryn            www.katlodesigns.com
  42. Heather            www.scrappyhare.blogspot.com
  43. Cindy               http://seriousplay.typepad.com


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15 Comments to “OLW Blog Hop”

  1. Good luck on your personal renewal commitment!

  2. Good for you investing in yourself and your future! Enjoy March 🙂

  3. Love the collage! Great word-Renew! Sorry that the flu got to you and your family. Good luck with your course and exam! It will really help to renew and affirm your confidence in the workplace! Thanks for sharing- Amanda (#21)

  4. your collage is great – would not have guessed you were an amateur if you hadn’t said so. Good luck with the studying!

  5. Your photo collage looks great! I especially like the photo in the upper left corner, of all the magazines. Good luck with your test! 🙂

  6. Great collage of your OLW. Good luck with the studies.

  7. So glad you are going for it. Congrats!

  8. Good luck with your exam!

  9. love your collage…ALL that snow!!! wowsa!! good luck with the studies too

  10. You did a wonderful job working with the photos that you did get. Congrats on your decision to get your certification. Good luck! Study hard.

  11. Love your layout – not basic looking at all! Congrats on the initiative with the certification! That takes a lot of energy!

  12. Great collage – way to use what you got!

  13. loving what you’re doing with your OLW project. and loving YOU! (ps. any news on swinging the Napa trip in July?)

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