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Personal Mission Statement

So...I'm still job hunting. Currently I am about to finish my Personal Mission Statement which, frankly, I started during the last time I was looking for work. I think my happiness at finding a position I wanted blinded me to the need to finish it.

Do you think it's a good idea to put a personal mission statement in my cover-letters?

Here is the link to a 5-step process for writing one. (I am at step 3, but need to review my choices.)

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Park in my Community

I took some photos when i was out at my local park a few weeks ago. I was excited that it was a warm spring day and that I had just got my racquet restrung. I think this is a great park: they have recently added a splash area (last year, I think), and this day the crew was replacing the picnic tables, and there is also an awesome jungle gym area which is not just your basic gym but with lots of stuff to climb.

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Balcony Last Night


It was a lovely day yesterday, as you can see from my recent posts. I have saved my impatiens and other plants from dying from that cold spell a while back. Some of them are slow to recover, while others are doing great! I still need to protect them from the chatty starlings which nest nearby. (I saw one take a pink flower this morning. Pfft.)

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Birding Festival

I have been following the online postings (FB mainly) of Tommy Thompson Park. They are having a Spring Bird Festival on May 11th. I have signed up for one of their Warbler Walks. Excited! I know that many birds are migrating through the Leslie Street Spit which is a large manmade park which goes for kilometers into Lake Ontario right beside downtown Toronto. Last year I took a VERY LONG hike to the end of the spit and almost DIED. At first I scoffed at the cyclists, but at the end...I saluted them. (Or I would have if I still had energy.)

The Bird Research Station is much closer to the park entrance and I missed it last year because of the lack of signage. They put up nets and band what they catch, and they catch amazing birds! I can't wait to go.

Their blog is worth taking a look: http://www.ttpbrs.ca/