Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Thursday, October 30, 2003 – Wow! Long time no blog! I’ve been very busy the last couple of weeks! Last Thursday I went to my first meeting of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Chamber of Commerce. As a new member, I got a nice plaque to hang on the wall of the office and I said a few words about Awareness Village. Standing in front of all those people with a microphone in front of me was a different experience for me, one that I am committed to having fun with! I also met many very nice people and I look forward to meeting many more.

I have also converted a couple more of the pages in this website to the new template. Check out the new coaching page and the Reiki page! More new pages are coming soon!

I finished up my stint as a volunteer as a Kokanee Coach for the Forest Service. Kokanee Salmon spawn in Taylor Creek, off Lake Tahoe, in October every year. As a Kokanee Coach, I spent some time at Taylor Creek educating visitors about the Kokanee Salmon, their life cycle, and spawning. It was quite fun and I will definitely do it again next year.

Friday, October 17, 2003 – I’m making more progress on the website. The sound file isn’t working, and when I get the patience (grin) I’ll figure out why. Though I work Saturday, I’m glad it’s Friday. I don’t know if it’s years of conditioning, as a result of working Monday through Friday, or if it’s because Saturdays seem to flow so well and I get an enormous amount done. Hmm. Probably a little bit of both.

On Sunday, I am going to a Psychic Fair in Reno with my friend, Eileen. I haven’t seen her for months, though we live 45 minutes away from each other. I’m really looking forward to having some girl fun! You know how you get that busy life thing going and you don’t always pay attention to yourself and the personally meaningful parts of your life? Well, I’ve been doing that the last couple of months and it’s time to break that pattern! Cheers!

Thursday, October 16, 2003 – This morning I got the glitches worked out on the home page and even added a sound file, me welcoming all the visitors to the site! Now all I need to do is make all the other pages conform to the new site and get the Member Pages completed. It’s going to be a big job, but I’m really looking forward to it. It will be lots of fun! If any of you have any ideas on what type of member content you would like to see, please email me at

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 – Hello! Well, I’ve done some more work on the Awareness Village home page today. It is much better, but there are still some small glitches in alignment and a photo to be added, but it is much more promising, I think, than it was before. YEAH!

On another note, last night I did my Icebreaker Speech at Toastmasters! The Icebreaker is the first of the initial ten speeches you do as a Toastmaster member. I was a little bit nervous, but it worked out pretty well and I was chosen as the best speaker of the evening. (I got a ribbon!) Now that I’ve done my first speech, I’m ready to conquer the world! (Oops, I got carried away.)

Saturday, October 11, 2003 – Hi! Julie Hodges, here! Welcome to very first entry in the Awareness Village Blog. I’ve been working on the new website most of the day today. I’m having some luck, but there are still some glitches, which I am sure I will be able to work out. It will be really fab when I get it all finished. Today is a sunny day in Incline Village, Nevada. Overnight, it got down into the 20s, but today it climbed up into the 70s. All in all, a delightful day!