"You had me at hello. . ." - Jerry Maguire Some folks make an impression on you right from the start. For better or worse, your first impression (or sometimes the second or third), you just KNOW they will have an impact in your life. Whether it is attraction or common interests, or even a… Continue reading When We Met. . .
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order" - John Burroughs I get it. We're all busy. Rushing here. Going there. Trying to get it all done. Tonight, I took a break. Things have been hectic at my house with the normal routine happenings. But throw… Continue reading The Sensual Life
"Passion is everything. A leader can't inspire without it. When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible." ~ Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks Leadership. It's a big responsibility. I signed up for a CEU class thru my alma mater, Columbia Southern University. The class is titled,… Continue reading Are Leaders Servants?
"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness." -- Anne Albers I'm not one much for abstract art. To be honest, I stink at discerning different types of arts or periods or whatever they're called. If it wasn't for the JumpStart 5th grade computer program, I would know nothing. I… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." ~ Jane Austen Today is a stay-at-home kind of day. I don't feel good. I'm coughing, my head is stuffy and I don't really want to see anybody. It's a good day to cook. Roast in the crockpot, creamy cucumber salad chilling in the fridge… Continue reading Comfort measures
"You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult." ~ Hellen Mirren Several weeks ago, I made a decision to pursue a job that I enjoy. My current employer had an opening, so I applied for a transfer… Continue reading Life Changing Decisions
"I keep fighting voices in my head that say I'm not enough. Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up." ~ Lauren Daigle The quote above is from a popular song by Christian artist, Lauren Daigle. The gist of the song is that regardless of how we see ourselves, God tells us… Continue reading Who You Say I Am
"Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be." ~~ Lakshmi Mittal Working nights takes the concept of "normal life" outside the box and puts it somewhere in the margins. For those who do not or have never worked nights . . . you cannot comprehend. Further compounding the problems… Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts
I'm still discovering who I am. . . Not who my mother said I was, Not who ex-husband's #2 and #3 try to gaslight me into believing I was, And not someone who is pigeon-holed into one area due to training, degrees or work history. This should be (and will be) a life long process.… Continue reading The Someone That I Am
“It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.” -- Alan Watts It is funny to me to rediscover things I had consciously (or unconsciously) pushed away in an effort to un-become the person I felt was unworthy. I traded… Continue reading Rediscovering Me