Last night I published a post that got a surprising amount of response. I saw so much outreach and concern from my friends and family. I’m super grateful for that, but I’d also like to clarify what that post was about. Continue reading
If you hold your breath, count to ten and cross all your fingers and toes, you might just be as lucky as me. You might get a moment of clarity like the one I got tonight. Continue reading
I have a serious love/hate relationship with traveling. On one hand, I love going to new places, getting out of my routine. I also love flying. On the other hand, I get extreme anxiety from going through security lines, managing boarding passes and managing the to and from details of an airport.
And it’s not just flying, although that’s probably the worst of it. I love road trips but hate sitting in the car for hours at a time. I think travel is amazing and yet packing sends me into a panicked frenzy that affects anyone who gets near me. Continue reading
Single shaming is a bit of a tongue twister for me. It also happens to get my blood boiling. If you haven’t heard the term before, you might assume it’s a product of the over-sensitive and easily offended. As someone who doesn’t consider herself overly sensitive, easily offended, nor single, I can assure you it’s real and it’s time we stop doing it.
Single shaming usually starts innocently enough with asking a question like, “Are you seeing anyone?” These tactics are primarily focused on women. It absolutely happens to men, but it’s not as prevalent. Continue reading
I subscribed to a writing prompt service a little while back and it has generated some of the most interesting thought experiments for me. As I’ve been a little bit of a slacker with publishing lately, you won’t have seen them but I’ve got about 7 drafts right now that have come from using Daily Page.
Daily Page is a writing prompt that encourages you to write daily and offers prompts. It’s got a very clean and easy platform for writing and provides stats on your frequency if you use their platform. You can mark you writings public or private and read the public writings of others using the service. I don’t post on the platform since I have this blog, but I’m also not publishing on the blog since I seem to get all my drafts to 75% complete before getting distracted. My new goal is to actually get to the point where I publish those drafts. I’ll probably forget that goal in about 10 minutes.
I have been a somewhat quiet observer of the body positive movement in the last year. Sure, I post things to Facebook and I’ve joined a couple of groups but I haven’t really joined the conversation because I’ve felt like I didn’t quite fit in. Continue reading
Friday celebration time! Not only is it Friday but it’s also the Friday before I take a week off! It’s been years since I’ve taken a week long vacation. I’m beyond excited. I’m beyond freaked out. I’ve managed to exhaust myself with all the feelings.
This past week has been a lot of pivoting between stress over leaving work, stress over leaving my team to tackle my workload, excitement about not being at work, guilt over not being at work, excitement Continue reading
Team goals and motivation are interesting topics. Individually, goals can be a performance metric but as a team, goals can help solidify the direction you go in. Team goals create a sense of community and help the team come together to accomplish something bigger than the individual could do on their own. Continue reading
I have once again let this bad boy go stale. Not intentionally of course. I’ve had nothing but the best of intentions for posting. Even built up a backlog of draft posts that I couldn’t get quite right and ideas I couldn’t quite get organized into words. Ideas came and went, but this little peach stayed stale and empty nonetheless.
I am a frequent gym attendee. I don’t exactly know how that happened as I hate working out but by some small miracle, I found my sweet spot. Most days, this means I spend my time focused on just getting through the workout (because I still hate it). Yesterday though, I spent too much time looking at the girl in the mirror and breaking her down. It’s not a good feeling. Continue reading