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
My, your pom poms are so fluffy!
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.
Do you ever wonder about your life? What your purpose is? Why you bother to get up in the morning, go into work and then come home, only to rinse, repeat the next day?
Lately, life seems to be going a mile a minute and I’ve been feeling like I’m barely hanging on. I made a decision last week that I wasn’t going to sit around and let the chaos outside ruin my internal peace. But of course, I’m really terrible at keeping calm (like ever!) so I started looking for tools to help me. Continue reading
Um…guys? I think you’re supposed to be following me.
I have recently received a promotion at work which I’m so stoked about. As the Director of Engagement, my job is to work with a team to make sure our clients are happy and successful. Weeeeeeeeee! And now the fun begins… Continue reading
Photo credit: Flickr user Sean MacEntee
What would you give to go back to school? I’m giving up an hour a week – not a bad trade for college courses! Continue reading
Photo by Flickr user Bernard Goldbach
This morning has gone horribly wrong. I woke up late. I shattered a mug. I spilled my coffee on my shirt. I left the house late. And then, on the commute in, I saw someone had hit a raccoon.
It was still in the street writhing in pain. Nothing breaks my heart like seeing an animal suffer. I was late though so I couldn’t stop to do anything or else I risked missing my ferry. I have an early meeting so I really can’t miss the boat.
My normal Wednesday has shifted into a stressful morning of unrest. Continue reading
Sometimes things go horribly wrong and you’re left trying to figure out how to move forward. This happens to me every single time I try to assemble Ikea furniture. As some point, I end up staring at the instructions, the bits and pieces, the joke that is a half created monstrosity and wondering how this got so messed up. Continue reading
Do you ever have a lesson that you just can’t seem to learn? Even though you know, 1+1=2, you just keep being unprepared for the result each time the problem comes up? That’s me. I’m trying to learn how to rest. How to take breaks and stop the cycle of busy. I’m still surprised when 1+1=2. Continue reading
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If you had to choose, would you be a boss or a leader. I’d like to think of myself as a leader but then self-doubt starts to set in.
I am no one’s boss. I’ve been called a leader on my team but my title is the same as every other team mate. I have a boss and he’s fantastic. However, I’m learning that no matter how good your boss is, there are always going to be spaces for leaders to emerge. Continue reading