The Humility of Coming in Last

July 9th 2016 I set out to carry out another one of my active bucket list goals. To run a 10K. The previous weekend of running a 5K went well. However, the Midnight Madness 10K was a real timed athletic race. People when awards and qualify for things. I was really nervous about this race…

Onederland 

Last weekend I checked off one of my goals which is to run and complete a 5k. I can now say that I have done this. The other thing on my list is to make it to onederland. Onederland is any weight under 200lbs. It’s a big deal if you have been overweight for most…

A Retreat

Digital Detox retreat to allow time to stay in the present and experience life outside of the internet.

At the beginning 

My weight loss surgery is December 21, 2015. Yes it is the same day as my birthday. I did this as a gift for myself. I have worked for as long as I have known to lose weight. I was over weight at birth. I was average weight around 2-4 years old and then genetics…

First Day

First days of a new job are exciting and boring at the same time. First day is pretty much rules and regulations. Meet and greet with people who you won’t really remember until you need their help. Of course HR which means binders of papers about policy and benefits. The one I can about most…

Avoidance and a New Start

I am not going to apologize for not blogging more often because it wouldn’t be truthful. I had thoughts about blogging and ideas of what to blog about but I just wasn’t compelled to blog it. I was avoiding my blogs. On a happier note, my long working sentence of limbo is about to be…

Praise where praise is due, not where expected!

After I posted the blog about How do you maintain authenticity with your child, I received angry comments. I want to put it out there that I am not challenging you. I am simply asking a question. So I had some more time to research and look up more information because that is what I…

How do you maintain authenticity with your child

I am sitting with my sister and we are noticing a lot of children in the area we are sitting. As I am getting older I am not as googlie eyed about children as I used to be. I don’t have any children either unless you count a dog. I think babies are fascinating but…

Good Grief

So I heard some terrible news today at work that one of our staff members died. The first thought was “Oh I am sorry for the loss”. Now as the day moves on I am kind of feeling awkward because I really didn’t know that person that well. Now I have to portray a semblance…

Sabbatical is over!

I know I hit 1 year of blogging and I just fell off the planet. I apologize, I was going through some things. First thing I was going through was a bad living situation. This living situation, reconfirmed why I don’t like living with other people. This roommate was clingy, needy and annoying. At the…

Crazy isn’t Racist!

I know in my field of work we don’t like using the word crazy because it has some bad connotations. However, for the purpose of this blog post, “Crazy isn’t Racist!” Meaning mental illness affect all races, ethnicity and cultures. It doesn’t discriminate based or race, class, or sexual orientation.

Good looking out!

Sometimes we get bummed out that we didn’t get something we worked on just to find out later someone/something was really looking out for you. For instance, a former co-worker of mine applied for the same position that I did and she got the position. I was really disappointed and angry about the whole thing…