Category: Personal

On being read


Before I consciously decided to follow my dream of writing publicly as a concrete thing, I wrote primarily for me.  I wrote, as I mentioned to a friend recently, “… just to express, to emote, to get feelings out of me since I no longer had anyone even to listen to me, my dreams, my fears.…

MRSA…and the festivity ensues


Edited 5/13/14 – Update post Primary Care visit. I am leaving this topic up, although the resoundingly good news from my PC is that I do NOT have MRSA.  YAY!  I do have a lesser issue bacterial infection, probably picked up at one of the previously suspected locations.  Starting with a receptionist that had no…

Internal externalities


Have you ever stopped and wondered, really wondered, where is the origin of things that feel like they belong to you, or possibly, that you belong to them?  Ever since my return from the woods last month, I have been turning this over and over in my mind.  How does it feel so right, such places?…

Discovery


There is nothing quite so heady and energizing as the time of discovering a new person, learning what makes them the unique individual that they are.  Some people are torrents, filling in all of the rich details in an open, exciting rush – emotional Instagrams if you will.  Others let themselves develop their  emotional shading…

“I went into the woods…”


It is almost time.  My apartment looks worse than usual (tiny thing that it is) because of all of the camping gear staged around.  Tarps. Sleeping bag. Sleeping mat. Food bags. Hiking boots.  Portable generators.  Chargers. And so it goes.  Looking at all of the ‘stuff’, I thought that possibly ‘primitive camping trip’ might perhaps…

T minus eight and counting…


Anticipation.  It is a delightful thing that in our instant gratification society one rarely experiences anymore.  But I am in full on anticipation mode, let me tell you!  Since I’ve been working at this company, I have never been able to take a full week of vacation, nearly always choosing a Friday-Monday combo to eke…

Vulnerability, or staying soft in a hardened world


Vulnerability – Susceptible to emotional or physical injury or harm. Hm. Since the world thought pattern really centers around defense, this seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it, to practice or embrace vulnerability?  Emotional vulnerability is required though, for deep intimate relationships to form. This thought has been on my mind since someone posted about not realizing how…

Challenging my writing skills or…blogging from “The Daily Prompt” – Forgive and Forget


WordPress offers this cool little tool called “The Daily Prompt” for bloggers, in order to give them a push to write daily.  Last night, on a whim (impulsive, remember?) as I was lying in bed I thought “I should write something every day until the end of the year.”  I mean, it is the slowest…

Work – Life – Balance


Nearly ten years ago I walked away from the Fortune 100 corporate environment in technology to follow love and dreams. Started my own business with the thought that I’d have more time for real life activities…ha! Circumstances altered that path and for a while, after starting over in another state, I worked multiple temporary part-time…

Champagne taste on a water bottle budget…


Sunday was a very fun day.  A full-timer met me at the LazyDays showplace for a little knocking around, education and temptation.  Whooooeee.  I insisted on only canvassing the used area, thinking I would be safe.  Oh hell no.  I ooohhed and ahhhed over all the buttery leather trimmings, beautiful cherry cabinetry, finely wrought multi-toned…

Personality Quirks


Well, I am so delighted to discover that the feeling I’ve had for most of my life, that ‘alien other’ thing, is related to a personality type!  Apparently we INFJ types are only 1-4% of the population, depending on which expert is expounding on the topic.  Whew, saves me from therapy costs.  The reason I…

The only thing constant is change.


After a wonderful and uneventful road trip to retrieve Eldest Child from the Outer Banks, I was stuck in down-time physical mode while the frantic activity of the previous weeks caught up with me.  Mentally though, I’m living in a full-tilt whirlwind. Decisions. Opportunities. Options. Realities.  D.o.o.r. s are opening. These things I am learning, are…

So, what’s with the dots in the title there?


Virgin blog space.  Rather like a new journal, but without the fear of leaving erasure marks or ink blots to mar the expanse of white. Crisp. Fresh. Unlimited.Enough adjectives already. Geesh.The title of this blog reflects the shift I am making in my own thoughts and how they will play out in the external world.R…