New year

Thursday Thoughts (Dec. 31st Edition)

“This year has been a total dumpster fire.”…I paused when I heard those words come out of my mouth. I was on a Zoom call with friends and joining in on the pile on of terrible things that have happened this year.  From the global level, down to the personal; we spent about 30 minutes […]

Thursday Thoughts (Dec. 10th Edition)

We are almost there…getting ready to close out 2020…only 21 more days. I say, let’s make the most of it!  To that end, I’ve got a couple of things that make the last few days more fun.  I’ve had many requests for a class on creating content for the  “About Me” page for your website.  […]

Woman waiting on a train platform

Why Wait?

I have never understood the mentality of waiting for a certain time, a specific date or even a planned event to change that which we don’t like in our lives. For example, why wait for a new year to start exercising? Why not do it on a Tuesday in November?

Close up image of a woman's running shoes as she runs up a flight of stairs

Keep on Truckin’

At one point in my life I moved from Portland, OR to Chicago, IL. I quit my job, sold my home and packed everything I owned into a Penske truck. My fiancé at the time – we didn’t end up getting married – drove every one of those 2,125 miles.

Close up of a female mannequin in a department store wearing a straw hat

The Dummy Inspiration

I remember going out to coffee breaks when I worked as an IT Project Manager dreaming about doing something else with my life and not knowing how I could retain the three weeks of vacation or how I would get health insurance. Those golden handcuffs were awfully tight.

Woman resting on top of a mountain watching the sunrise

Action Traction

We all have it, that little voice that says “I’d love to try that” or “I wonder what my life would be like if…” and our ego that part of us that wants us to stay comfortable, stay safe, responds with those tired clichés: “I could never do that”, “it’s too late”. “I’m too old.”