R said I should write this post so that I (we) can look back in a year, and see what has / has not changed. I'll break this into smaller pieces so I can clearly check. WorkProsMy job is challenging - and I always need a challenge. I have grown tremendously in my field and… Continue reading State of play – Jan 2023
This, I presume, is the quintessential and existential question that we all ask ourselves. Who am I? Where do I come from? (and sometimes: Where am I going?). In a world where there are more people, more connectivity, and just "more" - we seem to be more lost and alone than ever before. I know… Continue reading Who am I?
My last post was in Oct 2021, and the last 14 months (approx) have been a rollercoaster of note. I can't remember when I last took the time just to write down my thoughts and to actually evaluate things. 2022 in a brief-ish nutshell: company got its 3rd MD in as many years, I got… Continue reading 2023 …
The latest trend in self-care is to walk away from those things that are toxic in your life. Whether that is work, people, family - if it creates issues we are advised to cut all ties. It seems to be such simple advice. It promises you that you won't have all those problems ever again… Continue reading Toxicity
I am watching my social media melt into an "us vs them" war. Friendships that have withstood all sorts of storms are crumbling in the face of this new enemy. The divide is so much bigger than race, gender or any other stereotype. This divide is about whether we can agree to disagree. COVID-19 is… Continue reading Dare you agree to disagree?
It occurred to me as I read through some of my last posts that I am concentrating on all the negative stuff of late. It also very pointedly exposed that I am in a bit of a rut, and I need a little shaking up. It's easy to get into a rut (routine / easy… Continue reading Change
As a mother, I can attest that a child is both magical and heart rending. From the moment you know you have a life inside you, the weight of every choice, every decision is on your mind. You look at life with new perspective and second guess yourself constantly. Those baby years, before school. Where… Continue reading Heartache
This won't be long. I'm writing because I need the outlet. I need to say what is in my heart, what is on my mind. I need to do that in a forum where I won't get the pity look, or the uncomfortable one. Where I won't feel like what I am sharing is so… Continue reading Cry the Beloved Country
For those following, thank you for the patience during our interrupted broadcast. I am on the mend, and life is feeling better. I read somewhere that we feel like everyone else is an extra in the feature film that is our life. We don't appreciate or sense that they probably feel the same way about… Continue reading “Extras”
It is easy to get stuck in the spiral that is depression. Hell, I am still working my way out of this particular hole. The days are both long and short and fraught with the feeling of being overwhelmed. I am cracking and breaking and still I take on more and more to find some… Continue reading So what’s positive about depression