I was born with a bit of a wanderlust heart. However, I was also born with a fearful mind. In case you’re wondering, these two things are contradictory and one cancels the other out. Usually fear wins because fear, as you know, is a big bully. But I still had dreams. Dreams of all the places I’d like to have adventures à la Indiana Jones. So when an opportunity to venture outside my daily living zone presents itself I jump on it. In a cautious yet impulsive manner.
Let me explain. For work, my brother, RH, was in charge of an annual community trip abroad. He and his wife, CC, were required to go. Two people I know traveling abroad? Cautious. Deplete my savings to travel somewhere that is not on my bucket list? Impulsive. However you want to describe it, at the end of March I found myself on an airplane heading to Italy for one week. Continue reading
If I had a backbone
I’d tell you what I’d do,
the first word out would be ‘no’
and I’d specifically say it to you. Continue reading
No one should expect to be understood by everyone. When presenting expect a percentage in the audience to be completely lost and help at least 50% of the lost to understand then move on. The rest will catch up or not. Continue reading
One of my favorite oft quoted not-really-a-joke goes something like this. A man is in his house when the rain starts pouring down. Soon, a flood starts rising. Someone comes to his door and says, “Come with us, we will save you.” Continue reading
As a quiet person I understand how difficult it is to come up with conversation topics. I have had my share of awkward ice-breaker attempts. It’s not always pretty. So, I don’t condemn the dental hygienist who failed at trying to put me at ease during my semi-annual appointment. Why the harsh criticism? How can I judge someone who was doing her best a being friendly? Continue reading
has been unkind.
as if in a bind. Continue reading
There was a day when she realized she didn’t have what it takes after all.
When I think of casual I think of casual Fridays. They are a treat and we love them because we get to lower our normal office dress standard. We get to go to work comfortable and who doesn’t appreciate being comfortable? Continue reading
Recently I had a conversation with a friend. Her oldest child was adopted as a baby by her husband and would soon celebrate a birthday. She wondered when she should let her child know about the adoption. Continue reading
even though my skill lacks merit.
I have so I try and share it. Continue reading