Tough Experiences Yield the Most Fruitful Lessons

I guess you can say I’m a fixer. Whenever something happens that causes others stress or grief, I immediately got into militant mode. I take over. I go into action. What I realized today is that my coping mechanism for grief can come off as lacking compassion; as too intense. That broke my heart. WhichContinue reading “Tough Experiences Yield the Most Fruitful Lessons”

Breaking the fear of success

Back in January/February, I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend in NYC. It was awesome. But…when I found out the address of the hotel, I felt so unworthy. As I was walking there, I passed over all of the fancy streets that you hear about in every movie about high-end NY. Park Avenue.Continue reading “Breaking the fear of success”

Triggers

Growing up, I always identified as smart. Ok…if I’m honest, that’s what I still identify with. Why? Well, it started with the voices that I allowed to shape my identity. For me, fun always equated with stupid (yes, super judgmental, I know) so I always prefer to be intense over fun. Something else that I’veContinue reading “Triggers”

Writing is my release. It is the way that I work through what’s raging in my head, in my life in a way that is productive instead of falling prey to self-destruction. It is something I do for ME. It is the way that I get my story out to the world in an understandableContinue reading

Do the hard things

Yesterday was the first true test of my new life. I was home, in my apartment, alone…alone with my own thoughts. That can be a scary place.  I couldn’t get out of bed, for starters. I was, and frankly am, completely exhausted. From travel. From emotions. From making big decisions. From not-so-promising news. From life. Continue reading “Do the hard things”

What the fluff?!?!

This morning, I may have freaked out a little bit. I am leaving my job 😳 Yea, I made a rational decision based on evidence that it is time for me to leave. Yes, I know that I know that it’s the right decision for me, and this is the time that it needs toContinue reading “What the fluff?!?!”

New beginnings

This week is going to be a week of lasts for me. It is bittersweet.  After 10 years, I am retiring from the dental industry…specifically from working in a dental office. I know more about periodontal disease, brushing, flossing, crowns and implants than anyone who is not a doctor or hygienist should know. I’m metContinue reading “New beginnings”

Good things come to those who wait

One of the most popular topics a single person is assaulted by is the issue of a ‘significant other.’  Have you met anyone?  What about that guy?  Have you tried… Fortunately, my family is learning to be tactful.  And patient. When I was a kid, everyone thought that my uncle would be single forever.  HeContinue reading “Good things come to those who wait”