Great Acts Are Made Up of Small Deeds

The majority of my day was spent cleaning and organizing my office. Right now, it’s in a state of disaster as I attempt to organize the clutter that’s currently my office. I actually managed to make a bit of dent, and the next few days will be spent clearing out the clutter that has amassed while cleaning. Sometimes you’ve got to make something messier to clean it, and that’s definitely where we are.

Shout out to Kim for coming to help today. It was nice to have the company that continued to motivate me. I don’t know how much I’d have ended up accomplishing without the company. Sometimes cleaning is also easier when you have someone helping or cleaning their own stuff alongside you.

I am off to bed as I have a lot of stuff I need to accomplish at work today. The additional time off, while desperately needed, always ends up costing me with the additional work that I have when I return. Tomorrow, will be spent working on reports and then creating a PowerPoint for training I have planned in the middle of the week, centered on root cause analysis. That topic seems to be a struggle … Read More

Nature Heals

To start the New Year, we decided to head up to a friend’s family cabin. I thought it was a good idea to get out of the house while still maintaining the CDC guidelines of physical distancing. The kids were getting stir crazy, and to be frank, so was I.

I spent the first two nights here, recovering. The stress from work had taken its toll, and my body finally gave out from under me. I was in bed by 8:30 PM and rose the next day at 7:00 AM. We ran into town, and after so much activity, I needed a 2-hour nap before we headed down to see the Tonto’s Natural Bridge.

The views were gorgeous, though, sadly, most of the park was closed. They charged us less and gave us vouchers that are good until August, so the plan is to return, hopefully when they’ve reopened everything.

It’s been a nice change of pace to get out of town and enjoy nature as much as possible. The only thing I’m missing is a nice book to curl up with, which, of course, was my fault for forgetting my Kindle.

Still, the break was sorely needed, and … Read More

Reflecting on 2020

Goodbye 2020

It’s funny that I started this blog to give me a place to reflect and journal as I started my transition from the girl I once was to the woman I want to be. It’s funny because I obviously failed, but then didn’t we all?

2020 threw us all for a loop and left us all feeling a little unbalanced. The entire world came to realize just how connected we all are despite the miles of ocean spread between one country and another; to COVID, that didn’t matter; it reached all of us, dispelling the idea of us vs. them. COVID did not discriminate. It did not matter if you were a Chinese, French, American, or English citizen; if only this were the attitude the leadership of each power nation had, imagine how much we could all accomplish.

I was fortunate that so far those I am connected to closely, have managed to dodge COVID, that’s not to say that won’t change, but at least it was one less stress on top of my plate. My heart is heavy for those that I know have had to watch their loved ones fight and sometimes lose that battle.

This last … Read More