Doing Well Under Pressure

A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure. – Unknown The Joy of Mothering &...more

Putting on the pressure

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Monday, January 27, 2014: What puts more pressure on you: time constraints or achieving perfection? Those who know me well probably won't be too surprised to read this, but I'd have to say that while both time constraints and achieving perfection are pressure-causing situations, the quest for perfection tends to be a bit more of an issue for me. ...more

The Thunderstorm

NaBloPoMo ~ January 25, 2014 THE THUNDERSTORM A Short Story By D. B. Mauldin...more

Peer Pressure

NaBloPoMo – January 6, 2014 Monday, January 6, 2014 Tell us about a time you bent to peer pressure.~~~~~~~~~~...more

Under Pressure

“Do you have a tendency to procrastinate, or do you like checking things off your to-do list?”...more


NaBloPoMo – January 4, 2014  Pressure...more

Procrastination is making me wait...

Prompt: Do you have a tendency to procrastinate, or do you like checking things off your to-do list?My response: Yes.sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssThat's me, trying to succumb to the pressure of using NaBloPoMo prompts. NaBloPoMo, which has begun to roll off my tongue after two months of participating in it, stands for National Blog Posting Month, which I thought was November but actually is year round. (But NaBloPoYe doesn't have the same ring to it.) The theme for January is "pressure."...more

Pressed for time...

When I was studying project management, I learned the term, "Parkinson's Law." Parkinson's Law is the idea that work takes as much time as you allow for it. In other words, if you wait till the last minute to accomplish a task, you are just as likely to get it done as if you'd left several hours for getting it done. I had always associated Parkinson's with that disease made obvious by the tremors it causes, not an indication of time for a task. But I now fully believe Parkinson's Law is true....more

Pressure.....they say it makes diamonds and I am willing to try

2014 here I am....I just joined the charge of NaBloPoMo and have made a commitment to blog every day during the month of January.  O. M. G. do I even have anything to say?!  Actually, I think I do.  Love the saying in the above picture....Pressure Makes Diamonds.   If it does then I should be at least a sparkling 10 carat Princess cut gem....more
Wow!  That is a lot of pressure!  I say, you are the 'diamond', the things to do the 'rough'.  A ...more

Trial by Fire

Do you work well under pressure?Trial by fire? Yes, I’d say that’s how I live my life. Some by choice, some by chance.I do my best work under pressure. At the last minute. When everything that could go wrong did. When absolute and utter failure appears inevitable, yes, that’s when I do my best work.But I’m wondering about trial by fire. Really? If I were tried by fire would the work I have done survive or be burnt up?...more