I have found it truly amazing to see how people have reacted to our decision to sell the family home of twenty years and leave the dream life in Spain behind. Many felt that I must have hit some sort of midlife crisis, so you can imagine their shock when I also let the cat out of the bag, “Never mind sober October, I haven’t been drinking since June!”...more
I have been wanting to read Claire Cook‘s Never Too Late for some time. It is an extremely helpful manual for mid-life women or anyone else who wants or needs to go in a new direction. It’s also full of interesting stories of how her first novel Must Love Dogs became a movie ans what it was like to go to Hollywood....more
It took nearly 18 years before I realized that science just wasn't my passion. I was good at it, I had a bright future in front of me, but every time I took a coveted day off, I found myself wanting more. In fact, what I found myself wanting was to write. So I turned what I wanted to do into a career.
Aside from stalking old boyfriends, I've learned a lot about myself through the quizzes on Facebook. For instance, the “Friends”character I’m most like is Monica because according to the quiz, “I’m a little uptight but a great friend.” Not surprising, I am a peach pie, not because I live in Georgia but “I’m cute, quirky and a bit of a smart ass.”...more
I've had a lot of identities over the course of my post-collegiate career: Fiction writer, aquatics coordinator, reporter, webmaster, corporate communications manager, client services representative, editor, blogger, communications director. Each role has required me to rethink how I appear in the world and to redefine how others see me. And each time would have been easier if I'd had a copy of Dorie Clark's soon-to-be released book, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future....more
It's school vacation in our state, so I don't have time for a long blog post. I'm too busy visiting family and reopening psychic wounds to post anything long. On the plus side, perhaps there will be fodder for future posts to excavate from the effects. ...more
Now that I've zeroed in on my personal mission statement and know my true values and have a principle-centered life, like a good little doobie, I am ready for Habit #3 of Highly Effective People, which is quite simply, Put First Things First. This is the time management piece, Covey's way. He's got a helpful diagram:...more
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