I tried to pack in as many billable minutes as possible before I ordered my ride to my scheduled doctor’s appointment. I’ve always been one to pack too much into the moment. This remote job really brings it out in me. What a mess. Here’s the thing. Yes, I might get another 5 minutes of … Continue reading Packing So Much Into a Minute; Missing the Moment
In recent weeks I've written about missing the predictability of a desk job. How, as a full-time mom and a full-time preschool teacher, I yearned to be back sitting at a computer just getting things done. Well a couple weeks ago I received an opportunity to work for someone remotely and get paid for it. … Continue reading Does G-d Read My Blog?
Recently a younger friend of mine said she wants to figure her career out before she has kids. I was the same way. But something happened when I became a mom—a part of me that was always there blossomed. My creative side, my playful side. They made me better at being a mom, so instead … Continue reading When Career Meets Mommyhood
I got dressed today, wore a nice outfit, and even put make up on. Every now and then I like wearing make up to work, particularly on the days that I feel tired. As I was getting ready to leave, I woke up my child and realized that her cheeks looked even more pink than … Continue reading Mommy Mode
I remember in my twenties reciting a psalm which acknowledges one has sinned and asks G-d for forgiveness. That’s all good and well, but the issue was, which is really an issue I’ve had my whole life, that I had to heal something inside myself—not just ask G-d for forgiveness, but ask myself as well. … Continue reading Sin, Repentance, Self, G-d
"I'm not closing you out, I'm closing him in." My co-teacher recently said to a parent who was dropping off her child in the morning. Apparently, another child in our class was seeing this as an opportunity to make an escape down the hallway. I sat with that phrase for a moment and then realized … Continue reading Different Take on Religion's Rules
During my lunch break today I had to call the bank where I have my nutrition business account. They recently got taken over by another company and my online log in wasn’t working. I spoke to the kind clerk who helped me set up the account two years ago. (Side bar: having this ongoing relationship … Continue reading The Significance of a Dot
This morning I realized I had forgotten my goggles and swim cap after I was already en route to the gym. Having to go back meant getting there a little later and possibly not getting my own lane because of it. After I turned the car around, my morning was off-track, I wasn’t supposed to … Continue reading Gym Scheduling Mishap; The Road of Life
Just as healing as my morning gym session are the tweets of the birds up in the trees that I hear as I enter and exit the gym. #bepresent #nature #powerofthepause
Dating in my twenties, I was always confused. If I am content on my own, complete on my own, then how will I find a mate—isn’t he supposed to complete me? But when I was not content and felt incomplete, I attracted guys who weren’t healthy for me. This morning I had the following thought: … Continue reading Complete or Incomplete on My Own?