When I work on my side job during my lunch break it’s hard to tear myself away when I’m in the middle of a document. This morning I thought about how my wanting to wrap a bow around my work before I leave it (a desire/compulsion I’ve had my whole life) is really about me … Continue reading Letting Go of Control, Time Management
Monetize, synchronize Synchronized swimming When I'm making money I feel like I'm winning Monetize, synchronize Synchronized clocks When everyone's on schedule My life really rocks Throw a wrench into it Or a curveball Everything around me crumbles, It all falls. Monetized, synchronized Life as it should be. Learning the hard way The need for adaptability.
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
My thoughts after the first winter where my kid (she’s 2!) and I both got the flu. Grateful it wasn’t that severe, nevertheless this is what I’ve learned about my body’s healing as a mother. And I believe it’s accentuated by working with toddlers in my full-time job as well. When you are a mom, … Continue reading Releasing Guilt, Changing Expectations
“I’m really good at taking things personally,” I laughed to myself as I put a positive spin on a self-deprecating remark. Like Monica from “Friends” was really good at giving bad massages...This specific statement was on my mind since I had just read the Conscious Discipline concept QTIP: Quit Taking Things Personally. Later that day … Continue reading Bright Side of Darkness
Are you trying to control something? Stop! I made up this mantra this morning, when I realized how much tension I was holding in my body. I had done something that I thought bothered my co-worker and my fear of her judging me led me to judge myself. This led me to hold my breath, … Continue reading Are You Trying to Control Something?
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