Daily Rituals

I have always been one for my rituals, routines, daily plans. I still wake up at 4:37 each morning, even though I’m home with Little Man, but after 6 years of that wake-up time, it’s ingrained in me. My mornings used to consist of wake up, shower, brush teeth, hop back into bed next to …

No Biting!

FYI – I am going to get real with breastfeeding in this post. It’s not for everyone. One of the things I have learned with Little Man is that when he has a new tooth coming in, he wants to bite EVERYTHING. When I say everything, I mean everything: couch, chair, my shoulder/knee/toes/fingers/cheek/etc., his toys, …

Only Get Mad on Purpose

I mentioned how I now have an accountabilibuddy, stemming from my emotional intelligence leadership workshop. We are helping each other work on our EQ, and are focusing these first 3 months on Relationship Management. To start out, we are both working on the same strategy (from Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves): …

Go Take A Hike

My brother has been in town this week, and each morning, at 6:30, he grabs our dad, and they go for a 4-5 mile walk. Yesterday morning, he said they hiked the trail down to the waterfall and back. I have driven the UTV on the trail that way many times, but I’ve never walked …

The Giant Case of Peaches

At the beginning of the summer, the local farm bureau announced that they would be getting fresh peaches from a farm in the southern part of the state. We are talking 25 pound crates of peaches, my friends. I like peaches, but I do not think that I like 25 pounds worth of peaches, so …

Accountability

Accountability has been on my mind lately, and it’s not just because I now have an accountability partner (accountabilibuddies for life!) within my emerging leader cohort. While I was still working, accountability was the “it” word; each year’s employee satisfaction surveys always brought up accountability as sorely lacking within the company, and every year there …

Emotional Intelligence

When it comes to living free, you are your own biggest supporter. Now, in order to support yourself, you need to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses. I have long known that one of my biggest weaknesses is public speaking and interacting with others (Introvert alert!). Over the past 5 years, I have been …

Road Trip!

That’s right, it was a road trip weekend with some sorority sisters. I’m still active in my sorority, almost 20 years after joining, and I will never apologize for it. Being in sorority has taught me how to come out of my shell, accept others as they are, and I’ve gotten a lot of assistance …

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