There’s an old saying, ‘The days are long, but the years go fast.’ For me, this last year felt like three. An up and down rollercoaster of feelings and emotions that took me to some pretty deep lows. As therapy for dealing with the pandemic, lockdown, losing my job and other garbage that happened during … Continue reading The Difference a Year Makes
Today I went to a local elementary school to help fill planter boxes that our outreach group built as a community project. The principal wanted us to construct the boxes, line them with plastic, and then fill them with dirt. The students will choose what plants go inside them and plant them as a project … Continue reading Set the Standard
When high school began, fitting in was a high priority for me. I tried to be especially nice to the 'popular kids', hoping they would like me. As time went by and I became more focused on choosing what college to go to, what my major would be, and just generally thinking about the future. … Continue reading Worried About What Others Think?
Since I began blogging, I‘ve connected with a lot of great people who are smart, funny, and have great stories to share. As a mid-life woman, I was drawn towards stories from other women about the changes that happen during this time of life. One blog that I've really enjoyed and found very informative is … Continue reading How I’m ‘Navigating the Change’
I’m back! For those of you keeping track, this is my first post since July 4th. I’ve been so buried in my school work that I just didn’t have the brain power to put together any blog posts. Not only did I have to learn how to be a student again, but this was my first … Continue reading Two Study Techniques for Life
Since I started school a week and a half ago, I've read 10 chapters, taken three quizzes, written five discussion posts, and that's just the beginning! I still have midterm exams, a research paper, and of course final exams to look forward to finishing. I guess what I'm trying to say is, the reason why … Continue reading Am I Crazy for Going Back to School?
This past Monday I began my first day of school at our local community college. The goal is to finish a one year program in order to receive a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching. This semester’s classes are Medical Terminology (Ugh!) and Public Health. It’s a far left turn from my previous career as a … Continue reading The First Step to a New Career has Begun!
Since I was laid off more than 6 months ago, the universe has made it clear that I’m no longer employable as a graphic designer. Oh there’s been a few freelancing jobs, but when it comes to landing a full time job, I’ve consistently made it past the initial HR screening interview only to not … Continue reading Can a 50 Year Old Go Back to School?
Does change tend to drive you nuts? With the recent inauguration of our new President, it got me thinking about all of the changes that have happened recently in my life, and in the world. Some for better, some for worse. But either way, I’ve learned that change is a constant in our lives no … Continue reading 5 Ways to Embrace Change