Generations of Leadership

I was never the type of kid who had their life planned out. I never knew what job I wanted, what college I wanted to attend, I didn’t even know what my favorite color was until I got older. I was the kid that, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up,Continue reading “Generations of Leadership”

Missing Family for Christmas

Christmas movies are like the number one tradition in my family. It’s right next to lights, cookies, and Christmas dinner. My family has a ton of traditions ranging from icing sugar cookies, watching every Christmas movie we can get our hands on (except Diehard which is NOT a Christmas movie), and decorating our tree. OurContinue reading “Missing Family for Christmas”

When Despair Hits

There’s never a perfect time to have hard conversations about mental health. Withe holidays approaching and everyone feeling the busyness of the season, it’s easy to ignore or put-off our own needs. I mean all it takes is a quick google search and you get the statistics for depression, anxiety, panic, insomnia, and despair. DespairContinue reading “When Despair Hits”

Lonely Holidays

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we’re probably all feeling the stress – the normal holiday stress mashed with the 2020 stress. Is it safe to travel? Should we even be considering inviting people over? For some of us it’s hard to decipher because we haven’t experienced the effects of covid. I believe that’sContinue reading “Lonely Holidays”

The Other Side

It’s officially Christmas season. And no I’m not skipping Thanksgiving. That’s included. What I am doing is mashing the two together to promote the end of 2020. I’m considering bringing out the New Year decorations too. Let’s embrace the last few months of this god-awful year with kindness and grace and a lot of copingContinue reading “The Other Side”

Unreliable Instincts

So we have a new employee at my job. The good news is that I’m no longer the newest employee. The bad news is everyone is now more expendable. But let’s talk about this new employee for a second. She’s a mess. Like a big ol’ mess. Everything she does is sloppy except her haircuts.Continue reading “Unreliable Instincts”

For the Love of Everything Except Politics

With the presidential debate happening tonight I feel like I should say something before this all starts. If you’re reading this and you’re not from America, I should give fair warning that we are the Florida of the world. We set ourselves on fire and shoot ourselves in the foot and then say that we’reContinue reading “For the Love of Everything Except Politics”

On the topic of work

I gotta start by addressing this hiatus I’ve taken from writing. It wasn’t really my choice but it was influenced by my lack of enthusiasm. I’ve been trying to find the time and the energy but when I have one I never have the other. So this is me forcing myself to write, honestly. IContinue reading “On the topic of work”

Living in a Stressful Time

I’d sincerely like to apologize for my lack of posting and my lack of motivation to write. Life’s been kinda crazy for the past few weeks. Chadwick Boseman dying of cancer, the shooting of Jacob Blake, the civil unrest, the political divide, covid, old people on facebook trying to tell me to not wear aContinue reading “Living in a Stressful Time”

My Summer Reading List

This summer doesn’t even feel like summer. It feels like March. Or like some part of the Matrix. But I’ve honestly had so much time to read since the stay-at-home order happened that I’ve decided to share the books I’ve been able to finish so far. Most of these are books on my family bookcaseContinue reading “My Summer Reading List”