First Solo International Trip

Why would a 66-year-old overweight, half-deaf woman with a bad knee want to travel abroad all by herself, especially when Covid was resurfacing? Because it is now or never. With many upheavals this past year, including losing people I love, and my own personal health scare that reminded me of my mortality, I knew I had to do this sooner than later. No more procrastinating … Continue reading First Solo International Trip

The Quiet Ones

There are people we meet in life, through business, social situations, family and friends — the ones who are the loud, boisterous people who dominate a room. They speak to hear themselves speak and try to impress anyone who will listen. Then there are the quiet ones. Those who don’t say a lot, but once you get to know them, they awe you with their … Continue reading The Quiet Ones

Wall of Windows

  I saw this couple’s funky cabin design on Houzz and am intrigued with this idea. We have a funky garage/shed outbuilding that I use for jewelry making and other projects, along with storage. I desperately want more natural light. I thought about removing the garage door (we’ve never parked a car in it) and putting in glass french doors. However, seeing this makes me … Continue reading Wall of Windows

Keeping it Real: Addressing Job Burnout

  I think most of us have been there, especially when you’ve been in a job for a long time. Job burnout. I found this article by Michael Broder to be filled with some common-sense tips. Only three, but they are important to remember. And there comes a time when you have to choose the third option. Remember, it’s your life (a short life, too) … Continue reading Keeping it Real: Addressing Job Burnout

Introverts vs. Extroverts

I have always been an introvert, and I am also shy. Many people would assume those two things are equal, but they really aren’t, as explained in the attached article. I’m getting better at my shyness – I’ve had to working as long as I have. My introversion, however, is innate and it is who I am. At a pool party yesterday with family members, … Continue reading Introverts vs. Extroverts