I really do love all holidays, but there’s something about the holidays that come at the end of the year that just makes them feel more special. I’ve always loved Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Halloween is my dad’s birthday, so we always have a fun party. Christmas is the best for a plethora of reasons. Thanksgiving is all about family and food, and it leads … Continue reading Black Friday in the Age of the Internet
This week’s post is coming to you early because my blogging buddy Paul has issued another challenge this week: The Captain’s Quiz 5! If you remember from the last time I participated in Paul’s quiz, I came in 2nd (to blogging buddy Bill). Paul has had another Captain’s Quiz since, which I totally missed (blaming blogging buddy Bill for not letting me know — was he … Continue reading The Captain’s Quiz 5: Golden Rings
When I was a kid, every time she saw me, my grandmother would ask me what I had in common with an elephant, to which I always replied, “An elephant never forgets!” Even as a child, my family could see that I had a great memory. Pretty much anything anyone said or did would instantly stick in my head. And I was a nosy kid, … Continue reading What Do an Elephant and I Have in Common…?
During one of my calls with my life coach, after countless hours of working together and bemoaning the fact that I couldn’t find one specific thing I wanted to do, she said something that struck me… “You’re multi-passionate,” she said, matter-of-factly. Multi-passionate? At first, it just sounded like some life coach BS that was a nicer way of saying I was an overachiever. My entire … Continue reading Multi-Passionate Me
Yes, this is an October version of my July Joy! post. Yes, “optimism” is the only word that started with the letter “o” when searching for synonyms for “joy”… As I wrote in no uncertain terms two weeks ago, depression has been hitting me hard recently. As someone who identifies with my job and struggles when I don’t have much to do, this stretch of … Continue reading October Optimism!