More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received

When it comes to being an adult, I have definitely not got it all figured out just yet.  I doubt I ever will.  I still have problems making my bed on a regular basis.  I still feel like I’m playing dress up when I wear a nice blazer to work Continue reading “More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received”

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In the Pursuit of Mickey; A Toddler’s Lessons in Success

When I was a kid, we had a Rubiks cube.  I loved to sit and play with that cube, spinning and twisting it around, making it into random, always changing coloured shapes, then marvelling as it twisted back into place as a square.  The twisting, turning parts always delighted me so much more than the colour puzzle it was meant to be.  Keeping this all in mind, I still realized that the end goal of the Rubiks cube was to get all of the colours grouped together on each side.  I couldn’t figure out the puzzle, and it didn’t matter to me so long as I could get back to the twisting of those parts.  Continue reading “In the Pursuit of Mickey; A Toddler’s Lessons in Success”

Hard Rock; Quartz, and Some Hard Learned Life Lessons

If you’ve been following along with my blog at all, you know I’ve spent a large percentage of my summer burning up my accrued vacation days out at camp.  For those who haven’t, I’ve spent a large percentage of my summer burning up my accrued vacation days out at camp.  We spend many of our days out fishing, sightseeing, adventuring and even visiting.  While there are times we may wish so, every day can’t be a grand adventure, and many days are spent at ‘home’ (or the cabin), taking care of chores, doing a little recovery from the last great adventure, or just indulging in some straight up r&r.  Continue reading “Hard Rock; Quartz, and Some Hard Learned Life Lessons”

13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job

I just this past month celebrated my 13 year work-iversary.  After each one I spend some time ruminating back over my years put in to date, and usually come up with no profound insights or much of note, besides the annual reminder of just how many years I still have to go until my pension kicks in.  However Continue reading “13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job”

Do You Need Anything?

“Do you need anything?”  Not an unusual question to ask a friend when you’re running into the corner store, or to ask of your coworkers when you pop out for a quick visit to the drug mart across the street during a break.  However, insofar as this goes, I have developed a bit of a peculiar habit.  You see, I always ask, “Do you need anything?”, and then follow up whatever the reply with, “Do you want anything?”.  I found myself doing this very thing just last week, by having it pointed out to me by a friend, and have since been thinking over need vs. want.  A clichéd topic for sure, but a topic that has become cliché for a reason, and is always worth a mention. Continue reading “Do You Need Anything?”

Having Trouble Following Through? Give Yourself a Reason

I’m one of those people that requires, before learning any new thing, a reason for why it must be done, and to know what impact it may have.  In my case, this serves two purposes.

  1. I am able to learn to do said task better, understanding the importance of the intricacies of it.
  2. I am able to determine whether it is something worthy of spending my time on.

Continue reading “Having Trouble Following Through? Give Yourself a Reason”

Dear Girls (from one to another):

I know a lot of you have issues with your self esteem.  I used to as well.  I know a lot of you are insecure and feel you have to be a certain way or look a certain way because you’re worried that’s what other people expect of you.  I used to feel the exact same way. Continue reading “Dear Girls (from one to another):”