Tales From the Couch: Sometimes Life Happens

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I have the best couch buddy ❤

Once again I find myself taking an extended leave from the good old blogging world.  I haven’t given up and disappeared for good, but as the title states, sometimes life happens.

I’m one of those people that always has trouble finding balance Continue reading “Tales From the Couch: Sometimes Life Happens”

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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”

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):”

Thoughts on Self Acceptance, Self Improvement and ‘Faking It’

I was about to hit publish on this, but thought before doing so I would add in a little foreword.  I am still recovering from the excruciating sciatica and the little accident I had this weekend, sitting still in my favourite spot (my couch), and going to work at some drafts that I’ve had waiting in the queue to fill my time.  I admit, there was a brief time over the weekend where I was probably more highly medicated than I ought to have been, and did a little writing during that time, that I did not fully recall (oops!).  I quizzically opened up this one from my drafts this evening and read through it with some amusement.  With that in mind, I thought for kicks, since I put a fair deal of effort into, that I may as well hit the publish button!  It’s a tad on the convoluted side, to say the least!  And a bit nonsensical.  But there may be a point or two in it somewhere that you might enjoy stumbling across – just as I did, just a few moments ago! Continue reading “Thoughts on Self Acceptance, Self Improvement and ‘Faking It’”