• Connecting to the passed

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 Permalink

    Abby and I went to see a medium yesterday.  I had gotten the idea from one of my office team members.  She had gone with her mother.  Her mom gave her a session for her birthday.  She loved it.  I decided it was something I’d like to do for my birthday.  My niece Abby wanted to ...

  • I had Body Awareness Day Off!

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Permalink

    Monday might have been President’s Day nationally but it turned into body awareness day personally. I started out with a solid training session with Josh.  After Friday’s disappointment, my body owed me.  And it performed!  Push-ups, sit-ups, leg lifts and a variety of other exercises tested me and I met the challenge.  Now, that doesn’t mean ...

  • I love a lot!

    Saturday, February 14, 2015 Permalink

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is all about love.  And yes, I love my family and friends so much.  And even though I’m missing romantic love, I know I am truly blessed.  Yesterday, someone at the office told me I looked like I was dressed for Valentine’s Day.  I responded, “I did it intentionally to prove I’m ...

  • What the funk?

    Friday, February 13, 2015 Permalink

    It’s Friday the 13th!  I’m not really a superstitious gal but I did wake up in a gloomy funk.  And I like the idea of a mystical reason rather than the reality of my life. This week has been hard.  I’ve been in week 2 of the never-ending cold.  I don’t feel super horrific – thankfully- ...

  • Athletic transformation

    Friday, February 6, 2015 Permalink

    I can't do this pose,,,YET! Yesterday, I completed a survey for Ganesha Yoga Studio.  They were doing a business analysis and I was happy to help.  I’ve been practicing yoga there for over two years.  And learning yoga at Ganesha is the impetus for completely changing the way I view my body and embracing an ...

  • How I spent Blizzard 2015

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Permalink

    I survived the Chicago blizzard of 2011 and 2015.  So, I’ve got that!  It seems like the very act of surviving is a resume builder, conversation starter or just a smug reality.  Chicago endures disaster in style.  We don’t get bogged down in the idea of epic weather.  We go out in it.  How I spent my ...

  • January Report Card Day

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 Permalink

    It’s the end of the month.  To keep on my 2015 goals, I’m going to evaluate them monthly.  I don’t want to get to Fall and have to cram for the final quarter. FINANCE:  C I did put money in savings ...three times.  And I also transferred those savings into my checking account when some unexpected expenses ...

  • Where are you in your story?

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 Permalink

    I miss my Christmas lights.  Although it’s been less than 24 hours, when you wake up to howling wind, snowy sleet and overall bleak gloom, you want bright dangling lights framing that windowscape. Today looks a little wet and miserable for Chicago. Still, I can’t complain.  I’m basking in a weekend robust in good conversations ...

  • THIS is my humble opinion

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 Permalink

    I’ve been struggling with humility.  No, it’s not because I’m an extraordinary human being.  It’s more because I’m flawed.  And the recurring reminders of my inadequacies keep the concept of humility rattling around in my head. I’m naturally a confident person to the point of grandiosity.  I’ve been that way since birth.  My instinct is to approach ...

  • I’m ready for my close-up

    Saturday, January 17, 2015 Permalink

    I walked into Wood last night and was immediately enveloped in the cuddly warmth of my favorite restaurant.  Everybody knows my name, knows my story, knows my drink.  It’s because over the last 2 1/2 years, I’ve worked the brunch shift and the occasional dinner too.  They know me.  And I love that!  After a ...