Category Archives: Goals

Missing.

Six weeks ago, Owen came home from school with a note that said he had decided to try some instruments in his school’s music program, and he was a candidate for the cello. He was SO excited about the idea … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMonday: Making Use of Solo Time.

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ********** This weekend Jeff kicked off what is going to amount to about three straight weeks of travel for work – … Continue reading

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#MicroblogMondays: Cultivating Hope.

(Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.) ********** I just discovered this Washington Post article, even though it’s been out for a few weeks. In it, a DC-area … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals.

Until a few years ago, my new year resolution-setting was a study in perfectionism. Every year I’d make myself a To Do list of all the things I’d do to better myself in the coming year. I’d lose weight, tackle … Continue reading

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The Solution (Part of It, Anyway) To Finding Time.

I can’t tell you all how frustrated I’ve been with my lack of getting my ass into my writing chair this summer and just writing. I can SEE the fact that I’m making distractions for myself, getting caught up in … Continue reading

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Would You Rather?

I have an interview for a new position on Thursday. It’s part time, 20 minutes from my house, very flexible hours. It would start in a couple of weeks. No more contracting – I’d be an employee. This job would … Continue reading

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Adventures in Redecorating.

In Massachusetts this week, it’s school vacation. Instead of traveling like we usually do, we decided to stay home this week and finally give Owen a Big Kid bedroom. Let me say this now: decorating gives me hives. When I … Continue reading

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Resolutions.

To me, there’s nothing more hopeful than making New Year’s resolutions. There’s a magic in standing at the close of a year, looking ahead to the clean slate of a new year, and figuring out the small – or big … Continue reading

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Week One.

It’s Friday, which means I made it through my first week of the new gig. It’s been good AND bad. Mostly good, I think. Hard. Tiring. But good. Because I don’t have a lot of bandwidth to think, and I’m … Continue reading

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It Is What It Is.

(or: What I’m learning about myself from my mindfulness-based stress reduction class.) Next week is the 8th and final MBSR class. And in last night’s class, we had a discussion about what has come up for us over the past … Continue reading

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