4.165 Less or free

Today, in the car on the way to the grocery store, one of the kids knocked into something. The word “careless” came to mind. And immediately afterwards, I asked myself – are they careless or are they carefree? It is easy to mistaken one for the...

4.164 A million endings

This week has been chaos. While I love to keep busy (I know no other way), I feel close to a breaking point. Though, I won’t actually break because almost everything happening is wonderful. This week is the ultimate juggling act of my various identities and...

4.163 As if

In writing class today, someone pointed out the repetitive use of “as if” in the poem we were reading. Each “as if” took the reader into a new layer of understanding. I think we can “as if” into eternity but we won’t because...

4.162 Those reach opportunities

Say yes to opportunities before you’re ready. You’ll rise to the occasion more often than not – as long as the opportunity is one you want. And you’ll likely surprise yourself in the process – proving that you were more capable than you...

4.161 My body tells

My body has tells. My right knee will have a dull ache when my body is physically exhausted. It’s a strong dull ache that says “Time to rest!” The left side of my chest will compress and feel restricted when I need to get things off my plate. It is a sign of...

4.160 The phenomena of time

This is the last week of school in our district. I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. I’ve said it before – time is such a funny thing. The tough times seem to last forever while the good, fun times fly. It’s almost like this phenomena of...

4.159 Being the disappointment

My oldest was working on a project with some classmates the last couple of months at school. The teacher shared that parents had the opportunity to come to the school to take a look at the project. The visit to the school would happen at the end of the school day....

4.158 Reclaiming our reactions

I had a final session with a client before we went on break for the summer. We have been working together for most of this year. She shared that the biggest change in our time together is that she knows she can change things in the moment – that she can change...

4.157 Maximum capacity

The saga of my new computer continued today. The lag time was unbearable and even the IT department was befuddled. They found it was running at 100% CPU for no reason. My understanding is that CPU is the capacity of the computer. So it was running at max capacity....

4.156 Sometimes we are like a computer

I got a new computer today, and I am spending way more time than I’d like changing all of the settings to make the machine work the way I want it to (and the way the previous one did). I only had the last computer for 2 years, but in that time, I have dozens of little...