Dancing in the Chaos: Lessons from the Willow
I have loved willow trees for as long as I can remember. At my Grandmother’s home there was one at the edge of her property. My brother and I would play in its shade. Lost in our own kingdom of branches for afternoons at a time, swinging on the strongest branches. Racing down the hill to the willow tree is one of the memories that I continue to hold on to as I get older and others slip away.
The Simple Joys of Childhood
As a mother of two young boys, I was always excited for them to reach the next stage. When they were infants, it was crawling, then talking and walking. When they were toddlers, it was getting to school and riding the bus, moving from one grade level to the next. I couldn’t wait for them to develop into their own personalities and see who they would become.
Progress Isn’t Always a Straight Line Up
I am a planner. Every time I have ever thought about a big task or goal my first step was always making a plan. I would do research and gather all sorts of knowledge on ways that other people have accomplished that goal and I would create the…
In the Direction of Your Dreams
The snow began to fall in Ohio this week. There is something about the first real snowfall that has always been magical to me. I watched as the sun came up and snow came down, waiting for enough light to get out and run. The pine trees already had a …
Virtual Reality: Is this Real Life?
Early this year, I began brainstorming ideas and slogans for my business. The seriousness of the pandemic hadn’t really taken hold and all that was looming was a temporary shutdown. As a web developer and designer, I thought about…
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Photo by Artur Aldyrkhanov on Unsplash When I was a child I had a book that I got when I was in kindergarten. It tracked a number of things, recorded at each grade level. A few were, my height, my weight, who my best friend was, and my favorite color. But the all...
You’re Fired! Two Words and a World of Possibilities
In the thick of the pandemic, when our country was beginning to realize the enormity of the impact that Covid-19 was going to have on our economic system, I was fired without warning from my job.