5 Things I've Learned During My 10 Years as a Supervisor

This month, I celebrate ten years as a supervisor at my job. It’s been a journey, one where I’ve seen my job grow and change and one that has had both challenging and rewarding moments, just like any other job. I still remember where I was when I got the promotion. I was on vacation. ...continue reading

3 Reasons Why I Prolong My Birthday Celebration

My birthday was this past weekend. I’m not going to tell you how old I am. But I have to say that I did stretch it out for a week. I didn’t have a big party—or demand cake. To be honest, I like ice cream better than cake. I stretch it out for the following ...continue reading

Remember Us in North Carolina

The track said it all. Category 4 Hurricane Florence, the seemingly only major hurricane destined to make landfall, headed toward North Carolina. By the time it finally came ashore, it had dropped to a barely-there Category 1 hurricane. The one-two punch came first with the winds and associated storm surge. Then with the gobs of ...continue reading

When It's Time for Radio Silence on Social Media

I cringed as I stared at my calendar for the next few weeks. Writing gig on Monday night. Down night on Tuesday. Host a cookout for colleagues on Wednesday. Starbucks night on Thursday night. Luncheon at work on Friday that required the preparation of a dessert on Thursday night. Rinse and repeat in a similar ...continue reading

Reflections on 5 Things I Plan to Do This Summer

Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end to summer even though the hot temperatures will linger well into September. Back in June when I talked about what I planned to do this summer, I promised to check in. How did I do? Let’s find out. Take the Sabbath to heart. This past summer, I think I ...continue reading