Work-life balance

Choice A or B? Which Way to Go?

A few weeks ago, life had gotten to me, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’d spent a couple of weeks ramping up exercise but not catching the rest I needed. Tropical Storm Michael came roaring through, dropping the pressure as the eye passed over Raleigh. Then on Friday came smelling solvent all day as we got ...continue reading

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

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

5 Things I Plan to Do This Summer

Ah, summer. That great, glorious time of year when schedules change, the daylight lasts longer, and temperatures are warm. I crave summer for those very reasons. It also gives me a chance to switch things up and consider tackling something I normally wouldn’t do. Here are five things I hope to do: Take the Sabbath ...continue reading