On-the-Edge Living

The Challenge of Gratitude (and Gratitude Challenge)

Vacation has thrown me off. Not just a little bit. A lot. A whole lot. Thanksgiving is next week. It’s too early, and I’m not the only one thinking that. One of my coworkers told me she’d made reservations at their favorite campground for Thanksgiving—except she made them for the following week rather than THE ...continue reading

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

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