Category Archives: lessons learned

November update

November. It happened. The front half of the month was work-focused and the back half was family-focused. We were surrounded by good energy most of the time. So the year is winding down and I’m getting ready to round out … Continue reading

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October update

I’m posting this update on October ten days into November because I wish October never happened. There may have been a few high moments but it was mostly a month of worry and stress. The month started out peacefully enough … Continue reading

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September update

September was a pretty big month. Reflecting now, it’s hard to believe that Labor Day was just 30 days ago. I knew that the month would be busy between work and the holidays but I didn’t know how much energy … Continue reading

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Pinch me: musings on a great day at work

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When I was in graduate school, I knew I wanted to do public-facing work. I wrote publicly about a career strategy: consider staying. Staying seemed the right choice for me and for our family. Uprooting ourselves for the possibility of … Continue reading

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The difference one year makes

It was August last year when I paced in front of my computer screen and stared at a message I had written to my boss. We were leaving the next day for our yearly pilgrimage to Cape Cod, and I … Continue reading

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August update….

August was slippery. Where did it go? All of the people in my life were like ships passing in the night. Things I want to do weekly: Exercise 4x a week: 15 WIP classes plus a big hike. So that … Continue reading

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Back to school and a new normal….

School starts today. Maybe in your neck of the woods, you have a few precious days to squeeze out of summer vacation. Ours ends now. And it comes just in time because we’re all losing our minds. Camp is long … Continue reading

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