Do we really know our friends?

After spending several months now with only my parents and dogs as company, I’ve done a lot of thinking about friendships. I left behind many close friends and many more acquaintances in DC, and have yet to make new friends here in California, although I’m highly anticipating meeting people as soon as I make myContinue reading “Do we really know our friends?”

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Overcoming resistance

My parents are gone for a few days so it’s just me and the dogs on the “farm.” The morning clouds and coolness has cleared, and now it’s the usual hot and sunny with some wind. The back patio is actually quite nice with the umbrella unfolded, and you can’t beat the views of course.Continue reading “Overcoming resistance”

So it begins…life in the country

I’ve been on the West Coast for exactly a week, and in my (parents’) new home in Paso Robles for less than 24 hours. A slight hiccup means my stuff still isn’t arriving until Monday, but when it all gets here and I start a new work routine, it’s going to start feeling a littleContinue reading “So it begins…life in the country”

Change your attitude to make change happen

This week, our office had a time and life management expert spend several hours with us to help us clean up our act. The simple pieces relate to email organization, meetings, project management, and procrastination. But the big picture is about change, and your attitudes and behaviors that affect that. If you aren’t happy withContinue reading “Change your attitude to make change happen”

The best time to move on…is when it’s best for YOU.

I feel like I’m playing hooky today. I’m not on vacation, I’m not taking a sick day, but I’m not checking email or doing work either. I’m in between jobs. It’s been three and a half years since I was transitioning from one job to another, and this time, it’s a little different. It’s differentContinue reading “The best time to move on…is when it’s best for YOU.”