Little do they know…

First let me just say the universe is conspiring against me. Today was roughly around 92 degrees and I was so excited to get out of work, grocery shop and pack a small dinner to go pool side at the apartment. I prepped all my veggies and some fruit and then look out the window and my 90 and sunny day quickly turned into 90, cloudy and raining. Of course it did. I mean how often to I pack a dinner read more

Mid Year Resolution?

I know that you are supposed to start resolutions at the beginning of the year but isn’t a resolution really just a goal? So, why not make a mid year one, I still have six months, right?

I have been listening to a lot of podcasts again lately and am particularly a fan of ones that make me laugh or ones that are good for the soul. Soul food where you can be educated on lessons others have learned read more

My Life with Training Wheels

I am almost two year into being separated from my ex-wife and still feel like I am riding a bike with training wheels. When you have a dual income and in our case were fortunate enough to both have decent jobs we really weren’t ever struggling to have anything we wanted. At the time we felt differently but rather it was more that we couldn’t have the exact thing that we wanted. We could read more

My Greatest Fear In Life

I believe that I have talked about my career coach I have at work. It is an interesting process and I am thankful that I have him and for what he has taught me. One of the biggest lessons I have learned from him is that many extreme emotions, like anger, are often derived from a place of fear. Let that sink in a minute and we will come back to it.

The end of last week and the beginning of this last read more

Clearly, I’m the Ignorant One

As an HR professional I get exposed to a lot of different people, some that are great and some that, well, are not. (We’ll keep it as nice as possible here) Recently I have had a couple positions open that I have been recruiting for all with similar credentials desired. A candidate had applied and after applying sent myself and my executive director an email reaffirming his interest in the read more

Call My Mom, I’m A Big Boy Now

Clearly I have been a little busy lately as I haven’t even found a moment to blog and much of this craziness is coming from work being so busy (all in a good way) and trying to prep or graduate school. Getting everything settled and trying to plan out what has to be done alone feels like a full time job at this point. With all of this planning I thought a lot about what I wanted to have done read more

“Enjoying The View”

Many of you know that I work in human resources but what you might not know is that I work for a program that assists elderly participants stay in there home as long as possible but we also have day center where they can come during the day for activities, breakfast and lunch as well as receiving all their medical care. I explain it as non residential nursing home. Anyways I am preparing for some read more

Empathy; My Strength & Weakness

When I started my new job not to long ago I did a comprehensive assessment on my leadership style strengths and development areas. Along with this assessment I got 6 months of career coaching with a PhD coach. This process has been so interesting and rewarding from a developmental stand point. Sure you see executive leaders getting this kind of development at larger organizations but I have not read more

Being Gay Isn’t Easy

Yes, perhaps I stated the obvious above and yes in the shortest most concise way I said it all in the title. Yet, I still think it is fair to talk about it. To recognize that for a variety of reasons it is harder to be gay than it is to be straight.

Of course one of the main reasons is the societal pressure and they way you are looked at from the outside. Especially in more rural parts of the country. read more

My 10 Things About Turning 26

Today is my birthday and I have been looking at this date for awhile not really sure how I would feel about it as the day approached, came, and as all things do, dissipate. If we are being honest I think I have feared this date more than anything because it means I turn 26. Not because I am old or anything more because its a realization that I am now closer to my 30’s then my 20’s and read more