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Objectivism

Recent events, personally, professionally and socially and how we have responded as a collective society has made me think, “what the F$^*! Is wrong with us?”   Everyone needs to to their homework and mind their own business. Respect for one another is what we are missing. Everyone seems to be up in arms fighting the good fight about issues that they truly don’t understand.  I respect the friends that hear out both sides and gather facts before coming to their own conclusion. The political climate …

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Leaving the house: A comedy of errors

One of my old teachers used to say, “to be on time is late, to be early is on time.” After having children I’d like to add: Being on time with a toddler is impressive, being on time with a newborn is a miracle. Monday baby T hits the 2-weeks new mark, which also means I’m entering my 3rd week of leave.  It’s been relaxing and a test of my ability to slow down. By nature, I’m a busy and efficient person.  I like to …

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I’d Like to Speak to a Manager Please — Part 1

So I’ve had 3 experiences in the last 3 weeks that led me to make a phone call that started with “I’d like to speak to a manager please”. Apparently I’m a true blue grown up because while I hate talking on the phone and get anxiety over the mere thought of it, I have absolutely no problem calling a vendor to inform them how awful of an experience I had. Further, I don’t just get on the phone to vent or explain how bad …

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Moving My Mountains

I am moving mountains! Or at least that’s what it feels like. In August I started a Crossfit Challenge. I wrote about it a few weeks ago in my “I’m not Zen Enough” piece. I was so excited that I had found something I was loving. And I was getting over the fact that I am not Zen enough for yoga! Well, my progress has been great! I am feeling better every day. These workouts are challenging, but I am moving the needle, lifting the weights …

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Freight Train’s don’t stop me!

Got stopped by an unexpected freight train today! Exactly when I didn’t have time for it! Based on the way this week has started, I should have expected it. I feel like I’ve been throw blockers every since I woke up Monday morning. (Yes it’s only Tuesday.) So I found a way to cope. I was right next to a Taco Restaurant. I solved all the worlds problems with chips and salsa. Life it good again 🙂 Well not good quite yet, but at least …

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I Know Mommy, Motherhood 2.0

It was a big week for us.  Baby number two arrived mid-day on Monday and to say our lives changed is an understatement.  So much was different this time around and when I have the energy and the swelling in my ankles and my headache has subsided I will definitely be writing more about it. One big concern I had as the big arrival approached was how big brother was going to do.  J has been, since he was born, a gentle, sweet and caring …

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Are You A Rule Follower or a Rule Breaker?

Laws, rules, norms, they’re all synonymous to things you have to do or things you can’t do; or things you should do or things you shouldn’t do. How you may feel about laws may be different than how you feel about norms. While rules are usually put in place for a reason, whether or not you value the benefit of the rule vs the inconvenience of following the rule is usually the determining factor in whether you’re a rule follower or breaker. I don’t have …

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Be True to Yourself

The last few weeks I have found myself in situations where I did not agree with the situation I was in. I felt uncomfortable about how I was being talked to and knew I could not stay quiet. In those situation it is tough for me to speak my mind and I know I’m not the only one out there feeling that way. I’m proud to say that in both situation I found a way to dig deep, speak my mind respectively, and walk away …

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No, That’s Not My Hospital Bag

But maybe it should be, considering our little guy will be joining us in just a few days and I haven’t packed a bag yet.  Another story for another day perhaps. I’m talking about what sits neatly (or sometimes haphazardly) on the floor of my passenger side, that has recently become a topic of conversation for people new to riding in the Cube.  A gallon ziplock bag filled with essentials: Bottle of water Granola bar Pair of socks Travel toothbrush/paste Tissue/wet wipes Deodorant Shampoo/Conditioner Tampons …

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What Will Be the Straw that Breaks the Camel’s Back?

What allows you to persevere, when the convergence of a perfect storm is literally trying to knock you on your ass? Perseverance is defined as: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.”his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness“ synonyms: persistence, tenacity, determination, staying power, indefatigability, steadfastness, purposefulness; patience, endurance, application, diligence, dedication, commitment, doggedness, assiduity, tirelessness, stamina; intransigence, obstinacy “in a competitive environment, perseverance is an invaluable asset” If you’ve reached this point on your screen, you read what I read. Beautiful sentiment, right? Reminds me of all of the mommas I blog with. We’ve been through it. We’ve come out …