I've been feeling really stressed lately and any sort of "balance" seems far out of reach. I used to joke that I don't have "work/life balance", I have "work/work balance"! But I don't even think that's really the problem. I precariously juggle work and life (defined for me as family obligations) without dropping too many … Continue reading The Elusive “Balance”
Not only is it the end of 2017, but it has also been one year since I started blogging! I've really enjoyed it, not least because of all the interesting people I have met on line. Thank you for reading and for engaging in such thought-provoking (and sometimes just plain fun) conversations. Before I review … Continue reading Recap of My First Year of Blogging
No, you are not experiencing déjà vu... I had previously participated in the Mystery Blogger Award about a month ago. However, Luscinnia kindly nominated me again earlier this month and her questions are so interesting that I decided to give them a go. I won't repeat the technical details of the award here, but please … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award – Revisited!
First of all, I'll extend my thanks to both Esther and Guylty for nominating me and I'll try to answer the questions from both of you. About The Mystery Blogger Award: The Mystery Blogger Award is an opportunity for a blogger to share a little about themselves, while providing links and a similar opportunity to other bloggers who write … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award – Thanks!
A couple of months ago, Esther kindly nominated me for a Liebster award. I happily jumped in to give my answers to Esther's questions and to nominate another eight bloggers that I would like to know more about. Four of my nominees have responded to date, so I thought I would do a recap of their … Continue reading Liebster Linkage & Recap
This week, I reached the milestone of 50 posts! I hope you don't mind indulging me as I look back over the 5 months since I started my blogging adventure. Let's start with some general stats: 26,091 words written, with an average of 522 per post, but ranging from 62 to 1,279 words - When … Continue reading Milestone: 50 Posts!
Thank you Esther, for nominating me for a Liebster Award. As this involves answering a series of questions, I took the liberty of finishing the RA Challenge questions first! The rules to be followed are: Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog into your post. Answer 11 questions which you have been asked … Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination – Thanks!
I've come to the conclusion that technology hates me. The first piece of evidence is what happened when I published my previous post, Waiting for Guylty Treasures: A Saga in Verse, Links, and Pictures. The evidence below is presented for your consideration: When I clicked "Publish" on my previous post, the post didn't show up in the … Continue reading Technology Hates Me
A few years ago, I wrote a piece for our Wellness Newsletter at work, which I wanted to share with you now. I was reminded of this earlier article after reading Heather Parish's latest blog post on "Stress and Fangirling" here. While my mini-vacation specifics have changed a bit since I wrote the article, my methods have … Continue reading Taking a mini-vacation… Stress relief without travel!
Today’s prompt really resonated with me. I have been working all week on deadlines – I should still be working now and will be again before the night is done. I had started the New Year with the idea that I would commit to myself, and that includes writing and blogging and spending time taking … Continue reading Overworked and Underblogged