Sweaty, gross, and work-work

I got home from the gym this morning with just enough time for a last-minute conference call ... which my client wanted to do via skype. Great. Sweat-soaked hair and practice top, face flushed (but fading) from the exertion and hard physical work that is practice - oh yes, I definitely do not have that whole…

Training #21 – Oh how happy

Monday morning, training with J. Always a lot of fun, and today we revisited my favorite mini bands. I have no clear idea why I like them so much, but I do. Partly I think I get what they are supposed to do, and they are deceptively simple. But dang - that stretchy little loop…

Tuesday woes

Today is not what I thought it might turn out to be. Not quite disaster, not quite my typical free-wheeling Tuesday either. It's discordant. Let's start with this morning, at the gym. Yep, got up with a queasy stomach and figured I would power through and get my practice concluded before it got worse. Bodies…

“Hey girlie” no more and looking forward

Christmas week was tumultuous, the unexpected loss of my very dear old friend the Saturday before left me feeling shattered with grief and more fragile than I ever care to admit. My world is a smaller place without him in it anymore, and as much as anything I mourn our silly, intermittent communications throughout the year. Hard…

Next month, next year, next steps

On so many levels, I am a planner. I am a creature of habit and like routine and predictability. That said, I have found that goal setting is really not a good motivating or productivity tool for me. Goals become one more commitment or measure for which failure is an option, and that tends to…

Fear and anxiety – not today, thank you

On Friday I was awarded another contract that presently runs through December 31 and may be extended through 2016 if all goes well and the need continues on their end. There was a minor freak-out associated with that, because I had submitted my proposal via email just before 9 in the morning and received a…

Realizations and adjustments

I started my new remote schedule last week and for the most part, it went very well. Of course, it was the first week and everyone is getting accustomed to me not being in the office. I also had interviews on three of five days. Still, I found it was not that difficult to set…

Getting our affairs in order

M and I are trying again to get our wills and such drafted. We tried back in 2013, with the attorney handling my mom's estate. Since I haven't heard from him in over a year now and called yesterday to light a fire under his ass to get that estate work done, I was motivated to find…