Is it possible to follow your dreams when you have a slew of responsibilities and people who depend on you, or is it just plain selfish? It depends. In my last post I wrote about how my current position does not seem to fit my personality and I am longing for a change to a... Continue Reading →
Today is my birthday so I think of it as the beginning of a new year and a time of new possibilities. This year is different because I am also at a turning point in my career. Perhaps my looming birthday brought on my recent soul searching, but I have been giving serious thought to... Continue Reading →
I have a lot of balls in the air. I always tend to take on more than anyone could reasonable expect to handle. But, then again, I'm not really reasonable...and I'm not alone. So many of us overschedule ourselves and our kids so that we have little to no downtime. I've always had a tendency... Continue Reading →
Empathy and Depression
Depression and anxiety are two sides of a very undesirable coin. They are opposites, but often go hand in hand. Depression typically feels like hopelessness despite what is actually going on in your life. From the outside, you may look like you have it all together, but on the inside you feel like you are... Continue Reading →
Can Being Late Make You Live Longer?
A short time ago I came across an article titled “Science Says People Who are always late are more successful and live longer.” Since I come from a long line of tardy people, I decided to look into this further.
Thanks for Pointing Out How Quiet I Am, Part 2.
It’s been almost a year since my original post about being quiet and how people tend to like to point out the obvious. https://strictlyunstructured.com/2017/05/22/thanks-for-pointing-out-how-quiet-i-am-i-really-didnt-know/ While I still get the occasional comment that "you are so quiet," or "I forgot you were here because you don't talk." I've realized that people sometimes say things just to have... Continue Reading →
You Can Have It All…and Burnout Too.
“People experience burnout as a gradual erosion of their spirit and zest as a result of …too many pressures, conflicts, demands.”[i] Doing your best and “giving your all” is what many of us strive for on a daily basis. In our workouts, we are encouraged to push through burnout rounds and work to... Continue Reading →
I Am An Impostor
That feeling that you are a fraud, that one day people will find out you have no idea what you are doing, it has a name…Impostor Syndrome. It can strike when you get that first real job, when you leave the hospital with your first child, or when you graduate from college. You feel like... Continue Reading →
An Attempt At Father’s Day Gratitude
My Attempt at Expressing Gratitude on Father’s Day I am not a very sentimental person. I used to be, but that part of me is long gone. Lately, my cards to my dad on Father’s day consist of something like “Happy ‘Farter’s day” or “Enjoy laying in your armchair… since that’s something you never... Continue Reading →
You Mean I Have to Show Up, AND Be On Time?
You Mean I Have to Show Up, and Be On Time? Commitment is a word that makes me cringe. Not in the sense of relationships, but rather in committing to fixed schedules, appointments, or even social events. I will walk away from a good deal at a gym or club because it requires a monthly... Continue Reading →