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 →
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 →
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 →
The House with Four Dogs
My household has four dogs: two black and white ones, a tan one, and one with brassy fur that looks like a dye job gone wrong. It can be chaotic and loud…but it is never boring. Just sitting and watching how four dogs, each with very different personalities, interact with each other is beyond entertaining. ... Continue Reading →
The Truth About Compliment Seekers
If anyone has ever asked you the question “does this make me look fat?” you probably already know that there is no right way to answer. This question can come in other forms, such as “do I look old,” “does this color look good on me,” or “do you like this dinner?” If you hesitate... Continue Reading →
So, Your Brother is a Hoarder?
Hoarding is hereditary....