Tag Archives: Travel

A Hard Time About Time-off

Time off from work is earned.  Seems obvious, right?  But lately I’ve been given a really hard time about my extended vacation.  I’m not sure how people think I’m able to take so much time off (nine weeks), but the answer is “I earned it”. I’ve heard it all… From an human resources employee – […]

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Life Makeover: My “Absolute Yes” List

The idea behind an “absolute yes” list is not only to know what tasks to spend my time on, but to also know what I should be saying “no” to.  Basically, if it’s not important enough to make the “absolute yes” list it’s not important enough to spend time doing or thinking about. I really […]

Life Makeover: Accomplishments

Several years ago I came across the book “Life Makeover” by Cheryl Richardson.  I’ve started and stopped the process of working through the 52 weeks in this book several times.  My stopping has never been because of the material.  I find the approach worthwhile and simple to follow.  In most cases I’ve stopped because I […]

Thankful Thursday: Time Off for Fun

Frequently I’m frustrated with my job.  After being at the same company for almost eleven years (which is a long time in the technology industry), I find it challenging to put up with the constantly revolving door of new employees.  Everyone is so excited to make their mark when they start.  They think every thought […]

Thankful Thursday: Capturing Dreams via Pinterest

I’m frequently a late adapter of new social networking sites.  I think nearly everyone I knew was already on Facebook by the time I signed up.  Now I couldn’t live without it.  Sometimes it’s the only way I know what is going on in the lives of my family since I live so far away.  […]