Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Truth [Or The Difference Between Analyzing and Anxiety]

It has actually truly just sunk in how true this is.  I thought it somewhat funny before, but I had a 4AM moment of clarity and came to the same conclusion.  After weeks of looking back and and realizing the distance I've come over the last year, it has become amazingly clear how easy it can be to return to the scene of the crime and apply an older [or imagined] filter to a new reality and begin to see the devil behind every rock and tree as opposed to embracing a new, healthier path.

I do have some plans to discuss a little more deeply on mental health and the fine line between accepting what one cannot change vs choosing to change it. They are options for everyone and they are not mutually exclusive nor are they carved in stone, but there is a great deal to be said about which is which.

So, in the spirit of everything new and good: catastrophizing things does no one any good and anticipatory angst never helped anyone to live a longer and happier life.  So, STOP IT!  Sometimes the real devil is honestly only make believe...and that's a big statement from someone with an over-active imagination.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Something New

I love the way the old blog looked, but working through all of the kinks was getting to be more about workarounds and less about working on posts.  I'm taking a template on a test run and you can expect some changes before I settle in, but at the very least, I think I've finally managed to get comments up and running on the posts so I don't feel as though this is a one sided series of declarations on my part. [I have other special places to wax petulant when needs must.]

In the meantime: ALLONS-Y!!

Always Remember and Never Forget [aka "ARANF"]

I used to do a mini version of this every Friday when I sent out my dry as heck setup planner to all of the centers. You get really crafty about getting people to open and actually read Excel spreadsheets.  Some may have called it 'bribery', I simply called it a form of 'incentive'.  I learned all my tricks from every parent that I know and love.  [Thank you!]

On request, I created a budget for TMB and stuck a similar Easter Egg in it to make reading through hard numbers and a variety of solutions more fun.  I decided I would build a another one so I could work out some best practices on different platforms.  Today, it's for this blog.  It's Friday and the weekend could get a bit navel gaze-y.  Next week, deep training that will last another few months begins in earnest while adjusting to the new and stunning office [I promise pics!] as well as the ongoing presence of the company owners and the VIP crowd.  I sort of feel as though the next time I take a deep breath, it's going to be September so...let's have some fun!!

Always Remember and Never Forget

Some days, inevitably, things will take you by surprise

They might scare you

Leave you a bit frustrated

Trying to make sense of it can seem like this

And make you feel like this

Or that everyone around you is thinking this

 When what you really need is this

And that's cool, because even the legends know this

 And, most importantly, the best people are really thinking this

And that's a fact.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Not Gone!

Ooof! It's amazing how time works.
If it was only as simple as "slow-slow-quickquick-slow".  More to come, very soon!