Category: 2020 Pivots

Releasing Relentless Expectations: 2021

One of the best things about writing a blog is that I can return to posts to see what I was thinking or struggling with a year ago or five years ago. I started writing Midlife Moments in 2012, and it was interesting to… Continue Reading “Releasing Relentless Expectations: 2021”

Messiness – In General

After posting my blog yesterday, a couple of my readers commented about my judging my messy process in a negative light. As I read their comments, I had a defensive reaction because I actually didn’t think of it that way at all. They do… Continue Reading “Messiness – In General”

My Messiness

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude this week. I’m working with a coach, and I set a goal this week to start working through my writer’s block. In some ways the logjam has been a gift as I mentally and emotionally work through… Continue Reading “My Messiness”

Nature’s Gift

The COVID-19 positivity rate in my county is over 20%. This feels alarming. The goal is 5%, and Thanksgiving is next week. I am grateful to have information to help me make decisions about what I want to do. This morning Ashok and I… Continue Reading “Nature’s Gift”

Little Lights in the Darkness

As the daylight recedes in Michigan, I find myself plugging in the little grapevine lights above my window. During the summer months and the long lighted days, the lights are a waste of electricity. I get up with daylight and go to bed most… Continue Reading “Little Lights in the Darkness”

RIP RBG: OMG

Right before I went to bed last night I made the mistake of looking at the headlines for a moment. I’ve done pretty well lately managing my intake of news but it was the timing and the gravity of the loss of Ruth Bader… Continue Reading “RIP RBG: OMG”

Reimagining….

So, it’s been a week since my “retirement” from Whirlpool. Note: Unless the Universe has other plans, I won’t be retiring. It’s more like a readjustment. I sort of like the word ‘reimagining’. My brain needs something to imagine or I’ll go crazy. My… Continue Reading “Reimagining….”

Day 1: Hard Pivot

If you had told me January 1 that in exactly 6 months, I would be sitting here with no job, no plans, no place to go and no path to get there, I would have thought you were insane. 2020 is definitely the year… Continue Reading “Day 1: Hard Pivot”

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