Category: 2020 Pivots

St. Louis Diversion

When I lived in Memphis, my favorite weekend trip (other than hiking at Sycamore Creek) was to make the four-hour drive north to The Hill in St. Louis. I’m not quite sure how I found out about The Hill, but I’m sure I’ll never… Continue Reading “St. Louis Diversion”

A Year of Living Differently

It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since my little world shut down due to Covid. At this time last year, I was adjusting to working at home with my clunky Windows computer at my dining room table. I loved being in… Continue Reading “A Year of Living Differently”

Harnessing the Power of Decision

This morning’s meditation in the Calm App was on Distraction. I can’t tell you a lot about it because I was so distracted for most of it, but the narrator said that our brains are extraordinary machines. The one exception is that they are… Continue Reading “Harnessing the Power of Decision”

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….”

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