Category: Transitions

Did That Just Happen?

Whew!! That’s about the best word to describe the last few weeks…. several months….. last year of my life. Did that just happen? Did I just abruptly retire from a 25-year-long career in Learning and Development, survive a pandemic (I’m trying to be in… Continue Reading “Did That Just Happen?”

I’m Officially Gray-Curious

For a really long time I have been considering giving up dying my hair. I don’t have a super long hair dye story. I dyed it for fun when I was young. I was more concerned with straightening out these beautiful curls that I… Continue Reading “I’m Officially Gray-Curious”

Developing Patience

I have one week down in my new role. While starting a new job is always exciting and hopeful, it is also a time where I recognize my limitations and shortcomings. I’ll need to build relationships with my new work family, and there will… Continue Reading “Developing Patience”

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”

Summer’s Sensuous Kiss

After an early dinner, I decided to take Ashok for a walk downtown. The muggy, rainy morning had transformed into a gorgeous sunny afternoon with just a hint of a breeze. And I had time to kill. Bustling with summer vacationers and weekend visitors… Continue Reading “Summer’s Sensuous Kiss”

Winter Moments

It’s cold everywhere today. My Memphis friends are checking in with snow photos from a long snowy day at home. A friend from Baton Rouge┬ácalled me to laughingly inform me it was 38 degrees, and Louisiana was officially shutting down. My old boss texted… Continue Reading “Winter Moments”

Making a Path Through the Snow

I’ve been enjoying the snow. I even enjoyed shoveling it. After all, it is exercise. Most of my activities don’t require upper body strength, so this is one of the few great ways to get an upper body workout while I’m NOT focusing on… Continue Reading “Making a Path Through the Snow”

Sunday Night Check-In: Miss, You Have to Glide

When I lived up here before, I lived 3 years in St. Joseph and 3 years in an Indiana town called Chesterton. It was here in February of 2003 that I took up running. Don’t ask me why I started running in February in… Continue Reading “Sunday Night Check-In: Miss, You Have to Glide”

So, This is Change

“So this is change,” my wise friend Nancy said to me on the phone yesterday, “which is why everybody resists it, right? All your sh*t starts coming up, and it’s painful. And we do this sh*t sober,” she added. “It’s not easy.” Ahhhhhh ….… Continue Reading “So, This is Change”

Life’s About Changin’ … #nothingstaysthesame

This morning I led an activity with my work group about change. Change is so hard but it is inevitable no matter how hard we dig our heels into whatever earth we cling to. We have no choice in this life but to change.… Continue Reading “Life’s About Changin’ … #nothingstaysthesame”

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