2018 is shaping up to be the year of books for me and I. am. not. mad. about it. After finishing Start with Why, I picked up Brené Brown's Daring Greatly. It belongs to a really good girlfriend of mine who may or may not remember I still have it. Surprise! It's still heeeeeere! The timing wasn't … Continue reading Currently Reading: Daring Greatly
I have a goal to read 12 books this year. So far, I have 2 completed and am 67% through another: Simon Sinek's Start with Why. If you haven't heard of Simon Sinek, I highly recommend you check him out. Watch a Ted talk. Research him a little. I guarantee you'll learn something! In his book, … Continue reading Currently Reading: Start with Why
I'm currently sitting in the airport which is a place I haven't been in quite some time. I'm traveling for work, making my way to a 6 day training which will end with some new certifications and knowledge about how to better support my team. 6 days. With an additional day devoted to travel. It's … Continue reading A 3 Year Old’s Goodbye
I downloaded Marie Kondo's Spark Joy on my Kindle the other day and read through the chapters in a matter of hours. The new year is full of resolutions and while tidying wasn't on the forefront of mine, seeing my friends engage in their first reading of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up inspired me to check out … Continue reading Reviewing the KonMari Method: Over a Year Later
This past weekend I headed north with 700+ students, my fellow small group leaders (Aren't we a good-looking bunch?), coaches and church staff to SpringHill Camp for what is lovingly referred to as "Snow Camp" 2018 edition. I usually take a lot of flack around this time of year. Everyone loves reminiscing about my very … Continue reading Snow Camp and Rule Breakers
I received a Day Designer planner from my parents for Christmas and immediately devoured the annual planning pages. In previous years, I've chosen a phrase or a Bible verse as my inspiration for the year but I'm letting my new planner set the course this time around. As such, I've limited myself to one lone … Continue reading Word of 2018: Engage
I have spent days researching planners. I have looked through websites. I have signed up for free downloads. I have walked through Michaels just to look at stickers and washi tape on display; I made purchases. I have even stooped to Youtube videos. Who is this person I am becoming? I don't like her.
Last night, one of my very closest friends introduced me to the Enneagram (which is a fancy way of saying that she's just cleared my schedule and given me my next time suck). I love personality quizzes, categorizations, or as Wikipedia tells me "models of human psyche." It should come as no surprise to anyone … Continue reading An Enneagram? Sounds painful.
One of my coworkers walked past my desk today with two boxes on her way to the lunch room. "There's pie," she said as she passed by. Pumpkin and apple. I have no idea what it was for but it looked delicious. And then our conference rooms were overbooked and not appropriately scheduled which meant … Continue reading Holiday Treats Come Early
Life has been a little hectic lately. In the last 7 weeks or so, I have worked in inordinate amount of overtime. Do you still call it overtime when you're a salaried employee? Not just a few late nights here and there or a few early meetings but multiple days' worth of time. Leading up to our … Continue reading Life has been a little hectic lately.