The Illusion of a Balanced Life

One of my biggest goals is to achieve balance in life – even as I realize this is impossible.  Being successful in one area of life inevitably means another is suffering to some degree. However, this doesn’t mean I am giving up on the idea. The more realistic goal is to bring more balance into my life by remembering my priorities and remaining aware that not everything in life can be given full attention concurrently.  Continue reading

To New Beginnings

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but have been leery to give it a try.  What if I’m no good? I had a talent for it way back when, but what if it’s been too long?  What if that’s gone? My former job of 17 years (!) involved, a great deal of writing, but it was all technical, business related. I worry that I’ve lost my ability to be creative.

After a breakdown brought on by anxiety, I concluded that I had basically been slapped in the face with the fact that it was time for a change. Continue reading