A True Test

After a year away, I just recently went back to work at the same company, but this time part-time as a contract employee.

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My biggest concern that this might stir up the old feelings of anxiety and of being overwhelmed that I had been dealing with before I left. Continue reading

Present over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Neiquist – Book Review

51ysp75ny-lI found this book at the perfect time in my life.  I had already realized the key theme of this book and had begun making changes in my life.  This book wonderfully complemented my plan and expanded, explained, and put into words exactly what I was experiencing.  (If it wasn’t already taken, and I had been clever enough to have thought of it myself, Present Over Perfect would be a great title for my blog.) 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