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

Breaking Down

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Arms crossed tightly, slightly rocking, my hands shaking, I can feel and hear my heart beating.  Focusing on a single thought is nearly impossible with the series of a thousand thoughts going through my mind.  I wonder if people talking to me can see I’m not really paying attention.  Would I be able to respond to them coherently if they direct a comment at me? Continue reading