Friday, June 29, 2012

A blast from the past post

A journal entry from January 17, 2006 Margaret Walker house. Mainly painting and sanding but did learn how to texturize ceilings. Old lady brigade take 2. Virginia and Indiana teams of volunteers. A lot of standing around. Interesting conversation with Janet about teaching. She told me about her nervous breakdown/battle w/depression through ten years of teaching high school French. I talked about my classroom experience and ended up telling her way more than I wanted to. She just seemed like a good listening ear at the time. Sweet woman. And we all know how women tend to flock in my direction. Is it because I am really them in my body? Do I really act like a 45-50-year old woman? I should hope not, but you really never know. I don't relate well with may people, much less people my age. But it seems as though the older women love me as a volunteer. I wonder why that is?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thought of the day

If only I could live by this:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Of course we do!

I couldn't have said it better myself. Who is your special person? Or maybe you are lucky enough to have more than one? I'm working on this myself, but one day I will have that person that makes me look forward to tomorrow too!

Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Monday!

I'm starting Monday off at work this morning, which means I have about 5 hours to myself while the ladies are at their day program. I'm using them wisely. So far this morning I have completed my University of West Georgia graduate school application. Still have to request scores, transcripts, and write my essay, but I'm very proud of my motivation this morning. I had an excellent weekend, and met a member of Class XII, Red 5 out of Charleston and enjoyed comparing notes on our experiences and saying goodbye to a friend as she starts a new chapter in her life. I also signed up for a certified nursing assistant training course so that I can add to my skill set and make myself even more marketable in the group home market and maybe move into healthcare in general eventually...the options are endless!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Great advice!

Source: via Nina on Pinterest

Friday, June 8, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

One more, because it's PURTY!

So true. We need this posted in the mirror of our lives...just to remind us all to avoid gossip from time to time!

Source: via Cole on Pinterest


Number one thing that comes up for me in the face of my anxiety recently. It's spring, and it's wedding and baby season. There's nothing like a facebook feed full of engagement ring shots and baby pics to get that old compare game fiercely stirring in one's mind. It's vicious, and if you're not careful, can send you down into a spiraling heap of self pity on the floor. I had to catch myself thinking today that my life is no different than anyone else's. OK, it's different. But it's not any worse. I'm an equal. I have just as much right to be occupying space on this planet as the married girl next to me in line at the yoga studio blabbing about her babysitting service. My life is real. And important. And that's that.

Good point: I'm no longer complaining about shit that happens at work!