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Who Am I Kayla

Grace on the Journey

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Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

— Duke Ellington

I’m having an identity crisis.  It seems that I’m a bit old for that.  Aren’t identity crises for teenagers?  Well, whomever they’re for, I’m in one now.

In order for you to understand the depth of my angst, I have to tell you a little bit about the former me.  (I’d call it the “old” me, but that’s just a little too close to the truth.)

When I graduated from college, I went to work in Corporate America.  It was the time of [amazon-product text=”Dress for Success” type=”text”]0446385522[/amazon-product] by John T. Molloy and women were such a new phenomenon that there initially wasn’t a Continue reading » Grace on the Journey

Keep going…

Persistently Stubborn

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To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.

— Chinese Proverb

Today is the one year anniversary of my “new job.”  I’m amazed at how much this experience has changed me.

I have developed and delivered training for about 15 years.  Although one can always learn, most projects I’ve been involved with don’t really stretch me.  Yes, I have to learn about the topic I’m working on, but because I’m very good at learning new businesses and the software systems that run that specific business, it’s usually a joyful and fun experience.  Learning new businesses is something I Continue reading » Persistently Stubborn

Solitude

Speaking Up for the Introvert

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The best thinking has been done in solitude.

— Thomas Alva Edison

I am on vacation this week.  The only responsibilities I have are investing and writing posts for the blog. (WHAT, you take a vacation and don’t work??!!!)  As part of pampering myself, I’m catching up on Charlie Rose.  Five nights a week, Charlie invites someone interesting, or famous, or powerful or sometimes all three at once, to his table and has a conversation with them.  [amazon-product text=”The Social Animal” type=”text”]140006760X[/amazon-product] by David Brooks had just been published and Brooks was doing his book tour.  Hence, he was Charlie’s guest for the hour. (I don’t mean to be overly familiar but I’ve been watching Charlie for sooooo long that I figure I can call him by his first name.)

The Social Animal is fiction, based on Continue reading » Speaking Up for the Introvert

Sour lemons

Sucking on Lemons

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It’s like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is you’re going through, and it’s not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on.

— Bob Geldof

Depression – whenever you encounter it – is inconvenient, sometimes painful and can be life changing.  There are many kinds of depression:

Situational: a major change, expected or unexpected, throws you for a loop and until you get your feet back under you, there’s discomfort, anxiety, uncertainty, and lots of blue days.

Chronic: like any chronic illness, this form of depression is Continue reading » Sucking on Lemons

Oops

What I Meant to Say

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Have you ever found yourself thinking: OMG! Did I Say That?

When asked her opinion on punctuality, an applicant for an office job assured me she thought it was extremely important. “I use periods, commas, and question marks all the time,” she said.

— Mel Roberts
from Reader’s Digest

Sometimes we mis-speak and sometimes we mis-interpret by answering the wrong question and sometimes we simply say exactly the wrong thing.  My mother-in-law’s favorite quote – she was a very misunderstood woman – was:

I know that you believe you understand what you think I said,
but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

And unfortunately, for whatever reason, she was right – people often mis-took her meaning and assumed the worst. My friends were convinced that this dear mother-in-law of mine hated me based upon Continue reading » What I Meant to Say