Taking it Back

I quit my job.

This was a big thing for me.  I’ve been with my employer for over eight years.  There has been so much that is positive that has happened over that time for me there: I’ve learned a lot and built confidence; I’ve explored leadership, which was an unexpected treat; I’ve developed relationships with so many wonderful and talented people; and I’ve spent the past five years under a great mentor and role model of a boss whose lessons and example I will always remember. Continue reading

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The Sun Came Back

Sun Rise on the Mt. Fuji

I didn't even know it was gone.

Approximately a month ago, I experienced a major life change.  I had nothing to do with it, no control over it. It wasn’t about me at all.  It was just something that happened.  But as a result, my life has suddenly become so much better. Continue reading

Nothing Worthwhile is Ever Easy

Treating your life — your time — as the valuable thing it is, is not as easy as it sounds.

For one thing, it’s important to find the balance between remembering that your time has value and shouldn’t be wasted and remembering that the same applies to every other person you come in contact with.  Unless you’re living alone on your own private island somewhere, (and I’m guessing you’re not) then you can’t live in a happy little bubble of selfish self-gratification.  Nor should you.  People are social beings.  We get enjoyment (and yes, often frustration) from our dealings with family, friends, and even strangers.  And I think it’s important to give some of that back.

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