Life Lesson from a Manicure?

I got a manicure recently, for the first time in forever, and I had the nail tech paint my nails with a “french tip.”  It requires some level of precision since my nails are so short for my current profession as a massage therapist.  The white tips are painted by hand, then let to dry,Continue reading “Life Lesson from a Manicure?”

Laugh When You Want to Cry/Scream/Panic, etc.

Another semester is wrapped up!  I’m officially on winter break for a beautiful six weeks.  It’s such a great time to rest my brain, finally finish some house projects, and, heck, watch a TV series or two. My Fall Semester 2018 Life Lesson is (drum roll): learning to laugh with I want to cry/scream/panic, etc.Continue reading “Laugh When You Want to Cry/Scream/Panic, etc.”

Do More, Sooner

Each semester brings a new lesson with it, outside of the book work.  My life lesson from last spring was “do more, sooner.” I find myself repeating this throughout the day, as a reminder that there is always more work to do, and even if it feels like I’m caught up (no, never) that it’sContinue reading “Do More, Sooner”

Find Your “Why”

When you’re starting out on a newly-designed plan or setting new goals, it feels fresh, exciting, and like it’s really going to happen (this time). The first week is solid.  You hit all your targets.  You’re feeling pumped.  You just know you got this. The second week (or month) is so-so.  You hit some bumps.Continue reading “Find Your “Why””

Keep Refining Your Techniques

I’ve just finished my last Chemistry exam for this semester.  I feel light as air!  It’s been a stressful couple of weeks as it came down to three major tests in a row.  Today, I got the most amazing gift, the most perfect thing to happen – it rained!  I love the rain, and IContinue reading “Keep Refining Your Techniques”

Fail Big

Well, it’s taken me over a week to write this.  Let me start by saying I’ve never failed a test – ever. So, when I got my first Trig test back last Wednesday, and I got an F….I went in to shock!  My first thought was, “This grade is out of 60, right?”  No –Continue reading “Fail Big”