Toastmasters

My coworker, Carly, and I decided to give Toastmasters a try last week. We survived. About 7 years ago, a coworker from IST had asked me to go along with her and a faculty member to a Toastmaster’s meeting. I gave it a try, but I was terrified. Plus, I just didn’t have the motivation…

January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018! One of my endeavors for the year is to post a song a day. With the new year, I was leaning toward Sting’s “Brand New Day.” But I was on the elliptical this morning and this came on. I always have a soft spot for Jim Kerr and Simple Minds. This song really…

5 months in

So, here we are 5 months in through the year already. Tomorrow is the first of June and we are less than 3 weeks away from the longest day of the year! How did this happen? How does it go so fast? 5 months ago we still had Christmas decorations up and now we are…

Happy New Year!

23 days. 23 days into this year, and I finally feel like I can breathe. Day 1, of course, was the start of the New Year. Friends, family, pork, and greens. NFL Football. Day 2, was a credited vacation day. The Rose Bowl and watching Penn State. It was a great game, even though we lost.…

Piano Man

  No workout music this morning; continued reading “The Happiness Project” instead. This morning’s first car tune was Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim.” Penned in 1972, I was only 4 years old, and living in Scottsdale, Arizona, driving around in the back of my mom’s brown Ford Pinto. So, in a previous…