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Heather

Heather

Hey Klinger

What these shows taught me and I kept with me as a developing human in my formative years - you know, the years you can’t control where you are so it’s up to all the adults to make sure you get guided into a solid grown up one day who discovers their purpose for their life experience - those I’m thinking about. For the curious deeper divers into my recommendations, check out these shows through my youth as through the lens of a child and adult evolved human who was also watching it back then and make up excellent conversations! Whether the timeline be your parent or grandparent or great grandparent - instead of talking about all this Buchaki called…
Heather
January 19, 2022
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I think this is it. It’s been fun though.

This is probably my saddest and most negative story ever and I didn’t intend for it to be. It’s like whats inside me now and it’s so heavy it’s effecting everyone around me so I have to get it out. This could very well be my last personal writing piece for some time. Maybe all time. I know deep down in my heart that’s not true but then again if I can continue forcing myself into this new mindset perhaps it is. I’m going to stop. Forceably stop myself from creating any ideas outside of normal life. I know, I know, many of you are relieved. Finally! She’s going to shut. Up. No more random interruptions of some hair brained…
Heather
January 9, 2022
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I started to cry in a meeting! AHHHH LOL

Excuse me please. Yeah. That totally happened. It's happened before but I've always pulled through and fought it back. It's very rare but today I had to excuse myself and chose to not return. Yet I feel proud of myself. Sure, some of the suits may write me off as some emotional girl or something but dang it felt good. They weren't tears of frustration or tears of lacking girl resilience. It was rather because my body no longer knew what to do at that point but start flushing. I had the Best Day!!! Last evening a college student who's been assisting on some data trending on customer spending preferences asked to meet to show where she's at and where…
Heather
December 28, 2021
Heather

What will you make?

I’ve changed a lot of ways I spend my time that I get to choose how to spend. As I get more and more aligned with letting a job be just that and seeing my youngest start learning to drive – I seem to have more time to determine what I do while it burns away anyway. Less people need me, I suppose. After I shake off that moment of sad realization, I quickly perk up realizing that it’s a fun time of deep exploration into myself and what I can do to heal from within and make really cool stuff happen with this increase of time that I find myself craving more and more of. Both my husband and…
Heather
December 23, 2021
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Cauliflower

I grew up calling those white flowering florets wrapped in plastic at the grocery store call-ah-flower. Now I can't say if it just took me 45+ years to notice it, or it's because it sounds so different it struck me to pay notice now. But sometimes, I hear English-as-a-first-language people refer to it as cuh-lee-flower. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that everything you can replace with cauliflower is now in high demand so there's a grand influx of people having cauliflower discussions making the usage more prominent. Usually, the only time you would say that word in a small talk discussion was over making a veggie tray. Now there's radio ads promoting the latest pizza crust…
Heather
December 5, 2021
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Wonderful West Virginia – A Story

My Pappy, Noil Clarence Hall, was the subject of my son’s ancestry project for school. Turns out, I was born 7th generation in West Virginia. I didn't realize how deeply rooted in the same area we are. Pap Noil looking quite dapper That means, when West Virginia succeeded from the confederate's democrat plan to forcefully claim 11 states of their own to make a new country and keep slaves at their disposal – my family was part of the group that stood for something. Not today, dems. That just ain't right. That bad thinking of 'take what I want' to 'do what I want' is probably what got us in trouble with Native Americans in the first place. West Virginian's…
Heather
November 11, 2021
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What we’re used to, and how to not be anymore

We're not supposed to bring up all the bad stuff that everyone has accepted. You know, the stuff we’re used to. I am. Here it goes. If we accept that some people are more deserving than others, something happens. We get used to stuff, because, obviously, it's not us. It's them. We are used to looking away at the homeless. We are used to commercials soliciting donations to get disabled veterans a home or sick kids free health care or animal rescues, because our taxes don't go to that. We are used to the government blowing our social security savings on whatever they decide and not repaying it. We are used to autism. We are used to food allergies, pollution…
Heather
October 28, 2021
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Painting Sasquatch

I’m starting to try stuff I haven’t done to see if I can do it. Last weekend I found a picture of a Van Gogh Night Sky with Sasquatch. It’s my favorite painting and inspired my ankle tattoo but I wondered if I had what it takes to paint it myself. I used to paint all the time and like it. I just not wonderful at it. I’m ok. Decent. It’s relaxing. And I did it. I made my own version while trying to follow along. I like to buy chunky canvases from goodwill. At $3 and two inches thick- you can’t buy it for that. Most canvas you buy is skinny and I wanted it to look real old…
Heather
September 4, 2021
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Time, Time Everywhere is Time

Time. You can share it, donate it, commit it, dominate it, sell it and cherish it. It spends all the same, alone or together. Where were you when 9/11 happened? This is a question that everyone has an answer to because they spent it in that moment of realty with you regardless of where they were and it brought you to a shared moment of emotional connection. I think of the singular moments I spend alone in time and all the moments I spend, like currency, at big events in time with thousands of people sharing that moment. Yet, the moment I lived in our big ole house in Iowa, rocking my baby boy in our bedroom. The windows were…
Heather
June 12, 2021
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It’s My Pleasure

I found this article over the weekend and wanted to share it because I feel it's a helpful reminder to look at how words really matter. Just as simple as whether your glass is half empty or half full, it's how you look at it. I am confident that we all want to have the best conversations and outcomes with ourselves and our customers every day. Sometimes, it's tough.  Whether it's disagreeing on solutions to problems or working with people who have problems they expect us to solve, how we frame it up and serve it back can have more likely positive outcomes simply by what we say.  A couple weeks ago, Tai found an article from our guy Dennis…
Heather
April 15, 2021