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Ain’t My First Rodeo

By | Food for thought, Heather | No Comments

As my generation hits the half way point of life here on earth averages, and start to see a higer percentage of risks adding in to the inevitable, I take comfort in knowing at my age I can use the phrase, This ain’t my first rodeo More and more into relevant conversations about experience. I suppose it’s the little things that make up for the bigger things. Like rodeos. Go find some rodeos and some firsts and enjoy some little things for yourself. Thanks for reading, Heather

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Keep on Keeping on

By | Food for thought, Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

Things the mean girl in my head says to me: Why do I spend all this free time on building web posts and podcasts? I’m already sitting for my job as it is and now I sit in the same position even longer to do it. I bet people think you’re crazy for doing it too and are tired of you talking about it. Me, in response to my own worst critic to nicely shut up: Why do I write and say things in a permanent record format? ie podcasts and public website entries of thoughts, ideas and beliefs? Because…

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Just the Facts, Ma’am

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

There’s alot of things we know, we either don’t think about it or weren’t paying attention. Here are statements I think we all, as Americans united, can agree are factual. Fact: We cannot choose our gender, race, family or intrinsic qualities. Fact: We know there’s a ladder and a ceiling. Some have further to climb, some climb anyway and some had help from those who climbed on their behalf. Fact: We know in 2005 the Supreme Court ordered the Ten Commandments to be removed from courtrooms all over the south. Fact: We know in 2012 Obama made the biggest funding…

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Staying Safe during Masked Destruction DIY

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

Many of my friends and neighbors have been #SafeAtHome during the Pandemic which has led to many home improvement projects. I’ve not had the #AloneTogether experience, but that’s not a criticism. I did get some days here or there to work from home and saved alot of money not going out or traveling for vacations. So I, like many, am tackling home improvement projects with the bonus cash earned by what I’ve named Forced Frugality. I happen to be very privileged to have found my dude. My hombre. My love of a lifetime. My partner in crime. He also happens…

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Putting the ‘X’ in Anxiety

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

I wanted to take a walk. This wasn’t my first walk since you know, this. But it was my first walk in a few days of possibilities to do it again. I used my yard as my physical activity lately with sunny, spring days. I just wanted a walk. Headspace. A good playlist as I Appreciate every clear, pain-free breath of fresh air. Or so I hoped. Then it became a jog and short cut back. Just go home, I thought. I’m a people pleaser, I get it. I’m the one that will go out of the way to ease…

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Fabric Face Filters. Is this going to be a thing?

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

This is the third Saturday since it began. You know, the COVID, Corona, quarantine, stay the eff home stuff started and it continues to get weirder. We are now to the point where the guidance says you can wear a mask if it makes you feel better but really since all the front line people need them, you can get by with a scarf or anything really that could act as a filter. I’m still me. Following that distance stuff and no mask. What I noticed on my fast trips to the kroger or like today, the first warm and…

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The Only Employee Who Should Fear Being Let Go

By | Heather, Pandemic Thoughts | No Comments

I keep reading all of these fear-inducing articles about what employees should fear losing their jobs right now – entry-level, duplicate duties, overpaid managers…. Look, I fully get that in a grim and gloom world, that’s a natural assessment of the weakest links who shouldn’t get a rose to move on to another week of reality. Sure, maybe this is the excuse your boss needed for some time to dismiss those types of employees who fit within the above stereotypes, but I’d call that a preexisting condition that affects the virus. Those employees you questioned in the past, the ones…

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