Category Archives: Transitions

Making sense of vacations

What do you tell people when you return from vacation? Perhaps a tale of something gone wrong, like the painful encounter with the Viennese train police a few minutes after our 72 hr travel card had expired. Perhaps a blow-your-socks-off … Continue reading

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It’s my fifth time, but I was caught off guard

Many years ago, while working overseas, I attended a conference for ex-pat women dealing with change. Various speakers and panels shared their stories, tips and resources. I remember one line from all the many talks we listened to that weekend. “I … Continue reading

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Leaving was my thing. Being left behind is my new thing.

For most of my life, I was always the one doing the leaving. I was the leaver. I left the state I was born in within a couple of years. I left the next state after 1st grade, and then … Continue reading

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Day 7 – The ‘swami-mami’ is an amazing manager

 This week I’m walking in the shoes of the ‘swami-mami’. If you know her, you get it. The nickname fits. If you don’t, think of hippy-spirited, yoga instructor, curious, determined, marathon runner, and mommy of 5 all rolled into one. This has … Continue reading

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A simple visit. It’s beyond words.

Downshifting into a simple visit. No activity wrapped around it. No agenda. Time suspended. Continue reading

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The earth shifted … they’re off to college again

Every now and then the earth shifts and things appear upside down. What used to be true is suddenly no longer true. There was no seismic event in my world this week, but the ground shook and things seem out … Continue reading

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WHAT??? You went back to work? What’s it Like?

A couple of days after my last post in early March on writing a personal mission statement, I re-entered the paid workforce …. hence the recent blog silence. I’m back at a desk just a few feet away from the … Continue reading

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