Category Archives: Thinking
I’m awake and mostly ready for work because Greg called me when his shift ended to ask what he could bring me for breakfast. The man gets my pregnant self.
But it got me thinking (as down time when you can’t fall back to sleep) does. Why didn’t I just get up and shower so we could spend a few moments together before I rushed out the door? Bank a few moments in our relationship checking account, if you will. Our early morning talks have become the favorite part of my day. He’s usually chatty and I am sleepy but awake and ready to spend precious moments with him. No more putting it off, put in extra me time before he arrives so we have more we time.
Romans 8:32 reads:
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
This verse has been on my mind for seven days now. The pastor at a church we’ve been trying out used it as part of his sermon on how the church gave 2014 as they looked toward what 2015 would bring. It really struck a chord with me because I feel like giving has been a big part of my life, but I struggle with the second half – having faith that God will provide the things we need in return.
I just had an emotional moment in my kitchen. 2014 is gone, 2015 is here. It’s time to think about new things that a new day, a new month, and a new year can bring us. It all started with me eating the chocolate covered strawberry then it kind of spiraled into pulling out my computer (on a holiday, something I told myself I wouldn’t do) and getting words out.
Tonight, there are 31,000 words I want to write. So many things I want to share with you that I just don’t know where to start. The good news is, this is my space, and I’ll share them all as I get the time. There are lots of things to talk about (like our APRIL trip to Wisconsin, Aruba, Greg’s parents’ visit, putting our house on the market and all the fun that’s been, the kids going to school), but my mind is not really on them tonight. Nor is it on the two new projects I really want to kick off (a blog solely dedicated to my lifestyle journey and a book I’ve really been needing to write). But those are all things that have me on the path to where I want to go.
I heard something profound this week. Something that really stuck out to me.
Give yourself permission to be a better me so you’ll have a better we.
It hit home, and ever since, I have been rolling those words around in my head.
Over the past few days, that has meant that I put time on my calendar for me.
If you haven’t been able to tell, life hasn’t been the same around here.
This already busy mama took on an assignment at work that is keeping me there longer than usual and working on high visibility stuff. A certain dad has had to take on more around the house, including some bedtimes without me there for the routine.
Somehow, someway, the past 5 weeks have completely whisked by. It’s hard for me to believe it is mid-March. March 15, to be exact about it.
The past 5 weeks have been spent head down deep in a project roll out (that hasn’t been free of bumps along the way, nor do I know when I’ll get back to my “normal” work routine). Sometime during the past five weeks, the team I used to work closely with moved to another building and my “stuff” moved to my new cube in another building.
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My faithful readers know that I’ll be the first to admit that wearing the cape in my family isn’t the easiest thing. When I read Deborah Spar’s article, “Women, Despite Being Leaders, Are Still Not Wonder Women“, you can believe I was feeling it.
I know it seems totally odd to see a spring photo when we’re just about to get our first snow. But hear me out.
The past few weeks…months…have been hectic. A whirlwind. A trial. I’ve eluded to that. Every day since mid-October, we’ve woke up wondering what craziness was coming our way that day.
I’ll start this post off by telling you this has been a tough week for me. Most people saw the “Becky Willis: Professional” who had a smile on, was networking, was building career opportunities, was laughing with co-workers, was answering phones during high volume hours, was pulling data quickly, and was spur-of-the-moment costume changing for a co-op work group off-site meeting. Few of you saw ‘Becky’, but she’s trying to make a comeback. I had the pleasure to attend a Chatham Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship breakfast that was enlightening and motivating last Friday morning. I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts on the event with you; however, my heart has been heavy because I’ve been wondering if the ‘Becky’ is the ‘Becky’ the world really needs to see. My reflection on Candi Castleberry-Singleton‘s “Making the Workplace a Better Place for All-With All of Our Differences” will hopefully engage and inspire you like it did for me, and help us all live in a world where there is dignity and respect.