1 day ago
4 days ago
Look what Sam and I found.
1 week ago
Obsessing over: The long list of stuff we need to decide for the new apartment (what color to paint the office? what to do about the kitchen?). Also: THE NEW APARTMENT!
Working on: Catching up on email.
Thinking about: Taking an adult ballet class in the fall.
Anticipating: A bumpy few months.
Listening to: This American Life
Rule #12: Only three types of people tell the truth: kids, drunk people, and anyone who is pissed the fuck off.
»Richard Pryor (via mylittlebookofquotes)
1 week ago
Spilled nail polish in my “liquids” bag
Because of course. I never travel with polish. Not even sure why I brought it.
1 week ago
Obsessing over: Figuring out what is the right kindergarten program for Sam.
Working on: Printing out a 74-page packet that I need to read and digest in time for an all day senior leadership offsite on Tuesday.
Thinking about: Lots of stuff going on with my company. Really digging into my new role this Q.
Anticipating: Getting on a plane very early tomorrow morning to go to said offsite.
Listening to: The hum of the printer.
Drinking: Was drinking vinho verde. Love vinho verde in the summer.
P.S. I’m in Denver all week. Will try to post as I can, but maybe a lighter week. I’ve fallen off the “post every day” bandwagon but am still posting WAY more often than I used to. Will try to keep it up, but 2h 2014 is looking a little brutal right now, from both a professional and a personal standpoint.
2 weeks ago
We have a winner. My new head shot.
todayastudentsaid said: Thank you. You’re right, the words are ones we’ve heard and agreed with so many times before. Sometimes we just need to hear it again- and for me, that was today.
Ah, sweetie! It’s funny, I wrote this AGES ago and never posted it. Not sure what inspired me to do it today. Perhaps divine intervention from certain O’Meara women watching over us and knowing that I needed to say these words and you needed to hear them?
2 weeks ago
You can live your life angry, aggravated, and frustrated.
Or, you can choose not to.
I know, I know. But it really is a choice. Even when it doesn’t feel like a choice. Maybe especially when it doesn’t feel like a choice.
Intellectually you might already know this. But you resist it.
Because it’s so HARD. It’s hard to accept the choice. It’s hard to accept the responsibility of the choice.
And, even worse, it’s so EASY to fall into the trap of being stressed-out, pissed-off and crazy. It’s comfortable. Everyone else is doing it.
But once you accept the choice — really accept it, not just in your head, but really, in your life. Then you start feeling SO much better. And the more you do it, the better you feel.
Not that you are perfect. You still sometimes get mad and crazed and UGHLIFEISJUSTSOHARDWHYDOESEVERYONEELSESUCK????
But coming back to the choice to just let it go and breathe feels so good that you do it again. And again. And again.
You can choose not to react. You can choose to be angry but then to let go of the anger quickly and move on. You can choose to remove yourself from situations that make you feel horrible. You can choose to accept the people around you for who they are instead of who you want them to be.
Or you can choose to feel like crap all the time.
It’s your choice.
I recorded a 15-minute webcast today whilst on mute.
I think getting promoted made me dumber.