“Early adopters” are the people who are running out the door in the dark of not-quite-morning with one shoe untied and picking crusties out of their eye corners to be the first in line for a new tech gadget that won’t make their unbrushed teeth smell any better but will tell them the time in 50 different languages. I am not one of those people.
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Last week was an eye-opener for me, in that I learned that it’s okay to “settle in.” Why did I ignore that memo for so long?
More importantly, why did I not realize I needed that memo?
I’ve been living on the central coast of California for about 10 months now, and in that time I’ve acquired a few dozen material possessions. It’s not a lot, but I certainly can’t pack everything I own into a carry-on suitcase anymore! [Continue Reading…]
I grew up in a religious and conservative community, full of rules and traditions. Overall, I believe I had a very good upbringing. I became a very grounded person with a strong code of ethics and values. But I was also hesitant to fully explore who I was, for fear of the wrath of God and the disappointment of my family and friends.
Peace Corps helped change that for me; I’m no longer terrified of being a bit controversial. And while I’m still a work in progress, and am scared out of my mind to post this, I have come a long way and believe it’s time to share this part of my life… [Continue Reading]
I get places so fast now that I have to go around the block and try again because I keep missing my turns. It’s crazy having a car again! I’m having to completely re-learn my town because I don’t actually know which streets are one-way and I don’t know how to get anywhere that’s not directly off the bike path.
I opened a PowerPoint document to start working on the presentation and suddenly felt squirmy inside. My mind drew a blank and I couldn’t get beyond the uncomfortable pressure I felt to have to think about what I wanted to do. I closed the PowerPoint and went back to the website to work on my next mundane project: to find the phrase “short program” and replace it with “professional program.” Much safer. Much more worthwhile and important… [Keep reading]
Time did not fly for me in Armenia, as I mentioned in a blog post a little over a year ago.
Time in America? Holy cow! I blinked once and two whole months flew past without a peep from me (or from you, asking where I was!)
April was good for me. I purposely set aside the month to create a series of short videos called, “27 Days of Challenges.”
Then May came along. WTF happened to May?!??
Here is where we can learn a lesson together—me from experience, and you from careful listening. Continue Reading…