Today is my 17 year work anniversary. I celebrated by writing thank you cards to customers ordering my newest design collection, Coffee & Tea by Blue Hair Girl. Among the Dale Carnegie principles I have employed over the years: “Count your blessings – not your troubles”, “do your very best” and “show sincere and honest appreciation”. Continue reading 17 Year Work Anniversary
Yesterday I walked in to Dianna’s office minutes (more like seconds) after submitting all my receipts for last month’s credit card expenses. Denise: “Dianna! Did you see?” She of course, had not. It had only been seconds ago. The app … Continue reading Confetti, Balloons & Chocolate
What is it like to sift through 17 years’ worth of office work? I see success. Failures. Growth. I see naïveté. Optimism. Battles fought. I see the transition of a fresh-out-of-college graduate in an entry level position doing tasks she disliked to someone who made it to a position that was more suitable. I see routine. Product life cycles. Remnants of discontinued products. Countless stacks of articles that have been edited, re-edited and published. Old correspondence. Ghosts of employees past who I have banished from memory. Names long erased and barely familiar. I see emails outlining new ideas, new packages, … Continue reading Last days at the office. Part 1
I sat in church this morning and asked God to fix things. The evening of December 3rd derailed me. I haven’t been interested in anything since that evening. The answer to my prayers was unexpected. I decided I would return … Continue reading My Victorious Return to the LBJ National Grasslands
Back in March I embroidered and photographed a t-shirt for work. While we use a professional photography studio – I thought it would be fun to photograph the t-shirt in a natural setting. (And I’m an overachieving lunatic). Here are … Continue reading My Day Job on the Weekends
For two weeks I’ve been writing a blog in my head to mark this 2 year anniversary. I have plenty of anger filled words. But that … Continue reading 2 Year Anniversary.
Here are highlights from a couple recent Litter Patrols. All this trash was picked up in one area that I intentionally will not disclose. But if you follow this blog, you know where it is. 😉 There’s something to be said … Continue reading Litter Patrol