Myself

Finding my why

Even though I am sick this week, I passed through the inaugural Caribbean Bloggers’ Week event being held in Kingston tonight. I didn’t stay for the whole thing, but I was able to catch the start of the panel discussion. After the content creators (bloggers, instagrammers, podcasters…) introduced themselves and their platform, the discussion moved…

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Life at Forty

If you had asked me, as a child, what my life would look like at 40, I would have had absolutely no clue. That was too far away for me to visualize. If you had asked me at 20, I would have been 100% sure that I would be married with children and a solid…

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Sleepy time

They do always say you don’t know what you’re missing till it’s gone. While I’ve always enjoyed a good sleep, I admit to taking it for granted. For the last few weeks I have been struggling with sleep. I have no issues whatsoever falling asleep, especially when I’m tired (which I often am). My challenge…

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So this happened…

As I mentioned, my new job has already begun to raise my profile. I’ve never been big on being in the spotlight, so some of this is very new for me. And while there is some discomfort, I’ve been told by many that people need to know more about me and who I am and…

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What a mess!

So, having chosen my theme for this year, identified the areas of focus (using the circle of life approach) and then done a Year in Review post, I was due to figure out the actual plan for 2015. That was all over a month ago. So what the hell happened?  Suffice to say I had…

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Sure, I’m ok

It’s become easier and easier to just smile and pretend that I’m ok, but I’m not. The fact that I’ve been up since 1 a.m., and have sorted my laundry, prepped some vegetables for cooking and salads, and written in my journal, all by 3 a.m., says that I am not ok. The fact that…

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The end is near

I don’t even know how it’s possible that 2014 is nearly over. I won’t pretend that I’m not happy. 2014 has been a ridiculously difficult year. But now there’s only 3 months left. So what’s a girl to do besides figure out how to get through the next 3 months. For several years, I have…

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The dark before the light

So in my last post, my first in a while, I hinted at some challenges faced over the last several months. Everyone has challenges, and people deal with theirs differently. As I have mentioned before on this blog, I have a diagnosis of clinical depression that I have struggled with for several years. Though I…

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Living a life with no regrets

It may sound like an over-simplification, but we are all active engineers in the course our lives take, so invest in the learning and then continue onwards towards the goal.

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The Secret Life of an Introvert

It has recently become somewhat cool to discuss introverts, and I suppose to admit that you are. Introversion is really about whether you lose or gain energy from being around other people. Even non-shy people can actually be introverts. Are you?

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You never know till you try

Sometimes when we are trying to learn something, we focus on the small steps, the little bits and pieces that will get us to the grand goal. But sometimes we need to shake things up, and try something bold. Try something that sounds nearly impossible and definitely out of reach.

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What do you mean I’m an entrepreneur? Are you sure?

What is an entrepreneur and how does one become one? Is it something you can become? Or do you have to just be an entrepreneur? Can you discover your entrepreneurial side or is it something you are supposed to just know that you are? These are actually kind of scary questions given my current situation. Having come to Italy, formed a team and been selected for funding, I now have to face the fact that I may actually have to call myself an entrepreneur.

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How to get to Italy in a million steps

Managing things to be done, and tracking my progress has been largely accomplished through a combination of two apps I now consider indispensable. Productivity and time management are constant challenges for me, but I have dramatically improved the Listing and Scheduling fundamentals using them.

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Inspired to inspire

I actually move through life generally feeling very uninspired. I see people all around me with this one singular burning passion and wonder, why not me? I always feel pulled in so many directions. Somewhat unsurprisingly, when I considered the actual inspirations I recognize around me, they come in the form of several different people, all doing different things, all inspiring me in different ways.

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Sometimes you have to just leap

We all grew up hearing… ‘Look before you leap’ ‘Look both ways before you cross the street’ ‘Fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ Sayings like these are designed to keep us from rushing into “dangerous” situations (obviously not necessarily physical danger). But sometimes we take this too literally and start to see trouble…

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