Friday, February 23, 2018

Spring is coming!!!


Yes it is!  

Now,  I admit, I have done more than my fair share of sniffling around about the cold this year...because it was COLD; and it was a cold that didn't want to end.  But the last 2 weeks  Mother Nature confirmed that yes, even though it is  still 13 degrees in Boise, Idaho, the Southland is the reining Queen of Spring . Every day brings a  delightful invitation to the coming season....daffodils in their radiant gowns, the forsythia and Carolina Jessamine parading their yellow fireworks up and down the street, the glorious Saucer Magnolia reminding us everything is pretty in pink, along with the delicate Star magnolia sharing her beautiful white blooms!  The humidity has already whispered a gentle kiss among the Red-buds. All the while, the grass is beginning it's attempt at becoming an unruly child among the garden. Oh, and then there are the weeds, that truly were not to be found this morning,  but some how wiggled inside the gates and are  throwing a welcoming party for Spring that looks as if it is about be completely out of control.

Bring on the Tulips, Dogwoods, the beloved Azaleas and wrap yourself in Spring. Oh, and I am sure it will find its way to Boise, eventually....sometime after summer has taken up residence here.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Quite Literally....

I think I am at a strange
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Have you ever found yourself there?  When you aren't quite sure which direction you should go and you have added up the pros and cons of both and still don't have a clear direction?  

I am there right now.  Actually, over the past couple of weeks I have been asked a question from various people about what I want to do with my degree when I finish.  Hmmmmm....???  I feel like I should have a better answer than I have...since, uh, I don't have an answer.  I am literally majoring in a degree based on my previous degree because the distance from Point A to Point B is shortest.  But, now, after having been asked this multiple times by various people I am wondering.  Setting the path to getting a MBA seemed to be the most logical and definitely most direct route based on my past course of study, but now, all of the sudden I am just not sure. It is frustrating because I think I am too old to be trying to determine "what I want to be when I grow up!"  I am just not sure my passion lies in this path, but then my logical side kicks in and reminds me that there are clear reasons to follow this path...blah, blah, blah.

Working in the industry I am currently, has given me new perspectives and experiences and a lot to consider in relation to my educational pursuits. My heart is not in the impersonal business of making money for the sake of money.  Yes, I know money is required, but previously I working in an industry that I loved and the money was icing on the cake....but wasn't the cake!  I seriously love cake, so cake is important to me!  It is very fulfilling to do something that helps other people feel better, even if is just a small part of their lives.  Knowing you made the day brighter for someone in some small way is HUGE.  I am not looking to save the world, but it was nice to contribute to the success and growth of other people and see their lives fuller and more satisfied.  So, maybe now you see my hmmmmm????  I am literally questioning if this is a fork in the road or am I overthinking all this?