Fate, luck, opportunity, chance, divine intervention–I struggle with how to name the many intersections of people, places, and events that make the hair on my arms raise. For me, this is currently about career. Where am I going next? In her best seller Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg described moving along a career arc as climbing on a… Continue reading How Woo Woo Are You?
Today, I was driving on Riverside when I had the sudden and overwhelming urge to go see my friend Dano. I was near I35 and had nothing really scheduled, so on a whim I made the drive to Kyle. It turns out he was in a bad place, overwhelmed with anxiety and not feeling well… Continue reading Sign of The Hawk
I’m thinking a lot about a friend this afternoon. It’s funny; we have some kind of connection because we don’t live close by and we don’t have the same schedule nor am I chatting it up with folks who might pass on information, but I always seem to feel the need to see him or… Continue reading Seeing a Special Friend
The hubby and I did an up-and-back to the ‘doches on Saturday to get our girl moved into her first apartment. We looked like the Clampetts; we managed to (miraculously) get everything in the pick-up, and thank goodness there wasn’t enough rain that we needed to keep the tarp on top. On Sunday, we took… Continue reading More Odds and Ends
First, the trival (and good) news: I had a great run yesterday. It’s amazing how much better I feel and the wonders that Dr. Sellers has worked. That vague feeling of being “locked up” and unable to get my legs to go is gone. The pain in my hip is, essentially, gone. My back is… Continue reading Though Much is Taken, Much Abides
I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. Yesterday was all about time. Trying to squeeze stuff into the time allotted, missing things by losing track of tim, being ready in time, not having enough time, time passing too quickly. Fitting in the Long Run at Bastrop I went out to Bastrop State Park to get… Continue reading Time Keeps on Ticking, Ticking
When I write myself a schedule, I do “down” weeks as opposed to “off” weeks. I like to run, and I think I’m one of those people who does better with some running all the time. But I’ve signed on to run with a group and their philosophy is that a down week is an… Continue reading Lazy Rainy Days
For the last few days, I’ve really gone inward. I’ve never had an event affect me quite like this. Normally, I’m a pretty outward sort; I like people, I need people around me, and I enjoy contact. But when I get into this intense kind of focus, I draw in. Too much people contact is sensory… Continue reading Going Inward Pre-Race