June 10, 2019

Leap Into My Own Arms

I took a leap today. A pretty big one, on a couple of levels. I quit the job I had been doing for 9 days. I left before training was even over. That little voice in the back of my head rode in on my gut, screaming, clanging the dinner bell, and dragging every pot and pan in the kitchen behind them, telling me to get while the getting was good.
But this post isn't about the job, or reasons for leaving. It's about self trust, self respect, and having reasonable standards for how you're to be treated and with whom you're associated.

May 16, 2019

You Don't Ask, You Don't Get.

In today's episode of "You don't ask, you don't get" -
I hate yardwork, but I'd been doing a fair amount of it today since the weather is cool enough, and my neighbor was kind enough to mow my lawn this morning. About two hours in, I'm straightening up the garage and getting ready to pack it in for the day, I notice a young man I've seen around the neighborhood power walking past my house. I wave and say hello. He acknowledges me, and stops cold. "Ma'am, could I trouble you for a ride to 16th and Ida?"