Lover of the written word, mother, and business owner.
How to Deal with a Bully
An acquaintance, let’s call her Jane, was raised in a family where everyone has an engineering background. She’s the only girl. Her family lived in a community where girls weren’t treated equally but she defied the odds and qualified as an engineer.
Is The Grass Really Greener Where You Water It?
A friend had been with his employer for a few years, serving loyally but promotion always eluded him. Disheartened and discouraged as he watched new recruits move up the ladder, he finally decided to look for another job. When the interviewer asked him why he was leaving his current position his response was, “I’m looking for greener pastures.” “What if the grass in the new pasture turns out to be brown?” My friend’s answer to that was, “ I’ll water it until it’s green.”
3 Powerful Lessons from Mother Nature
When I was studying for a business degree at University I had to take a Statistics course. During that first semester I failed epically. This was especially embarrassing because my father was a highly respected educator. I should have been the star student, but I wasn't. Shame-faced, I decided to speak with my father and tell him just how bad things were.
Things Aren’t Always as They Seem
When we arrived at the Bowling Alley it was packed. There was a group of young professionals who had clearly decided to have some kind of weekend get-together. They had booked most of the alleys but luckily we got one. While the boys went to get the drinks I sat down with June.
12 Positive Quotes for Parents of Toddlers
We love our children, we really do. They're cute and cuddly when they're babies. We fuss over them and respond to every whine. We dress them up in beautiful clothes. They look just as cute as we imagined they would be when we went on that pre-birth shopping spree.
Let’s Just Say - It’s Complicated
The buzzing sound of the alarm clock jolted me awake. I slowly opened my eyes, got up and walked to the window. The sun was shining, the sky flawless, the temperature cosy with a slight breeze and I thought to myself, “Wow, I’m so grateful for my life.” I could hear my two boys in the next room already wide awake and playing computer games.
When people lie they do it for a reason. Obviously. And that reason? I don’t know. All I know right now is that the woman sitting in front of me is a liar. She is not qualified to do her job. I could report her but what good would that do without solid evidence? Also, I don’t want to be the one responsible for the department manager suffering from a heart attack. I can just picture the inquest into the COD (cause of death) - "Did someone give him a terrible shock?" No, I am not going down that route.
The Dance Of The Prey
“Thank you. I knew I could count on you.” “I haven’t said I’ll do it yet. I said I’ll think about it.” George got up and went to the door. He paused with his hand on the door handle, and looked at Stanley with pleading eyes that said - please do it. Stanley smiled. “Let me think about it. I’ll let you know once I’ve made a decision.