Dog mom, Texan, amateur photographer,crafter, reader, writer.
What's the Difference?
There are quite a few things in the world that are so similar that it’s hard to know what distinguishes them from each other. What’s the difference? The difference between this and that. Just because we can’t tell the difference doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
This Week I had to Take My Own Advice
Recently, I wrote several Vocal articles on the topics of motivation and mental health. At the time I wrote them they were based on things I had learned from past experience and how I had coped with life and the challenges it had thrown at me.
Mathematics in Nature
Nature is full of math. Don’t let that scare you; it doesn’t mean you have to like math to like nature. You don’t have to understand math to like nature, either. But if you like nature, and realize it’s full of math, maybe you’ll like (or understand) math a little better.
How a Dr Pepper Commercial Changed My Life
I'm a firm believer that the things we need to hear—be it a lesson, an answer to a question, motivation, or inspiration—can come to us from all kinds of places, and in all forms, and on one day many years ago, for me that form was a Dr Pepper television commercial.
Found Money is Guilt-Free Money
“Find a penny, pick it up. All day long, you’ll have good luck.” I don’t know who said that, or when I first heard it, but I’ve heard it for years. If you do an internet search for that saying, you’ll get lots of results on why finding a penny is considered good luck.
Thoughts on Grief and the Grieving Process
There are as many ways to grieve as there are people grieving. There are as many things to grieve as there are people grieving. On occasion I think my grief will overtake me. Sometimes I wish it would. Other times I wish I would stop feeling it altogether.
Texas Suffers with Historic Winter Storm
February 2021 brought a winter storm of such proportions that the entire state of Texas was (and is) under storm warnings, storm watches, or storm advisories. Living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I was a little concerned as the storm approached, but had heeded all the advice local newscasts gave as far as preparation and “survival.”
How to Build the Perfect Snowman
Okay, I don’t know how to build a perfect snowman. I was born and raised in Florida—Fort Lauderdale to be exact, which is on the southeast coast. Now I live in Texas—Dallas/Fort Worth area. Neither of these places get a lot of snow, therefore I haven’t had much opportunity to practice my snowman making skills.
CuriosityStream Has the Answer for What You're Curious About
CuriosityStream is a great streaming choice for people who enjoy watching documentaries and learning new things about a wide variety of subjects. It appeals to people who are, like the name states, curious.
How to Help Your Dog Paint
Those of us who consider our dogs our kids treat our dogs like our kids. At least I do, for the most part. One of the biggest parts of having human kids that I feel I missed out on because I only have a fur-kid is having a refrigerator adorned with report cards, notes, and art work.
Three Tips for Networking in Your Job Search
I've heard job and career experts talk about the importance of networking in a job search. They’d say that networking is a great way to find a job, but I’d never really used it myself. My vision of networking was a group of people getting together, passing out cards and resumes, talking about companies, positions, or hiring managers they knew about, and talking themselves up, selling their skills and experience.