Tag: definition

  • With No Definition of Success Or Enough, You’re a Hamster on a Wheel

    With No Definition of Success Or Enough, You’re a Hamster on a Wheel

    I once read that you won’t know if you have succeeded if you don’t have a picture of what success looks like. I found that profound and daunting as I wasn’t allowed to succeed so I’d be unable to come up with that. I can also see now that having no definition of enough would […]

  • Letting Go of the People I Thought I Might Have Been

    Letting Go of the People I Thought I Might Have Been

    “Why do I have this box of stuff in the attic?”, I wonder. This questionable box has been there so long that it’s developed the dreaded force field. The box, because of its longevity in this spot, has now become a given and almost invisible. Except when I ask, “Why do I have this box […]

  • Losing Weight : Expectations, Definitions, and Permission

    Losing Weight : Expectations, Definitions, and Permission

    It took me four months but I finally lost that dagum 10 pounds. How certain I’d been that it was only going to take me those first two months to lose that weight doing Weight Watchers. Then I’d win that bet and get my money back like they’d offered. And it was all going real […]

  • Defining Myself in Negatives

    Defining Myself in Negatives

    Seems my inner voice can be quite contrary. When I pay attention to the louder conversations I am having in my head, I notice that I’m often using negatives to stop the conversations. As in, ‘I can’t do that because’ or ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘I’ll never have enough’. We gave our 9 year-old […]

  • My Definition of Artist

    My Definition of Artist

    A friend of a friend phoned me recently. She is in charge of the fundraiser for the local Humane Society and would I be interested in painting a chair to be auctioned off to raise the money? I said yes, of course. I was flattered to have been asked. She would send me a form […]