Saturday, January 31, 2009

Camera critters

annie, a five year old paint

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello, Again

So David sent me an email asking me to post. "Oh yeah," I thought, "That blog!"

I haven't posted in some time on this blog, or my other blog, because of work and family. Both have required more and more of my time... And these are good things.

Here's why:

In early April I was approached by a former boss about a job at a startup company. Feeling that I had achieved all that I could at my former place of employment, I decided that this was the right opportunity at the right time, and I went for it.

And here I am, at this new job, in a new role with a new company, and doing very well. I'm focused on work, so much so that I forget that I have these blog things to serve as the occasional distraction.

Working for a startup can (and in this case does) require more attention. I've never considered myself a career-type. On the contrary, I am probably a little too cautious about the importance of being home from work early every night to be with my family. But this has some practical implications. It means that while I'm at work I need to work with focus and diligence to get the things that need to be done done before I call it a day. And this hasn't been a problem... I'm so happy to report that! In the past I would have never been confident enough to take on such a role. I would have doubted my ability to handle the workload. I would have doubted my ability to focus and get things done... I would have stayed at that other job, where things were easy enough that I could work despite my constant distractions.

Things are good.

And to add to the good news, baby #3 will be here in the summer!!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My mind swirls

book's we needed when we were young:
DR AMEN, Identifying and Healing the Six types of ADD

and Delivered from Distraction in it Hallowell and Ratey embrace the idea that success in life comes more from playing to your strengths than overcoming your weaknesses.

This is the follow up to the one single book that changed my mental health
Driven to Distraction by the same author

I know this post looks like crap
so deal with it, ok? Just get the books for someone you love
Change a life, even if it is only YOURS!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Bird brain?
No longer

Not me baby!

I am playing brain strengthening games at GAMES FOR THE BRAIN