All great changes are preceded by chaos. -Deepak Chopra For the past five years, I have entered the front door of my workplace, walked down a few hallways and settled into my cubicle on the first floor. That’s about 1,230 instances – give or take for vacations, sick days and whatnot – of the same
Three days ago, I began crafting this blog entry. At the time – amidst a period of petulant exasperation as a result of a ridiculous amount of meetings coupled with a number of misguided expectations about my new position – the tone and direction of the entry were what I would most accurately classify as,
In the midst of our lives, we must find the magic that makes our souls soar. Let’s see, it’s been almost five months since I’ve posted last. What could possibly have happened in that amount of time? Turns out, a lot. In an effort to provide a quick update and in lieu of a long
Between work, travels and cultivating an apparent perpetual practice of delaying the choosing and purchasing of materials, my 2011 written holiday greetings did not materialize. My intention was to mimic the practice of the past few years and send out some sort of new year card, but as it is currently January 4 and I
It’s days like today for which I am especially appreciative. When nothing of particular merit has occurred — just an ordinary day — but I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for my life. I woke up this morning healthy, happy and warm. I have spent the day doing a job I love with an amazing
One of my favorite takeaways from my recent trip to California was a bike ride along the LBC. So, with that amazing memory still fresh in my mind, last week after months and months of procrastinating, I finally decided to buy a bike of my own. It was the Friday before my birthday and a
“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” — Elbert Hubbard After a summer full of work travels, I decided to book a weekend of non-work fun, aka, an actual vacation. Although the trip was just over a long weekend (which turned out to be a day longer
Okay, maybe love is a stretch, but it’s definitely no secret that I enjoy learning. From obtaining a new certification to taking classes for the sole purpose of learning something new to obtaining a degree, my life has been a perpetual classroom. My recent endeavor, which officially began yesterday but monopolized the majority of the
Ten years ago was a Tuesday. I was in my hometown of Belle Fourche, S.D., having spent an extended weekend with my then-boyfriend who was visiting from Texas. I left his parents’ house around 8 a.m. MT that morning, teary and already missing him, knowing it would be months before we saw each other again.
Hi! Transitioning to a new blog, so please be patient. Hope to have a few posts up soon. In the meantime, please enjoy past posts on my former blog at http://www.nicolesnarrations.com.