#OTR50 Day 54: Endurance

Apparently, last night I wrote a second Day 53 Post. I truly was exhausted! Another day and another dollar – it’s Day 54. A Friday. A work day. I had teleconferences in my hotel room all morning beginning with an early am EST call with volunteers and staff working on a Singapore activity and then […]

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#OTR50 Day 47: It’s Not About Me

I’ve been writing a good deal about me while only skimming the surface of me as a parent. Per my earlier posts regarding convergence. For those that know me well, this is beyond unusual. That aspect of myself that is a parent – it usually is the essence of entire conversations. My kids and parenting […]

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#OTR50 Day 40: Pesach

I’ve 20 minutes left in the day and the laptop is dead. It’s been non-stop all day so I shouldn’t really be surprised by this. I ran a Webex this morning for work. (Yes, I know it’s a “vacation” week but c’est la vie.) Anyhow, since all three of the teens were home for the […]

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#OTR50 Day 38: Patience

Another day spent that was supposed to be a vacation day with very little in the way of vacating going on. Household chores, phone calls to driving schools, legal paperwork activity, etc. I did sneak in lunch with my eldest kid and spouse as well an acupuncture appointment and a small evening thing. However, almost […]

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#OTR50 Day 37: Clutter

Today was a big day for adulting. I spent the morning shuttling the kid that is on spring break around to appointments and then the afternoon cleaning and waiting on a furniture delivery. It is not so much “real” cleaning that absorbed the time. There was some of the traditional, sweep, swiffer, mop and vacuum […]

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#OTR50 Day 36: Clean Slate

Clean Slate Some evenings When the weight of the world feels heavy It is important to give oneself a break. Take a deep breath. Go to sleep. Start over again tomorrow. 329 Days to go.#OTR50

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#OTR50 Day 30: Exhaustion

It’s one of those nights where I’ve waited too late in the evening to write. I’m tired and worn out from a rough few days of late nights working, sleep interruptions from random life things such as kids returning home late, loved pets being injured, late night powerpoints, parenting challenges, etc. as well as just […]

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#OTR50 Day 29: Parenting

For the past hour plus, I’ve been sitting on my comfy chair with Cagney snuggled up against me. I’ve been reluctant to begin writing because one of my kids has been playing their acoustic guitar while singing Beatles tunes. As a parent there are few things more awesome then enjoying your child find the thing […]

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#OTR50 Day 24: Interviews

I’ve been interviewing candidates for an open post at my office. I’m continuously surprised by how many applicants fail do some of the most basic preparation and follow-up. Here is my list of things I expect. If a candidate doesn’t do these and is in a tight race come decision time, not completing any of […]

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#OTR50 Day 22: Rest

Rest. That elusive state of being that is avoided at all costs when we are truly young. That is not needed as much when we are young
adults. That is craved when we become responsible adults. […]

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