Having read an article "Why Women Leaders Need to Brag More" over at Inc, got me into thinking why women need to do this -- the need to "brag" about accomplishments or "toot one's horn" so as to draw attention to the female skill set or capacity to lead and achieve -- at all. True enough, I do know of women in my circle who I can say are successful in their fields or have huge potential in becoming a "force to be reckoned with" should they choose to position themselves at the helm of things. I have seen how women would perform well and beyond what is expected and would prove to be more reliable than the men I've come to work with. And if you ask me who I'd choose to hire for a project, I'm more partial in hiring women workers because of … [Read more...] about Why do women entrepreneurs need to prove their value?
Time flies. My baby girl Anika is celebrating 7 years today. Most recent photo taken of Anika, May 2015 It feels like it was only yesterday when I brought home a little, quiet two-month old black bundle -- a show-type labrador retriever. She grew up into a not-so-little, still quiet but quite energetic, intelligent and sweet dog. Celebrating Anika's "birthday" actually also reminded me of my baby boy Maddox, a mini-schnauzer, which passed in June. He was only 3 months when he was taken. We were only together for a month but it was filled with much love and fun and funny moments that I will treasure forever. The loss is painful but remembering the good is important, yea? I miss the little guy. Focusing on the good … [Read more...] about Anika turns 7 <3
"Everyday is a struggle between what I wanna say And what I should keep to myself Everyday is a battle between what I wanna know And what I don't wanna figure out And everything in between in these thoughts of mine That you know I can't live with out" It started out as an innocent way to wind the day down, celebrate a win, nurse an ache, or forget. In truth, it was me taking steps to self-destruct. I find that I do that often. Days turned frequent, lasting months. I was holding on to angry thoughts and too much pain that I knew was leading me down a path others have warned me about. Then I found a way to let it let me go. I'm glad. Relieved. Facing the things you didn't think you'd be capable of was helpful. I … [Read more...] about Everyday escapism
How do you leave a place you love without a shadow of a doubt? You will agree with me that there is no easy way. Life beckons. Fate takes you on a new journey; unchartered, quick, challenging. You now will fly off the nook and nestle, albeit perhaps temporary, in a new place. You will wake up to a new sunrise; sleep under unfamiliar stars. You take things in, wary but curious. To smell if the coffee is strong enough to jolt your senses awake. To see if the grass is indeed greener. To listen to trees and solidify where your soul is rooted and where it plans to branch out. To know if this is what it truly feels like to see your dreams coming true. --- How do you tie loose ends? A daunting task, idle thoughts whisper. A … [Read more...] about Mood Notes: Leaving and living; life starts anew
Again, here's another bit that I'm slow on the uptake: eBooks. I love holding a book while I read. I've mentioned this a lot of times before. But as circumstances have changed for me, I need to adjust to a more mobile lifestyle. This includes books. I can't, even if I want to, bring all my books with me anyway. This is the next best thing as I build a new library once I've settled in. So, this brings me to an eReader of choice. Though I'm an Apple user, I found myself committing to something that doesn't have to be spelled with an "i" at the beginning; "e" in most of my work terms is enough, haha. Anyway, I'm owing my thanks to the makers -- Rakuten. A company that's somewhat close to my heart (so to speak). They brought us … [Read more...] about Prepping for a life on the go; eReading with Kobo