Archive for the ‘2011’ Category

Adventures in Snoklahoma!


The whole Midwest is currently under-going a third wave of severe winter weather. Oklahoma has been hard hit, but so have surrounding states. Its been interesting to see people panic and freak out about the weather, about food, about the driving conditions, the schools have been closed for days and days. On one hand, I […]

Adventures in Home-Ownership: Buying and Dismantling our first house


We bought a house! In comparison to all the drama prior to closing, the closing meeting was a BREEZE. We signed papers for a solid hour, hand cramping- everyone got money (including us, for renovations), everyone left happy. Yay. This was on a Tuesday. Our Lifegroup came over on Wednesday to see the place (and […]

On Hitting #2 of the Big Three


When one speaks dismissively of the domestic accomplishments that are typical of the “American Dream” that are 1) get married 2) buy a house (preferably with a white picket fence) and 3) have 2.5 kids, we assume that the jaded speaker has not been able to achieve those things. Either that or they reject the […]

Adventures in Goal-setting: Here comes 2011!


I love setting goals. Back when I sold books and was a student manager with Southwestern, we had our annual meeting, called Great Recruiters Seminar or GRS the 2nd week or so in January. My manager was always encouraged us (strongly) to set goals not just for the next recruiting season, but for all areas […]

Out with the Old, In with the new- Part 1


Wow, its been awhile since I’ve posted on here- namely, because just a few weeks after my Grand Adventure of speaking at Ignite Tulsa, all hell broke loose in my life- on Sept. 27th, I got fired for the 2nd time in 6 months. And I went on anti-depressants the same day. And boy was […]