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Leader. Collaborator. Creator. Problem Solver. Encourager. Advocate. Writer. Wife. Mother. Friend.

Diary of A New Normal – Crap, I Have Writer’s Block…Again

April 17, 2020. Day 34, in the Age of Coronavirus – Observations and Thoughts… Crap, I have writer’s block…again (how to get out of it and/or beat procrastination) How can I write when each day looks exactly the same, when … Continue reading

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Diary of A New Normal – Day 31 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 14, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… “Sometimes just getting up and carrying on is brave and magnificent.” – the horse, from The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy Due to all the hype, I … Continue reading

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Diary of A New Normal – Day 30 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 13, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… Never did I ever, think that I would… Be prohibited from worshipping in church on Easter Sunday. I understand the necessity but it pained me not to be able to go to church … Continue reading

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Diary of A New Normal – Day 27 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 10, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… Finding Joy in Little Things Howling at the Moon? About a week ago, our neighbors told us a story about people in Denver howling at the moon every night at 8pm. What an … Continue reading

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Diary of a New Normal – Day 26 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 9, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… Connection is There if I Am Willing to Seek It I’ve been feeling fairly isolated and blue the past few days, as I am sure many people are. There appears to be no … Continue reading

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Diary of a New Normal – Day 25 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 8, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… You can take the girl out of consulting, but you can’t take consulting out of the girl. My husband laughed at reading my blogpost yesterday. He said it sounded so much like a … Continue reading

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Diary of A New Normal – Day 24 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 7, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… Time for a New Plan. What do I do when I don’t know what to do next, you ask? If anyone reading this blog post knows me, I bet you can answer that … Continue reading

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Diary of a New Normal – Day 21 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 4, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… Time to “pivot.” I have recently seen a number of business and strategy leaders on LinkedIn using the word “pivot” to represent the concept of companies and employees quickly adapting to meet the … Continue reading

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Diary of a New Normal – Day 20 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 3, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… The sun will rise again. Funny what a difference two days makes. In my Diary of a New Normal – Day 18 post, I wrote about not being able to do any work … Continue reading

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Diary of a New Normal – Day 19 in the Age of Coronavirus

April 2, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts… How can five people all work in one house? It’s not easy but thankfully we have enough space to live and work, where we’re not all in the same room all the time. … Continue reading

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