Lacing up shoes that aren’t yours…

How many times in your life has someone suggested that you put yourself in someone else’s shoes? It’s a great suggestion, but how easy is that to do? First of all, I wear fancy shoes. So, I can’t imagine a man actually envisioning himself in my favorite Diba booties. Okay, that was a bad attempt at humor. But it’s difficult to put yourself in someone else’s life. Perspective isn’t easy to come by. We each go through a series of trials and tribulations, making it hard to gain understanding of those around us – and I would argue almost impossible to empathize with those around us. And by those in the above line, I mean friends and family members, people we’ve known for long periods of time. But what happens when you’re asked to understand someone who’s completely different then you are? Different skin color. Different religion. Different education level. What happens when you step into shoes that aren’t yours? Continue reading

Fishers

4th inning.

If you’ve followed this blog since inception you already know a few things about me. I love flamingos, I’m a proud mom, I’m a workaholic – all undeniably true. But today I’d like to shed some light on my professional journey thus far.  So, let’s briefly rewind… Continue reading

New manager alert.

I’m just over three months into my current role, and about seven into my career as a whole. I say all that to bring attention to the fact that I’m relatively new into the management part of my career. So, today I thought I’d share five things I’ve learned while managing my team, with hopes that my tips will be helpful for the future managers of tomorrow. Continue reading

Ready to bake

Prepped and ready.

Over the last few weeks, life has very much been in transition! Embarking on the new job and the new normal around the house, it’s like the weeks have been flying by. Unfortunately, that also means that my schedule’s been off some. I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but when things are busy and life seems to be in between phases, the first thing I lose focus on is my fitness and nutrition! It’s a horrible habit, and now that I’m about a month in, I’m ready to add another layer and start prioritizing my physical activity and my meal plan. So, with President’s Day off, today was the perfect day to get prepped and ready!  Continue reading