This is the first year I experimented with a veggie garden. I've been an avid (well avid for about 6 weeks a year) flower gardener and amateur landscaper for 14 years. I grew up in Idaho where my Mom always had a large garden (and frankly I never appreciated because it involved what seemed like many hours of rock gathering, weed pulling & picking slugs off tomato plants - still eww!).
Finally fed up with the produce we get in Alaska (where cucumbers are really just for color and half way Read more [...]
About 7 years ago, I went through one of the most difficult times of my life. You know those life altering events such as selling a business, starting a new job, losing a parent and getting a divorce? I had them happen all in a 6 month period.
Looking back, I wonder how I survived. But that’s the thing about survival mode, you put your head down and power through it. What else are you going to do? Roll over and wallow in self-pity? Well maybe for a day. But the next morning, it’s Read more [...]
Ok, so why read a blog from me about being successful in business and having a balanced, passionate life? Well, I’d say it’s because I’ve pulled it off. I am a 39 year old COO of a large company. I’m a single Mom of two kids (one of which is a teenager). AND.. I work 4 days a week. Not 60 hours crammed into 4 days, I mean 32 hours a week – really. I run a large company, run a family and have a life.
I haven’t gotten it all figured out but certainly have achieved what few Read more [...]