Tag Archives: thought

Reeling

Sometimes they are so vivid! Choices become clearer and concepts are given life. The soundtrack can be pretty awesome too! #allthemoviesinmyhead

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Fine lines

Here is an article by Crippled Scholar which I really enjoyed… read more.

Language is important, history is important, and disabled is a part of my identity that I value and advocate for. No one is invincible. Nobody is perfect. We are all human and we shouldn’t be avoiding the conversation. It’s not a choice between euphemisms and insults, it’s about clear, honest, thoughtful communication.

And just FYI, ‘special’ makes my stomach and eyeballs roll.

–Sam

As is.

The imagery that springs to my mind with this quote, again from Bones, is wonderful:

It’s like describing the moon to a mole.

Understand the facts.

Draw your own conclusions.

Be kind. Explore. Forgive.

Sometimes your reality is not shared, and that’s ok.

Sometimes this one is not infinite or absolute.

It’s not good or bad, it just is.

Quiet brilliance

I’ve finished reading my book, and found my feet again. And my hair is driving me nuts! 😛 Anyways… I awoke on Saturday having no idea what time it was and later discovered I had by conservative estimate slept 14 hours straight. I felt amazing. Saturday was amazing. I felt so alive and so loved. Also, Twink got a haircut and while Mom is probably still laughing, I think he looks very dapper 🙂

Sunday, I bought a tiger onesie (Rawwr!) for the supposed Halloween celebration at work  where everyone who has one will be wearing one!

Today was just about average. Except I’m really happy I still have some energy and time to blog and drink tea and just generally revel in everything I’ve accomplished until now, today, and so far this year, which everyone keeps reminding me is almost over.

I’m glad to have JHTK on board and helping me stay on top of all things BB-related with humour and vision. The future looks bright!

–Sam

We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love.              –Angela Montenegro, Bones

 

healing

Time has been doing strange things lately, and today, too. But I’m feeling more centred than I have felt for a while and following my own healing process which has been good all around.

For me, play and sleep make everything so much better. I sleep like the dead so I can rejoin the land of the living. And the last 48 hours have been bliss.

Currently waiting on laundry and planning my next move.

Life is good 🙂

–Sam

less than super

I’m afraid this week is going to beat me.

On the downside:

i am indescribably tired
my sink clogged
my costs have increased
i do not appreciate stairs, and i’ve climbed too many
my commute was extended
i’ve been freezing cold and soaking wet for hours
my shoes have been torturing my feet
the pile on my desk is starting to look dangerous
my office or lack there of is really not helping
there is only 1 of me, and enough work work for 5 of me
i got lost
i hate being late

On the upside:

mom came to visit and it was fantastic
i have been eating well
home is the best

Summary:

i could REALLY use a hug
hot chocolate wouldn’t go amiss
it’s not all rainbows and unicorns

I am only one woman, I am only human.
I will try my damnedest to make it to the end of Friday.

Hope your ‘upside’ list is coming along better than your ‘downside’ list.

Hugs,

Sam

Boats

I’ve noticed boats have recently overtaken my life… I don’t think this is a bad thing, really.

  • My sister said she ‘fell off the boat’ and I collapsed into giggles
  • My father and I were in a boat and it was fantastic
  • I was recently boat-hopping between BC Ferries and the SeaBus
  • Work transitions have been compared to rocky boats and seeking safe harbour
  • My team members have been separated into different lifeboats, and have been castaway to small islands as the ship weathers the storm a few kilometers off-shore
  • My network/communication often slips past ‘like ships in the night’
  • Shared experience says we are ‘in the same boat’

That’s about it!

–Sam

10/10 mind games

  1. I need space; please get out of my face.
  2. Vocab and jargon are key, spelling and grammar are important.
  3. Readability can’t be overstated.
  4. Infrastrucure is a must.
  5. Health and Sustainability is the goal.

I think of myself lately as a kind of hunter gatherer. I see the effort from start to finish. I collect information, I rally people and I track down the missing pieces. In the work that I do, and the way that I work, the 5 points above are paramount.

early thursdays

Notes on the tail-end of the week:

I couldn’t sleep. Thursday was a bit of a blur; rather indistinct. Sorry, Wednesday — it is currently 1:17am on Thursday, hence the post title. But when I went to sleep, though I didn’t stay that way, it was Wednesday. Wednesday was a blur.

Right here, right now, I am restless and I am not going to fight myself to go back to dreamland. This post is for lack of any better alternative and also a chance to literally clear my mind. My mind has been very busy. I have been very busy.

 

I have worked hard to get to this place. I can afford to be generous, and my answer to anything right now is “Go for it! Why not?”

Cashew ice-cream (dairy-free) is awesome. Best part of the week 😀

I’m in a process of renewal. It started with a hair-cut this summer (in August?!) and since then, I’ve been on a roll.

 

Work is on my mind. I am hoping to get through the next 2 weeks in one piece, and fingers crossed that by that time the majority of ducks will be in a row. The current office space is in Vancouver. The BB Admins are cobbling together the necessities this week, finishing up adjustment/training period #1 next week and preparing to roll out the new and improved version the following week. At least, that’s how the picture looks in my head.

Here’s hoping I can stay strong and see the new and improved version to a successful conclusion. After that, I would like to request a 7-day chunk where I can take time away from everything and give it back to myself.

I’d like to be able to recharge enough so that I can stop scheduling my days and resorting to #notenoughtimeintheday. I’d like to give myself enough time to accomplish what needs to be done and then actually have time to be bored! 2 days, 4 days — from past experience — is not enough time. But 7 days, I think would be sufficient 🙂

–Sam