If you are a follower of my not widely followed publication of "The World According to Carissa" you are acutely aware of my aversion to speeding through life, skipping over tradition, and missing out on the here and now. This won't be a super popular sentiment but I am also not in favor of kicking … Continue reading Ashes from the 2020 Dumpster Fire
I was going to apologize for my "Debby Downer Eyeore" published posts of late but then I remembered this blog is for me to have a voice and you can choose how to interact or not. I'll not scare you with the really black unpublished posts. I'll circle back around to more positive, helpful posts … Continue reading Wrestling with let it go and let God lyrics
July 2010 I had this great idea to open a home for pregnant and/or parenting, displaced teen girls. I was pretty sure at the most it would take about 12 months. Fast forward to June 2014 when I was finally granted my license to operate as residential group home, we had the funding, we had … Continue reading Top 10 Things I Learned This Year After Finally Getting This NPO Off The Ground
Do you know what it's like when you've been pressing against a seemingly impenetrable wall for years? Every fiber of your being aches with muscle fatigue, brain fatigue, tongue fatigue, writers fatigue, leadership fatigue, creativity fatigue, spirit fatigue, and attitude fatigue. At some point you realize that you just have a short distance to go … Continue reading You can’t eat too many TUMS, right?
As I mentioned before Les McKeown’s Predictable Success workshop is intended for 2 or more individuals trying to move an organization from Point A to Point B with accelerated, scalable growth. These organizations can be corporations, small businesses, churches, and cause based agencies. I wrote about the importance of knowing who you and whose you … Continue reading Why I am not a human GPS
I know should know better than to eat after 9 p.m. It just leads to either crazy dreams or disrupted sleep. But of course last night my last Hershey bar and the jar of peanut butter was calling my name at 11 p.m. The result was not just crazy dreams but a tormenting nightmare which … Continue reading Titled: I should know better or Mounds of Friends, you pick
I hear a lot of good talk.I hear a lot of people saying they want to do something different.I hear words like "I've always wanted to, I dream about, I always thought that I could..."I hear words of wanting change, to be the change.But to be very honest I'm not seeing the follow through. I … Continue reading Sign it in blood, just not yours
I ran away for a little bit today. My head was cluttered. I couldn't prioritize. I was spinning my wheels as my head raced. I didn't know what to start first. I started and stopped 10 different tasks.So I played hooky. I ran to Creve Ceour Lake, rented a kayak, and headed out...to somewhere... as … Continue reading I ran away for …
We had some morning excitement at the Figgins Compound. I had put some eggs on to boil and then returned back to my office to work on some really important stuff. I have some huge opportunities later today and I keep thinking of things to add to make it shinier and sexier. I have some … Continue reading Burnt eggs cannot be redeemed
If you haven't caught wind of my whining yet, you may not know I'm hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow. I love having people in my house. I love even serving food to people especially if it's from a box from Costco. I just really don't like the cooking and cleaning for a formal holiday. That's a lot … Continue reading I’m moving up from the kid table.