I Have An Office!

This post is going to be super first world and come from a place of massive privilege – I recognize that I’m in an amazing place to be able to talk about owning a house and selling it and buying another one and setting up my own office at home. That it’s amazing to have a job, to have a remote job, to have a well paying remote job with an amazing company like Red Hat. All that. This post is entirely about bragging about my new home office. And while I feel incredibly proud of how hard we’ve worked to get where we are today, I also realize how very much this is because we appear white and straight and well functioning and normal and this is very much an advantage we have in the world.

That said.

I have my very own home office.

Separate from my own home.

When we found out we were pregnant with twins, among the plethora of stressors was that we’d need to remodel our house extensively to make it work once said twins were old enough to want their own spaces. This is YEARS in the future, but it was still right there with all the other OMG things that were dancing through my DOUBLY hormonal brain.

And instead of taking a deep breath and Putting It Aside we put our house on the market, found a new house, packed, moved, and had babies.

No big deal.

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And I’m Still A Bit Sick, If I’m Honest

So I’m totally back publishing this post to Tuesday, cause, DAMNIT, I was sick.

And not just me – the entire family – all five of us – has a cold that’s just enough that on Monday after I went to the gym, I was literally falling down dizzy.

And just enough that Girl Twin can’t sleep through the night. Just enough that Boy Twin has ELEVENS.

Just enough that P is snoring All Night Long.

Just enough that S is also getting up in the night, but he has a big boy bed and can just get up and walk into our room and talk.

Multiple times.

Throughout the night.

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It Really Is Everything

The beginning of this year was ROUGH.

TL;DR POOP

But it reminded me that I long ago figured out that the key to survive in this totally whack world is perception.

Is the glass half empty or half full?

One of the final speeches I will present to earn the Advanced Communicator Silver award is the fifth project within the advanced manual Speaking to Inform – The Abstract Concept. Present the thought of experts on an abstract concept, theory, historical force, or social/political issue. Present the ideas in a clear and interesting manner.

I don’t know how much the thought of experts will actually happen, because most of the definition of perception is dependent on, well, your perception.

“There is no truth, there is only perception.”

Gustave Flaubert
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Why, Hello, 2019

Water Closet

I blinked awake at three this morning.

After going to bed at ten ish.

And let’s just say that the early morning of 2019 were not the most ideal way to start the new year. And also let’s just say that this post is about poop.

You’ve been warned.

As I said, I blinked awake at three, went to the bathroom and instead of going back to sleep, my body said, “NOPE.”

I laid awake for almost an hour.

Nothing was wrong.

Except I was wide awake.

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