Age Gracefully

You are in pretty good shape
for the shape you are in!
-You’re Only Old Once


A New Journey

I’m baaaack! I apologize for the short hiatus, but there has been a LOT going on lately. In addition to all the regular December things, plus a few birthdays, I got a new job!

So far I LOVE it. Tomorrow will be the last day of my second week and for the first time in a long time I am excited to go to work every morning. Where is this magical place you ask? Well, as of last Monday, I am the new Communications Specialist at the Baraboo location.

The position is similar in a lot of ways to my old position, but also different. My audience has changed from a a vacationing consumer to my colleagues. I still run two social media platforms, Facebook and LinkedIn, but I also run a ton of internal communication channels.

I think it was time for me to so something new. I wasn’t adamantly searching for a new position but when this opportunity fell into my lap I couldn’t pass it up. I am still working part-time in my old position until a replacement is found but on significantly cut down hours.

Things are a bit crazy with the extra part-time hours, but from what I can tell so far 2018 is going to be a great year for my career. I’m so excited!



Fending Off Shadows

Starting today the first Thursday of every month is going to be dedicated to poetry. Here’s is my first poem. I hope you enjoy it!

Fending Off Shadows

Thorns of pain and pinpricks of terror
bombard me from both sides.
I stagger through the chaos,
tension filling my strides.

As I attempt to navigate the hotbed of confusion
and ride constant ups and downs
I feel every possible emotion and
toss handfuls of glares, smiles  and frowns.

I fiercely try to fend for myself
even as desperation fogs my mind
seeking fun and laughter
in every corner I can find.

Even on the darkest days
when I’ve been beaten to the ground
I fight for happiness and freedom
so that it can always be found.

Because as bad as it gets
there’s always a reason to smile.
The most precious moments
make everything worthwhile.