‘Till Divorce Do We Part

I’ve spent some time today migrating my old blogs to my new blog. I can finally read through all our old Walston Family Nonsense posts w/o any hurt, anger, resentment, bitterness, stress, or depression!!   On Jan 1, 2016, I committed to just choosing to forgive Royce for being the idiot he was/is. Everytime he…

New Year, New Planner Pages

For your total enjoyment: Monthly: Portrait  Monthly: Landscape  Weekly: Appointments Daily: Task / Schedule Daily: Notes Personally, I like to use the Monthly Landscape with the Daily Task/Schedule. When I want more control over my week I whip out the Weekly Appointments sheet. I just print off what I need, punch holes, and stick it…

December

I remember, with absolute clarity, the first time I heard December, by George Winston. It was a cold, dark winter night. Royce and I had been out on a date that ended with us lounging around his downtown Belton abode. An old building across from the old train depot, which has been a dozen different businesses…

Agriculture + Barcelona = Middle Class

The Agricultural Revolution that Led to the Urbanization of Barcelona and Gave Rise to the First Middle Class Historical Overview Tucked into the farthest northeastern region of the Iberian Peninsula, between the Mediterranean coastline and the Pyrenees mountains, lies Spain’s second largest city: Barcelona. As capital of the Catalonia region, Barcelona is home to 1.65…

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Adios, Sunrise; Hi there, iCal!

When Sunrise announced they were shutting down I was bereft.  At the time of the announcement, I was actively working across 4 different WordPress product teams & web dev agencies. Along with those 4 calendars, I was managing my personal calendar, my kids’ calendar that I shared with my ex-husband, and my financial calendar that…

SOCI 3328: Complex Organizations

SOCI 3328: Organizations: Structures, Processes, and Outcomes Essay 1 After reading chapters 1 and 2, describe and explain what an organization is. Define the term, ‘complex organization.’ Discuss some examples (minimum two) of organizations that you are a part of in your daily life. What is the nature of these organizations and what is the structure…

SOCI 3328: Leadership Styles

SOCI 3328: Organizations: Structures, Processes, and Outcomes Essay 2: “Discuss the different leadership styles that you have read about in the text. Pick one of the leadership styles that you think best fits the boss you discussed in the Forum comment and state why you think this style fits this leader.” A quick glance at…

’94 vs ’16 – Seriously, Sarah?

By the end of this summer I’ll have completed the following credits:   Public Finance Public Policy & Formulation Administrative Law Organizational Theory Public Admin Research Practicum Honors Independent Study: Land Use & Planning for Hazardous Areas   18 credit hours in one summer, and I expect they’ll all result in A’s. And here’s the…

Professional Career Changer

I feel like I’m the queen of career changes. Full-time home schooling mom (hey – if you do it right it is a full-time job!) Full-time ballet teacher / student. (I am internationally certified and basically have an undergrad education in classical ballet pedagogy via the Cecchetti Council of America. That was no small feat!…