For work, I've been reading this book on Auditing (The ASQ Auditing Handbook, 4th edition, edited by J.P. Russell), and as I was reading through my many notes last night, I stumbled upon this quote. "Variation is inherent, it exists in all things." The idea behind this, at least as it applies to quality is… Continue reading Variation is Inherent
The other day I ordered something off of Amazon, and since it was rather large I had it shipped to my apartment, instead of delivered to the office, because I wasn’t sure it would fit safely in my car. In the past I have never had a problem getting deliveries at home, however, my apartment… Continue reading Why do you get to make the rules?
For the past several years I have worked with the same auditor every time I traveled for work. After spending nearly a full week (5 days, breakfast-dinner) with this auditor every year - plus the conversations leading up to and following the audits it was easy to develop a personal realationship with him as well. While we were at… Continue reading Managing Business Relationships
I’ve been asking around, and it appears I have an “above average” number of bookshelves in my home. Currently I have 4 ACTUAL bookshelves as well as one of those 9-cube bookshelves that has 7/9 of the cubes full of books. This does not include the random books that are proudly displayed on top of… Continue reading Do I Really Need Another Bookshelf?
One of the things I have been working on during my “Body Kindness” journey is listening to my body. Really listening. When I go to the grocery store, I browse around a bit, look at all the different options and think, “What do I want to eat this week?” or “What looks good?” Then I… Continue reading The Perils of the Toasted PB&J
For my return flight home, the auditor had a flight at 2, and mine was scheduled for 7:45, so I anticipated having some more time to kill at the airport, and this time, I went into it with a bit of a plan. Hour One (12:30-1:30) The first thing I did upon arrival to the airport… Continue reading Round 2 at the Airport
The other day I traveled to Boston for work. The flight itself was (amazingly) uneventful, but once I arrived to Logan airport in Boston, I had FIVE hours to kill as I waited for the auditor’s flight to arrive. So, you might ask, what does one do for 5 hours at the Boston Logan International… Continue reading 5…4…3…2…1… Hours at the airport…
Side Note: On the day I wrote this I already had another blog written and ready to go; so this is not actually about last night, but the moral of the story is the same. "Ugh. It's been a rough day," I said to my mom as I was driving home for work at 9:50 last… Continue reading It’s Been A Rough Day
I love writing. I love creating these worlds in my head and characters that I instantly fall in love with. I can write character profiles and the beginning of a story all day every day. But in order to be able to share these worlds and characters with other people, they need to have an… Continue reading The Struggle is Real
One of the things I've been working on in my life is to try to be kinder; both to myself and to others. I recently set a goal of trying to say or do something nice to/for someone else every day. Yesterday I invited my friend Mary on a picnic lunch. It had been a… Continue reading Spreading a little kindness