As a veterinary technician, I work in a field that is heavily dominated by women. While there are a fair amount of fellas around and more are venturing our way every day, it is still mostly women. I think this is really great. Women have the amazing ability to be strong and fierce, while also somehow being loving and caring. In the clinic that I work in, the owner is a male veterinary surgeon. Our other surgeon on staff is a powerful and accomplished female, though she’d be damned if she’d let you recognize her for that. The rest of the staff with the exception of 1 man are all female technicians or assistants. Every single person that works in our clinic is great at what they do. We are a cohesive unit, a well-oiled machine. We get the job done and we do it well every single day. Our patients feel the love and confidence in our abilities. We get compliments regularly from our peers and clients about our exceptional care and service. We are over here just doing the dang thing! Continue reading “Accept The Compliment”
Many of you may not know this about me, but I deal with anxiety on a regular basis. I have been able to control my anxiety at a good level for the most part with healthy habits and so far have not had a need to medicate for it. In the grand scheme of anxiety sufferers, I would say that I’m a mid to low-level anxiety sufferer. Recently, I had a terrible anxiety attack over something totally made up in my head. It’s a little embarrassing to share here, as I feel quite silly after the fact. However, I feel I should so anyone who deals with something similar can feel less alone. Continue reading “Anxiety is a B*tch”
I’m going to be real with you right now, it’s been a long week. I had to survive on 4 hours of sleep two nights in a row and boy did that just mess with me. I had to work late one night to train a new employee. Then, I was up late the next night doing preparations for Thanksgiving. Additionally, our washer suddenly became non-responsive and needs a new switchboard or control panel or something like that. But, it isn’t a part that you can just replace. Oh no. They don’t make them anymore. So you have to send it in and wait 8-10 days for them to fix it. To top it all off, my check engine light has been on in my car and despite two trips to the mechanic, it’s still on. Uff-dah! Continue reading “How to Maintain a Positive Outlook”
As I’ve mentioned in many of my posts, self-care is pivotal to maintaining your cool as a parent. You need to take care of yourself because you are worth it. Yes, your family’s needs are important, but so are yours. You need to fuel yourself before you can help fuel others. The beauty of self-care is that it doesn’t have to be extravagant or big. It can be little things like enjoying a favorite beverage or sitting in the sun. Continue reading “45 Self-Care Ideas”
When you go looking for parenting advice, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s easy to get bogged down comparing yourself to other parents. Some parents seem to have it all together. But, just remember that everyone has their struggles.
During the month of October, I’ve been participating in a self-care challenge. The idea is to get 30 minutes of self-care in every day. One of the suggestions for self-care was to do a gratitude journal. I was challenged to write down 15 things that I’m grateful for in my life. Continue reading “15 Pieces of Gratitude”
Recently while listening to Sara Dean on the Shameless Mom Academy podcast, she spoke about how women apologize unnecessarily. It got me thinking and I quickly realized that this was true in my own life. Ever since it was brought to my attention, I’ve noticed that I apologize for my mere existence several times daily. Continue reading “Sorry, Not Sorry – We Apologize Too Much”