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Failing Faster.

August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 You know when you get pushed down and get back up? Then you get pushed down again and find the strength to move forward, but then you get pushed again, then again, and again – and you’re just ….tired? That’s how I feel right now. I’ve always seen business as a ballgame. Mind you, I’ve never played a sport in part because I’m scared of the ball, but mainly because I am more of an individual player.…

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The Ethics of Elderly Care

February 5, 2013

February 4, 2013 I never thought I would be in the elderly care business. Growing up my father worked for the San Francisco Police Dept and my mother was a state worker. While we had a fair upbringing, my ambitious mother always yearned for more. I watched her entrepreneurial efforts working as a consultant for various multi-level marketing business’ but it wasn’t until she finally pursued her goal of opening her own business when our family began to flourish. I…

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Living a focused life.

September 26, 2012

September 24, 2012 For the past couple weeks I’ve been working on my new product, attending meetings and embracing the overwhelming response to the picture of me and my boys. While I wanted to engage in the organic process as the photo made its way through various pages and blogs, I couldn’t fully because my life was already too occupied. I rarely get on the computer for long durations after the boys are awake and am busy until their bedtime…

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“I CAN!!!”

September 12, 2012

I have rules about my writing. I don’t write when I’m stressed or angry. I don’t write during the daytime or when the boys are awake. I don’t write about negative thoughts. Most of all, I don’t write just to write…if I miss a week or two, I will do exactly that because writing isn’t something forced. Writing is a creation of thought, a manifestation of your inner soul displaying itself for the world to read. So I haven’t been…

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The Instinct of Fear

January 20, 2012

January 19, 2012 Every time I get nervous, my left eye starts to water. I swear there is a nerve that connects my eye to the anxious lobe in my brain. As I was sitting at News10 studio this morning, I regretted not bringing a tissue to irrigate the water swelling the inside of my left eye. I was in the waiting area because I was asked to be an expert guest on their morning show to discuss kids and…

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Planning for opportunities.

January 13, 2012

January 12, 2012 I don’t get on my computer much. If I’m able to access any online connection, it’s through my cell phone, which I am able to use sometimes as I’m nursing or in-between tasks. Right now it’s nearly 11pm, the baby is sleeping and while I should be sleeping also, I can’t. I have to complete payroll, send out invoices, return emails and update my sites. I am not working too much after giving birth (especially compared to…

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Moments between pictures…

August 22, 2011

August 21, 2011 We are leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. Our clothes are packed, the refrigerator is clean, Christian’s backpack is full of books and toys, the house is clean and there is not one piece of dirty laundry or dish in this house. After a long week of working, organizing, running errands and completing my long to-do list, I am finally fresh-from-the-shower, in a bathrobe and able to devote my last couple hours awake to my websites. I don’t plan…

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my Care Home Business

August 3, 2011

August 2, 2011 Over twelve years ago, my parent’s opened their first residential care home.  Since then, we have opened eight more facilities in the Elk Grove and Sacramento regions. We are the largest family-owned care home business in Northern CA. When I was in college, I remember commuting home on the weekends just so I can help nail beams, paint walls and clean floors. In our earliest days we used to perform activities with the residents and supervise them…

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Auditing myself.

February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011                               Today was a tough day. For the last couple days I’ve been incredibly emotional. I don’t know what it is I just feel like lying in bed and crying. Sometimes for no reason at all. Today I was given a big wake up call when I realized I wasn’t performing at my best. I’ve never been a very detail-oriented person, in fact, that was probably the only strain in my annual performance reviews whenever I worked for…

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Wanting “it”

September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 Life has been incredibly intense lately. I’ve been tightening up on my diet, working out more intensely, creating longer task lists and scheduling my days as if there were 28 hours in a day instead of just 24. While it’s been a long road since I complained about working too hard after giving birth,  it’s been a road that is starting to reap some real results. My body is getting firmer, my work is paying off and…

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