Fueled by Passion

Gina Butz expectations, parenting 0 Comments

“Just one more time, mommy.” When our daughter was seven, she caught the soccer bug. She determined that she was going to be a professional soccer player when she grew up. I asked her what she was going to do when she was done playing professionally. “I’m going to keep playing soccer.” “But how will you make money?” “People will …

Counting Your Gains

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A few months into life in Singapore, as I was in the midst of mourning the life we’d left behind, a friend of ours wisely advised me, “You’ve got to count your losses and your gains, then you focus on your gains.” I’ve had this in mind as I’m almost through my first month of powersheets. As I suspected, having …

Oh well

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This day started out well. We dropped the kids off at the carpool meeting point and drove to the office where I was able to spend a morning writing. I left for errands around 12:30, and that’s when it all went south. In addition to being a do-er, I am a big fan of efficiency as well. I strategize my …

Choosing My Attitude

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Day 2 could have gone the way of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. I only managed to fall asleep at 2 am with the help of Z Quil (which, by the way, is really just Benadryl) which made me wake up at 6:55 feeling like I was walking through molasses. Being the introvert I am, I truly …

Call It Victory

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I am injury prone when it comes to exercise. Last year I got tendinitis in my wrist from push ups. Before that, it was sore heels from running. (I was told I have not been blessed with enough fatty tissue in my heels to run properly. I suggested a transfer from elsewhere in my body, but apparently it doesn’t work …