Systemic Sector Differences in Work-Life Balance

Analysis of Practices from a Human Resource Management Perspective   Overview Work-life balance is a state of equilibrium. This symmetry is achieved between the priorities of an employee within his or her employment position and private lifestyle. It is commonly agreed that the demands of an employee’s work should not overwhelm a person’s ability to…

Partnerships for Public Service

Embracing New Traditions of Public Administration The Changing Landscape of Public Administration The realities of public governance have been rapidly changing to incorporate a variety of social actors into provisions of service delivery. Public administration is no longer solely encompassed within government entities. Collaboration exists in a form of contacts between public service organizations and…

Project 333

Just slightly over a week ago, I embarked on my very own Project 333 journey.  Courtney Carver first wrote about this minimalist fashion journey back in 2010.  The premise of Project 333 is to select only 33 items out of your wardrobe and wear those items for 3 months.  Every three months, you can go…

You are the Solution to Society

Read this quote, type it up, read it again, read it every day, keep it folded up in your wallet for safe keeping, I do not care what you do with it, just do not forget it: “Don’t let yourself be victimized by the age you live in.  It’s not the times that will bring us down,…

Lilly and the Legend of the Ledge

I would start at the very beginning of cat motherhood, but that’s a whole story in and of itself. So, I will start about a year and half ago during apartment shopping.  It was easily one of the hardest things I’ve done: balancing needs against wants against cost.  It was painstaking.  Eventually, we found a…

Life Update

Hello…it’s me (sung as perfectly as Adele).  Let me start by saying, I suck.  I never keep my goal of blogging as often as I would like but here are my list of excuses – and I hate excuses.  But I will admit, these are pretty legit, and exciting if you ask me, but that’s just one persons opinion:…

Perfectionist Problems

Being a perfectionist is an extremely mixed bag.  Granted my house is usually clean and I do well in school, but you notice there how I don’t say it’s always clean, or that I am great in school.  Others may use those adjectives.  Being a perfectionist, those words seem to have an aura of permanence…

Adventure Before the Leaves Change

I enter each new season with a grand scheme of plans.  The first of the year is for getting fit, spring is for organizing, summer is for adventure, and fall is for reinventing.  Personally, I am partial to fall, it holds a special place in my heart filled with big sweaters, crunchy leaves, and warm…

You Will Never be Appreciated

And I mean that in the nicest possible way.  Seriously though, nobody will ever appreciate you, at least, not in the way you imagine you should be appreciated. I am a strong advocate for appreciation.  It can be the best thing, or it can be the worst.  You can get pretty much anywhere in life…

Here Say, Near Say, Who Say?

I often wonder what it is that makes a true leader. Beyond the qualities that embody a good leader, what exactly is it that helps push ideas and thoughts to fruition? Followers: Truth is a leader is only as good as his or her followers. How your followers view you, has a lot to do…

The Opinionated Gag Order

Christians are looked at as the majority that always got their way. Everybody has an opinion, and many people have at least one social media they utilize as an outlet to constantly voice their said opinion. Moreover, your opinion is fine, as long as it is what someone else believes, right? The second somebody disagrees…

Time Versus Cardio

I am not one of those individuals that can casually workout on my lunch hour and come back unscathed.  When I workout, it’s a process – and not a pretty one at that.  Not to mention the sweat.  Not that cute, “I don’t sweat, I sparkle,” shenanigans.  I legitimately sweat buckets and turn bright red. …