Category Archives: Myself

Figuring out who I am

Ideas/ Help Needed!

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While it seems in some ways like 2020 will never end, we are just over a week away from Thanksgiving- traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season.  I usually don’t have a ton of gifts purchased by this time, but I’ve picked up a few things. This year I don’t have a single thing bought.  Even more worrisome, I… Read more »

Reflections of Portland

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As I mentioned last week, my husband and I recently took a short trip to Portland. When I told people where we were going almost everyone had the same reaction “Are you sure you want to go there? Isn’t is dangerous?”.    A couple folks were worried about travelling in general, but most people were only worried about us going… Read more »

Getting Out

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By the time you are reading this I will be on my way home from a few days in Northern Oregon visiting family and friends. I will admit I was not entirely on board when my husband first suggested this trip. In fact, originally he was going to go alone.  But I made the decision that my mental health is… Read more »

I’m So Touched and So Blessed!

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A few weeks ago I wrote about my struggles- mostly involving my mental health- with working from home.  If you missed that, you can see it here https://beckypalmer.me/my-5-stages-of-working-from-home/ What happened afterwards has been truly touching.  Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually reads what I write or if I’m just shouting into the void.   Turns out yeah, folks do read this!  And… Read more »

My 5 Stages of Working from Home

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We are all familiar with the 5 stages of grief- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  We also know that everyone grieves differently and some people skip entire stages.  Everyone is different. Keeping that in mind, I’m rapidly approaching the 6 month mark of working from home.  I am so blessed and grateful that this was available to me.  However,… Read more »

More Questions Without Answers

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Remember when social media was fun?  When people only shared jokes and silly memes and family photos and no one talked about politics or world issues?   Remember when you just wanted to collect “friends” and didn’t care how well you actually knew them or if you knew anything about them? Then again, what other reason IS there for social media… Read more »

What’s Working for You?

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Many of us are entering or just past a month of stay at home orders/ very strong suggestions from our mayors and/ or governors.  Everyone admits it’s hard on us psychologically, but we for the most past understand why it’s required right now.  We also understand that there is no good way to know when this “new normal” of “uncertain… Read more »