Reminiscing 2020

I can’t believe that 2020 is finally coming to a close! This year has been the Takabisha Rollercoaster of years. Amongst the obvious reasons of COVID, the Presidential Election, and the continuing fight again racism, homophobia, etc. I went through a lot as well.  In January, I was on boarding a new supervisor after IContinue reading “Reminiscing 2020”

Meandering Update

We’re just going to traverse my mind today LOL. I’ve been in counseling for the past year. Situations prior to COVID19 guided me to the decision to overcome my fear and distrust of counseling and it has actually been a saving grace for me during COVID19. One of the many things I am unpacking inContinue reading “Meandering Update”

Post-Election Ponderings & Reflections

It’s a week after Election Day and one of the closest races we’ve seen with the highest voter turn out on record. Biden has been declared as the projected winner and President-Elect. But in reflecting and thinking about the 2016 and the 2020 Presidential Election I have some ponderings and want to “put them downContinue reading “Post-Election Ponderings & Reflections”

SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings

Most, if not all, of America is paying attention to the confirmation hearing of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett. As expected we are witnessing the politics, election, and partisan divide play out on our screens. My social media pages are full of conversations about the hearing. With the wide variety of people in my lifeContinue reading “SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings”

Post Debate Unanswered Ponderings

So Tuesday night was the first 2020 Presidential Debate with President Donald J. Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden.  Summary: So naturally, post debate has been a whirl wind of conversations, memes, arguments and finger pointing. Every hour or so there’s a new point made or conversation started and my head is overflowing withContinue reading “Post Debate Unanswered Ponderings”

LMX Theory and Me

As many of you know, leadership development is a thing I use frequently in my position at Michigan State and in my field and in many of my volunteer roles. So I sit in theories and models all the time. Over the last few months I’ve been on a journey of reflecting on my style,Continue reading “LMX Theory and Me”

Update 2020

It’s been a while since I shared a post. The last was the letter to the 2019-2020 University Activities Board (UAB) Team in lieu of our end of the year banquet. Shortly after that I was placed on furlough and I went through a lot of internal reflection. I have multiple posts that I’ve writtenContinue reading “Update 2020”

Nuggets of Goodness

Hello NACA! Currently, I’m sitting in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Covington, Kentucky, waiting for my two students Kadie and Brandon to come down for check-out. (FYI they’re not late, I’m just early LOL) I have my faux hotel Starbucks and watching/saying goodbye to old and new friends in between paragraphs. This hasContinue reading “Nuggets of Goodness”

My 10th Anniversary

So I celebrated my 10th Anniversary of coming out this year. I came out in 2009. Now, back then I thought I came out like this:   But now reflecting back (and for those of you who know me) it was probably more accurate of this:   Cest la vie.   My journey is oneContinue reading “My 10th Anniversary”

LIVE: Recentering the Starfish

NOTE TO READERS: If a blog could be a document of unedited thoughts in real life, this is a perfect example. I didn’t edit this post but rather am putting my thoughts out there as they came to me. Enjoy the internal workings of my mind! (Or Good Luck) So, its been a few weeksContinue reading “LIVE: Recentering the Starfish”