Life Updates Archives - Grace Conyers

Exhaustion, health issues, give up

How NOT to Survive Burnout

Burnout. There are just some times during the year when it seems like everything happens all at once. I haven’t had a day off in nearly 3 months due to work and family obligations. Things are about to get worse because I am studying for my state soils license test and to take the test, […]

A confession to go along with my yearly goals

Friday was my father’s birthday, and Saturday was mine. It was my first year without my father, and I admit it was a rough one. It still is simply because I keep trying to pick up the phone and call him, that I picked up the card I found last year and thought was perfect […]

Not all obstacles are worth fighting

The last few weeks have been utter hell for me, and by extension, Insanitek. Excavating my office took a week longer than it really should have. Not that I’ve found half the work stuff, but enough has been excavated to limp by. That, shockingly, is enough for now.  It is what it is because the chaos […]

Survive entrepreneurship without throwing sandwiches at people

One of my first jobs in the real world was in food service. Dairy Queen, actually. I thought it was a pretty good gig since I was reentering civilian life after a few years in military. It was easy, relaxing, and I was surrounded by good people. The paycheck was decent, so I really had […]

You never really know until you try [monthly update]

I can’t help but feeling that this month was vaguely surreal for me. The first part of the month was fighting to get things under control financially as my student loans are getting out of control. Sitting down with the bills, calling the creditors, trying to reason with them about how I can’t afford to […]

Doing What It Takes [Monthly update]

This has been an odd sort of month for me full of ups and downs. It’s my last “free month” before returning to Kaplan, so I’m trying to get a bunch of things out-of-the-way from visiting friends to doctor’s visits. I pulled out the yarn time and time again to try to make something for […]

When life is good, why question it? [Monthly Update]

January went by so quickly I didn’t even realise I didn’t do a monthly update, per agreement with my PR team. Instead, I happily went about life, creating a series of posts to help others stick to their goals, and planning for the future. After all, helping other people is so much more interesting to […]

It’s not a scene from Dexter. It’s a roll.

In my last post I made a note about how much fun I was having making things for the holiday. I also made a note of how if it looks like a scene from “Dexter”, it was even more hilariously fun for me. Of course, this got people asking what I was making, and if […]

November comes to an end (early) + Travelling research

Ok, I know that November is not officially over yet. However, it is for me and blogging here. With the holidays around the corner and meeting family time demands, I know I’m not going to have much time to write. Alas, I wish I didn’t.  If you’ve known me for long, you know I’m not […]

Restructuring hiatus

Hey, everyone! My seasonal job ended, then my semester ended at Kaplan. Thus, my brain is in need of a vacation. I’m taking this week to restructure my schedule, realign my goals, get some more blog post ideas, and generally get all the gears lubricated. Oh, and drink lots of tea. Lots and lots and […]