My heart cracks and crumbles a little more each time I read about a mother’s struggle with Postpartum Depression. Especially when I’ve come across another wave of articles lately about mothers who ultimately ended their own lives, leaving behind sweet babies and overwhelmed and likely confused/shocked husbands and family members. Each of my pregnancies have encompassed varying levels of “crazy.” No, that’s not the PC way to describe it, but that is how it feels sometimes. Extreme mood swings. Spontaneous bouts of crying, sometimes right in the aisle of Albertson’s. Maximum exhaustion. Looking into the mirror and not recognizing myself.
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I fell in love with the art of improvisation over ten years ago. Within mere MINUTES of my first experience with the craft I could sense that it was going to be absolutely life changing. I knew it would be an influential skill set from then on. I felt it should be a part of EVERYONE’S lives. How could something this profound exist and the whole world not function on its premise? Within weeks of participating in improv rehearsals (which I know sounds like an oxymoron, but just roll with it,) I began to notice the way that the performance
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I can’t believe I’m finally writing this blog. I’ve been eager for this moment for months. What a whirlwind the past 18 months have been. What started as a little, persistent inkling in my very soul, urging me to share this positive story of adoption has become a small pile of pages bound together in the form of a real BOOK. Amazing. (To me…) This book really became something special and meaningful because it includes contributions by my mother, my birth daughter, and both of her parents. Amid the digging into my own past, I had help from my sisters,
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Some days I’d like to just not have a to-do list. Just be a mom. Good news is I can do that in short increments each day, and for that I am TRULY grateful. It doesn’t keep me from stressing out about all the things I could be doing to further my business objectives, however, but I do what I can and try not to stress out too much. The only way I can get things done is to break things down into bite-sized tasks. Yesterday was a day filled with meetings, catching up on emails and phone calls, and
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Funny thing about a “quick trip” to Florida is that from Boise, where I live, that means 10-12 hour process to get there, grab a bite, hit the pillow, work for 4 hours in the morning and head right back to the airport for another 10-12 hours to get home. Ahh, the things you have to do when you build a business from scratch. Thankfully, it was a great session of Zip Zap Zop (improv in the workplace) and ultimately, I felt like it was totally worth it. When I walked in the door at 10pm, two of the three
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I have this recurring dream. It hits the subconscious cycle of my sleep zone about once or twice a week lately. I’m frantic. It’s the final day of my beach destination vacation. I’m scrambling around trying to pack things and prepare to head home. All of my stuff is in the drawers, which never happens in real life when I travel, so I’m yanking each drawer open and heaving things into my suitcase. I keep noticing how fast the time is moving and we are cutting it dangerously close getting out the door to the airport. I keep glancing out
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Being the youngest of six in a family that blended together when I was seven, I always savored the feeling of a full house. There were countless activities and conversations going on at any given time. Mostly pleasant, but sometimes listening in on a tantrum-throwing teenage older sister who liked to slam doors so hard they nearly popped off their hinges, or throw all of my belongings out the second story window. I was still better off than the old boom box with a busted antenna that met its ultimate demise when she lobbed that sucker into the air from
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I’ve been “working” from home for about eighteen months now, though I put it in quotes because it isn’t at all what I thought it might be like. I have an office in my home, with your average, functional set up, perfect for getting hours and hours of work done. But as I just said, that office is in my home and I currently have three children, ages eight, three, and one. So, working is a relative term. I am working all the time but the rate at which I check things off my to-do list is much longer than
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Okay, so I’m a little late to the blogging world. At least in any kind of orderly fashion. But here we go! I’m kicking things off with a link to a podcast interview I did recently with a friend of mine, Matt Dietz, who I’ve admired for a long time as a business person and generally outstanding human being. My first couple of blogs are going to likely be a sampling of all things Megan so you can, as my website’s name will indicate, virtually MEET me. Hi! I’m Megan Bryant. Please have a listen to my interview on the
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