Category Archives: My Projects

Not What I Expected – Part 2

It was about 10:30 when I walked up to the front desk in the hospital. I’d called Mark from the hospital parking lot and told him that, apparently, it wasn’t my gall bladder and that the doctor had ordered a … Continue reading

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Not What I Expected – Part 1

When I woke up Tuesday, still in pain, I expected something…but this wasn’t it. Have you ever looked back on a day in your life and known God was there? It started many years ago. During the third trimester of … Continue reading

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Recovery Stage 12: I Have Arrived

I’m not 100% “recovered.” I never will be 100% of what I used to be, because my newfound disability took away something of what I was. In fact, it has been taking away what I once was for quite a … Continue reading

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Recovery Stage 11: Off the Hook

I’m letting myself off the hook. I’m acknowledging that I have goals that are both important and urgent. There are things I want to accomplish. Some of these things have hard deadlines. Others don’t. There is a difference. I will … Continue reading

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Recovery Stage 10: What Does It Take?

It’s an ambiguous question: What does it take? What it does it take for you to feel like you’ve accomplished something this day? A few days ago, I woke up a five in the morning, studied my scriptures and prayed … Continue reading

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Recovery Stage 9: The Importance Paradigm

In contrast with the Urgency Paradigm, Stephen Covey talks about the Importance Paradigm: thus, the title First Things First. The key thing is to figure out what your first things are and I’ve recently had to re-evaluate my own first … Continue reading

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Recovery Stage 8: The “Urgency Addiction” Edition

According to Stephen Covey’s book, First Things First, I’m “addicted” to urgency. This is clearly a bad thing. I put “addicted” in quotes, because – despite the fact that he seems quite serious about the designation – I don’t actually … Continue reading

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