Thursday, August 19, 2010


Hey there my fellow is everyone? Life sure has its share of curve balls doesn't it? I mean one moment things could be just peachy, then the next, you find yourself standing on the ledge of the 2nd floor window only to realize that you might want to go up to at least the 5th floor if you plan on doing more than merely breaking a leg! There have been so many waves and turbulence...ebbs and flows...showers and storms lately--soooo needless to say, I need a little catharsis.

Why don't I start with my know I really DO love my job. I love the difference that my programs make in the community. And for every youth who earns their GED or better still a degree, or client who transitions from public assistance to earning a sustainable, living wage, or laid off worker who figures out what they want to be when they grow up and enrolls in school on our dime, I am most elated. I am extremely, intrinsically motivated by this work and honestly even though this is not what I set out to do when I went to college--I have to feel like this is the right thing for me to do. So you may ask...okay Tera, what's the point? Well, the point is it's not my job that makes my ass's the people who work here. So I have been spending a lot of time praying, because I know there's a place out there who will accept me for who I am, won't criticize my every move, and will not describe me as "loud and large, thus at times intimidating" in the same breath as saying that I do, "great work."

My love life...hmmm is there really even such a thing? I mean I've tried this dating thing, I've tried the "friend" thing, and although my lean is celibacy these days, even the strongest person has relapse tendencies when the going gets tough. So I think I am still waiting it out. And as badly as I want a little spice in my life, I am going to concentrate on what's important and hope that the rest will fall in to place...someday...soon.

I shared with you that I would begin the house buying process...well things are working out quite well. So well in fact, I believe I will have a new address in about a month. :-)

Kids you ask? Oh they are SUCH a treat! They have also acquired a new, on top of Boy Scout-, Beta Club-, Brothers of Peace-, Basketball-, Band-, Mom, I have to figure out how to add Football to the equation. Of course that doesn't count the "night-time" parties that my teenager attends where his entourage greets him at the door. Nor does it include the miscellaneous activities that my younger son prefers to do so that he won't appear to be lame. I have just got my hands full...beyond measure!

What else is going on out there. I am drafting a post (slowly) that I am debating on posting but it will take a little work. Post your comments please, and someone, if you have the time, FedEx some Calgon to me...Pronto!


Anonymous said...

Hey Tera,
It's been a while and it was good to hear from you. Good to hear that your pursuit of a new place is going well. I saw that you left me love today so I followed you back here. You're doing good work for sure but you're also important. Gotta be able to take care of you also.

Nance said...

Nice to see you're still "livin' large and gettin' loud"--hee hee! Just taking care of things TeraStyle, sounds like.

Tera said...

RT84~That's a BIG 10-4 ;-)

Nance~Absofreakinglutely!!! :-)

Pamela said...

Well, that is a lot! Good luck with the house and post pictures!

Churlita said...

I hear you on the dating front. I'd love to meet someone who would be my partner in crime, but I don't want to have to sift through all the BS to do it. Sigh.

Anali said...

Hey Tera! Good to see you blogging again! Best of luck on the home purchase. Such exciting news! ; )

Tera said...

**A day late and a dollar short**

Pamela~Thank you...the house is lovely...I might just have to get some pics out there :-)

Churlita~You ain't lyin'!!!!

Anali~Thanks! :-)