2014 Buckets Lists: 3 Month Check Up

Under the Oaks Bucket Lists: 3 Month Check UpTime for a check up y’all! ::hums:: “he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he’s knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake …” Have you been sticking to your Bucket List and/or New Year’s Resolution? It’s been almost three full months since you’ve made them so don’t feel bad, just reflect and reset. No worries, our bucket lists aren’t perfect either. Sometimes all you need is a friendly reminder [or blog post] to help encourage you to get back on track. Continue reading

Have a brand new week.

Under the Oaks : Have a brand new week.

Happy Sunday, and boy does it feel like a Sunday if I ever knew one. The sun is out and shining, the temperatures are rising, I hear some birds chirping, the Sunday paper is downstairs waiting for me with a cup of joe not too far away.

It’s a fresh slate, a new day, a new week, and a new month to boot. I personally had a crap week last week full of undesirable events mixed with a little bit of personal failure. This week I’ve wiped the slate clean. I’ve accepted that I could very well have a crap week this week, but it won’t be for the same reasons as last week because this is a brand new week full of blank pages waiting to be written. Continue reading

The Animal School Fable

Under the Oaks blog: The Animal School Fable reminds us to keep searching for our expertise, because everyone has something they're amazing atContinuing with talking about work-life balance this week, I recently heard of this fable on The Jillian Michaels Show podcast and thought it was a perfect follow up to Crystal’s post from Tuesday. The fable is called The Animal School. It was a book written by George Reavis when he was the Assistant Superintendent of the Cincinnati Public Schools in the 1940s. Here’s the condensed version of the story:

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