Reflections: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Finally!  A new WordPress Photo Challenge!  YAY!

This week’s Photo Challenge is REFLECTIONS.

To reflect:  To consider where we’ve been in life, where we are now, and where we’re going.

Self decides that she will interpret this theme very literally, at least today:

The Student Lounge, Claremont

The Student Lounge, Claremont

Main Entrance, Menlo Park Library

Main Entrance, Menlo Park Library

Son's Room, Where Self Does ALL Her Writing

Son’s Room, Where Self Does ALL Her Writing

Above:  three places of extraordinary significance in self’s life– at least, in its current iteration:  Claremont, where sole fruit of her loins is completing his Ph.D. program in psychology; the Menlo Park Library, where self goes when the book she wants isn’t available from the downtown Redwood City branch; and son’s room, where she works, writes, reads.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Stay tuned.

The Meaning of “Scarcity”

Last month, when self was visiting son and Jennie in Claremont, she got to sit in on a panel sponsored by Women in Business.  The speakers, all of them, were great.  At the end of the afternoon, every participant was given the choice of one of three free books.

The one self chose was Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown.

Chapter 1 is on “Scarcity” (Honestly, you’d think self would have gotten farther than that by now.  Note to Self:  quit reading fanfiction!

There are three components to scarcity and how our culture perceives it:

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