Yearly Archives: 2016


Labor Day

It's Friday! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Not only is it Friday but it's the beginning of a 3 day weekend--totally awesome! I love my job but it's nice to get a break from it too.  It's a time to not labor.  Kind of odd they call it labor day when it's just the opposite, we [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Labor Day

Growing Pains

Happy Friday Everyone!!! Growing Pains As an Administrative Assistant, I have a to-do list that feels like it is miles long at times. Sometimes, I feel like I am getting pulled in a million different directions and may even lose my way. I find myself constantly outside of my comfort zone, learning, trying, and doing [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Growing Pains

Birthday Wish

Birthday Wish This month I turn 51. One of the cool parts about birthdays is seeing all the birthday wishes on my timeline. What would make this birthday even more special is if I could find sponsors for one student for disability mentoring day for every year that I have been alive. It’s only 25 [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Birthday Wish

Learning to Cook

Happy Friday Everyone!!! Learning To Cook I will never forget the first time I came in contact with the kitchen. I was 9 years old and my sister was 6. We wanted to make cookies, roll them out, and decorate them. Of course, at the exact time we wanted to do this, our mom had [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Learning to Cook

Disability Mentoring Day!

Disability Mentoring Day Raffle! Raffle Winner List AutoZone 2 $10 Gift Cards - Conrad Graber Denver Broncos Autographed Photo Of Emanuel Sanders - Rochelle Stiner Hutchinson High Autographed Football - Tyson Schechter Hutchinson Community College Autographed Basketball - Rosemary Miller Hutchinson Monarchs Autographed Baseball - Tamara Reboul Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theater 2 Movie Passes w/ [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Disability Mentoring Day!

Be Beautiful, Be You

Be beautiful, be you. I have a question for you, are you happy with your body? I’m going to assume that you most likely said no. Most people would answer “no”, since statistics say about 9 out of 10 women and nearly half of men, in America, are unhappy with their bodies. It’s interesting looking [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Be Beautiful, Be You

ADA 26th Anniversary

ADA Anniversary July 26th, 2016 is the 26th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.  According to President George H. W. Bush, this civil rights legislation was designed to bring down “the shameful wall of exclusion”. Today we see curb ramps, Braille numbers on many elevators and restrooms, and [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ADA 26th Anniversary

Own Your Labels, Differences Make us Stronger!

Own your labels, Differences make us stronger I attended, as a volunteer last week, the 15th Kansas Youth Leadership Forum where “own your labels, differences make us stronger” was the theme. We all have labels that we carry around with us some of which we love to wear some not so much. Some labels are [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Own Your Labels, Differences Make us Stronger!


Personally, watching the news lately has been very depressing. I hate the fact that we all just can’t get along.  Looking at a news application that I have on my smartphone, the past couple weeks have been pretty discouraging. So many people are affected by all this negativity. I am sure that there are newsworthy [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Positivity

Cracked, Not Broken

Happy Friday Everyone!!! While attending the Mental Health first aid training a few weeks ago, they mentioned a book written by Kevin Hines, “Cracked, Not Broken”. Kevin Hines is a survivor. He attempted to end his life by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge. After his amazing recovery he became a mental health advocate and [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cracked, Not Broken