Is this really the world we live in?

Below is an en email I received from my son’s school today. This is following a Snapchat post where a student threatened to go to the school and open fire. I called the Scottsdale Police Department as did many other concerned parents. It turns out it was a hoax, the 2nd one this year. As a parent I’m always concerned that when they say it’s a hoax is it really? When will be the day when it is a real threat. However can we live in fear?

I don’t want to not send my son to school every-time something like this happens. However if something does happen I’ll beat myself up for the rest of my life.

The simplicity is gone from our world and schools. School used to be for learning and enjoying childhood. Now schools are filled with bullies and kids who are not happy with their lives. This turns into killing and loss of innocent lives. As parents we’ve become jaded and always worry that something will harm our children. I can honestly say that I am counting down the days for when my son is no longer in high school.

What kind of society have we become? Children should be allowed to be children and be worry feee. They should not have to go to school worried and frightened. Hopefully these things will change, but until then hug your kids and tell them you love them. The world is a crazy place right now and we have to survive in it.

Desert Mountain High School

Hello Desert Mountain Community,

This is proud principal Dr. Lisa Hirsch. The tragedy in Florida has put us all on edge. Despite the communication that was sent out last night the fear and anxiety ensued. It is our responsibility to keep you informed. Please know we work closely with the Scottsdale police department and immediately report any rumored threat to our campus.

I want to personally thank everyone for making every effort to remain focused on learning in this current climate. We will continue to review and revise emergency response plans. Our faculty is strong and our students are exceptional. Thank you. Dr. Lisa Hirsch

Lookin for the weekend..

Lookin for the weekend..

Hello loves, I hope everyone had a good week. I know I got a lot done. Outside of a minor speed bump I made it to Friday with no catastrophic events🙄.

I can’t wait to start my weekend, I get to hang with my bestie. It feels like I haven’t seen her in forever. My other plan is simply sleep in 😴. What are your plans for the weekend? I hope they are as simple as mine.

Happy Friday!

Quote

Good Morning…

I was doing daily quotes on the blog and then I stopped. Life got in the way. However I’ve had several people tell me the quotes helped them and they looked forward to them. So here we go again. I will try my best to post daily.

Happy Thursday!

Don’t let the smooth taste fool you..

I hear over and over that I’m a nice person. Sometimes I think my niceness may cause people to think I can easily be taken advantage of. Here’s the thing, I pack a mean punch. It’s funny to me how niceness is seen as weakness. It really makes me sad.

However I know that being a good person brings good karma. For all those who think taking advantage of people will make them better, I’m here to say think of it this way. Put the shoe in the other foot. People disappoint me sometimes. However I will continue to see the good in everyone because I’m all about positivity.

You asked and I’m answering.

I figured I’d bring the theme of the day over to the blog..

As I was going through my insta page this morning, I realized that I had a ton of DM requests that I never responded to.  I apologize I didn’t know the message requests were there.  I have received an abundance of love and support from you all and I so appreciate it.  I’d like to believe that I am an inspiration to some and a woman who knows her worth and will not settle.  I work extremely hard, got a good education and made it so no one could ever say I was not qualified for any position.  While I work hard I also like to take a break when I feel that, I am working too much.  Self-love is the best love.

Inquiring minds had questions and here are the answers…

Am I a model?  Thank you for the compliment but I am not.  When I was younger I did some modeling but I hung that that up.

What do I do for a living?  Believe it or not, I am a Global HR Director, yep I said it.  People are my thing.  My other love is fashion and fortunately, my day job allows me to fuel my passion.

Do you have a team?  Sorta kinda.  I come up with the look for the pictures, if I don’t have the piece in my closet I have the go-to peeps that help me.  I have my amazing shoe guy and friend at Nordstrom who wants to remain anonymous.  But my stylist and almost BFF would be more than happy to help with your designer needs.  Check him out @nopunintended.

What is my fitness routine?  I love Zumba and I do strength training.  I try to keep it simple.  More than the exercise I try to be disciplined about what I eat.  Every once and a while I go off the reservation and eat really bad things. ( Cheetos, potato chips, French fries, and sometimes a plain old burger).

Is my circle big?  I keep my circle small I have a few really good friend and that is about it. I like it that way no drama.

What do I do for fun?  Well, that’s a broad one.  I like to hang out with the girls, love the movies, people watching is one of my favorite things to do, and I love to travel.

The most asked question?  How old am I….. let’s just say I’m over 40.

The second most asked question is am I married?  I am divorced, and I have a 17-year-old son as you can tell from my posts. Until next time💋

Those crazy days

Today was one of those days when everything could have gone wrong but somehow it didn’t.  I think that in preparation for something important it’s important to be prepared. It’s important to think of all angles and the proceed.  It’s also helpful to think of all possible outcomes.

Once you are at peace with decisions that may have to be made having conversations become easier.  When you are confident about what you are saying when you are engaged and willing to compromise there is not much that can go wrong.

Conversations in the heat of the moment are never productive but this is the first instinct.

Thank goodness for maturity and experience when it comes to having patience.  I must say that a day that could have gone extremely wrong turned out to be not so bad after all.

Happy Monday!