Archive for the ‘positive change’ Category


News and a New Outlook

April 6th, 2015Posted by Veronica

Math says that it’s been three months and twenty-four days since the last post over here. Did I do that on purpose? Maybe, but a new post is long overdue. Lots of things have happened. Those who keep up with me via Facebook or Twitter have seen events unfold over the past four months with […]

Another Voice to Add: #YesAllWomen

June 5th, 2014Posted by Veronica

I keep backspacing over my thoughts regarding #YesAllWomen when it comes to Facebook and my Twitter feed. I know that I want to say something, but I’m not sure if what I could say would matter, or if it would get me in trouble with my dayjob, or if I would lose listeners or followers […]

Three Words for 2014

December 21st, 2013Posted by Veronica

After some thinking and listing and soulful cogitation, I’ve narrowed down a few writing entries to my Three Words for 2014. If you’re not familiar with this exercise, it comes from Chris Brogan. I found out about it via CC Chapman’s book, “Amazing Things Will Happen.” I used this exercise to great success last year, […]

Three Words for 2013 – Final Bow

December 18th, 2013Posted by Veronica

The semester has finished, grades have rolled through the Registrar’s office, and my transcript has the last A that I need before comprehensive exams. That’s an A in Statistics for Educational Research (EDS 6070 for those keeping track with the university catalog) and a solid 3.90 for my doctorate. If I had heard this about […]

Three Words, Six Months

June 26th, 2013Posted by Veronica

A little over six months ago, I took that Three Words challenge and came up with my own for 2013. I figured it was time for a check-in to see how far I’ve come since that point, as well as how much more remains. For those new to DawningSky, my three words for 2013 were […]

A Positive Update

March 19th, 2013Posted by Veronica

I’m happy. Like, so creatively happy these days, it’s almost overwhelming. Things just seem to be going right, and it makes for a really energizing and rewarding creative experience. I worry that publicly recognizing the ‘happy’ might be taken the wrong way, but… Well, it’s my blog. I think it’s better to accentuate the positive […]

The Disbelief of WYSIWYG

March 5th, 2013Posted by Veronica

Whizzywhig. I still think it’s one of the silliest yet most appropriate acronyms that’s out there, and it’s not used enough beyond the description of code editors and application interfaces. It’s actually a pretty good guide for presenting oneself in many environments, but “what you see is what you get” is not always as highly […]

November, Finishing, and Amazing Things

November 28th, 2012Posted by Veronica

With two days left in November, I can say that this month has brought a lot of surprises. Some have been good, some have been challenging, and some have required that I take a more serious look around at what I value as important for my long term goals. November is busy for me, as […]

Wild, Crazy, but Not Over Yet

May 11th, 2012Posted by Veronica

What a wild and crazy semester. As someone steeped in academia (hey, it’s where I pull the largest paycheck) I think of the year in terms of semesters. The brief weeks in between Fall and Spring, the short breath between Spring and Summer, and the not-really-a-break-holy-cats-firstyears-are-coming weeks between Summer and Fall are the times when […]

More in 2012 Means What?

January 2nd, 2012Posted by Veronica

Happy New Year, welcome to 2012, and pass the coffee. It’s time to see where I’ve been and where I want to go in the next year. I’d have written this yesterday, but I spent the majority of Sunday cleaning the house with my husband and kids before cooking a massive New Years’ dinner for […]