Changes I’ve Noticed

I’ve noticed more positive changes even from last year. Nicer people have entered my life! Working with different people that are more positive. Seeing more team work, with the people I work with. People’s confidence coming up. Seeing less jerks enter my life. All in all, I’m definitely liking this year even more than last year. Last year, I saw more progress than I did in the year before and the year before that.

Each year, I am seeing more lasting changes take hold longer and longer. People that aren’t in alignment with who I am are leaving or being moved around. I’m actually enjoying the different types of work that I do more and more. I have people around me that respect and appreciate the value I add. I’m in a really good place.  I am standing up for myself more and more and honoring those things about myself that come very naturally to me and not trying to fit into a mold that is just not me.

I’ve never been a people pleaser and I’m embracing that about myself. I’m not being judged by other people. I’m being more and more true to myself. I’m embracing my directness, instead of trying to figure out what people that beat around the bush mean. I ask them directly and ask them to be direct when they are speaking with me since that is my true communication style. It avoids a lot of misunderstandings and hurt feeling for the other person.

Sometimes it’s good to take a measure of your life to see what’s working and getting better and what is just not working.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA).






It always amazes me how people can think that discrimination doesn’t exist. It can be anything from racism within a caucasian group. It can be  that group thinks that only a certain look should fit into that group and anything outside their perception is a different race. It can start out with subgroup cultures that have been distanced from another country for several hundred generations to coloring their perception.

It can also be communication styles where because it doesn’t fit into a person perceived norm that a person is rude. Why are they rude, because they are direct and you like to have a longer conversation before getting to the point.

I was in New York and a native there thought that everything was normal. That each race should give a deal to their ethnic group but gouge a group that was outside of their racial group this was perceived as normal for this person.

Sometimes I think people get so comfortable that they don’t notice discrimination unless they are personally affected.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)