That’s my word for the year. Thank you Abraham.

And so far I am.

I may have gotten a slap on the wrist for failing to follow corporate politics protocol and pointing out an obvious contradiction they didn’t want to hear.


I’m smart enough to have caught the contradiction.

I’m intelligent enough to know someone needed to hear/read it.

I’m brave enough to have stated it.

I’m strong enough to sick it out even after the ripple it caused.

I care enough to put residents first.

I have a good enough memory that if I’m ever in charge I’ll remember this and do things differently.


All of this, and my only significant mistake has been not following the politics, when I never got any real training for my job.

I jumped in twice and cleaned up other people’s messes without training.

Even with a position set-up for failure and intentionally contrived situations to cause problems I’m still rocking everything.

Even with dyslexia I’m producing a newsletter and calendar with a minimum of errors.

Even with people spending money for me and trying to cause slip ups by shuffling money where they shouldn’t I’m sticking to budget.


I’m making residents happy.

I’ve got a higher turn out for everything I’ve hosted than the 3 prior directors.

I’m decorating more frequently and more abundantly than prior directors.

Residents like me and constantly tell management that.

If I could clone myself they’d love me because I could host even more fun things and drive the bus more often.

All of this and I’m maintaining my massage business.

All of this and I still spend time with my kids.

All of this and I still help clean my home.

All of this and I still read the book for our meetings.

All of this and I still do invoicing.

All of this and I’m still going to find time to gather my tax documents.

All of this and I still find time to take care of myself (though I could spend a little more time on that each week).

And all factors considered I’m sticking to my diet amazingly well and taking care of myself pretty damn good.

I’m literally doing everything I can, and can say it with confidence, and know that I run circles around many people, especially coworkers and naysayers.

About Treasa Cailleach

I'm a massage therapist working with chiropractic and the elderly; musician, artist, pagan, mom, B of LGBTQ, & polyamorous professional.

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