Hilary Knittel is NOT my name but you may be here because you’re looking for me

This is a post for those who don’t know my last name but might be looking for me.

Yes, I’m married to Tim Knittel but my name is Hilary Baumann. Some of this about SEO, I’m not going to chew you out for getting it wrong but I will correct you. Just like I politely correct people on how to pronounce my last name.

Baumann is my last name, always has been and always will be legally and personal brand. I have never considered for even a moment changing it. Never seemed right or equal to me. And this is not a comment about your choice if you wanted to change your last name either.

  • If you call me Mrs. Knittel I definitely won’t respond (that’s Tim’s mother not me.)
  • In fact I probably won’t respond if you call me Mrs. Baumann (I equate that with my mother, not me.)

I’m Hilary Baumann and I don’t really like titles like Mrs. or Ms. even because I’m a human being that’s not interested in spending time on focusing on my gender or marital status. Again, I’m typing this much more for the search engines more than anything else.

So if you go looking for Hilary Knittel or Hillary Knittle / Nittle if you spell it wrong you may still be in the right place.

Hilary one L.
Baumann two Ns.
And you’ve found me.

Trying to make a decision?

The questions are very similar but they should evoke some different responses to help you make a decision and look at the bigger picture on a situation.

  1. What would happen if I did _________
  2. What would happen if I didn’t _________
  3. What wouldn’t happen if I did  _________
  4. What wouldn’t happen it I didn’t _________

Fill in the blank with what you do or don’t plan on doing and are trying to work out an issue. Write it down. How does your response to each of these questions make you feel.

This post was prompted by the content in “Motivation to Move Daily Boost 74 | 4 Questions to solve every problem” podcast. I wanted this typed out for easy reference somewhere in text format instead of audio. It’s based on NLP quantum linguistics; better than a list of pros and cons.

Random thought: Diving

I just suddenly realized something: diving (from a diving board) is like gymnastics with less impact on your body.

I wouldn’t have tried to do a handspring with a messed up / healing back but I was diving into a pool with minimal pain last weekend.

My brain was stuck on a loop last night while trying to go to sleep. I kept reviewing the back dive I did which I overshot my arch on. I really wanted to get that in before the pool closed for the summer but it was a pretty bad dive in terms of splash and form.

Toes on the edge back to the water, stare out on the horizon, wait for the board to stop bouncing, breath in, stand up straighter, arms in and swing down bend knees and press down, breath bounce up and swing arms up and over the head and arch back look back but not to far, hold breath close eyes hands touch water straighten and in, arch and swim to the surface, breathe.

That’s probably only half of what your body goes through in doing a simple single back dive. There’s something poetic to it. A simple physical goal to achieve. A shape, a motion, a breath. And a million little thoughts.