In May, when I was still working at my 8-to-5, I found out I won an employee poetry contest that the college’s library had sponsored. I was on a buzzy high all day … so I texted my mom about it. Telling you that? That … Continue reading Strengthsfinder lesser themes–I struggle in ‘significance’
Somehow, August is nearly at its mid-point, and after a day at Lake George this weekend, I'm wondering: Do people actually get sick of summer? I first saw evidence our sunny season was wrapping up a few weeks ago when I stepped foot in Michael's … Continue reading Do people actually get sick of summer?
Last week, I pulled out a journal I haven’t read in ages: my “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Journal.” Less than half of it is full, but the stuff I did pay attention to speaks to what I valued: I filled out the sections … Continue reading Follow your bliss, 24/7 (apparently)
Ten years ago today, I made the best decision I've ever made. And I don't even think it was that hard, though it should have been. Moves are hard anyway, but when the U-Haul is taking all your stuff to a different state, job, and … Continue reading Moving to the Midwest–from the Midwest (I can’t escape)
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with personality quizzes. I want to figure out – once and for all – if I’m a logician (INTP) or a mediator (INFP) (you don’t need to pay money for Myers-Briggs, just use the free test at 16Personalities). I can always rely … Continue reading I’m obsessed with personality tests: Thanks, Clifton Strengthsfinder
The first time I ever took myself out on a date, it was less than a week after a nasty breakup (is there any other kind?) To make the breakup worse, I worked with the guy. In fact, I sat, like 20 feet away from … Continue reading Going out alone is awesome. Here’s why.
As a reader of Liz Gilbert and Glennon Doyle, I've come across Brené Brown's name many times, but I've never read anything by her. In today's girlboss newsletter (you should subscribe if you don't--it's the only newsletter I get that is actually worth getting), I … Continue reading A viewing suggestion: Brené Brown’s Ted Talk on vulnerability