Before: I wouldn't write a personal post like this for fear of potential employers, current employers or past employers seeing it. What would they think? Would it change their impression of me? Would it ruin my chances at the next great opportunity? What if, what if, what if... Now: I am sad and I have SAD. SAD… Continue reading The happy girl can be the sad one, too
We tend to wait until November to think about why we are thankful. But even then, our thoughts are clouded by the gift-giving season. Why wait to develop gratitude?
I like nice things. I like decorating, putting things together that might otherwise have been separate. I like to design. I like to fengshui. I like to style. I LOVE organizing. I still get excited when I see office supplies & back to school displays in Target. I typically have to be led away. It… Continue reading How I hid my financial insecurity in my shopping basket
Each week I experience, at least once, what many call "the blues." Yes, I live in the "greatest country on earth." Yes, I experience white privilege on a daily basis. No, I'm not carrying around tens of thousands of student loan debt. I am healthy. I am loved. I am free. But, that doesn't mean… Continue reading Allowing myself to wallow
Welp, it's finally done! After mailing 9 boxes at a 24-hour FedEx in Lakeview, playing the ultimate game of Tetris with my RX 330 + driving across Illinois-Iowa-Nebraska-Wyoming-Utah-Nevada in 3 days, we arrived to Cali-four-nie-yay! How Solano County compares to Cook County, thus far: There's unexpected traffic in Solano County, but you're surrounded by vineyards,… Continue reading So Long, Midwest…Hello, Sunburn!
Planes, trains and automobiles. The universe was against me as I made plans to be by the side of one of my absolute favorite people - my dying grandpa. "Big Fishy" is what I called him, and I was his "Little Fishy." Honestly, I can't remember exactly what moment caused these nicknames to be created,… Continue reading What would ‘Big Fishy’ do?
20 and even 30-somethings are beginning to create their own jobs. Saying "screw you" to those refusing to hire them until "they pay their dues."
...my bad? I could write many reasons and excuses for why I've forgotten about this blog, but it wouldn't make up for the 6 + months of no posts. So, let's try this again. Spring is supposed to come with March, but since I live near Chicago that means more snow is on its way!… Continue reading Over 6 Months Late…
"You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big… Continue reading “You must constantly ask yourself these questions…”