A sister’s pride

I always thought working for my own success would be my greatest source of pride and joy. I never exactly figured out how I defined success, so who knows, maybe I’m there. However throughout my adult years I’ve learned what many parents and other mature adult people know: third-party pride. Ok, that’s probably not what…

Working in Social Media

I am not sure if this is a Dear John letter or a love letter to my profession. But today I need to tell my story. When interviewing for a job we often think most of what we will receive for doing the work. You want a high salary, good benefits, maybe a relocation stipend…

Oh, Hello Me

To catch us all up: I’m married to a great guy, I had a baby late last year. I’m now a wife and mother. There you go, that will be all I say about that, sorta. If you want my wife or mom thoughts, head over to our family website/blog. My stream of consciousness on…

Aging

I had one of those fun moments the other day, when I was completely out of sync with the world around me. An innocent conversation among friends took the dreaded turn to topics I am either completely unprepared for or blissfully uninterested in delving in to. This time it led to wrinkles. And try as…

The Lesson of the Brown Bag

So I’m circling back and refocusing myself in regards to this site. You’ll see more of that later. But for now, I’ve started ruminating on the very basics: the title. While sometimes (ok, often) I choose titles, handles, emails addresses, etc based on what’s still available, this title was chosen rather specifically. To fully understand…

The value of a co-worker

Let’s be honest, every single job has its moments of frustration. Some have them much more often than others. Let me stop there before I start complaining. The world is negative enough without having to putting more of that out there. All smiles before we collapse But recently we’ve been working on a preparing a…

Panama here I come

Tomorrow I’m off on another adventure. But this time I’m leading others through an adventure that helps expand their world. I get to chaperone high schoolers as we all go build a church for our church family in anther part of the world.  I put on my fake wedding ring. It was a familiar feeling…

Days 44-50: Vacation catch-up

I’ve been in this magical, black hole of magical time known as Christmas break. We get a wonderful rest between Christmas and New Year, from work. So in some sense, I’ve taken a personal break as well. There’s something incredibly restorative about rest. Here’s a bit of what I’ve learned during my slight sabbatical.  Day…

Day 43: Deserve more

Today we celebrated my husband’s birthday. I try to make the day as special as possible for him, but at the end of every birthday I wish I could have done so much more. He deserves the biggest party, the most presents, the tastiest cake, and thousands of well wishes from friends. But unfortunately there’s…

Day 42: Secrets

This morning as I was driving to work, NPR was playing an interview with an author and poet, though I don’t remember his name. He was discussing his work and views on many subjects. He kept referring to two upcoming “secret” projects, books he wanted to write. A few minutes later he mentioned a booklet…