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Weekend Reads and Listens: Conference Edition

Greetings from Chicago! I’m attending a work conference in this vibrant city that I was lucky to call home for four years during college (yes, my university was in a suburb, but still claiming it). Man, do I love a good conference. It includes so many things I value and appreciate: professional development, idea exchanges,… Continue reading Weekend Reads and Listens: Conference Edition

Career Development · personal development

Toasting Our Strengths

When someone tells me they enjoy interpreting economic theory, running statistical models or watching television in real-time, I have one thought: “Someone actually likes these things?” I imagine some people feel similar when I say I love writing or, even more so, enjoy public speaking. Some people clamor for an audience, while others downright fear… Continue reading Toasting Our Strengths

Blogging · Goals · Middle Age · Parenting · personal development

Thoughts On 38 (Or Lack Thereof)

Birthdays, especially ones that get you within arm’s length of a new decade, should provide obvious blog inspiration. When the decade knocking on your door is your 40’s, you seem poised for a humorous, reflective, thoughtful post about the passage of time, what you have learned, what you still don’t know and how this birthday… Continue reading Thoughts On 38 (Or Lack Thereof)

Career Development · Guest Posts · Higher Education · personal development

As Luck Would Have It

While scrolling through my WordPress Reader a few weeks ago, most likely as some form of procrastination, I came across a post from The Seeds 4 Life. The site provides inspiration and motivation to its readers through regular posts of quotes with a brief explanation (no more than four paragraphs) about their meaning. These are… Continue reading As Luck Would Have It