Goals · Motherhood · personal development

Wearing Red

In case you missed it, today is International Women’s Day and, timed accordingly by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, A Day Without A Woman. Women were encouraged to go on strike today from all paid and unpaid work if feasible. Many organizations recognize this isn’t possible for everyone and promoted their own… Continue reading Wearing Red

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Middle Age · personal development

Why I’m Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th

I recently sat on a conference call for the planning of my 20th high school year reunion. When you are pushing 40, it appears someone inevitably has a conference line and access code handy so this is how you do things. (I was kind of hoping we could all connect through three-way calling, but oh… Continue reading Why I’m Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th

Guest Posts · Higher Education · personal development · Weekend Reads and Listens

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