As a parent, you learn to make the most out of the rare moments of alone (or at least “child is distracted”) time. You can turn a 30-minute episode of Paw Patrol for them into a completed blog post for you. You figure out how long it takes the toddler to eat a snack and… Continue reading Finding “Me” Time Abroad
When you are flying with young children, it quickly becomes an all-consuming endeavor. Luckily, in a matter of minutes, you can find abundant advice online. Articles and blogs will walk you through everything you need to know, from what to pack to how to eat dinner in the bathroom of your hotel room while your… Continue reading Remembering How To Travel Without Kids
This weekend was fall graduation at the university where I work and I imagine many others across the country. With a flip of the tassel, graduates will now face the unending question of “So, what are your plans?” For the students earning a degree in something that isn’t also a job title, such as history… Continue reading Carry It With You
If there are two things I love, it’s writing and personality assessments. The scientific validity of these assessments, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, is always a matter of debate, but it’s hard to deny that it’s just damn fun to answer a few questions and generate a report telling you “who you are.” Maybe… Continue reading What Does Your Writing Say About You?
I’m preparing for my second Toastmasters speech this week as well as the holiday (which basically means I am buying a lot of soft drinks and beer because I don’t cook), so I’m sharing a guest post I wrote for my work blog about the importance of followers, not just leaders. It originally appeared here… Continue reading The Lost Art Of The Worker Bee
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
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