Answer “What Do You Do” Differently

Every time you meet someone new the same question rolls off their tongue right after their introduction, “so what do you do?” I have come to hate this question because everyone answers it the same way. They tell you what they do for a living. They don’t tell you who they are. And since everyone…

Love to Worry

I was about to go to sleep when from the living room I heard Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture”— great song yes, but more importantly an exclamation point for how I feel about my boyfriend. I love him in that over the fence, grand slam kind of way. It’s truly the most amazing…

Not Ready for Youtube

Have you ever watched a recording of yourself and thought: “why do I make all those dumb facial expressions?””do I do that when I’m speaking to people?””why hasn’t anyone ever told me I look like that?!” Well, today I decided to try something out. Maybe it was because I’ve been binging on YouTube DIY channels…

Activation Energy: Why Can’t You Get Off Your Butt

You ever just stagnate? You really want to do something but you can’t seem to get going? For instance, you want to lose weight but you can’t seem to make it to the gym. “Oh it’s so late, I’ll go tomorrow.” Or you want to organize your home office but somehow the clutter keeps building…

Don’t Fall into the Trap

You ever notice how a rough start to a morning spirals into a terrible, no-good day? Maybe you got no sleep. Or maybe you stubbed your toe getting out of bed. But something happens just as your day begins and it snowballs into an epic, “I’m going to jump off the building and I’m taking…

Content: of your Character and your Blog

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. I’m working a contract gig while I figure out my next move. Modern life for the middle class working gal means a life living paycheck to paycheck. Between the democratic debate I was forced to watch last night and thinking about MLK’s legacy, I can’t help but think…

Resolutions

Naturally impulsive, but deceptively controlled, I tend to plan my impulses the way a General plans an air-raid. I don’t always know what I want to accomplish but I have to do something and there may be collateral damage. Despite my best efforts to blow everything up, the Universe saw fit to send me my…