I woke up to a beautifully perfect holiday weekend assessing how I got to the point in life where I have no close friend or family group that gathers for holidays or vacations. My friends are like favorite clothes in the back of my closet that I rarely wear anymore.… Read More The Evolution of Friendship I Didn’t Expect
That intellect is not as big of a factor as you might think in your future success.… Read More A Letter To My Future College Graduate
As I began to focus on my new dream, I made new goals for how my life will seem.… Read More The never ending journey to reach goals
What do you do when a big event like high school graduation turns out differently than expected?… Read More Dealing with Conflicting Emotions During Parenting Transitions
For a while we weren’t sure she would graduate, and we were worried whether she would make it through this dark period.… Read More Happiness vs. Achievement: The Cost of “Success”?
Though I had dreams of a highly successful career, I dreamed just as much about being a hands-on mom. I found a way to sacrifice a little of both, so I didn’t have to give up one for the other. I even found a way to get to the oft-repeated “bucket list” long before my career or parenting were in the rear view mirror.… Read More Living Your Bucket List First
Every so often I get a slap in the face reminding me of what I sacrificed in my career when I switched from full-time to part-time work because of motherhood.… Read More The Motherhood Albatross Sabotaging Your Career
I realize that it’s also ME who needs THEM more than ever before — as in, I need to appreciate the joy they bring me and the influence I have — before they leave home… Read More Seeing The Tenderness and Not The Turmoil of The Teen Years