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I keep thinking it's physically impossible to cry anymore. I also keep thinking this is all a nightmare. Both thoughts, unfortunately, are wrong. My friend is gone. Taken from us far too soon. Only 34 years of life is impossibly short. Especially when you’re a person like her - the BEST kind ...
Social media has changed everything - the way we share and consume information, learn, argue, show gratitude, display anger, grieve, celebrate, shop, explore, and much, much, more. Being from the last generation to experience an "analog" childhood and "digital" adulthood, I am acutely aware of th...
Several years ago I worked with a graphic designer who had "LET IT GO" printed in big, bold letters and taped to the top of her computer screen. I always thought it was an odd thing to stare at every day. It never made much sense to me. Voltaire once said, "Perfection is the enemy of good." Fiv...
I’ve been in the corporate world for a year and a half now. I really didn’t know how I would like it since I’ve always worked for smaller companies... BUT I love my job, the people I work for/with, and the great stuff I get to do. Thankfully the inspiration for this post DID NOT come from the h...
Dear Daughter: I have no idea what I’m doing. And since you’re only six years old, I imagine I will continue not knowing what I’m doing for several years to come. Don’t get me wrong, I had no clue what I was doing when we brought you home from the hospital, either. Honestly, babies 100% f...
I took a Myers-Briggs personality test several months ago. It was ridiculous. Why was it ridiculous? Glad you asked. The test itself wasn't ridiculous, but rather the fact that I took it for the first time ... I'm 35 years old and I had never taken a "real" personality test. Well, pe...
I've always enjoyed looking for the "perfect" gift for friends & family. But it often takes me FOR-EV-ER, so I don't always get to put as much thought into a gift as I'd like (*sigh*). Nonetheless, I capture gift ideas year-round in Evernote and on Pinterest and I thought I'd...
It's October 31 and you know what that means.... Starting tomorrow our Facebook and Instagram feeds are going to be full of those "I'm Thankful for _____" posts. There is NOTHING wrong with those posts (I did the "Thankful" thing on Facebook a year or so ago), but I propose something ...
For as long as I can remember, even back in Junior High, I've used a planner.....like the paper kind you write in. And we were inseparable. There was nothing more exciting than a new planner, for a fresh new year, with endless possibilities. All my fellow "planner" n...
I'm a working mother and I'm passionately opposed to the concept of work/life balance. Why would we compartmentalize our lives and expect to achieve balance? It makes no sense! For our own sanity, we've got to change how we approach the "end-goal" of this concept. And by "end-goa...