I earned my bachelor’s degree during the Great Recession. Not exactly the best time to launch into the “real world.” But I wasn’t worried because I had a plan. My plan included moving 800 miles away from home to attend graduate school in the dusty desert of West Texas. Destination: Lubbock. I had only visited once before during an official recruiting trip, reminiscent -- I’m sure -- of … [Read more...] about What’s in your rear-view mirror? A story about my wild ride in West Texas
Have you ever taken a break from Facebook … Instagram … social media in general? Maybe you couldn’t bear one more baby announcement. You were sick of seeing selfies of sunbathers at the beach. You lost it when you saw that last shot of someone’s six-pack abs. Maybe you have wanted to straight up quit but you can’t. stop. scrolling. Because it’s an addictive and easy escape from your own reality, … [Read more...] about Tempted to quit social media? Try this instead.
As a fourth grader (and like all true ‘90s children), I wore overalls often. Hot rollers were my go-to for curling my chin-length locks each morning. My breath smelled like Fruity Pebbles -- at least that’s what a classmate told me one day. (I’m over it, really.) And like all adolescents, I wanted to be accepted, to fit in with the cool crowd. Among this coveted crowd, there was a girl. She was … [Read more...] about A Call to Live Creatively
I recently attended my nephew’s preschool graduation. I didn’t know these were a thing. As it turns out, I’m a big fan. Donning a blue button-down punctuated by a bow tie, my nephew sauntered in, all smiles, to the classroom with his classmates -- everyone decked in oversized graduation caps. I tried not to tear up as the pint-sized preschoolers performed a few songs for their adoring parents. … [Read more...] about Going Places
I’m writing about one of my biggest regrets and three lessons I’ve learned looking back. At the end, you'll also find a free book guide just for you. About this time 13 years ago, I quit my dream job, a decision that would later become one of my biggest regrets. I didn’t understand the consequences at the time, of course. Call it immaturity. Call it stupidity. Call it fear. I had no idea this … [Read more...] about Reframing Regret: 3 Life Lessons
Have you heard Darius Rucker’s new single, “For The First Time”? It’s goes a little something like this: When was the last time you did something for the first time? Let yourself go, follow that feeling Maybe something new is what you’re needing Like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive When was the last time you did something for the first time? I love country music. And this one is a … [Read more...] about Something New