Let’s face it – we’re all curious. Sometimes, we’re even a little nosy about things that don’t concern us.
Sometimes, the best traditions start by accident. Every year, my husband and I have use New Years’ Day (or somewhere in that last year/first year blur) to outline our goals for the new year. What started out as the standard, non-specific “goals” (I want to lose weight, get in shape, find a job and/or start... Continue Reading →
I recently purchased a suitcase. Easy decision to make, right? Anything but. At least for me. You see, for the last few years, I have struggled to make even the easiest of decisions. What should I eat for lunch? Should I go to class tonight? And forget about the big decisions, like, “now that I’ve... Continue Reading →
Yesterday started out with a case of the Mondays. I woke up feeling that something was not quite right. I was jittery and couldn’t shake this sense of dread. It lasted through the meeting with my boss, through my first job and into my part-time sales job. I knew I had to do something –... Continue Reading →
We believe many things because of our experiences. If we learned them young, we may not question them. And we should because some of these beliefs just don't fit anymore – if they ever did.
Earlier this month, I had a light bulb moment. I was having coffee with a friend and former colleague. While he gave me some great advice, he also made me question what I was doing career wise and whether I could actually complete the tasks I had set myself. A few days later, my... Continue Reading →
“So, what do you do?” I used to look forward to this question. I had enjoyed different, successful careers and was able to give the following answers: “I manage a $350 million energy spend for a Fortune 500 company.” “I sell natural gas and power to utilities and national accounts.” “I have my own business.”... Continue Reading →
Would you rather complete an Ironman triathlon, an ultra-marathon or run with the bulls? This is a question I asked a group of friends last weekend. We had just watched Shaun complete a 5K, followed by a half-marathon the next morning, a combo appropriately called the I-challenge (we were at the University of Illinois). As... Continue Reading →