#OneWord365: Choose

We’re almost an entire month into 2019. How?! Where does the time go? Are my New Year’s ducks in a row, with a clear strategy and path to live my best life this year? Uh, no. Far from it. (I don’t have ducks. Or a row. Some days, I feel like I have squirrels, and…

Choose your yes, and speak your no.

Please tell me I’m not the only person who has searched “how to say no” more than once. (Why, oh why, is it so hard?) Surprise: I’m a natural people-pleaser, often striving to out-perform and sometimes stretching myself too thin in the process. But you know what’s worse than saying no? Saying yes to the…

Why I choose to work outside the home.

I’ve been a work-outside-the-home mom for over four years now. Let me start this post by saying all moms work their tails off, and I completely respect everyone’s personal decision, whether it’s to stay home, work from home, work part time or juggle the full 8-5, M-F gig. No matter what you choose (or circumstances…

On being soft and tough, humble and confident.

Today, I did the unthinkable in corporate America. I cried… at work. [Insert facepalm.] It was a simple phone call that left me feeling attacked. I did just fine on the line, sucked up the strike, humbly apologized, gulped back my sensitivities, quietly ended the call. Annnd… cue the emotional waterfall. Guys, I’m not a regular closed-door crier….

Limited time.

I’m baaaack. To work, that is. Being Annistyn’s mommy is my absolute favorite job in the world. (Umm… how could it not be?!) But now that maternity leave is over, I must return to real life. As if adjusting to working motherhood isn’t enough, I decided to shake things up even more and start a…

In-Venn-ting myself in 2011.

2011 is almost 1/12th over. Oh my! Where did the month go? I feel like I need a little more focus in my life; you know, something to keep me accountable. So, I made this handy little Venn diagram to remind me of what the remaining 11/12ths of 2011 should consist of. The meanings are…

Ashes, ashes, we fall down.

Like many of you, I’m feeling a tad exhausted tonight. My head has been pounding and my inbox has been flooding all day long. What I really want right now is to curl up with the amazing book I’m currently reading (Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers) and read until my eyelids feel heavier than…

Please blog responsibly.

Blogging. The word itself amuses me. What… is… it? It’s an online journalling tool used by individuals and businesses alike. {Well, duh.} But… what… will it do… for the world? Great question. And one that I’ve been pondering for quite some time. Essentially, blogging is writing. Okay, I can handle that. I’ve been writing my…

Who are you working for?

My idea of a perfect evening, starting precisely at 5 p.m., includes a sweaty run, a hot shower, a home-cooked meal, a dishwasher, a captivating book and a sweet kiss goodnight. Work is not invited. But, some days it’s just so tempting. When I get fully absorbed in my work, I turn into the Energizer…

Education vs. experience.

which is better: educating by schooling or learning by doing? or, is it really the same thing with a different name?