What I’d Tell My Younger Self

Lately I’ve been reflecting back on my younger years. Teenage years as a rebel girl. College years as a snotty know it all sorority, cheerleader girl. My 20s when I thought I could see my clear path in life. Now I laugh, shake my head and think, if I only I could see into the future. Nothing is really what I thought it would be, yet it’s everything I hoped it to be. If I had the chance to go back and whisper sweet nothings in my younger years’ ear, this is what I’d say.

What I'd tell my younger self.

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How I Found The One

When you were dating your significant other, did you know he or she was “The One”? Like THE One? Or maybe you’re dating someone now and wondering if they might be The One? Back in the day, I went round and round the revolving door of dating. And let me tell you, I got real tired of dating. Let’s get in to the next phase of life already, am I right? Raise your hand high if you ever had that thought.

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WOW! Thank you!

Holy smokes! When I wrote that post about losing my job yesterday, I didn’t realize it would resonate with so many readers. I just wanted to pop in really quick to say thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read the post. Thank you for all the emails of encouragement. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. Thank you, just thank you. Your words uplifted my spirit in a way you’ll never know.  I’m going to rock funemployment as best I can.

I’m Sorry We Can’t Keep You

I write this post not to ask for pity or hugs or sympathy, but rather to be authentic. For some weird reason, I like to make the the good, bad, and the ugly days of my life public. Social media is a fickle beast. More often than not we scroll through Facebook only to see our “friends” on vacation in Maui or how amazing their kids are. Everything in their world is hunky dory, right? Last week I hit a bump in the road of life. I’ll be okay. My family will be okay. In fact, I think this might be the push I’ve be waiting for. But what I’ve learned in the past few days is everyone processes life changes in their own way. Be conscious of feelings. Be kind. It’s not always about you. Also, I was slightly riled up when I wrote this. It’s uncensored.   

“I’m sorry, we can’t keep you”, those were the words my boss told me last Monday. Oooooph. I mean, I can’t say I was surprised…the writing was on the wall. Over the course of the last 6 years we lost a lot of clients and never fully replaced that revenue. On top of that, our biggest client of 20 plus years pulled back tremendously becoming a big fat nut in the books this year. I’m a creative. I design new strategic pieces. But when you’re suddenly only doing type changes and pick up jobs, well, you become an unneeded business expense.

How I feel after 7 days of unemployment.

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