Trying vs. Being

A professor from my master’s program died last week.  He was one of my faves who taught me the most.  One of the first things he said to me – and ours was a program that met both in the classroom, and in the bar, so I can’t be sure in which setting we were … More Trying vs. Being

The Year of The Most

Nearly a month ago I turned 45.  If you’ve read this blog in the past, you know that for the most part I really enjoy getting older.  Obviously there are downsides – I am now in the next age range when completing forms and it’s not awesome.  It’s easier to get injured.  Harder to lose weight.  Botox feels more and … More The Year of The Most

Take the Power Back

Yesterday I was sitting in my home office for the billionth day in a row and I hit a f-cking wall.  I’ve seen enough LinkedIn headlines to know that I’m not alone in this but everything was so far past annoying I just couldn’t.  I do LinkedIn, Instagram, and sometimes Twitter.  Those are my only … More Take the Power Back

Fever Pitch

A month ago, before any of us had any idea what was coming our way, we were doing life like we normally do – but times eleven. We were going to volleyball tournaments every weekend for both of our girls, we were both incredibly busy at work, my husband continued to study for exams required … More Fever Pitch

Made for This

My girls often reference friends of theirs that live elsewhere. “So and so is doing this…” we’ll ask who that is, and they say “oh he lives in Washington.” Or “she’s my friend from Maryland.” Their networks are large and expansive – carefully cultivated digitally. Their worlds are made up of TikTok, SnapChat, and Instagram … More Made for This

Freedom

Feel free to hum the George Michael song – I’m listening to it as I type.    I love to travel.  Of course I love to travel to places I love like New York, Chicago, London, and Paris.  But I also love to travel for work, pretty much anywhere.  When I travel alone I always feel like I’m recalibrating.  From … More Freedom

Nonnegotiables

Our girls go back and forth between two houses.  When they were little, when I was first in the picture, my husband and I decided that in order to make this back and forth feel less jarring, we needed to create a stable, even keel, calm, and structured environment in our home.  When they were little, that … More Nonnegotiables

Connecting the Dots

Sometimes my husband Matt accuses me of being anti-social.  Which is weird, because I’ve always been a social person.  If you looked at any of my report cards you’d see that nearly all of them said “talks to much.”  My grandpa called me Chatty Cathy.  In my brain, I think of myself as really quite social.  But just yesterday, Matt … More Connecting the Dots

Gimme Some Sugar

My girlfriends and I often talk about how great it is to be in our 40s. Wait…I know…stop laughing. I mean obviously the lines between my brows are not better in my 40s than they were, say, in my 20s. And, obviously the fact that it’s harder to get fit, and harder to do a … More Gimme Some Sugar