Five things that actually make me feel like a grown up

Who as a child didn’t dream of their impending adulthood with fond longing? Adulthood was going to be amazing! You could eat whatever you want, whenever you want. You could stay up late. You could travel. You could drive a car. You could own a house. Sure cars and houses cost money, but they’d beContinue reading “Five things that actually make me feel like a grown up”

A practical guide to decluttering your social media identity

With a few exceptions, I habitually declutter. When I swap my summer clothes and winter clothes, I go through the closest and dresser drawers, willingly cleaning out and donating anything that no longer fits or I haven’t worn the last season. I like a clean kitchen counter, pretty much all the time. I like aContinue reading “A practical guide to decluttering your social media identity”

The right fit, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

About a week ago, I took my wedding/engagement set into the jewelers to have them look at it for maintenance. It’s a white gold ring, so it occasionally needs to be replated in rhodium to keep it look vibrant and sparkly. The back of my ring has become so worn the last few years, thatContinue reading “The right fit, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

The gINKgo project, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

When I was in college, I discovered PostSecret. For those of you unfamiliar, the concept is ingeniously simple. Started by Frank Warren as an art project, the site posts people’s secrets, which it receives from postcards on which are written confessions that people mail in anonymously, the act of which is supposed to bring theContinue reading “The gINKgo project, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

Confessions of the introvert people believe is an extrovert

Confession: I am an introvert. There are some of you who know me who are currently starring open-mouthed at your screens genuinely surprised by this admission. If you’re one of those, take heart! This post is about you. If you don’t know me from a stranger passing on the street, keep reading…because I’ll never stopContinue reading “Confessions of the introvert people believe is an extrovert”

Getting published and our quest for validation

Fill in the blank… I am a______________________________________________________. (And be nice to yourself about it! This is a post about validation.) I am a writer. This is an innate truth about myself that I have always known. I love to write. I have always loved to write. As a kid, I wrote stories in booklets my parentsContinue reading “Getting published and our quest for validation”

thINK about it: Can you accept your greatest compliment?

Good morning and good Monday! Think of the nicest thing anyone has ever said about you. Think of who said it, and what the occasion was in which they said it. And then ask yourself, in that moment, did you believe that it was true? I am inherently bad at accepting compliments. I tend toContinue reading “thINK about it: Can you accept your greatest compliment?”