Category archives: Life Reflections
No matter how old we get, somehow the
teenager within us finds ways to shine through. For me it was tonight, watching
“Rock of Ages.” Was it good? Probably not. Could I turn it off? Not a chance in
hell. Will I watch it again? Well, I might just buy the damn thing and I only
own one other DVD.
You see when I was 13, I lost my mind
over long-haired glam bands. As Journey would say, I was “just a small-town girl living in a
lonely world.” When I discovered rock ballads and men wearing makeup and
As we were getting ready for school and
work this morning my 5-year-old daughter out of the blue exclaimed, “I’m
always going to play even when I’m a grown up. You never play.”
Ouch. Reality really does bite,
especially coming from an observant preschooler. I don’t really play enough and
her comment got me thinking about what I was like as a child. My mom always
said I was 3 going on 30 because I was serious and responsible (like my spawn),
but I also had a wild imagination. I spent endless hours in my own
At 17, I planned out my entire life until
age 30: a college degree and marriage by 22 followed by two children (girl then
boy), a master’s degree and a fulfilling professional career by 30. My plans
didn’t go beyond that, so apparently I was going to drop dead or go insane after
that crazy journey.
This plan made perfect sense in my naïve
mind. I was already engaged (feel free to roll your eyes, I always do when I think
of it) and had begun freshman year of college. Fortunately, it didn’t pan out. Instead
Yesterday, I read an amazing post by Megan O’Rourke, whose mother died when she was 32, called
Mother: What I wish I could say.” It is a touching tribute to the little
and big things that we can longer say once someone is gone. It inspired me to
write this post because I am lucky enough to have this day to say some of the
things that I haven’t said.
I hope you’ll share with me the things you want to say to your mother (or whomever),
but more important I hope it inspires you to ...
week’s staff meeting, our CEO talked about a survey in which more than 80
percent of people said they feel like imposters at work, always wondering when someone would figure out they didn’t know what they were doing. I immediately looked at
my friend and coworker sitting next to me, and we stifled our laughter since we’ve
had that conversation many a time.
my professional life, I’ve felt like a fraud with the motto of “fake it till
you make it.” I’ve been waiting a long time for a mild breeze ...