The alarm goes off too early, always too early. As she drags herself out of bed, groaning with the effort, she wishes, as she so often does, that she could have just a little more rest. She surveys herself in the bathroom mirror. Her face is haggard, the stress lines readily apparent in her once-youthful… Read More The War Paint of the 21st Century Woman
I just got back from an amazing writer’s conference last weekend, called the Tribe Conference. Ever since then, I’ve been awash with new ideas, new contacts, new opportunities. I’m writing a quick blog post about it, partly because I really want to, and partly because Jeff Goins asked me to and I’m totally fan-girling right… Read More 3 things I learned from the Tribe Conference
Happy Star Wars day! Today is the day where fans around the world will don their wookie costumes, princess Leia bikinis, or stormtrooper outfit and publicly declare their undying love for the Star Wars dynasty.
I promise I’m not going to start making all of my posts political. However, today is president’s day, and so I feel obliged to write just one more politically-minded article. It’s easy to complain about the state of affairs in one’s country. It’s far more work to actually be active and politically involved in the… Read More An easy way to get politically informed
I had a rocky start into the world of dating. When I started getting interested in boys, my parents instituted a rule that anyone who wanted to date me would have to ask my dad’s permission to do so first. I thought this was silly and impractical, but I complied since I was still living… Read More Open letter to my fellow Americans
Author’s note: this is not my usual fare at all, so I apologize if it seems out of place. But it’s something that’s been on my heart for a while, and I wanted to share it. Also, just to clarify, I am NOT currently pregnant 😉 Dear future daughter, Many years in the future, when you… Read More Dear future daughter: I hope you settle
In honor of the Olympic Games in Rio, I’ve decided to change up my format a bit. I hope you enjoy this article about a new addition to the games that I’m really looking forward to. I’m terribly excited about the Olympic Games in Rio this month. Not because of all the drama that’s surrounded them… Read More Why I’m so excited about this year’s Olympics
Dear Puerto Rico, I do not understand you.
Today’s post is a bit different from my usual fare. As I was thinking through what I could do in honor of father’s day, I decided that the best homage to my dad would be in his own words – a letter he wrote to me on my 13th birthday. In my family we have… Read More In honor of dads on father’s day
This past weekend, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at a high school commencement ceremony. Below is the transcript of the speech. Enjoy and be inspired!