Beating anxiety (How it feels to start a business)

I’m cold. I’m wrapped in a blanket, even though anyone else would say it’s plenty warm in the room.  I want nothing more than to disappear, to become one with the blankets I’m wrapped up in. I’m quiet. Incapable of saying much.  My brain is far too busy and conflicted for that.  I am petrified, … More Beating anxiety (How it feels to start a business)

(Belated) reflections on the year 2015: last year in review

Since Mercury is retrograde and all that, I’m playing catch-up, and I’m painfully aware that is there a lot of catch-up to play. This post is fashionably embarrassingly late, but hey–better late than never, and stuff. Last year was kind of a continuation of 2014, in some ways.  And in other ways, it wasn’t. I … More (Belated) reflections on the year 2015: last year in review

The Bucket List

When making New Year’s resolutions, especially as a Texan, it’s easy to Think Big and potentially bite off more than you can chew in one year.  It’s also easy to forget just how quickly a single year can pass; poof!–it’s gone before you know it.  But making those resolutions really gets one thinking…about life in … More The Bucket List

Showing your boss they don’t need you isn’t good for job security

Employers (aka evil corporations) catch a lot of flack for how they treat their employees.  And much of that flack is well-deserved.  However, there’s another side to the equation: employees aren’t always angels, either.  I’m not talking about the big stuff like theft, embezzlement, fraud, violence, temper tantrums, etc.  I’m talking about the little things, … More Showing your boss they don’t need you isn’t good for job security

Showing up late for your job interview is not a marketable skill

It was with heavy-but-understanding hearts that we received our front desk assistant’s news: she was giving her two-week notice. Surprisingly, we weren’t surprised.  The commute across town in rush hour traffic and subsequent gas expenses were killing her, she said.  A previous familiar workplace a few minutes from her house guaranteed her full-time hours, compared … More Showing up late for your job interview is not a marketable skill