Category Archives: United States

Being in the United States

Contradictions From Message to Money

Sometimes it’s hard to give a summary of an experience you had, because you haven’t yet figured out the most important part. Sometimes that stops you from talking about it altogether. I’ve decided this isn’t going to be one of those times. I just returned from a conference called, “Message to Money LIVE.” I went… Read More »

Another Moving Tale

Having furnishings and being homeless means having to store said furnishings during said homeless period, then having to move them again once new apartment is available.

No problem at all! The previous tenant of my new apartment was a friend of my previous roommate and graciously allowed me to store all my furnishings in his [my new] garage while he himself prepared to move out of his [my new] apartment.

The real problem was that he did not graciously allow me to sleep on his couch for 10 days. I would have to figure that one out on my own.

Letter to Myself at Age 30

The letter was forgotten for many years. I wrote it when I was 22 years old, sealed it in a mottled gray envelope, and wrote on it, “to – Evelyn @ 30, from – Evelyn @ 22, October 8, 2007.”

Then I tucked it away in the pages of my scrapbook. Read More >>

Why I Love-Hate Toastmasters

Eventually, through friends and movies I wasn’t supposed to watch, I learned about “giving toasts.” But still, the first time I heard the term “Toastmasters,” it conjured up an image of a group of experts in white chef coats… (“The range that this toaster offers is not consistent with industry standards of quality toast delivery.” — said in a nasally tone.) Read entire article >>

For Those Adventurous Souls…

I remember the days when I was just starting my blog, way back in July of 2008. It was for a trip to Europe, which I was incredibly excited about sharing with everyone. I wrote a couple posts pre-trip, a couple catch-up posts post-trip, and absolutely nothing at all during the trip. In the process, I lost all two of my potential readers, because they gave up checking my new website for the non-existent updates while I was in Europe.

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It’s the Little Things

When I got home, I put on my Susie Homemaker apron, and cleaned the entire apartment, did all my laundry, and baked bread. I also shaved my legs, cut all my nails, sewed a button back on my coat, and tightened the leg on my kitchen chair. It’s the little things.