There is a couple kissing on stools next to me. On the far side of the coffee shop, I see a girl with tortoise shell rimmed glasses. I have seen a lot of that style lately. At the table directly in my line of sight, two women are sharing a pecan-topped sticky bun. I saw… Read More »
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 »
I’m looking for a file. I checked 5 flash drives that I own, and none of them have the file. I checked my personal and work Google drives, all of my Evernote notebooks, and both of my Dropbox accounts. I looked in all the accessible folders on my external hard drive. Where’s my file? click here to help me find it >>
Two years ago, I said good-bye to Peace Corps Armenia, stepped foot on American soil for the first time in 27 months, hugged my family members, ate some greasy American food, and started my process of reintegration into American life. How did it go? Click here to find out. >>
Life just isn’t all roses all the time. I think you know that. But sometimes the nasty, annoying, gross, and sad things that happen to us also offer a little comic relief. Brace yourself and read more >>
I knew my brother loved to hunt, but I didn’t realize how much, or how obvious his passion would be to the casual observer. As soon as I walked into his house, I was greeted by four large animals mounted on the walls—a caribou with quite the impressive rack, a big-horned sheep, and two bears (one being his wife’s). Read more about my recent trip to Alaska >>
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.
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 >>
What’s a mastermind?
It’s a group of people who get together on a regular basis to talk about their businesses or professional goals, get advice and encouragement from each other, share resources, celebrate wins, and keep each other accountable for what they said they would do. Read more about masterminds >>
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 >>
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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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.
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