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 »
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 >>
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 >>
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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“Early adopters” are the people who are running out the door in the dark of not-quite-morning with one shoe untied and picking crusties out of their eye corners to be the first in line for a new tech gadget that won’t make their unbrushed teeth smell any better but will tell them the time in 50 different languages. I am not one of those people.
What lessons can you learn from a sketchbook of seven years? Read more >>