I struggle with professionalism. I really do. And now that I’m an “adult” and am “living my life” in a state of “self-guided independence,” I feel like my lack of professionalism is coming to a head. It’s boiling over like a hot pot waiting for spaghetti. I don’t know why I’m so bad at being […]
We have a tradition at my alma mater, Mt. Holyoke College, called Mountain Day. The campus is located right near the base of some gorgeous New England climbers (including Mount Holyoke — you see what they did there?), and every year during the fall semester, the college’s president rings the school bells at the crack […]
http://www.upworthy.com/the-earth-shatteringly-amazing-speech-that-ll-change-the-way-you-think-about-adulthood-4 By the late, great David Foster Wallace. Made into a stunning video by The Glossary. Posted by YouTube user jolly grari.
When my husband and I were engaged, we met for several pre-marital sessions of analysis and enrichment with the man who would eventually marry us. He wouldn’t marry us, he said, if we weren’t ready, and these meetings were his chance to gauge our level of preparedness. It was like a weird, endearing and beautifully […]
So we found squirrels, my husband and I. Two of them. We were walking in the woods with our dog, Tess – as woodsy as any area can be in an urban town, set to the backdrop of a dwindling economy and wildly outdated mall whose stores have titles like “Poe’s Oriental Delights” and “We […]
Just because you’re not the boss doesn’t mean you can’t be a boss. Here’s how to make it happen. 1. Write a Letter Write a letter to your boss, detailing your reasons for moving on. In your letter, you may chronicle some of your boss’ transgressions, but be sure to do so with professionalism and […]
My neighbors’ dog died on Friday. My husband and I had plans to visit them for dinner. We were going to have dinner, drink wine/beer and have a nice, relaxing evening. We’d bring our dog, Tess, and she’d play with their dog, Sophie, like she always did. But when we got there, Sophie was not […]
Thank you. Thank you for not being the person I thought you were. I needed to break myself over you so that I could put myself back together. I never would have been able to do that if you really were the person I wanted you to be. Thank you for the nights you called […]