Category: Thoughts

Kate Spade Was a Person, Too

Kate Spade Was a Person, Too
I wanted to write a warm and fuzzy blog about Kate Spade today. I wanted to ask everyone that owns a Kate Spade to share their story about the first piece from her they ever bought or received and I wanted to share my own story. I wanted to compile all those stories into another... Read more »

Happy Mother's Day, Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Mom
I love you, Mom. I’m 40, unmarried and have no children. I don’t know what it’s like to be a mom. What I do know is what it’s like to have a mom – a mom that is fully invested in being my mom and has never had any other job in my 40 years,... Read more »

40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years

40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years
If an idea scares you, like gives you deep down in your soul anxiety, you should probably do it. Waiting for a sign? This is it. Never make him tell you twice that he doesn’t want you. And when he comes back (and he WILL…again and again) don’t trust your lonely brain when it tells... Read more »
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Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year
I’ve never been one for making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m more of a ‘set monthly goals and do my best to achieve them’ type of person. But I realized when I was thinking about blogging today, that the goals I set are almost exclusively for work, and not my life. If you know me, that’s... Read more »

5 Ways To Find Motivation

5 Ways To Find Motivation
  We all make the best plans, set goals, sometimes even sleep in our gym clothes to ensure we get out the door when that 6 a.m. alarm goes off…then what happens? We fall back asleep, forget where we wrote down our yearly goals…. Motivation – there are times we have it in spades and... Read more »

It's The Simple Things

It's The Simple Things
It’s been an intense last few months, hasn’t it? It seems that everyday, there’s something new in the news to be outraged about, whether it’s something “HE” is doing, or another senseless shooting or more that we’re losing: insurance, rights…the list seemingly never ends these days. It’s easy to fall into a rabbit hole of... Read more »
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10 Tips For Silencing Your Inner Critic

10 Tips For Silencing Your Inner Critic
We all have it. That little inner voice that creeps up in the most inopportune times. The one that tells us not to ask for the promotion, that we aren’t good enough, that we shouldn’t accept that date….the list can go on and on. Sometimes it speaks to us loudly and sometimes it is simply... Read more »

My Chicago Summer Bucket List

My Chicago Summer Bucket List
Even though I’ve lived in Chicago for almost my entire life (save for 10 years in LA), I can still so often feel like a tourist. And I LOVE that! I love that there are so many great things to do in the spring and summer. I really don’t think there’s a better city in... Read more »

6 Goals For June

6 Goals For June
I’m a huge fan of goals. I’m way more a fan of goals than resolutions. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think we can help but think of things we want to do in the new year every New Year’s Eve, but monthly and even daily goals are so much more achievable, right? And,... Read more »
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Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!

Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!
To be honest right off the bat, I’m not sure if I’m writing this more for YOU, or for myself. It rains a LOT in Chicago. A lot more than I remember it did, and while I only spent 10 years away, the weather seems to have gotten a bit worse while I was gone.... Read more »