The Secret to Embracing Overwhelm

Birthdays are the perfect time for thought. I turned 34 on Saturday. No trumpets. No fancy cake. Just a lot of reflection....more
Barbarahughes  Wow! Congrats on 70!  Lists are always helpful. I've been using a lot of post-it ... more

The Secret to Embracing Overwhelm

Birthdays are the perfect time for thought. I turned 34 on Saturday. No trumpets. No fancy cake. Just a lot of reflection....more
Gail Harris  Wow, Gail!! Thank you so much for sharing this story with me! It totally made my ... more

My Name Is "Jennifer." All Eight Letters, Please.

“Do you go by Jennifer or Jen?” asked a fellow blogger also named Jennifer. I felt immediate relief and kinship with this woman I had just met. After all, only another Jennifer would understand how loaded and important this simple question could be. ...more
From one Jennifer to another, I TOTALLY agree with everything in this post! It's a pet peeve of ... more

The Secret to Embracing Overwhelm

Birthdays are the perfect time for thought. I turned 34 on Saturday. No trumpets. No fancy cake. Just a lot of reflection....more
KathyBoutin  Thanks for sharing, Kathy!  Today, I was feeling that overwhelm creep up, so I ... more

The Secret to Embracing Overwhelm

Birthdays are the perfect time for thought. I turned 34 on Saturday. No trumpets. No fancy cake. Just a lot of reflection....more
Sophia_Tending  Yay! That's a beautiful poem Sophia!! Thank you so much for sharing it. I've ... more

The Secret to Embracing Overwhelm

Birthdays are the perfect time for thought. I turned 34 on Saturday. No trumpets. No fancy cake. Just a lot of reflection....more
Rita Arens  I love the idea of redefining success! Oftentimes, I'm basing my success off what I ... more

"Excuse Me, Are You Ethiopian?" and Other Backhanded Compliments

"Are you Ethiopian?"The cashier at Trader Joe's asked me this at check out after inquiring if I had a name for my frohawk. I responded,"No, why?"He replied,"Your look and your hair."...more
I've been asked this question MANY times!  But, I will be honest and say, I've gotten this from ... more

Where are you REALLY from?

Perhaps because I am feeling a bit feisty today. Or, maybe because I got woken up at 3:30 in the morning by the twins. Or maybe, just maybe, I read something on facebook that got me thinking I have been asked countless times, as a child and as an adult the following question: "Where are you from?" Tennessee. "Where are you really from?" (Thinking to myself: I was born in Tennessee and spent all my growing up years there. What answer seems more appropriate?) Tennessee. "Where are you really from?" ...more
I get asked questions like these all of the time! The one I get most often is, "What's your ... more

4 Tips to get you through the infamous Traffic on your daily commute!

 I'm not sure if I've wrote about this on here yet, but I've started a new part-time job. I am really excited about it and I like all the people I've met so far, but before I can officially start working I have a month of training ahead of me. This training happens to be in Lakeland Florida, which is about 62 miles from me. Which in traffic time comes out to about a 1.5hr drive in the morning and a 2hr drive in the evening. Bringing me to a total of 3.5hrs on the road and A LOT of that time I'm barely moving....more
Commuting sucks! Ha. I have an hour commute each direction - so 2 hours of my life on the road. ... more

Bringing the HEAT: Is your tech ready for summer 2013?

As the season of sun and sand approaches, a techie like myself wonders what to keep in her tech arsenal. Ever wonder what new gadgets and gizmos are upon us?Do you even know if your technology is ready for summer 2013? Here’s the go-to guide for the summer! Summer is the season for travel so as you gear up for your worldwide (or state-side) adventures, here are your must have items to take your through your summer excursions, from festivals and family reunions.1. Waze App ...more
Great list!! And, I absolutely love Waze -- it takes me on some crazy tangents, but I get to see ... more