Category archives: Family
My mom is coming to visit in two days. I
can’t wait, and it’s not just because I’m two weeks into this three-week single
parenthood stint and I desperately need reinforcements.
It’s because for the first time in
years, I feel like I will be myself this visit. I’ve lived in another state for
13 years now, and every visit has caused me at least mild anxiety. Some visits
have caused a lot of anxiety.
Take the Christmas when my entire family
drove out and I turned into Martha Stewart. I decked the halls. I ...
My husband will soon be halfway around
the world on a lengthy business trip. I don’t want him to go. Not because I
will be a single parent for three weeks, or because my daughter and I may run
out of clean clothes because I won’t remember how to use the washing machine, or
because I will have to take his place at father-daughter dance rehearsals.
My reason is simple: we are currently
in a good patch. Anyone in a long-term relationship knows exactly what I’m
talking about. Marriage is a roller coaster. The key to hanging ...
At 17, I planned out my entire life until
age 30: a college degree and marriage by 22 followed by two children (girl then
boy), a master’s degree and a fulfilling professional career by 30. My plans
didn’t go beyond that, so apparently I was going to drop dead or go insane after
that crazy journey.
This plan made perfect sense in my naïve
mind. I was already engaged (feel free to roll your eyes, I always do when I think
of it) and had begun freshman year of college. Fortunately, it didn’t pan out. Instead
Yesterday, I read an amazing post by Megan O’Rourke, whose mother died when she was 32, called
Mother: What I wish I could say.” It is a touching tribute to the little
and big things that we can longer say once someone is gone. It inspired me to
write this post because I am lucky enough to have this day to say some of the
things that I haven’t said.
I hope you’ll share with me the things you want to say to your mother (or whomever),
but more important I hope it inspires you to ...
week’s staff meeting, our CEO talked about a survey in which more than 80
percent of people said they feel like imposters at work, always wondering when someone would figure out they didn’t know what they were doing. I immediately looked at
my friend and coworker sitting next to me, and we stifled our laughter since we’ve
had that conversation many a time.
my professional life, I’ve felt like a fraud with the motto of “fake it till
you make it.” I’ve been waiting a long time for a mild breeze ...