The Exciting Conclusion

I walked into the office and sat down in the chair. I was surprised but not completely dumbfounded. I mean, they said they were going to do it. Shame on me for doubting them. I was more wondering how this was going to work. How are they going to run […]

What Happens in Vegas…

Last time we talked, I told you about the first time I got fired. Today I would like to tell you about the second time I got fired. After finishing grad school, I had worked briefly at a commercial architecture firm. It wasn’t long before I realized that space planning […]

It’s a Holiday Weekend, Y’all!

I’m not blogging today because I’m busy doing holiday weekend things (reading by the pool) and you should be too. Go do fun summer things and I’ll meet you back here Wednesday morning.

Hey, Remember that Time I Got Fired?

I got my first job when I was 16. And since then, I’ve had close to 30 different jobs and have been fired only twice. This is about the first time I got fired. I wish I could say I got fired from my first job because it makes a […]

Confessions of a Nervous Girl: I Moved to the Suburbs

It was right after the new year, January 4th to be exact. My eyes sprung open at 6 am after another night of less-than-awesome sleep. Again. And I immediately filled with worry and dread. Again. This morning routine was really starting to get old. Laying in my bed that morning, frustrated and […]

Planned Parenthood

Confessions of a Nervous Girl: I Went to Planned Parenthood

The world around us has become a scary (and emotionally exhausting) place to be. And your Facebook feed won’t let you forget it. Trump on the daily, Russia stealing elections, Muslim bans, hate crimes, wiretaps, the slow death of public education. At times like these, it’s hard work to not to feel […]

We All Fall Down

If yoga (and life) has taught me anything, it’s this: On the way to achieving anything, you will fall on your face. Probably a couple of times.     It’s a given. It’s just the price of admission. The trick is to A) just get on board with the idea that […]

I Bend So I Don’t Break

While I didn’t realize it at the time, I self-medicated my anxiety with Parliament Lights for about eighteen years. And ever since I quitting smoking five years ago, my anxiety has been off the chain. Then I started practicing yoga. Yoga, as it turns out, really calms my ass down. And because it […]

Confessions of a Nervous Girl: A Year in Review

WINTER I don’t know about you but my 2016 started on a high. I was literally skipping down the street on New Years Day, grinning like an idiot. I was still riding my post-retirement high and was living the dream, going up to NYC for acting classes and networking events for […]

Hey, Remember That Time I Quit Smoking?

Five years and one day ago, I had my last cigarette. Which means exactly five years ago today, I quit smoking. Quite possibly one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But I did it. Here’s how I did it, what I lost, what I gained, and what I learned […]