This morning marks the first time I've ever woken up in Dallas. It's also the first day of fall. Happy Fall!!! I've got a Ford Fusion and a GPS, and I'm about to adventure all over the place for 48 hours for a whole bunch of meetings. In between, I hope to explore just a… Continue reading Good Morning, Dallas
There are a few things that are the same in every city you will go to. Panera. Hampton Inn. Starbucks. Bananas. Bandaids. Then there are things that are very different in some cities...such as Chicago. Macy's. Elevators. Hospitality. Soda dispensers (more on this another time). I promise more exciting notes from the road in the… Continue reading Apples and Oranges
My very first grad school class was Executive Coaching. Several coaches came to class each weekend to share with us their different styles. The coach who stood out the most was a tough woman, who called it like she saw it. She said something to our class of 20-somethings that I will never forget: At… Continue reading Best Professional Advice I’ve Ever Received
Monday will begin a new job! With that new job, I desperately need to do a bit of shopping...for work clothes. I love great, professional clothes but I'm still figuring out what works for my 25- (almost 26-) year-old lifestyle. What does a 20-something professional dress like? Here are some current favorites. Jackets. I'm learning… Continue reading Working Wish List
philanthropy: the love of humanity. I've spent nearly seven years learning and understanding the word "philanthropy." For four years of undergrad, I benefited from generosity of someone who gave out of love. Now, I work to provide opportunities for others to give to the university out of love, as well. Recently I've been fundraising for… Continue reading Philanthropy
Sometimes, even when you love what you do, you can get to the point where you are just a little too close to it.
Today is Commencement Day. And two years ago, that was me. Crazy. Do I wish I could go back and do it again? Sometimes yes, sometimes no...I have to admit that life with a salary and a house has some major perks. But I still relate to this song from Avenue Q. And now and… Continue reading I Wish I Could Go Back To College…