Summer School- Class 4: Life Check

Two weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer "break". This summer, this Summer  will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward. I last suggested The Purge:…
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Summer School- Class 3: The Purge

Two weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer "break". This summer, this Summer  will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward. Last week, I focused on the Mid-year…

Summer School- Class 2: Mid-year Reset

I used to think Summer School was punishment. Even in college, I hated using my summer to take classes. Now, not only do I take classes during the summer, but I look for ways to learn every day.  I sometimes feel like I'm behind and there is…

Summer School- Class 1: 5 Ways to Catch Up and Get Ahead

I didn't need to catch up.... I just wanted to get ahead.

No Honeymoon. New Cancun Memories and 10 New Life Lessons.

Last week I wrote about what would have been my 10 year wedding anniversary (June 9th) so this week 10 years ago I would have been on my honeymoon. We went to Cancun, Mexico. Although things were awkward (wrote about that too), we had some…

Divorce. 10 Years Later. 5 Lessons Learned From One of My Biggest S.O. What!'s

June 9, 2007,  I walked down the aisle and my last name changed. So did everything about my life. And my son's. I had been a single mother for 12 years, and I was pretty proud of how I managed to provide a good life for myself and my son on…

4 Years Down as an Entrepreneur, and I'm Still Up

I am more clear on my vision for my business and exactly how I want it to run and what I want to do.

20 Years Later. 4 Lessons Learned as a Teen Mom High School Graduate.

May 23, 1997 marked the end of my high school career and the beginning of my adult life. I was armed with a high school diploma...and a two-year old son. I had no idea that what had been the hardest part of my life up to that point would define…

The Hardest Job I Never Applied For

When I was 15, I got a new job. The summer before I had worked at a summer camp cleaning bathrooms and kitchenettes on a college campus for a summer program. I think the kids participating were my age. I wasn't really old enough to work, but…