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Whether or not we like labels, we all have them. Sometimes we celebrate them. Sometimes we despise them. Sometimes we just try to avoid them altogether. Some labels are innocuous, like “female”. Some labels are bound to inspire judgment, like “feminist”. And others labels are impossible to shake, so we focus on owning them, like … Continue reading A is for…
Occasionally, I find myself contemplating the big questions. You know—the BIG questions: What is my purpose? What will my legacy be? What is the meaning of life? Many people find meaning in their religious beliefs, particularly if they have a belief in another life to come after this one. Parents can point to their children … Continue reading I continue to pursue purpose.
Inspired by the "If I were 22..." meme floating around LinkedIn right now. If you were to tell me that you have no regrets about your life so far, I would assume that you are either suffering from selective amnesia or a lying liar who lies. I've probably been guilty myself at some point … Continue reading Lessons for my 22 year old self
I got mean-girl'd at the grocery store today. While I was taking a look at dry roasted edamame, some chick in yoga pants and a pony tail rolled her eyes and made a comment about me to her friend. I don't know what the comment was, but it was clearly about me. It's possible that … Continue reading I’m awesome. And here’s why.
My grandmother used to talk to herself all the time. Sitting in the living room listening to her wash dishes was like being treated to a one woman play. Mommom would talk about the birds outside the window. The condition of the tomatoes in the garden out back. The effectiveness of the dish soap she … Continue reading I am my grandparents’ legacy.
I mentioned in a previous post that I have strong feelings about the word faith. It's something of a mantra for me with personal historical significance, yet I know that many find that my allegiance to the word is contrary to my atheistic beliefs. I disagree. Passionately. As with many words, there is more than … Continue reading Refusing to give up my faith