What’s in a Name?

I’ve never been a big fan of my first name. It’s so common: Elizabeth. Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice, aka Lizzy. Queen Elizabeth – how many now? Beth from Little Women. Lizzy Bruin from The Bernenstein Bears. The actress, Elizabeth Taylor. The name has a lot of flexibility, to be sure – I’ve had many … More What’s in a Name?

Worlds Apart

They don’t see me: just a face, a hoodie, and jeans. They don’t hear me: just noises coming from some yawning cavern. If they could, they would walk right through me. Walking around is just another inconvenience in a day full of inconveniences. Their day is already bursting at the seams with meetings and memos, … More Worlds Apart

Goodbye My Twenties: When Is It the Right Time to Get Married?

**Disclaimer: This blog was written for people who are currently in relationships and thinking about marriage. I fully support and understand that some people do not wish to get married. While at work today, a co-worker of mine brought up that, since I am the only married person in that department, I am the one … More Goodbye My Twenties: When Is It the Right Time to Get Married?

Goodbye My Twenties: Networking in a Brave New World

A lot of people will tell you “It’s who you know”, and they’re not wrong. That saying seems to be becoming more and more relevant. Opportunities often become available because of a connection you have established. Networking has become such an integral part of our society, especially since social media became the norm. Think about … More Goodbye My Twenties: Networking in a Brave New World

Goodbye My Twenties: Once a Family, Always a Family

I’ve been thinking about what I would write about in my next blog entry. The patience-trying process of getting your name changed? The upcoming writing workshop? Maybe more on the trials of job hunting, since that has been constantly on my mind. But no…I think I’ll put aside the angry ranting of rejection and disappointment … More Goodbye My Twenties: Once a Family, Always a Family