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?
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
While waiting for a video file to export at work, I started writing what would be my final blog post in the “Goodbye My Twenties” series. I pulled it out of my notebook when it was time to go home and intended on finishing it and posting it. However, I started thinking about everything I … More Goodbye My Twenties: The Final Farewell
**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?
If you haven’t hit this time in your life yet, I’m sure you will soon enough. There comes a time in (nearly) everyone’s life where so much has changed that they have to take a step back and really ask themselves, “Where do I go from here?” Its not a question of anxiety or depression, … More Goodbye My Twenties: Where Do We Go From Here?
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
When someone says PTSD, what pops into your head? A veteran? A rape victim? A domestic abuse survivor? All of those examples are valid. They are all real life examples of people who suffer from PTSD. But what about the less obvious cases? If someone said PTSD, would you ever think of someone who has … More Goodbye My Twenties: That Can Cause PTSD?
We’ve all been there before – you’re starting over with a new company and a new job. You’ve got the “first day” jitters. You’re excited and anxious and hopeful but cautious. You may have been burned at previous jobs, by co-workers, by management, by the job itself, and that can make you hesitant to let … More Goodbye My Twenties: The New Job
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
It’s another beautiful, sunny, summer day, and I once again find myself under the comforting shade of the Thinking Tree. I guess it’s an appropriate place to park myself, seeing as all I can do lately is think. Think about the pets, think about my husband and this new chapter of my life with him, … More Goodbye My Twenties: Just Another Sunny Day