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The Easiest Way to Avoid a Technology Disaster When You Present.

You have the BEST EVER (insert techy thing here) for your presentation. Perhaps it's a...GIF riddled powerpoint with fancy transitions, musical segway, dancing cat video, 3-D display of "fancy new" product... maybe even a robot. There's…
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Are You Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop?

"I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop." I got to thinking about this phrase over the weekend. It used to make a lot of sense to me.  I mean, things don't always work out, right? We make mistakes, bad things happen, and stuff doesn't…
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It's Not Easy Breaking Your Heart

You were supposed to get a different blog today. One that shouts from the rooftops about the people in my tribe. Celebrating them in all their glorious wonder. You'll have to wait for that one. Sometimes life doesn't go as planned; sometimes…

You're Just so... EFFUSIVE

Words have hurt me many times in my life.  There's one word, though, that hurt more than all the others. It was supposed to be my dream job, and I wanted to do my best.  I was about forty days into the job when it happened. I got the chance…

You're Trying Too Hard

  I was a freshman in college when learned my boyfriend's sister had a birthday coming up.  Anxious to impress her because she was important to him, I went out and promptly bought her a head to toe outfit from American Eagle.  Bath and…

Why You Dream of Being the Bearded Lady

...you'd stand there and let the door slam in your face. 

Why No One Wants to Talk to You

My belief that every struggle serves a purpose runs deep. So, when I was asked to share part of my personal story for a group of over 200 women, I was thrilled to accept. This was the kind of opportunity I'd been waiting for, for a long time. I…

This Blog Blows...

This blog has been a gigantic time sucking leech stuck to my butt for the last week. It's been singularly unrewarding, frustrating and downright maddening to write. Do you know how many stupid hours I've sat here, in my blogging chair, writing…

The Six Failures I will make in 2018

I know what you're thinking. "We are 5 blog-posts in with Alex, and she's gone off the deep end already!  Somebody grab the popcorn...I can't wait to watch this!" Hang on to your bowl...and read on a bit. You see, 2017 didn't turn out at…