The fear of success and why it’s more deadly to your long-term goals than you think

"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." - Alfred Hitchcock I mentioned last week that I was readying myself mentally for being my husband's plus one at his high school reunion and my struggles with impostor syndrome. My husband had told me not to worry. I should have listened, … Continue reading The fear of success and why it’s more deadly to your long-term goals than you think

One Nearly Foolproof Way to Achieve Absolutely Nothing

"There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine." - P. G. Wodehouse While the cure for gray hairs might only be death, spending a weekend at the beach accompanied by a handful of close friends, a box of wine, and neither kids nor spouses in … Continue reading One Nearly Foolproof Way to Achieve Absolutely Nothing

A dose of well-deserved medicine

It was Sunday evening. I was sitting on the couch, enjoying a little quiet time while mentally readying myself for the week ahead. I happened to notice my husband typing on his phone with a self-satisfied grin on his face. I was immediately on alert. To be clear - this is not a look to … Continue reading A dose of well-deserved medicine

A tale of two vines – how hardship led to better growth

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Ignoring the fact that my name isn't Mary, nor do I consider myself contrary (well - at least, not most of the time), my garden may have looked better in prior years, but at least it is back in bloom. Thanks for asking! A few weeks … Continue reading A tale of two vines – how hardship led to better growth

A vindicated truth and the downside of being right

Early in my high school experience, I had the joy of returning to my locker only to discover that someone had broken in and stolen not only my bag of gym clothes but a stack of three ringed binders as well containing all my homework. Afterward, I took to carrying the full day's notebooks, other … Continue reading A vindicated truth and the downside of being right