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

The curse of the LEGO tape and the joy of crowdfunding

Deep in a dark and ancient pyramid, a forbidden chest was opened, and an evil the likes of which had never seen was loosed upon an unsuspecting world (well maybe not an ancient pyramid per se, more like a standard rectangular room, but the lighting back there is poor and the box isn't allowed to … Continue reading The curse of the LEGO tape and the joy of crowdfunding

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

Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

It was my morning with the kids and their cousins. My morning to supervise them as they pulled out every toy I had so painstakingly put away just days before. My morning to ensure they reached the bus stop with backpacks and lunch sacks intact. Some mornings those tasks are easier than others. I informed … Continue reading Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

The Pokemon Exchange and one elementary success

It was a quiet morning. This was most unusual as it was also my turn to escort my kids as well as two of their school aged cousins to the bus stop. Now normally, I would have soothed at least one tear fest, brokered a toy sharing deal that would make a UN negotiator proud, … Continue reading The Pokemon Exchange and one elementary success