“I’m Just Not Meant for a Desk Job”

This is arguably the most annoying thing that people say to me when I tell them about my job. I explain to them how I spend 8+ hours sitting in a beige cubicle, staring at my dual-monitors, writing technical documents for heating and cooling equipment and their response is often, Oof, I could never do … Continue reading “I’m Just Not Meant for a Desk Job”

A Love Letter to Me

If you've been keeping up with me, then you know that last year was not my best year. It was actually pretty terrible. Like, a heaping pile of cooked carrots. So, I'm going into 2018 with only one resolution: Like myself. I know it sounds super cheesy and vague, but it's not as easy as it … Continue reading A Love Letter to Me

I Don’t Know What Happiness Looks Like

I was eight-years-old the first time I remember feeling overwhelmed by simple emotions. I was sitting alone at my little desk in my mom's home office working on math homework, my gangly legs swinging from the chair. I was staring at a row of multiplication problems and I didn't have the slightest idea of how … Continue reading I Don’t Know What Happiness Looks Like

10 Ways My Inner April Ludgate Comes Out at Work

At work, I think it's important to be professional and keep emotion out of things. I try to go in with a positive attitude and have good interactions with the co-workers. However, I can't help what goes on inside of me. Somewhere, tucked behind the optimism, there is an April Ludgate hiding in my core. … Continue reading 10 Ways My Inner April Ludgate Comes Out at Work

#HowIWillChange Isn’t Asking for Much

If you didn't feel a pain in your chest over the past couple of days reading stories of #metoo, then you might not have a soul. Scrolling through my feed and seeing that blue hashtag over and over was a reminder that so many of us have shared this experience. My only wish is that … Continue reading #HowIWillChange Isn’t Asking for Much

Lean into Weakness

At the beginning of this summer, I injured my foot while running. Because of my injury, I was pretty much sidelined from running for the rest of the season. This, of course, is heartbreaking when you live in Wisconsin because there are only a few good months of outdoor running, and I missed most of … Continue reading Lean into Weakness