#79: Find Another Way

#79: Find Another Way

I am in the middle of a failure. There was this thing that I wanted to do. So I approached it intellectually, did my research, weighed my options, and embarked on the journey. This is what I do. It’s all up here for a while at first (you can’t see me, but I’m making crazy […]

#77: A Tale of Two Trips

#77: A Tale of Two Trips

One of the benefits of college is the opportunity to befriend people you would never otherwise meet and visit them in places you would never otherwise go. Due to the whims of dorm and roommate roulette I was fortunate to make acquaintances who invited me to travel with them to exotic locations like Columbus, Georgia… […]

#39: You Get What You Pay For

#39: You Get What You Pay For

He seemed to be everything I had been looking for! He carried the hearty recommendation of a good friend! He was available at a moment’s notice! He was responsive to my every whim! He was (ahem) well-equipped! I am talking, of course, about my handyman. Before putting your house on the market, you have to […]

#27: An Award-Winning Holiday Tradition

#27: An Award-Winning Holiday Tradition

I’m always impressed with people who have baking traditions at the holidays. People who craft once-a-year layer cakes with complicated frosting, cheerfully decorate sugar cookies, and let’s not forget the homemade fudge. My grandmother was the baker in our family, but I’m afraid I’m missing her baking gene. Maybe it’s just lack of practice. Making […]

#14: On Perfectionism

#14: On Perfectionism

I am, for the most part, a perfectionist.  I hate to make mistakes.  I don’t like to do something unless I am sure I can do it well, or that I, at least, won’t embarrass myself.  This can be a paralyzing trait and I often have to fight against it. While watching the Olympics this […]

#5: Pressure Cooker (the kind where no actual food is made)

#5: Pressure Cooker (the kind where no actual food is made)

I put a lot of pressure on myself. I could lie on the couch and tell you all about how this is the fault of my parents, the church, my education….but I won’t. It’s just me. It’s how God wired me, and frankly, I don’t know what He was thinking. I see a situation – […]

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