The Circle by Dave Eggers: Ludicrous, yet Believable

After a marathon session in which I stayed up WAY too late two nights in a row to keep reading, I finished The Circle by Dave Eggers. If I had to describe the book in one word it would be scary!

For those of you who plan on reading the book or watching the movie that will come out later this year, STOP READING NOW! While I don’t plan on giving a play-by-play, I can’t guarantee the rest of this post will be spoiler free.

For the rest of you, keep reading!

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Any Day Is a Good Day to Make a Resolution

Happy New Year! Did you make a New Year’s resolution?

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions because any day is a good day to make a resolution. I mentioned this in our first weekly staff meeting of 2017 and my manager told me I should make a motivational poster so here is the quote…and some cupcakes. Get inspired.

Any Day Is a Good Day to Make a Resolution

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Getting Over College Nostalgia

Getting Over My College Nostalgia

This past weekend I attended my college’s homecoming and for the first time I felt like I really didn’t belong. I graduated a few years ago and now I don’t know anyone who is an undergraduate and everything on campus is changing: new buildings, new stadium, and new faces.

It’s strange getting the feeling that a place that was your home for four years is no longer your home. I guess this is part of the growing up.

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There's never a good time to do something

There’s Never a “Perfect” Time to Do Something

Blog fatigue: When you start a blog and then run out of steam and abandon it.

I confess. As you probably already know, I am guilty of this! Over the weekend a friend mentioned she had discovered my blog through the link in my Instagram profile and that she was reading through some of the posts. I was immediately ashamed because I HAVE NOT UPDATED THIS BLOG IN FOREVER!

I feel like Dug from Up with his cone of shame. I do not like the cone of shame! And the worst part is, I only have myself to blame.

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Relying on other people

Relying on Other People

I’ve never liked working in teams. I personally dreaded group  work in college and high school, especially if the groups were assigned. The saying goes if there are two people in a group, one person does all the work and the second one watches. And I sort of believe it. Sometimes I think, it would just be faster, easier, or better if I did it myself.

Especially in the U.S. and western culture where individualism is strongly praised, we’d rather do it on our own. We are taught self reliance. Of course, being independent is good, but sometimes we do need support from others. I’m slowly learning this.

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A season of singleness

A Season of Singleness

The other day someone prayed for me during my “season of singleness.” It was a very nice prayer, asking the Lord for help, wisdom, discernment and comfort – all things that I do need from the Lord.

What struck me was the phrase “season of singleness.” I have to say I internally cringed a bit upon hearing it.

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Do I Look White

Do I Look White?

Sometimes in rare moments of introspection I stare at myself in the mirror and think, do I look white?

It’s hard to tell because all I see looking back at me are two eyes, a nose, lips…my mirror twin. When I scowl, the woman in the mirror scowls back, when I smile, so does she. We stick our tongues out and laugh. I switch off the bathroom light, and she disappears.

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How to be Productive and Lazy At the Same Time

If you’re like me, productivity comes in waves. There are times when I’m eager to get everything done and check off all the items on my to-do list and other times when I’d rather just lay around and watch Netflix. I’m torn between being productive or at least maintaining good habits and reverting to college/cat-like behavior.

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How I Really Spend My Time At Work

How I really spend time at work

Can anyone else relate? Every time I see that Microsoft Word is “not responding,” or the spinning wheel icon I am very tempted to throw my cup of coffee at the screen…Who knows, it may be an improvement!? This is why I “waste” paper and print out documents so I can review them when my computer decides to take a nap. It’s like the machine has gone on summer vacation!

At least it’s Friday! I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend!

How Badly Do You Want It?

Have you ever had something you worked really hard for? Or a challenge you overcame? I recently had an experience that reminded me of the value of good, old fashioned hard work!

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