Category: Lessons Learned

Let’s talk about love

Coffee shops are funny places. I’ve spent a lot of time in them writing, dreaming, scheming, and of course drinking far too much coffee. It’s not even the atmosphere that brings me in though, it’s the people.

Just last week I overheard 2 nurses on lunch complaining about pastors who cheat on their wives. My favorite quote from that day? “Well, Daddy didn’t just fall out of bed onto another woman… he planned it!” It took every ounce of strength within me not to laugh out loud. (more…)

5 Things I Learned While Looking for a Job.

When I was 16 I was hired for any job I applied for. It was beautiful. After working for 2 banks, a few restaurants, the Star Tribune, and various other companies I graduated college with a job in hand in the career field I studied so hard to be a part of. Yes, I am aware of how lucky I was. But I didn’t realize I was living in a bubble. After quitting my radio job, moving home and starting a passionate job hunt I was humbled beyond words by my lack of being hired. It was absolutely heart-wrenching, degrading, and destructive. Confession: I cried a lot… and ate a lot of cookies. But now that I’ve found some light at the end of the tunnel (hallelujah) I’m going to share the 5 most important lessons I learned. (more…)

How do you say Goodbye?


I’m not sure how to say good-bye. I mean, I know how to audibly say it, but to actually mean it baffles me. To actually end something, cut someone out of my life, change a bad habit, and walk away from something knowing when you say those words that it is over. I am terrible at good-bye. (more…)