Creating a sunny & happy work space in the office

I have never been the type of employee to personalize my work space until 5 years into my current position. The company had done a leadership swap and we were suddenly led by a new Vice President that had less education than her employees. She was just finishing a Master’s degree and had zero research … Continue reading Creating a sunny & happy work space in the office

The real cost of being a working mom

I have written several posts about the issues women are faced with when they decide to start a family. You can read my favorite posts about these issues here and here. For me it came down to time and money. For me to work full-time in an office (outside of the home), it means I … Continue reading The real cost of being a working mom

Letting go of illusion and embracing my next chapter

As I type up my resignation letter, it feels easy to let go of this job. Then I start clicking through my project folders and see all that I have accomplished in these past eight years...and all that I didn't. Some folders contain articles and projects that interested me that I never took time to … Continue reading Letting go of illusion and embracing my next chapter

Dealing with fear

I heard the best definition of the word 'fear' from a complete stranger. In my early 30's I was working through a host of personal issues that stemmed from growing up in dysfunctional family system. The stranger said, "FEAR. False. Evidence. Appearing. Real.". Whoa! In that moment, all of the fretting, the "shoulds", the procrastination, … Continue reading Dealing with fear

From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition

If we haven’t had time to catch up lately, don’t worry! I have been busy too! In a nut shell, over the past four months, I have been positioning myself to leave my job of 8 years. I have worked in the field of research and analysis for more than a decade. I love the … Continue reading From office mom to stay at home mom: Planning my transition