Index: All My Stories About Life Lessons/This Happened To Me
I’m a “Top Writer” in both Life Lessons and This Happened To Me, sharing my experiences, advice, and stories from the trenches.
How I Redefined Success After Realizing I Had the Wrong Formula
Kids: Don’t peak in high school.
Why You Should Apply For Your Less-Than-Dream Job
How ignoring the unwritten rules of the job search pays off.
What I Learned After I Almost Died in Hawaii and How It Changed Me
This scary wake-up call taught me important life lessons.
My 5 Tips After Living With a Painful 18+ Month Major Home Renovation
Consider my advice so you don’t have to learn them the hard way.
8 Tips for Planning a Meaningful Large Wedding When You Don’t Have an Unlimited Budget
You’ve got to be ruthless in order to splurge on your top priorities.
Memorable Life Lessons From My Authoritarian Grandmother & My Permissive Grandmother
Surprisingly, I got the awesome Esprit outfit from the strict one.
Searching for the Middle Ground Between Frugality and Excessive Consumption
The extreme frugality of earlier generations helped us “make it.”
Don’t Leave Your Customers In the Dark or You Risk Losing Them
I was so angry I vowed to never return.
Fatigue, Weight Gain, and Hair Loss: Could It Be Something Other Than Being A Middle-Aged Woman?
I just thought it was part of aging.
Look For Powerful Allies When You Enter Hostile Workplaces
Do you have a squad to watch your back?
The Challenges of Working and Raising Kids In A Strange New Land
My mom learned to be Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny because she loved her kids.
Growing Up With a Sibling Only 14 Months Younger Is a Blessing
We took turns pushing boundaries and each other.
Greek Life From the Eyes of an Outsider (aka “GDI”)
I almost pledged after befriending three sorority members.