Assignment for work.

Amidst the holiday break, the Director in my department sat down with the leadership team and asked us about our professional and personal goals for 2013. Most of us had very similar ambitions professionally [e.g. move up!] and only slight diversity in our personal goals – weight loss, run a marathon, go vegan, etc. It…

The Bet

A few weeks ago, a classmate and I were chatting about how many great projects we’ve started so far while in school and how disappointed we were that we hadn’t finished them. He and I have become good friends over the last two years and we both recognize a lot of talent and potential in…

Stepping outside of your comfort zone…

Yesterday, I did something I’ve never done before. Something that no one would have likely guessed I would ever do in my life. I ran in the Savage Race, a brutal six mile obstacle course in Dade City, Florida. The event was literally described as the “race designed to kick your ass.” And it did.…

Holiday weekend = Challenge!

This post is going to be short and brief, as this is my first “real weekend” in several weeks and it happens to be three glorious days off! I’ve been putting in a lot of overtime lately, between both school and work, and finding very little time to enjoy some of my favorite things, such…

You can’t fall if you don’t jump!

So, as I’ve mentioned before, I set the goal of being published five times while I’m 28. Why did I set this goal? I did it because I’m typically HORRIFIED by rejection. My whole life, I’ve intentionally avoided confrontation as well as neglected my gut instincts because I’ve feared failure. Which probably sounds oxymoronic coming…