Talk to Me: Standing Out at Work

Q: I recently started my first big girl job. I want to make a really strong impression on my new boss and co-workers but I’m shy and quiet. How can I show them I’m a good addition to their team? A: Great question, dear reader. I think this is something that a lot of people…

I’m Stuck in a Rut

  If you haven’t noticed from my lack of posting over the past couple of weeks, I’m stuck in a very deep rut right now. There are a lot of thing in my life that I’d like to change up, and while I’ve tried out a few different hobbies and directions, nothing is really sticking for…

Why I Have Tattoos

I’m not here to tell you things that people with tattoos are tired of hearing or to angrily defend my right to have tattoos. I get it. They aren’t for everyone and that’s fine. I’m just here to tell you why I have them and why they are important to me (and they are extremely…

Advice for My Present Self

Since it’s Tuesday and also my birthday, I was going to give advice to my past self. However, the more that I thought about it the more that I realized that is an annoyingly overdone idea and also there is nothing I can do about what’s happened in the past. Who am I to say…

Talk to Me Tuesday: Long Distance Love

Q: My honey and I are doing long distance for the next couple of months. We have a rock solid relationship, but that doesn’t make the distance suck less. Any suggestions? A: Oh, dear reader, I know the distance won’t be easy, but I think the only way to survive a stint apart is to focus…

Music for Smiling

I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to be unhappy in Wisconsin during the summer. We only get the sunshine for a few months and they seem to move double time. Today I took a moment to myself to realize that we’re almost halfway through July and wonder what the hell happened to June. What was I…

When You Think You’re Funny

I think I’m funny. Really funny. I know it’s not just in my head because it’s been confirmed by at least two people….my dad and my best friend. Those are two completely unbiased opinions that I can trust. I know there are others like me out there. Everyday comedians put on the planet to grace…