Board game

Writing about the mismatch between the interview and the actual duties of my first nonprofit job the other week reminded me that it happened again more recently! A few years ago, a local chapter of a national nonprofit was looking for a couple new board members. I applied and was invited…

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Take a damn sick day!

It seems like everyone’s sick right now, so this is a PSA: take a break and get some rest! Your body doesn’t care that you took time off three weeks ago for the holidays. It cares that it’s not getting what it needs when you try to power through. I cannot…

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Match game

Let me tell you about my first job after graduating from college. While I was still in school, I had an excellent part-time job at a bed and breakfast in Harvard Square and when I graduated, I got another part-time job at a nonprofit that did community-based revitalization that was…

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2022 in review

WE MADE IT! Happy New Year, friends! And with this new year starting, it’s time to review the past year and celebrate successes—even and especially small ones—and acknowledge milestones and changes. As with every year, I do this more for myself than for you, but I’m happy to have you follow…

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Christmas Movies 2022

At Halloweentime, I shared the horror movies I watched and planned to watch. Now, it’s time for a Christmassy roundup! I don’t go as hard on Christmas movies as I do on horror movies, but thanks to lots of cold, rainy days, I have been making pretty good progress this year….

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The key to asking for help

As Richie and I have been navigating his vision loss, many friends and family members have asked about what kind of changes we’ve experienced. I wrote about a few of them in my 2021 recap, but I thought of another one this morning and thought I’d share.  I go grocery shopping on Tuesday…

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Nonprofit mania

For those of you who are my neighbors, you probably know that an 11 year-old girl was killed when an out of control truck struck her while she was dancing in the Raleigh Christmas parade on November 19. It was a tragedy that absolutely could have been avoided. A friend of…

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Feed your mind

Before the pandemic started, I embarked on a creative endeavor that I called “Enrichment.” According to the section dedicated to it on my website, “Enrichment is a project that seeks to introduce curious Bull City adults to new and exciting things–and each other–through hands-on classes. Topics range from the wacky…

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Clear as mud

Every Friday at work, we have an all-team meeting, or “huddle.” These huddles always end with shout-outs, which is a wonderful way to publicly recognize, praise, and/or thank our colleagues. (This has always been really important to me—when I was at Counter Tools, I implemented a peer-to-peer recognition program called Daps.) Last…

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