Tag Archives: career

The In Betweens

So I finished my first draft of a book outline — and not surprisingly, it’s not quite good yet. No, truly. That’s my agent talking, not just me. And it’s been enough weeks since I finished it, that I can … Continue reading

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What Is Within My Silence?

I have always lived in chaos. It’s what I was born to, first of all: a dramatic and dynamic mother, a total whirlwind of personality, charm and presence whose mind was a turbulent sea, able to pull her underwater at … Continue reading

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Such Sweetness, This Life

Oh, how things are crazy right now. I’m in the deepest hell of the launch, when everything is upside-down and nothing is moving fast enough and we don’t have systems and processes and I haven’t hired all my hires and … Continue reading

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The Force Is With Me

I am in an airport. It is late and the stores are closed. I am tired, so tired. And I have two hours to go before my red-eye takes off. I have a bit of a sore throat, and am … Continue reading

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Join Me In A ReTreat! (Capitalization Intentional)

I’m always looking for a way to have a little time to myself. And one of the truly bizarre truths of being a working mom is that business trips = time to myself. I’ve been at the BlogHer offices in … Continue reading

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What Makes A Good Life?

I stumbled across an unbelievable combination of informations today on the internets (Thank you, Twitter!), and my mind is still reeling. First, there was the new truth of how American demographics are changing, ousting the married-with-kids as the central building … Continue reading

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Statue of Limitations

It’s been a wild and wandering year, jam-packed with days of… something. I mean, I know I was doing *something* most of the last 365 days. But mostly I feel as if I were frozen in time, while the calendar … Continue reading

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Getting Grounded In Life: A Tale of Two Shoes

So this weekend I took an interesting—perhaps even bold—step toward whatever it is that might be coming next: I divested myself of a rather large quantity of my former-life fancy-girl clothes and shoes. As I went through my closets and … Continue reading

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Living in the Drift…

There’s a difference between being stuck in life and being in a drifting phase, not knowing necessarily what you’re doing next. (And sometimes even what you’re doing today.) This is where I am: in the drift. And I can’t say … Continue reading

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What I’ve Lost

We all lose our parents, eventually. But I’ve discovered that the very ordinariness of it flies in the face of the actual experience. And describing that loss is almost as challenging as describing what happens to you in the first … Continue reading

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