Want to give up? Read this

“We should just leave.” I was standing in the most beautiful house. The wood floors were newly redone. The kitchen was open with a custom copper sink. The bathroom tile was even heated (now that’s bougie).  It was perfect, and… I didn’t want to see anymore. You see,...

A lesson from M&M’s

If I asked about your favorite candy, what would you say? Snickers? Twix? Maybe Sour Patch Kids or Starburst? I bet you wouldn’t say M&M’s.  I wouldn’t either. Booooring! But a funny thing happened the other day. I took a cheap flight that didn’t have snacks so I...

I couldn’t stop digging

The other day I was digging around in my bag for a pen with no luck. The bag was pretty full, so I would scrounge around and pull out an object. I came up with two lipsticks, a granola bar, sunglasses, and a bad pen (we all know there are good pens and bad...

3 Rules to Take Better Breaks

I took one look at my watch and I burst into tears.  It was 2am and I had just woken up in bed. No, I wasn’t crying about a disaster. There was no death in the family or natural disaster. I was crying about steps. You see, this was during the time that I was committed...

Ask this when you’re feeling the pressure

The first time I got to paint an apartment, I went all out. Bright turquoise for the living room and cheerful coral for the kitchen. No minimalist eggshell or muted gray here! Soon after painting, I found some new pillows at Target in the exact same shades and knew I...