The late evening – early morning actually – was crisp and clear. Above me I could see what seemed like a million stars. Being careful not to misstep as I bent my neck as far as it would go, I took in as much of the night sky as possible, while the dog six feet from me on a leash in my right hand pulled me steadily forward.Read more
A friend recently posted about a “WTF” moment when she realized just how old she would be on her next birthday. She followed it up with “I’m still trying to figure out my place in this world.” I don’t know that we ever stop trying to figure out our place in the world. Life is constantly evolving. We have continual opportunities to reinvent ourselves as we learn and grow. That’s the beautiful thing about life.Read more
Yesterday morning on an 8.5 mile run, I ran nine new streets in Vernon Hills, Illinois and with that concluded my quest to run every street in town. I took on this challenge because without any races on the calendar I needed a way to stay motivated to keep up a regular running schedule. I also wanted to get off the park trails where social distancing was becoming difficult. I started on August 2.Read more
If I had one piece of advice to give someone who wants to move to a new city, it would be “find a job first.” When I came out to Chicago over two years ago knowing only two people here, I had secured only a (very) part-time position, and planned to build my business with the rest of my time. It never occurred to me that two people probably wasn’t a sufficient network to do that.Read more
This is the first week of the rest of my life, right? With my lay-off and the holiday weekend behind me, I’m focusing on what’s next.
Have you seen that I’m back on Facebook? After taking a stand at the end of last year and completely deleting my account followed by a three month hiatus, I rejoined on March 31. I simply felt, in light of the lockdown and pending sense of doom at that time, a bit disconnected. I hadn’t, as I had hoped, found an alternative to Facebook.
What did I find in the time away?Read more