Just the other day, The Austinot published my story, “Texas Conference for Women Takes the Town This Week,” an introduction to this annual event that aims to empower women’s professional and personal lives through education, inspiration, and shared experiences. Yesterday, I got to attend. Let me just say…wow. Here’s a brief run-down of my experience, plus… Continue reading Seminars, Sisterhood, and Shared Stories at Texas Conference for Women
The big news yesterday was Vanity Fair’s digital reveal of the magazine’s upcoming Caitlyn Jenner story. The cover image, shot by famed portraitist Annie Liebovitz, was breathtaking and captivating on many levels: pure curiosity, artistic appreciation, and fashion sense. Because it was THE topic for the day, it was easy to stumble into additional coverage… Continue reading Putting the “Oh, Shit” Moment In Midlife
Fate, luck, opportunity, chance, divine intervention–I struggle with how to name the many intersections of people, places, and events that make the hair on my arms raise. For me, this is currently about career. Where am I going next? In her best seller Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg described moving along a career arc as climbing on a… Continue reading How Woo Woo Are You?
I grew up with my nose in a book, rereading my favorites over and over again. As a kid, I practically lived in the public library, methodically working my way through the Dewey Decimal System and summer reading lists. My allowance was spent in the mall, not at boutiques but at B. Dalton Bookseller. A black and… Continue reading 4 Tips for Editor, Writer Working Success
December 2014 was a month of rest and recovery for me. It was — by far — the most relaxing holiday season I’ve ever had, what with no job and no kids at home. I was done with all holiday-related shopping and prep by the first week, which left me able to concentrate on what mattered… Continue reading What Sheryl Sandberg, Sloths, and Knitting Taught Me this December
For the last 3.5 years, my writing has been focused on my job at Austin Fit Magazine. I moved up through the ranks; two years ago, I became editor in chief. It was a position I completely dove into, truly relishing the opportunities, connections, and exposure that came with putting out a monthly fitness magazine. It… Continue reading Transitions in Life
It’s been over a month since I last posted; it feels like forever. We’re weeks away from moving. I’m doing the hard things now, like getting rid of some favorite furniture and sending my piano off to a friend for “babysitting” until my daughter is in a stable enough living space to house it. I’m… Continue reading Moving Houses and Careers
This is my training journal, so I try to keep my entries to running (or lack of running and rehab). But so much of what I do in running and training is tied in with life in general that the waters get a little murky at times and something more “life” related will make a… Continue reading Profiling Someone I Admire: Patti DeNucci