Tag: Purpose

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a new year — and a new time!  After much thought, I’ve decided to stop maintaining a regular blog.  I’ll still write articles from time to time, but my new focus will be on compiling my thoughts and stories into full-scale books.  It’s been a personal dream of mine to become an author, although

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Finding Headspace when Work & Life get the Better of You.

The past few months have been rough.  Life’s gotten busier:  my little girl turned two; I had to start thinking about school plans for my son who starts kindergarten in the fall; my husband and I are planning a family vacation to New Zealand in 4 weeks; we’ve been doing a lot of work in

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5 Times I Fell in Love with my Job

In the spirit of love and the end of Valentine’s Day long weekend, there are a few times in a working parent’s life when you really fall in love with your job.  That love my be fleeting, but it’s real while it lasts.  Here are 5 times I fell in love with my job, after

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Losing #nanowrimo … for now.

At 20, 153 words and halfway through Chapter 7, I’ve stopped… for now.  I may have lost #nanowrimo2015, but I’m really proud that I did get through one-third of the novel.  And I’m not stopping…  I will finish this novel and, someday, maybe even publish it.  But my first draft isn’t happening in one month

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A sad day for Paris and for all of us.

As many of you know, business travel is a huge part of my job.  I work with wonderful global partners around the world to help create a more open and connected world (specifically through Internet.org by Facebook) for everyone.  Last night’s events in Paris leave me sad, dumbfounded, and worried.  As we open up our

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Nanowrimo & Lessons from one week of remote work in Seattle

You’re going to hear a lot less from me over the next few weeks.  That’s because I’ve signed up to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time:  write my first fiction chick-lit novel.  It’s not going to be easy.  And as much as I love writing and sharing with all of

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Do I feel comfortable writing about being a parent in the workforce?

I wish I could say that writing about being a parent in the workforce was risk free for me from both a career and personal perspective.  But it’s not. I work because I think the work I do can change the world for the better, but I also work because my income is vital for

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