Category: life & career

8 Days a Week

One of the first suggestions I received from my boss when I started at my company was to join her in a course she was taking to better manage her time. I had just started and didn’t know whether she was making…

On the Hill

My friends will tell you that I complained about “being old” way before I actually “got old.” Before I turned 40, I joked that when I did I expected the sky to open up and a fantastic beam of light…

Separate Vacations

When I was young, my family only went away on vacation twice. Once to Boston to visit my grandaunt and once to Orlando to visit Disney World. My parents got into a huge fight in Orlando. With those two exceptions…

Writing Assignment

Last fall, I took a children’s book writing class. The first assignment was to write a letter to yourself at a younger age. I just came across my letter to my 12-year old self: Dear Vincent, You don’t have to…

Drawing Lines in the Sand

I have drawn lines in the sand with my family. I have had to set boundaries. It was difficult at first. It started with my father and grandmother. I had to get them to call before “dropping by.” I also…