The Joy of Fingerprints

Fingerprints are often overlooked in our day-to-day interactions.  Unless you are tasked with cleaning them off windows, doors, walls, etc.  (Aren’t little hands the most fun?!?) For nearly a year and a half, I’ve been intentionally “finding joy” and “choosing joy” in my life.  Not because joy wasn’t always there.  But because I had fallen victim … More The Joy of Fingerprints

Want versus Need

I used to think it was important to be needed, both personally and professionally.  And then I actually lived it…being needed at work and being needed in a romantic relationship.  Guess what?!? Being needed sucks.  Hard. Being constantly needed creates a lot of unnecessary and unwarranted stress.  Being constantly needed requires you to take on responsibilities … More Want versus Need

Some Days Take Effort

Failure has always been a struggle for me.  Not because I think I’m perfect at everything.  And not because I think I deserve all the success the world has to offer.  Just because I’ve never been good at accepting failure as a learning experience.  Instead, I tend to frame it as an utter defeat and … More Some Days Take Effort

Baggage Be Gone

We all have baggage of varying degrees.  We’ve all had bad experiences.  It’s what we do with that baggage that can, at times, define us…not as much who we were, but who we are. Over the past 16 months or so, I’ve learned a lot about myself.  I don’t think I will ever stop being … More Baggage Be Gone


I can’t put into words how thankful I am for the many training opportunities I’m provided by my employer.  Today, I had the good fortune of attending a broadcast of John C Maxwell’s Live2Lead experience that took place live last Friday near Atlanta, Ga. Majoring in Leadership in the Public Sector at NC State, I’m very aware … More Live2Lead