I am such a horrible eavesdropper. I can’t help it. But the dramas of people are so fascinating. It’s why busy cafes are the best. I really am trying to be productive right now. Crank out some work, some planning for the week. I even put in my headphones and turned on my white noise … Continue reading the lives of others
All my life I have been used to downplaying my “otherness”. Growing up as the only non-white kid in my class I quickly became conscious and then self-conscious of what kept me apart from the kids that made up the consensus. So while there was little I could do to truly hide this otherness, I … Continue reading Wading into the fight
We are so blessed. There is no other way to describe it. J turned 40 today. And it took some time to figure out how to celebrate. But when I thought about what was most important to him, to us, it was actually quite simple – family, friends and adventure. The biggest challenge was that … Continue reading birthday blessed
It’s the first day of Y Combinator and I’m on a plane, headed to Mountain View. Only it’s June, not January, and I’m not anticipating the first Tuesday dinner and the panel, but about to be on that panel. It’s funny being on the other side. Part of me can’t believe it’s been 5 months. … Continue reading #payingitforward
I hate labels. I always have. I find them to be restricting and unimaginative and ultimately limiting. I get that they serve the purpose to place things… to make sense and order of the thousands of things flying at us. But they are so … limiting. I have struggled my whole life with what labels … Continue reading Kill the labels.
Startups are hard. This we all know to be true. But they’re hard not because the work is hard, but because the toll they take mentally. There is so much uncertainty and ambiguity and so much at stake that each day feels like a roller coaster of highs and lows, wins and misses, steps forward … Continue reading Goodbye Insecurity. Hello Doubt.
I’m about to lose my mind. Like straight up *explosion*. It’s been a long day. A long week at that. Nothing unusual. But all I want is a glass of wine and some silence. J is out for a much needed evening away, watching the game and drinking beers, so it’s just me and the … Continue reading losing my mind.
Wow. I’ve turned into one of those parents. The ones that only post pictures of their kids. Taking a flip through my feed I see shocking evidence to support this. Countless pics of the Bug and Peanut. Doing things that I find nauseatingly adorable. Assuming therefore that everyone else in the universe will too. I … Continue reading bringing back the muddled messy.
Our luggage is lost. Well, not lost exactly. Just not with us. Or within 3000 miles of us. After a picture perfect vacation in Hawaii, we were all set to renter the world, refreshed and renewed. A family again after 3 tolling, taxing months. Our relaxed, vacation glow created a nice bubble that we hoped … Continue reading It’s okay to say "I don’t know"
In front of me sit 4 incredibly accomplished and tenacious women. They are building companies of impact and scale. Each of them are YC alumni so they have been exactly where I am today. And through smarts and guts, they have grown really compelling businesses over the past 3+ years. So I am eager to … Continue reading don't applaud for the money