Weeks and weeks of effort have come down to this day. This moment. These 2.5 minutes. So much preparation and rehearsal and refinement. All this focus inwardly. On what we do. On why we’re the best. On why we should be picked and found worthy of investment over all of our peers. It’s sufficiently motivating. … Continue reading pride in my fellow founders
Birthdays are sacred to me. Yes, I’m one of those people. The ones that believe in week long celebrations, in recognizing the day even as you push through your mid 30’s. J and I basically “agree to disagree” on this one. I don’t know if it’s because my parents always made our birthdays big deals… … Continue reading happy birthday bug
My parents had no safety net. Cash flow was their simple barometer. If they made money, they paid rent, fed and clothed their children, were allowed the luxuries of travel and entertainment. Pretty simple. Also pretty brutal. They never, in 40+ years, had any security. They never once relied on “social services” or leaned on … Continue reading The secret to startup success? Act like a small business.
I’m in my happy place. I have found an hour, just for myself, to turn my brain off and just be. Just veg. Just read an Us Weekly. Go ahead – judge away. Dosed judiciously, it is one of the most effective (and cheapest) forms of de-stressing. And I’m making great progress. Until I see … Continue reading How a bullshit print ad made me own my choices.
It hurts. Like physically. It’s been 4 days away from my girls and as I am surrounded by other people’s kids in this cafe, I physically feel the distance between me and my babies. Like a gravitational pull that draws me north but that I cannot obey. It’s temporary. It’s for an amazing opportunity. I’ll … Continue reading Feeling the painful distance of every mile
Do you believe that certain people are meant to come into your life and change everything? I do. Because it’s happened to me. And I don’t mean like the big ones like my husband or our kids. I mean everyday people that you don’t ever imagine could have the ability to make such a big … Continue reading thanking my stars for bringing this person into my life.
I feel like I’m in a living time machine. Each week I spend part of my week in San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. And it feels like living in the future, the present and the past, respectively. San Francisco has a dream, a mirage, a too-good-to-be true sort of quality to it. As soon as … Continue reading traveling in time on the West Coast
I am tired. A bone deep, heavy limbs, dreamy sort of exhaustion. But I am happy. And content. And so energized. It’s an incredibly privileged position to be in. I thank my lucky stars every night I crawl into bed and every morning I wake up that I have given given this opportunity to do … Continue reading gratitude for the exhaustion of opportunity
When I began, I didn’t think I was going to make it to a month, let alone a year. And now, as I am looking at the end, I can’t believe it’s almost over. Nursing your baby is one of those things that is highly personal and in some ways, polarizing. But it’s also one … Continue reading Clinging to the last connection
This morning, as I got a quick message from a friend across the country, I realized I knew the answer to this parenting thing. Big I know. Except the answer is kinda, ridiculously little: We just need to feel like we’re not in this alone. Like we have somebody, anybody, in our corner with us. … Continue reading Not alone. That's all that matters.