Tag: Ambition

  • Avoiding Negativity in the Groundhog Season

    A few mornings ago, I work up to an article on Elephant Journal about what is know as the Buddhist Dön season (vowel pronounced like “could”). In a nutshell, the ten days leading up to the Tibetan New Year (this year is February 9th) are believed to enhance our awareness of daily obstacles and provoke frustration with our current situation. Whether you believe in this type of thing or not, it’s hard to ignore the how many people feel during this part of the winter — sick of the cold, groundhog about to predict six more weeks of winter, and probably a large dose of cabin fever.

  • Celebrating Growth, Even When You’re Bad at Math

    I’ve been trying to think a lot about math lately. I’m terrible at math, I always have been. It was the only subject in school where I was happy if I even squeaked by. But it took some growing up to understand that the concepts in math are much more relatable to life than I expected. I’ve started to notice that each time I get into a rut about where I’m headed, it’s because I am looking at the “numbers” in my life instead of the rate of growth.

  • If the Whole World Took an Acting Class

    As an actor, I have spent my fair share of time laying on the floor and barking at the ceiling.  Okay, I’m not barking, per se, I am sending my voice through the space from the top of my head.  I have sat on the backs of classmates and been sat on by teachers, all for […]

  • An Unexpected Tale of Perseverance

    The story of my morning has three characters: a spider, the Quick Chek Man, and me. The Resilient Spider For the past week, a brown and black spotted spider, about the side of a nickel, has taken residence in our driver side mirror.  When he isn’t building his web, he crawls inside the casing, angrily taking […]

  • Backwards Budgeting: For National Blog Posting Month!

    In honor of NaBloPoMo (or National Blog Post Post Month) I took on Blogher’s challenge to write about something I feel I am an “expert” in.  To say I am an expert at budgeting is VERY far from the truth, but when it comes to somehow keeping our heads above water while freelancing, I have some experience.  So […]

  • The War Against Office Snacks

    A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco.  We’ve been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it.  We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M’s and mini Hershey bars and […]

  • The Tuesday Situation

    It’s been one of those mornings.  I woke up with a mysteriously sore jaw (probably from sinus problems, because the human body is strange), and so I haven’t been able to open my mouth more than about an inch.  It’s really attractive. Then I arrived early to work for a large event I’m helping run and […]

  • Monday Boost: An Ode to Schleppers

    I name this hot muggy Monday, National Schlepper* Appreciation Day!  It is for all the people who think delivery is lazy (or too expensive), who run the office errands, the family errands, the boring “I know the CVS pharmacy is going to take forever” errands, and everything in between.  We work several (usually strange) jobs, […]

  • MaybeThereWillBeCupcakes.com Lives!!!

    It’s official!  After nearly 5 years, I have purchased perhaps one of the longest URL’s in history: Maybetherewillbecupcakes.com.  If you are willing to type that baby out, then you are a true dedicated reader, and I love you. Five years ago I started this blog on an angsty afternoon in my Astoria apartment after a job […]

  • Motivational Plant Metaphors

    Last week, I signed up to water our school garden.  The science department has a super impressive situation out back, with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and about five planters of herbs.  I don’t know a whole lot about gardening, the extent of my knowledge comes from helping my mom drop seeds into our backyard when […]