Category: Professional Self

Pursuing your Passion is a Lonely Endeavor 

By definition, if it’s your passion, it is exclusive to you, the person with that passion. Sure other people may help fuel it or try drowning it out, still, the thrill, the energy, the work, […]

Answering my Calling. Serendipitously.

As a former professor of organizational communication, a feminist, and an unapologetic qualitative scholar, my absolute favorite kind of research involved talking to people about their lives. When I wasn’t immersed in my participants’ life […]

The Most Dramatic Change I Ever Made

Submitted to an essay competition in September 2016 – This was my first time writing such a personal essay and my first time submitting one to a competition. Of course, I didn’t win but the […]

Here’s Why You WILL See “Mom” Listed On My Bio

Would adding “mom” to your resume or bio hurt your chances on the job market? Are you willing to “risk” it?

I cried. Wasn’t the first time. Won’t be the last.

In my ongoing identity transition or should I more appropriately say, my frustrations with having to morph myself into a reluctant SAHM identity, I have many struggles. Daily. I am just not the stay at […]

Embracing a SAHM identity (or not) (1) – To be continued…

Even as a young adult I knew categorically that I would never be a housewife. Myopically, being a housewife meant financial dependency, limited professional options, a uniquely multi-faced but seemingly one dimensional life, and a […]

No “work”

I have no “work” these days and the acceptance of that reality is bittersweet. I quit my professional career when we moved to San Jose from Chicago and I have not yet completely gotten used […]

Part 1 – 0 – 3 Months – Postpartum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

One Google search on parenting and baby raising experiences in the 0-3 months time frame will unleash at least a few million hits so my post here may not necessarily unearth new insights. However, these […]

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