Recently, my eldest sister mentioned that I have a knack for putting my emotions into words without retelling the story behind them. I was glad that she noticed this — particularly in my writing — as it is intentional and necessary at the present time. Her comment came after she caught up on my latest… Continue reading Censored
Let’s jump right in! I’m kicking off my first blog post series entitled This Is 31. Throughout this five-part series, I will share five realities that my 13-year-old self wouldn’t have imagined for my 31-year-old self and how I’ve responded to them. The goal is to keep these posts honest and too-the-point . . .… Continue reading This Is 31
Yep, I disappeared again, but I’m back. First and foremost, if you’re still following along, I want to say thank you. This blog, like any work in progress, is a little all-over-the-place at times, but your continued support means a lot to me. Second, I want to let you know that I had high hopes… Continue reading Write Soon
This season of my life is not only teaching me more about myself, but also the people I call friends. I firmly believe that there’s no better time to distinguish between who is and is not on your team, so to speak, than when you’re going through a rough patch — be it depression, rejection,… Continue reading Teammates
Last year — as the fifth month of my job hunt came to a close — I stumbled upon a 15-minute film called Chasing Failure by Ryan Leak. It challenged me to think about what I would do if I knew I could not fail:
- Move to another city?
- Start my own business?
- Become a full-time nanny?
- Turn a hidden talent into a career?
All sorts of things came to mind.
To make a long story short, this film inspired me to think outside the box about my career options — outside planning jobs, the traditional nine-to-fives, and the cubicles. Additionally, it fueled my interest in integrating more creative pursuits into my daily life as I seek the job that’s right for me.
When you have time, watch the film in its entirety and let me know what you would do if you knew you could not fail. It could be something personal or professional — it’s really up to you! If nothing comes to mind, enjoy the film all the same.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, [and] how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou
This is my third attempt at starting and maintaining this blog. I’ll start by re-introducing myself and sharing what I hope to accomplish here. My name is Teri. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and I’ve spent most of my life here as a student. While the majority of my studies focused on… Continue reading Third Attempt