Dear Fairy Godmother, I’ve been out in the world on my own for several years now. I’ve got a great career, a little place I’ve made my home, and a fantastic group of friends. By all accounts, I have a happy, successful life. However . . .
Dear Fairy Godmother, I’ve often been accused of being a ‘control freak’, especially at work. I beg to differ. I simply like things to be just so. It’s not my fault that other people can’t see my vision, but it often leads me to micromanage or simply take over the project myself. But I barelyContinue reading “Not a Control Freak”
Dear Fairy Godmother, I’m under a lot of pressure. I have to almost single-handedly choose who’s going to take over my father’s company. I’ve met a lot of decent candidates, but none of them seem to be the right fit. How do I separate the power-hungry from the diamonds in the rough? Sincerely, A PickyContinue reading “A Diamond in the Rough”
It seems like just a few weeks ago I was getting an invitation to teach at the Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference. And yet, in just a few days, that’s where I’ll be. I’ve been preparing in earnest for the last few weeks. I’m teaching a workshop on writing for kids, sitting on a panelContinue reading “Conference Week”
I had to do something new at work last week: write rejection letters. It was a lot harder than I thought. Until next time, word nerds!
Dear Fairy Godmother, I recently moved a long way from home. I don’t know anyone in this new place and I’m worried about settling in and being all own my own. Do you have any tips for making friends and not feeling quite so out of place? Sincerely, A Fish Out of Water
I’ve made an astounding discovery, word nerds: human beings are friendly creatures. No, really! Throw a group of strangers together and they’ll (generally) make an effort to befriend each other. This is especially true if those people already have something in common, like an internship at the same company. Still, I was more than aContinue reading “The Little Voice”
Finals week is in full swing here at school and I, like so many college students, am battling exhaustion, stress, and not wanting to be here. But we must push through, so I’ve compiled a list of what I’ve found to be the essentials of surviving the last week of school.
I’M ALIVE! There’s something about emerging from what feels like an actual ton of work that makes me feel like I’ve come back from the dead. Let me sum up my thoughts from the past week:
Dear Fairy Godmother, I am looking for the perfect girl, but it’s kinda hard. I have a checklist of qualities a girl has to meet before I’ll consider her romantically. My friends are constantly telling me that I need to settle for one of the girls I’ve already met, that my standards are impossibly high.Continue reading “Standards or Settling?”