Archive for September 2016

Your next career move should be small

If you're feeling stuck at work, you can quickly fall into a vicious cycle. You know you should do something different with your life, but you're not sure exactly what. The thought of changing jobs or careers is so overwhelming, and you're so busy as it is, that it's easier not to do anything. So there you stay. Jenny Blake's new book: Pivot, suggests an alternat… read more »

Another September in Saugatuck

Laura’s note: I went to western Michigan in September of 2012 for a wedding, and blogged about it here.  I also went back to western Michigan two weeks ago for a speech (see my time diary here). Now, this sonnet.   Four years ago I came to this same place. A wedding brought the siblings from afar. Their mother too — confusion on her face, yet happiness.… read more »

How to create more adventures (a reader time makeover)

One common complaint of growing older is that the days seem to blur together. Life becomes routine: up, ready, commute, work, commute, dinner, TV, bed. To a child, time seems slower because all is new. The brain works hard as it records new memories. For many adults, on the other hand, little distinguishes any given day from the hundreds that precede it. Time i… read more »

Paris highlights

I spent last week in Paris, tagging along with my husband's work (again!) Among the highlights: running along the streets, up to the Arc de Triomphe (pictured) and back to my hotel. The streets were crowded, but the sidewalks are a lot wider along the Champs-Elysees vs. in Manhattan where I had run a week prior trying to get to Central Park. I almost never had to s… read more »

Life in airplane mode

I have been traveling internationally this week. While I know it is quite possible to set up my iPhone to work for a reasonable cost while abroad, I have generally avoided doing so. I put my device into airplane mode when I got on the plane, and have had it in airplane mode since. I have my laptop with me, and I got the WiFi working in my hotel room (and the airport and s… read more »