There is a famous question that shows up, it seems, in every single self-help book ever written: What would you do if you knew that you could not fail? But I’ve always seen it differently. I think the fiercest question of all is this one: What would you do even if you knew that you … More immune to failure
WHAT IF MY LIFE LOOKED DIFFERENT? It started in elementary school. My kindergarten teacher recommended I skip 1st grade, but my mom didn’t want my younger sister and I to be farther apart in school. I always wondered, if I were a year ahead, would I be more motivated? If I tried harder, would I have … More versions of me
Dear younger self, I know you are obsessed with finding your purpose. You say you don’t care about making friends, getting married, having kids — I admire your focus and conviction, but you don’t have to sacrifice relationships in order to be successful. In fact, there is one relationship in particular you need more than … More finding my purpose
My husband is a full-time student and we live off of his stipend, while I stay home to raise our three-month-old son. We made much more money at the beginning of our marriage when both of us earned full-time salaries, but we are wealthier now than ever before. Although wealth is about money, it is not … More living wealthy
It’s a question that many people loathe, yet ask anyway. But what if we changed how we answered it? What if, instead of responding with a title, we responded with our actions and impact? We all have sticky titles, ones we aren’t too eager to claim, ones we preface with clarifications. I want to be proud … More and what do you do?
At 23, I had an epiphany about my identity: I am becoming a new person again and again. It was my last year of college. Since I did not do any homework, I had an endless supply of free time on my hands to think about life. I had been in the same physical place … More i am every year i have ever lived and every person i have ever been
In kindergarten, it seemed like all the other kids had gone to pre-k and were already best friends and had played on a soccer team and that it was too late for me. I felt like I had already fallen behind. In kindergarten, they told me I was smart. My teacher, Mrs. Killian, recommended that … More the hardest thing i’ve never done