To Be Or Not To Be (Yourself)

It is a truth universally agreed on Rotten Tomatoes that The Emoji Movie hot trash that's not to be touched with a ten-foot pole. Yet, I rated it quite highly. Perhaps I did so because I was in a vulnerable part of my life. As my brother's high school English professor famously said, all art…

A Job Is Just A Job: On Being Who You Are

What do you do when you start hating your job? When I first started my last job, I was excited. I loved it because I went out into the world and built relationships with people. I connected with them and talked about their goals and the pressures they faced. Then the job changed. The organization…

Should I Be A Writer? A Retrospective

I sit here at the ripe old age of 31 years. I've done fairly well in my career so far. I've been a regional manager who spearheaded an international business expansion. I've been a recruiter who helped secure federal contracts by recruiting people who speak rare languages. Yet, despite the breezy paychecks, I find myself…