Never Stop Learning

School is back in session for many. It’s the time of year when we adjust to new schedules, new traffic, new weather, and maybe even new neighbors. Even if you’re not in school, it’s a season for learning. Most learning takes place outside of a classroom, and continues throughout our lives whether we actively seek…

Communication Master Key: Assertiveness

Assertiveness is not just a skill to develop if you find it hard to say no. It can help you get what you need if your direct approach is rubbing people the wrong way. An aggressive approach can cause people to not want to hear what you have to say. Assertiveness is a middle ground…

Never Too Late

My job as Service Coordinator exposes me to all sorts of breakthroughs.  My property serves the low-income elderly and disabled.  These are folks who likely did not have many opportunities for personal growth early in life, or for whatever reason find themselves at a disadvantage in their current life.  Previously, I had only served as…

Fix Yourself!

Being a late bloomer was never just about the ugly duckling who just found out makeup is fun. I’m a worrier with a fear of failing in front of others. I don’t care how many times I screw up in the privacy of my home, but having people witness me fail gets my anxiety up….

I Want it All

When I was little, I wanted to be a paleontologist. In junior high, I wanted to go to DigiPen and learn to make games. In high school, I was all over the place; I spent as much time wanting to be a cardiologist as a musician. I spent my first year in college as a…