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…

Choices

Since late August, I’ve felt a strong desire to organize and cull many aspects of my life.  Hopefully, you’ll forgive me for missing the Stone of the Week updates this month, and have been able to do some independent research with the stones I listed on the calendar.  As the equinox approaches, it’s time to…

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…

Best by 12/13/14

It’s a little refreshing to hear a 20 year old’s struggle to find his way in the world. By that, I don’t mean financially struggling or anything, but just chosing a future and planning what he wants to do with his life. At 20, I was having the same dilemma. I had changed majors in…

Ugly on the Inside

Last night sucked, I just didn’t know it until this morning.  Yesterday, my coworkers and I were required to attend a special training meeting on Ebola at our HQ in Fort Worth.  My boyfriend works nights patrolling an apartment complex, and I work days in the office answering phones and processing paperwork.  Turns out, it’s…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Halloween is just a couple weeks away, beginning my favorite time of year. I’ll kick it off with some Halloween fun in my favorite game, Guild Wars 2, followed by a costume party at a friend’s house. As soon as that’s finished, I buckle down and start writing. Yes, November is National Novel Writing Month…