Recently I had a conversation with my good friend Laura about doing things with intent – making things happen instead of letting it happen to you. It came up because we were talking about how excited I was to be able to pick out what clothes I get to wear to work at my new job instead of having to wear a uniform, whitening my teeth because I’ve been embarrassed by the color, and meal prepping so I’m ready for the week. We talked about being a “girl boss” and “getting our lives together” and how exciting the prospect is.
But the idea of intentional choices and living life on purpose has intrigued me more and more lately. Continue reading “Living with Intent”
I was scrolling through the trending topics on Twitter when I came across the hashtag #ImTheHappiestWhen. I decided to check it out; I love a nice feel-good tweet. I noticed a lot of sarcastic ones, which I expected, and I noticed a lot of ones you’d expect – “My love is happy” or “I’m snuggling with my pet” or “I’m reading a good book”.
Reading all of them got me to thinking – when am I the happiest? Continue reading “#ImTheHappiestWhen”
I was listening to a story on NPR the other evening about children using at-home digital assistants and the blurred line of technology versus friend, and all I could think about was the short story by Ray Bradbury (one of my all-time favorite authors) “The Veldt”. Continue reading “Fake Friends, Digital Assistants, and Ray Bradbury”