Archive for the ‘Life Lessons’ Category

I am a sucker for a good love story. I adore hearing about how the girl became a princess and is swept off her feet by her one true love. But then I have the urge to vomit when I watch movies like Cinderella or Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. Yes. The same tales I […]

So often we talk about passion and how passion can change the way we do things. It’s pretty magical stuff–that “P” word. Passion can be anything. It can be music or running or glitter. Whatever floats your fancy. But when passion becomes super awesome, is when it literally takes you places. And that’s what is […]

guess who?


Growing up, I was always the kind of girl that wanted to be “a girl” when I played games. But there was one game that was never the case. You see, while I like my gender and like “pretty characters,” I also have an infatuation with winning. And as a young girl, I knew you […]

another bully


“On the exterior, she was so tough and strong…[but] we’re all breakable.” October is Bully Awareness Month. I could tell you about the statistics of folks who don’t feel safe at school or at home or in their neighborhoods. But I won’t. Instead, I ask you this question: As our new generation grows and develops, […]

“There’s no unselfish good deed.”-Joey Tribbiani Joey doesn’t always say “smart” things on the show, Friends, but this time around he really found something worth looking at. I had the beautiful opportunity to work with SF Community Clean Team–an organization that I fail to hide my slight distaste for. See, one of my job requirements […]

“So, if LinkedIn and Twitter have replaced the fax machine of 10 years ago, what might a resume look like a decade from now?” CNN raised this question a couple of days ago. I am in a class, and we are debating on how we should present ourselves in the “social world,” and we are […]

There was once a time when instructors looked at us and told us Social Media was a fad. There wasn’t a place in the classroom for it. And there certainly wasn’t a need for it in our lives. But as I continue the internship/job search, I look at the outlets I am “engaged in.” Now, […]

Do you think Pulitzer should create an award specifically for the use of new reporting tools? Mashable asked this in an article about how social media has penetrated the newsroom. We could go into great details about the importance of the award and how it could motivate young journalists to “be all that they can […]

**POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERTS** There has been a lot of hype lately about the Hunger Games, and for good reason. They did a spectacular job promoting a movie about a game where children kill children for entertainment. To be a fly on the wall during that conversation would be truly orgasmic. It is definitely a high […]

A friend shared a story this evening about the wolf and the moon. And the story told of true love, and music so rich and passionate it could be described as heavenly. But how the gods were threatened of this passion and beauty that they destroyed it. And it got me to thinking about us […]