Thankful to Be So Unlucky

Thankful to Be So Unlucky

The email came from a former colleague, one who has struggled to find her footing since being downsized several years ago. “You’re one of the lucky ones,” she wrote. “I’m glad to see things worked out so well for you.” I read the...
The Story of the Ladybug in the Bathtub

The Story of the Ladybug in the Bathtub

One warm day last spring, I found a ladybug in my bathtub. It’s a large, jetted tub, infrequently used but perfect for soaking. Also an unlikely home for a ladybug. How did it get here? And more importantly, how would it get out? A bathtub is not an ideal...
Courage for the Fearful

Courage for the Fearful

I cleaned out some files recently and found among the paperwork a “360 feedback” from a few years prior.  One of the “observers” noted this of me:  “She is always looking for the next challenge and never frightened by change.”...