Category Archives: Inspiration
What would you do if you were not afraid? Lean In

Highly Recommend: “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

Over the last few months I have been slowly but surely reading the book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.

The book is all about the reality women face in the workplace – not only the challenges handed to us by society, but the things we are doing to ourselves to make our own lives harder. This includes not sitting at the table, undercutting our own self confidence, and placing unfair expectations on ourselves in the workplace and at home. Read More! […]

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Election Day PSA

Tomorrow is Election Day! I have been trying to find a good resource that lists all of the measures on the Harris County ballot and I haven’t been able to find one – so I put together some links I found (from lots of different parties/places) in my research if you want to do some reading before you cast your vote.

There’s no agenda to this, just that I want to encourage everyone to do some research and cast your vote as you see fit! Read More! […]

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Life Lessons from My First Job

It will be six years in August since I walked into the offices of RD2 Inc. in Dallas for the first time. I was still in school as a Marketing major, and still processing the fact that someone might pay me to do what I loved to do on the internet. RD2 was then and is now a small team of brilliant minds, taking on big projects and working their damnedest to make the web a better place. Read More! […]

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Wordcamp Houston – Takeaways & The Rebirth of Slick

Today was Wordcamp Houston! It was great to see WordPress cofounder Matt Mullenweg back in his hometown keynoting (full keynote video available here), and I always love spending time with the Houston WordPress community. In this post I want to recap the second biggest thing I took away from Wordcamp Houston – Kelsey Ruger’s presentation on the Rebirth of Slick. Read More! […]

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Personal mission statement

I’ve read that the #1 cause of stress in general is living life outside of your values, and how else to recognize that stress than to first recognize your values?

At my job, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is required reading. Part of that process is to create a personal mission statement. The idea is that any decision, any life goal can be measured against this statement. It’s incredibly powerful and I highly recommend it. Read More! […]

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Today, I had an Epiphany (Seriously) – On Delayed Gratification

This feels like the first time I figured out that the first letter of the Disney logo really is a D. I thought it was a G for most of my life, never questioning that the G made no sense at all. (For people who had similar reactions, there is a Facebook Group with 166,000 members strong.)

So here’s my epiphany: For me, in almost every aspect of my life, it’s all about the experience now. Read More! […]