Personal Development

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

“I’m sorry.” She said, “I’m not actually mad at you. I’m mad at other situations, and you just happened to get caught up in the middle of it.”  I’ve heard that sentence, or something like it, too many times. The frustrating thing for me is that it doesn’t have to be a problem. “Emotional… Continue reading The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

Personal Development

How to be Taken Seriously

I’m a young adult in the workplace, I constantly feel the struggle of trying to be taken seriously. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, that struggle is often compounded. I’ve been called “baby,” “honey,” “kiddo,” and “sweetheart.” I don’t know how to correct people, in a way that doesn't feel defensive. So what do… Continue reading How to be Taken Seriously

Discipline, Personal Development

The Most Toxic Workplace Habit

 I’ve been in situations where it feels like I have to gossip about somebody in order to feel like I fit in. Sometimes we’re just surrounded by negative people, whose default conversation is one that tears others down. I will admit that I’ve succumbed to that temptation. I’ve been in positions where I want… Continue reading The Most Toxic Workplace Habit

Discipline, Personal Development

5 Tips to Survive Whole 30

Back in August 2017, my husband and I decided to go on a Whole30 cleanse. If you’ve never heard of Whole30, I recommend you click here. It’s basically a very strict diet regimen that focuses on eating whole, clean, unprocessed foods.  I knew doing Whole 30 would be challenging: I’ve been pretty addicted to… Continue reading 5 Tips to Survive Whole 30

Personal Development

When Good Goals Go Bad

 My whole life I’ve been what you might call “strong-willed.” My parents had one child before me. My older brother was a sweet baby, simple to take care of, and easy to parent. They always asked each other, “why do people think parenting is so hard? This is a breeze!” And then I was… Continue reading When Good Goals Go Bad

Discipline, Personal Development

2018 Goals

You might have guessed that with the title “GoalGetter,” I like setting and achieving goals. If so, you guessed correctly. I want to share these goals with you, and then check in on them later in the year and see how I’m doing!    I set goals in the following areas: Financial, physical, knowledge/intellectual,… Continue reading 2018 Goals

Family, Personal Development

Goal Getter Summit 2017

In late November, Matt and I took a long weekend away as a mini-vacation. During that time, we relaxed and rested, but the main purpose of the trip was to plan our annual goals for 2018. We spent a significant portion of our time away planning what our dreams are for the next three years,… Continue reading Goal Getter Summit 2017

Personal Development

I am a Christian Feminist

 I believe in empowering women to be strong leaders. I am also a Christian. Some people may think that these concepts conflict, but I disagree. I have absolutely no trouble harmonizing these two principles, and I’d like to take a few minutes to explain how.   What is Feminism? When I first told my… Continue reading I am a Christian Feminist

Discipline, Personal Development

“Is it easy?”

 While sitting at a fast-food restaurant scarfing down a quick dinner on a rainy day in between commitments, I overheard a conversation between a restaurant employee and a nearby patron. The employee was peppering the customer with questions, interrupting his meal by asking him for an unending stream of information. “Do I know you… Continue reading “Is it easy?”

Personal Development

Decoding Business Casual

 If you’re like me, you have struggled with knowing exactly what “business casual” means. If you pose that question to ten different people, you’ll get ten different answers. Some people say that nice jeans fit into a business casual outfit. Some say that jeans are not permitted, but “slacks,” or “professional pants” are. And… Continue reading Decoding Business Casual