Happiness Commandment #2: Get Sweaty (Or, Happiness is a Warm Run)

I’m back, and it feels good to be back!  First, I’m back online, typing on the very first computer I have ever owned. I kid you not. For the last 17+ years, all computing has been done at the mercy…

Last day of work jitters: confessions of a Maxxinista

So. Tomorrow is my last day. And I’m freaking out. I’ve had two months to prepare for this. And I have not been lying; I do feel good about it, it’s a blessing in disguise and an opportunity and so…

Happiness Commandment #1: Write, write, write (or: How I Learned to Stop Slacking and Love the Blog)

Previously on Hot Breakfast: I closed my eyes and jumped into the land of the laid off.  And I identified my ten commandments (I wasn’t going to label them as such, but I hereby change my mind) for feeling more centered and –…

Sometimes a girl just needs to get laid off.

After two years and as many attempts, I finally finished Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project”.  Don’t get me wrong; I found the book to be an easy, engaging read from the start. I immediately identified with the author. I just…

Reflections on a quarter-life crisis: 5 lessons for my 25-year-old self

I turned 35 last month. There’s no official research on this, but in my mind, 35 is a turning point. From a young woman to, well, a woman. From “miss” to “m’am.” From the coveted 18-34 demographic to the demographic…

Bridesmaids, Bossypants and boobies

It’s been almost exactly two years since my last post. Two years! I’ve thought about writing quite a bit. I have. But I’ve been held back by the powerful combination of business, laziness and a lack of confidence. Well, I…

And, just over one year later, I’m back. I actaually thought this blog spot had disappeared into the series of tubes that is the Internet. I just came to blogger.com because I finally had an idea for a blog, which…

Well, I guess I’ve resisted long enough. Here I am, writing my very own, employer-mandated blog. Romantic, isn’t it? It’s not that I’m uncomfortable rambling about myself and my random musings to anyone who will listen. That’s a trait I’ve…