Uncomfortable: My Dad the Professional Badass – Growing up with a Lieutenant Colonel

Growing up everyone was scared of my Dad. He was loud and macho and he would put the fear of God into you if he needed to. Talk about scaring your children (and their friends) straight. All that being said, he is one of the people in my life that I respect the most. And personally, I believe that a little “fear of Dad” is a good thing for kids – it was one heck of a motivator!  Continue reading “Uncomfortable: My Dad the Professional Badass – Growing up with a Lieutenant Colonel”

Uncomfortable: Having Faith – In what Exactly?

The first thing people say to you when things aren’t going well, or right, is, “have faith”… What exactly am I supposed to have faith in? In Yahweh? In a higher power? In Allāh? In Buddha? There are so many ideals and beliefs in this world that it’s hard to decide what to have faith in. Faith isn’t tangible, you can’t see it, touch it, or taste it – which is part of what makes having faith so hard.
But, “have faith” is the first thing we are told when we need something or someone to lean on.
Have faith, it’ll all work out. Have faith, everything happens for a reason. Have faith, you may not understand now, but you will see later.

Ughhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Sometimes those phrases drive me absolutely bonkers… And if you do have faith in a higher power, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s fine too – I’m not here to judge, merely to start the conversation…
The most important “being” to have faith in, every day, not just in times of hardship – is yourself. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Having Faith – In what Exactly?”

Uncomfortable: 5 Signs She’s Just Not that into You

You may or may not be the one lighting her fire; dating can be truly difficult and confusing. Most people play games and signals are getting harder and harder to read. But here’s 5 signs that she’s really, just not that into you… Continue reading “Uncomfortable: 5 Signs She’s Just Not that into You”

Uncomfortable: Wedding Season – Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride

 

FL Bestie

Let me start by saying that I’m not looking for a proposal out of this blog. I am completely content in my relationship right now, and where we are at… That being said, I am a bridesmaid in two weddings this year. My best friend in Florida is getting married in November, and my best friend since high school is getting married in August… And then one of my childhood girlfriends is also getting married this year! CRAZINESS!! Three weddings in one year – talk about trying to break the bank ladies. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Wedding Season – Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride”

Uncomfortable: Business Battlefields – 3 Signals that Award You More Influence

Consistency. Smiling. Attractiveness.

Uncomfortable: Online Dating – So, You Met on Tinder?

Chances are, if you have cable, you’ve seen a few of the Match.com or eHarmony commercials floating around. There’s a specific one right now, showing people going around telling their dogs, best friends and family members that they, “Met someone” with a smile, of course… Currently, 40% of Americans use online dating websites. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Online Dating – So, You Met on Tinder?”

Uncomfortable: Gender Equality – Until Women Don’t Want to Be Equal

Ladies, we want to be equal until we don’t… and we can’t have it both ways. Continue reading “Uncomfortable: Gender Equality – Until Women Don’t Want to Be Equal”