Selected WritingI'm curious about philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship, and public diplomacy. Since 2007, I've been sharing and refining my thoughts.
“So, you took some time off this year.”
I guess my maternity leave could be viewed that way. My story was more along the lines of how I busted my arse to get back to work – figuring out daycare, having the hubby step up for paternity leave, and tackling, head on, the work/family blend.
My personality leads me to being a person that dives in to a project, gets lost in it, tunes everything out, then reemerges either feeling done, accomplished or bored with the project…and I begin something else.
When my daughter was born, life became about 15 minute increments. What could I do, complete, achieve in that time frame.
I started with household cleaning. Tidying, laundering, etc. The stuff got done, but it didn’t feel very meaningful.
It feels blasphemous to admit that I didn't buy into Giving Tuesday. I'm certain this admission will count against me in the do-gooders tally. On Giving Tuesday, I silently floated through the day afraid to admit my concerns. It was only after a glass of wine with...read more
My kudos to Alliance for taking on the topic of power and philanthropy. It’s not a topic that we often wade into very deeply, and, as Peter Buffett’s op?ed in the New York Times showed, once the surface is scratched a multitude of perspectives and opinions emerge....read more
I was sharing some of my day with my co-workers. Bemoaning my lack of balance. My co-worker seemed shocked that I didn’t think I had balance. I do suppose this schedule does reflect something that looks like balance – aka. shoving it all in.read more
My number (846 or something) finally came up and Lean In arrived for me at the library. I can now say that I've read it. Though to be honest, from all the chatter about it, I really felt as though I already had. As I read through it, I allowed all my thoughts and...read more