#30daysofGratitude: Because Teaching Is a Thankless Job

Day 23:I haven’t written my gratitude posts in a while. It’s not that I didn’t paint them, but I did get off tracked a bit. These drawings were made in August last year, so it’s been a while…Moving on, admittedly for the longest time, I wanted to do nothing with teaching, because my mother has been…

#30daysofGratitude: The Power of Connectivity

Many of us believe that the Internet has made us lose the power to connect. A friend of mine recently told me how she used to find in-person communication easier. I do think that holds true still. After being alone for over a week at my new snow stormed home in Ann Arbor I am done. At…

#30DaysOfGratitude: Happy Birthday To My Dad- It’s a 60!

I think my dad will never grow old. Even if today, it’s a 60– Happy birthday to my dad! Because he won’t ever stop working. And between us we won’t stop being optimistic. About nothingness and things we love. I always have and will be my mother’s child because she’s the most open hearted and well…

#30daysofgratitude: Success Means Pushing The Envelope

If you know me, you’ll also know that I am very critical of most people’s managerial capabilities. But ever since I saw (again) Mathew McConaughey’s oscar winning speech, I thought about it again. As we grow into jobs and roles a few things begin to change. We see things from new perspectives. It’s not the age,…

#30daysofGratitude: The Power of Being Rooted

Now that my husband and I can watch TV together for the first time, we end up having some really profound conversations with Don Draper who values loyalty above love. I place them on equal pedestals. I think it’s hard to be loyal if I’m not in love. And it’s definitely not love if I…

#30daysofgratitude: You Work Best With People You Like

Since I was French for the last couple of months, I insist my drawings will be French too. These are French but about people I met at work. With Brandanew, I struggle to keep the distance and draw boundaries. But recently, someone from my last job told me, if you enjoy it, then don’t bother. And…