• Everyday Embarrassment,  Everyday Inspiration

    Be proud of everything you do: On your birthday

    It all started with another one of my bright ideas. A few years back, I decided that my friends and I would all dress up and hit the town for my birthday. Girls in dresses, guys in ties. The night came, and while thunder and rain crashed down outside, I was throwing dresses out of my closet, putting them on, taking them off, generally in a huff that I, the birthday girl, couldn’t decide what to wear. All the while, I’m fielding calls from friends stuck in traffic due to power outages, adding three last minute people to our already seventeen person reservation, and ensuring my friend whose wiper blade…

  • Everyday Embarrassment,  Everyday Inspiration

    Be proud of everything you do: On a date

    I make inexplicable choices. Because I am me. That pretty much sums it up. One of my favorite examples of this landed me bleeding on a first date. Let me back up. One of my really good friends, who I also had a crush on, invited me to his work Christmas party. I was pretty pumped about this because not only did I get to spend a night with a great guy, but I also got to dress up. Always a bonus. The night came and I headed to meet him at his house. Just one problem…my only option in his neighborhood was to parallel park… … Can’t be done. I…