Creativity + Business Sense = $$$$

In catching up with my RSS feed this morning, I read a great blog post by Kellie Sheehan on B2B Bliss relating traits of Top Chef contestants to the PR world. Just the sort of creative and thought-provoking post that I love! I adore drawing insight from a comparison of two seemingly unrelated things. Read the rest of this entry »

“That’s all I ever really learned in college” – CCSF edition

Yesterday morning I checked the San Francisco State University web site to see if my admission status had been updated and found some great news — my status changed from APPLICANT to ADMITTED!  Certainly a nice surprise!  Hooray!  Who would have thought even just three years ago that I would be ready to transfer back into a four-year university by now? Read the rest of this entry »

Bad Blogger!

Oh my.  Time certainly has flown since I contributed here last!  <<nervous laugh>>  Read the rest of this entry »

Answers are useless if you don’t know the questions

students, skateboards, and cumulus clouds on a warm winter day

I have been in school for almost 6 1/2 weeks now!  I’ve made new acquaintances, realized that I’m smart, realized that I’m stupid, and realized that I’m ornery. I’ve felt old, I’ve felt young again.  I’ve relaxed in my element and flopped like a fish out of water.  But all with grace and poise, which is how we (try to) do things around here. Read the rest of this entry »

Ooooo, you mean I have to turn things in for a grade?

A CCSF classroom before my PSYCH class. Check out blonde girl in front row. LOL

President’s Day Weekend is drawing to a close, and I’m getting ready to head back to class tomorrow.  It was absolutely *delicious* to get a 4-day weekend!  Reminded me of last year, when day after day would pass and I had absolutely no obligations.  Of course, this time I had research to do and a grant to submit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oh, so *that* is what it’s like…


School is kinda like riding a bike — it all comes rushing back even though those first few moments are a little harrowing. Read the rest of this entry »

Better Living Through Acting

Who drew me?

So, as my acting class progresses, the work I’m doing is affecting me in ways that I didn’t anticipate.

I knew my heart would nearly jump out of my chest before performing in front of the class.  I knew that my fear of making a fool of myself in front of (sober) people would give me moderate anxiety before, during and long after class had adjourned.

What I didn’t expect was that I would end up evaluating the very way that I view and relate to people. Read the rest of this entry »