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My New Skates

I recently was given a pair of roller skates, and they’ve been hell on wheels. I did not ask for these skates, and they were skates I did not want. Still, they were given to me. Roller skating is terrifying. Just getting to stand up is a task, let alone moving around. They are uncomfortable […]

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Kickin’ It Old School

This week has been a homecoming of sorts.  Sadly, tragedy struck the family of a childhood best friend and a funeral brought some old friends together for the first time in several years. We’ve attended each other’s weddings, texted birthday greetings, celebrated milestones at a distance, but the three of us have not spent any […]

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Take the Road Less Congested

It’s Thursday morning, and I’m running late for work. I scramble for my shoes, grab a banana for breakfast – don’t forget to feed the cat, oh, and remember to lock that door behind you! – I jump in my car and take off. So far so good: all the lights are green, nothing seems to be […]

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Moving On Up, Around, & Over

I’m moving on up—I mean… over. At the very least I’ll be around. And that’s okay. Up is a limiting direction—no, really, it is. Once you start going up, your options are to continue to go up, which is obviously the best-case scenario, go over, which after going up feels stagnant, or go down. Me? […]

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Tying the Professional Knot

Business connections: you’ve made them at some point in time throughout your career. You’ve had your good, your better, and your best ones. Remember how great it felt when you achieved what you set out to accomplish together?  However, what might not be as fresh in your mind is what it took to get you […]

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What’s Your Spirit Animal?

It’s no secret that we’ve been growing. Beyond the new 160,000 square foot production facility that will be coming online in the near future, we’ve been adding staff to our Customer Loyalty teams. That means lots and lots of interviews. Now, I’ve been in my fair share of interviews, but never as the interviewer. When […]

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Role Models are Overrated

Last month, I went to the historic Riverside Theatre in downtown Milwaukee to see an astrophysicist give a PowerPoint presentation on science. Seriously. OK, so it wasn’t just any old astrophysicist; it was Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ on Fox. And his presentation, “Science as […]

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A Crash Course in Project Management

Having a unique skill set can be a blessing and a curse. In my case, I’m the go-to girl for graphic design projects. While there’s some degree of security in being the only person with that ability, being the only person that can do a particular task can get real overwhelming real fast. In the […]

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