What I Learned About The Ad Industry By Leaving It

Originally posted on Dear Me:
Dear Younger Emily, You know what professions should be tough to do? Medicine. The Federal Bureau of Investigations. SEAL Team Six (you don’t know what that is yet, but trust me—they’re good). Advertising should not be hard. You’ll leave Advertising on accident pretty soon—the job you find in San Francisco…

Why I Am Not Blessed

You see it all the time.  Open up your Facebook, your Instagram feed.  Especially this week.  You see it: #blessed, #soblessed, How happy they are!  But what makes these people #soblessed and I’m just, so…average? Obviously they have a boyfriend or girlfriend who gives them presents on Valentine’s Day.  #howoriginal.  What did they get? Candy?  Flowers?…

8 Things Happy Couples Don’t Do

He got this spot on. James Michael Sama Sometimes, building a solid healthy relationship isn’t just about what partners do, but what they don’t do. Here are 8 things that you won’t find in the habits of happy couples. Discourage each other. Two people who love and care for each other would never attempt to…

Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny

I just came across an article about irresponsible “fitspiration” quotes, and I have to tell ya; this guy got it spot it.  Quotes about not giving up are great, but not giving up when your body is exhausted and needs time to heal and repair itself is totally different. It is good to be dedicated…

Why I Run 13.1

Running was something that I used to dread.  It was always used as punishment in my sport.  Dropped a stunt? Run.  Busted your face on the mat because you couldn’t land a standing back flip? Run. Back talked your coach? Uh, Run.  It took me years to find the true meaning behind running. It is…

Griswald Season

The time has come…It’s Christmas at the Griswald’s :: And while it may seem all sugar plums and gingerbread, it’s not as it seems. We’re lucky if we even get around to putting a Christmas tree up.  Actually, most of the time we are lucky because it’s still up from the year prior.  So we…