Screenshot of a small section of home and rental prices in Palo Alto, CA

Zillow Is Depressing

It’s Saturday evening. B went for a run. I stayed home with a tennis ball digging into my bum. Last week’s half-marathon hit me a few days late. So, here I am in our overpriced apartment in Redwood City where the cabinets aren’t hung straight. I figured I’d look at the cost to buy a home out…

I will Hulk SMASH you, perfectionism! From Simon Q (Flickr)

I Must Say Goodbye to Being Perfect

I have a type A personality. As a child, I colored in the lines. I like to follow directions and please people. But in my new life, I must scribble outside the box—and my comfort zone. I have to say goodbye to a core part of me: My perfectionism. My new job at a startup…

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Weighing in on “Feminism”

Feminism is a hot topic these days. And by “hot” I mean that it’s mentioned everywhere and yet disputed. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently suggested that women shouldn’t ask for raises but rather trust that the system will take care of them, creating quite the backlash. Sarah Silverman did a TV ad that aims to raise $30 trillion to…

Taking a picture of some guy taking a picture of the Cali sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Oh, Heeeeeeyyyy There

Sorry, y’all. I thought during my time off and into my new adventures that I’d be writing and posting frequently. Because, ya know, what else would I have to do? The best laid plans… Anyway, I’m back! It’s Columbus Day and I have the day off. Who has Columbus Day off?! Weirdos. Not that I’m…

With my amazing parents in Evergreen.

Hey, Colorado. F(orget) You.

I’ve written about how I will never live in Colorado again—despite the fact that I consider it my home. Let me clarify: My parents’ lovely, wonderful, and supportive house is my home. Everywhere else in Colorado can go F(orget) itself. I tried to like it again. Honestly, I tried sooooo hard. I spent two months …

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California or Bust!

Here I am. In California. With B. I’m, like, totally, a California Girl now. Totally. I’m the floor. Because we have no furniture. I took a nap this afternoon with nothing but a blanket and a pillow. After a 24-hour drive to get here, some shut-eye—no matter where or how—was pure heaven. The drive out was…

Flickr: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Home

I’ve written about the idea of home before. Here and here. I’ve been staying at my childhood home in Evergreen, Colorado and I love it. But after 6 weeks off, I’m also ready to go back to my own life. I’m ready to go home. I still can’t be in Colorado. This state isn’t the place…

The Make-A-Motion houseboat in beautiful Lake Powell

My September Worry Vault

It’s hard to worry about much when I’m up here in the mountains, typing away as the doors are wide open and a mountain breeze flows through the house. It smells beautiful—in between the dog farts, that is. Thanks, Bella. I skipped my August Worry Vault. Sorry about that. I was packing and moving and…

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Physicians are Prescribing Mobile Health Apps

Ready for Pickup: Physician-Prescribed mHealth Apps I found this article fascinating. To quote a few important pieces: “According to a Manhattan Research survey, one in three physicians have recommended an app to their patients, and a BBC report found general practitioners were suggesting apps to help patients manage their chronic conditions.” “While many mHealth apps…