When it comes to stuff that matters, I am a decision-making queen. At work, if you need someone be clear-minded and decisive, I’m your girl. In sales, I can quote rates confidently and immediately. In management, I could pull the trigger on any operational decision that needed making. If coming to a conclusion is important… Continue reading What Would You Like To Do, Susie?
Dear Girl In My Driver's License Photo, Dear, dear girl. What a life you lead! The winds of change have blown you through four cities in the last year, and spat you out here, spinning, with your hand on your hat. In each new place you have shaken your head, dusted yourself off and walked forward… Continue reading A Letter to the Girl in My Driver’s License Photo
As I may have mentioned, I recently moved to the Portland area and have been searching for a new job. But what I have not yet mentioned is that after a month and a half of sending out my resume and starting to seriously consider becoming a professional dog walker, I FINALLY FOUND ONE. That’s… Continue reading How To Be Weird (And Other Workplace Dilemmas)
Motivation is a sly, elusive little scoundrel. Sometimes I get it in big spurts, and suddenly I find myself completing 100 different tasks I didn’t even realize needed doing… and the world seems like this really manageable place where anything can be achieved with enough elbow grease and a positive attitude. But other times, motivation… Continue reading Motivation
I hate running.To quote Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets, "I'm using the word hate here." I hate running so much that if I hear anybody talking about how much they enjoy running, I find myself thinking, I could never be friends with this person. There is nothing enjoyable about running. Running is… Continue reading I hate running.
I came across a Pinterest post the other day, entitled “The Right Way to Wash Your Face… In 7 Easy Steps.”In the split-second that it took me to read that title, my brain was already short-circuiting. I hadn’t even CLICKED on it yet, and there was already so much to be alarmed about. Here, in… Continue reading 7 General Beauty Questions I Have for Other Females
Valentine’s Day is on Friday. Recently the Daily Post issued this DPchallenge, which got me thinking a little more about my history with this Hallmark holiday. When I was in elementary school, Valentine’s Day meant dragging my mom to Party City to buy a pack of 30 themed valentines to distribute to the rest of… Continue reading A 5th Grade Tale of Love & Loss
So hey, here’s an outright fact for you: The Beatles are the greatest band who ever lived. Period. Write that down. But despite 99% of the Earth’s population accepting this as the OBVIOUS, ABSOLUTE truth, for some strange reason there are still people in the world who dispute it. One argument I hear often is… Continue reading The Beatles vs. Bruce Springsteen
Here’s a fun fact about me: I was a Girl Scout. From something like the ages of 3-17. … I’m taking this opportunity to pause for a moment. Utilize this time however you see fit. Stretch your legs, go get a fudgesicle, meditate, whatever. What I’m trying to say is, if you’re gonna laugh at… Continue reading Childhood Susie and Her Slippery Grasp on Reality
As some of you may know, I recently moved to the Portland area. (Oh, you didn’t know? Then HI THERE, new reader! Welcome to my blog! Here, pull up a chair! Have a Tootsie Pop!)Having been born and raised in San Diego (where the beach is a logical activity choice 360 days a year, and… Continue reading Five Things You’ll Notice When You Move to the Pacific Northwest