Are You Okay Spending Time By Yourself?

She's So Bright - Thoughts About Being Alone

Lately I’ve come across a few articles about how to deal with alone time. Either it’s advice for single people lacking a partner, or for ladies who find themselves without a husband for a night. Tips to keep you busy rather than twiddling your thumbs when you’re alone. Or how to contain your embarrassment for being seen …

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Happy Easter Weekend!

She's So Bright - Happy Easter Weekend!

Easter weekend is always a nice time. I have sisters visiting, with egg hunts planned for my nieces and nephews, cookies will be baked, and we’ll all end up eating too many bagels and sweets as usual. While the holiday no longer has a religious meaning for me (I mostly …

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Is It Still the Weekend?

She's So Bright - Is It Still the Weekend?

After many years of working on my own businesses, often from home, I rarely take a real weekend. My breaks are throughout the normal day, but I don’t usually take Saturdays and Sundays to fully unwind and recharge – those days are for getting a head start on the week …

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Pardon the Radio Silence

She's So Bright - Iceland Radio Silence

Did you miss me? Because I missed you! I just got back, late last night, from 8 days of winter adventuring around Iceland. If you happened to follow along on my Instagram, you’d have seen by the photos that I got around the country quite a bit, and wasn’t exactly …

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Patiently Waiting for Spring

She's So Bright - Patiently Waiting for Spring

It’s always darkest before the dawn, or that’s what I keep telling myself while I am snowed in with everyone else after this East Coast blizzard. A few days ago, I swear I saw buds on my magnolia tree, and now I can’t see the driveway. Spring is technically only …

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Fortune Favors the Bold

She's So Bright - Fortune Favors the Bold

I’ve been thinking about this quote for a while. In fact, I’ve been considering it for a little over a month now. Fortune favors the bold. I guess it means that for those of us standing in the shadows, fortune is less likely to shine a light on our darkened …

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A Monday Full of Hearts and Flowers

She's So Bright - Somebody's Got a Case of the Mondays

How was your weekend? Mine started off with a flurry of OCD cleaning, vacuuming cat hair off kilims, and a green tea face mask, only to end in a majorly unproductive Sunday. With a migraine, I laid around most of the day under a blanket hiding from the light, and …

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Today is My Real Valentine’s Day

She's So Bright - Today is My Real Valentine’s Day

While living in San Francisco, I discovered the best deals to be had were in the SF Flower Mart the day after Valentine’s Day. I had taken up casual flower arranging to keep me busy after work, when Jon’s start-up life left me by myself until late at night. It …

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Where in the World Do You Come From?

She's So Bright - Where in the World Do You Come From?

There’s a viral video on DNA ancestries that has been making the rounds on Facebook recently. A group of 67 individuals from all over the world are interviewed about their ethnic background. Each person seems both proud of their heritage and incredibly patriotic, one saying “I think we probably are the …

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