Who Do I Think I Am? (Bonus Chapter Part 2)
*Before diving in here, be sure to start with Part 1 on the Blog here.* Even with my renewed and purposeful determination, other voices kept muddying the waters. Just like my professional transition, I was finding myself lacking a clear plan, and for the book, that meant I still couldn’t decide what the heck I…Read More
Who Do I Think I Am? (Bonus Chapter Part 1)
“What? I’m not demanding; I’m persistent, maybe, or confident, or determined. Yes, I am determined. Not demanding.” My sweet brother in law agreed (or at least gave in) once he realized that calling me “demanding” had not gone over so well. I had a strong reaction to it. Words matter to me, and if you…Read More
Please Accept My Apologies…
I am sorry that I went silent on you. I have been on a break enjoying my children and what was our summer. Now that school is back in, I’m taking time to get my own bearings and schedule in order. I’ll be back soon with some new stories of the everyday lessons life has…Read More
My Telephone Throwdown with Evan Smith
Before I dive into the throwdown, do you know Evan Smith? If you don’t, please check out The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization offering an online community for Texans who want to engage on all things public policy, politics, government or statewide issues. Evan is the CEO and co-founder of the organization. If…Read More
Same Love, Less Words (Part 2)
Did you really think I’d be able to stop at the last post using soooo few words? I admitted then, and I can still admit now, that I struggle to apply the friendly feedback I once received, “Same love, Dena, but less words!” So, here’s Part 2 of my battle with fewer words. And that…Read More
Same Love, Less Words (Part 1)
I love words. I love to use a lot of them when I write. I like to string them into really long run on sentences as I try to share my passion for whatever it is that I’m sharing about. I love to use a lot of them when I speak. I like to talk…Read More
The Warm Up
Just a few months after having my daughter, Elizabeth, I met John. John is a good trainer and a good dude. When I met him, I didn’t know these things – but I knew his wife. He’d married my childhood best friend, Jessie, so when she told me that he was starting a boot camp…Read More
The Naked Truth
I have a confession… I spray tan. It’s true. Not all the time, but I have in the past and I will again in the future. There is something magical about walking in pasty white and coming out with color. There is a reason that we all love the summer glow, and I just have…Read More
No, I’m Not an Alcoholic.
Strange admission, but it’s true. I am not an alcoholic. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt the need to clear this up though. Years back when I was just starting at a new firm, I was at an event with one of my new coworkers. “Do you want anything from the bar?” Before I…Read More
Hey Batter, Batter!
My baby boy, who is no longer a baby – more of a man child now, has been playing baseball since he was first able to make his way up to the tee. He has loved playing, and I have loved watching him. So almost 10 years after he found his way to the plate…Read More
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