A Public Apology to My Mom: You’re Never a Bother

A month ago, I was involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler. As I stood on the side of the road, I dialed my mom. “Make sure you get the insurance info. Make sure you get his name. Take pictures of your car and his. Get the names of all of the witnesses,” she said, firing off one...

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Do What You’re Good At, Not What You Love

They say, “Do what you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,” and I can’t agree more. If I had pursued a career in singing, I guarantee that I would never work... simply because no one would hire me. In elementary school, my parents bought me a karaoke machine for...

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Say ‘Enough is Enough’ to Self-Doubt

“Lisa, that’s enough.” As a child, my mother would always deliver this command with her arms crossed, towering over me. It didn’t take long for me to learn that those three stern words called for an immediate cease and desist of any ongoing excessive behavior: That’s enough handfuls...

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