embracing the unknown

The beauty of the life I’ve built has been the known. I’ve been married to the same man for 17 years, lived in the same house for 13 years, worked at the same job for 12 years, had mostly the same group of friends for 20 years. For the past decade+, our lives have been very known. As a self-confessed control freak planner, known is a comfortable place. It’s predictable. For some, known is bo...

living intentionally for excellence

I received one of the best compliments the other day from a friend and former co-worker. She sent me an image on Instagram that said “I woke up today and realized I don’t have what it takes to be average” and she sent it with a note that said “This reminds me of you”. Wow! Seriously, that might be the best compliment I’ve ever received. This friend is a former employee of mine. She is...

how to land the perfect job

We all know the old saying “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” Sure, this saying is old and overused, but when searching for a new job, it is a crucial to keep this in mind at all times. Your first chance is often when submitting your resume and/or cover letter. As a professional hiring director, I can tell you that a thoughtfully drafted cover letter will not get you a jo...

life is a dance

Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen. I'll stop here and just let that sink in for just a moment.... OK, we're back and it's time for another Delicately Balancing Life confession: if there is one thing I am NOT good at, it is chilling the eff out and letting things just happen. Letting the pieces "fall where they may" is just not in my vernacular. One of my mottos, esp...

a brief history lesson

A little about me....Where shall I start? Perhaps at the beginning? Nah. Let's start at age 17, when I met the love of my life. You could say it was love at first sight through the kitchen window....of The Red Robin in Folsom, California (glamorous, eh?). I was an expo (for all you non-restaurant folk, that's the person who goes between "front of house" and "back of house" or "the kitchen" and "...