Game Changer

“Success or failure can only be measured according to self-imposed goals.” Landis, R. B. (2013). Studying engineering: A road map to a rewarding career. Los Angeles, CA: Discovery Press) 3 Game Changing Conclusions: Whether you succeed or fail is decided by YOU. Other people – your spouse, parents, kids, boss, friends – do NOT decide whether you succeed or fail. I need some goals in order to succeed or fail. I only know if I’ve succeeded or failed by my own goals. Goals that I have set. I decide what is success. I decide what is failure. The only way other…

Lessons from Portlandia.

Last weekend was my favorite weekend of the year. My kickball team plays in the annual Red Rubber Showdown, a kickball tournament hosted by Underdog Sports Leagues, in Portland, OR. We make a whole thing of it – driving down on Thursday, spending the day together on Friday, the tournament on Saturday, then heading back to Seattle on Sunday. We rent an AirBNB for extra special team bonding. While it’s my favorite weekend of the year, it’s also terrifying to Ana: All the social time I will spend trying to feel like I’m not dying on the inside, fearing that…I’m-not-cool-enough,…