The social media news that I’ve been hearing recently is teens are leaving Facebook. My knee jerk response: I’ll come with you. Facebook is not my favorite way to connect online.   Instagram is a way to connect via your pictures   According to a mediabistro article, my attraction to Instagram is due to a desire to escape from Facebook. It’s kind of true. I mean I’ve been on FB for two years, but still I feel like the… Read more »

I blog a lot about inspiration, motivation, and bright side kinds of things.  I do it because it’s what I like to read, and because I like to smile and laugh (and make people smile and laugh). But I have to admit, sometimes I am terrible at the whole Enjoy the Moment stuff. I try, I really do. But sometimes I feel like an overexposed, turned inside out kind of being. Maybe it’s an introvert thing, maybe it’s just a… Read more »

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a dean of admissions from the University of Virginia speak on the dreaded subject of the college essay. The gist of his speech?  Be the best YOU. He said, every year he reads countless essays from prospective applicants trying to be who they think UVA wants them to be. Topics like, Thomas Jefferson is my role model. The Louisiana Purchase and me. Why I Believe the Declaration of Independence Rocks! And countless other… Read more »