When we were young, we knew everything. We were merely freshmen. I’m thankful for perspective. As I build my business, trying to do fulfilling work for a roster of clients whose businesses I care about and whose success I’m invested in, I often feel like I’m flying by the seat of my pants with every [...]
It’s NaBloPoMo. Which stands for National Blog Posting Month and is fun to say.
Some writers are taking on the ridiculous task of writing a blog post every day this month, and while I won’t unrealistically commit myself to actually doing this, it’s a good excuse to try to write more. I miss writing here; I even miss getting comment notifications in my e-mail that are so mean they make me cry.
One variation on the blogging-every-day theme, which has also found its way to Facebook: A post every day about things we’re thankful for.
I like it.
I don’t express gratitude nearly enough for the things I love, and with Thanksgiving just around the proverbial corner, now’s as good a time as any to do a little of that, even if I’m starting six days late for the month.
It’s been five years, almost to the day, since I moved to Chicago. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how, but I know I’d barely recognize fresh-from-NYC Paige if I passed her on the street this afternoon. (And there’s a good chance I’d try to shake some sense into Sunnyside Avenue Paige.) Five years, and I [...]
Mark says I apologize too much for things I really needn’t be sorry for. Still: Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Semi-related: Sorry for party rocking. Pretty soon, this blog won’t be front and center on my website — it’s time to turn my focus to finding more clients with causes and products I can [...]
I will remember the Cape in color. Blue suitcase, the zipper busted and Samsonite label ripped off by some baggage claim tragedy. Orange Line to Midway. Blush-colored scarf, neon-striped tank, blue jeans and my best silver travel shoes. Blue skies and a twilight rainbow as we set off eastward. A pitch-dark arrival in Providence. The [...]
I remember things. Weird things, sometimes: License plate numbers that aren’t my own. What we ate the night my parents announced they were divorcing. (Pot roast.) My very first phone number, from our house in Overland Park. The names of the alphabetical streets, in order, near our house in Prairie Village. (Alhambra, Buena Vista, Catalina, [...]
How to begin? It’s almost a month since I last wrote here (but who’s counting, right?). That’s not to say I haven’t been writing, because I have. I established Paige Worthy LLC about two and a half weeks ago, and even before then, I’d started signing my creativity away by the hour to businesses. I’m [...]
This has been quite the weekend to live in Chicago. A NATO protest even made its way to North Center, close to where I live. It wasn’t really a NATO protest; NATO was just the megaphone, the reason to be out now, when the world might be watching. This protest had passed Mayor Emanuel’s house, speaking [...]
…with walls of the deepest blue. I need to write. Give me a topic, I begged Facebook. One caveat: no dead cats. The first comment was my inspiration: Aesthetics. I’ve been thinking a lot about how beautiful things and spaces impact mood and outlook and all that. I was inspired. Despite that, this post can’t not [...]
Dear John, Well, I’ve been waiting for this day to come for quite a while. You haven’t been the Knight — my Knight — for a long, long time now. It’s been more than a year since we last spoke, and that was unpleasant at best. But I have trouble letting you go. I think of [...]