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In 1976 I was married to a divinity student and, at 29 years old, I decided the church wasn’t for me and a career in advertising was.
I was working in the alumni relations office at my then husband’s seminary. The head of the office came from a long, successful career in big advertising agencies. She said our office was like a small agency. She had so many stories about working in ad agencies and they really resonated with me.
This is the second time I’ve dragged myself into a long distance relationship. Except, this one is different. I fell in love with a man I see myself being with for the rest of my life.
I met this new foreign man only a month after I emotionally ended things with my first foreign lover, he was from Austria.
Some mornings I like to drink in all the little things I enjoy...
starting with cute baristas.
The nod we share when the Cat Power album comes on. Next, the pastry case filled with chocolate croissants. The fact that I will eat said croissants, picking them apart layer by layer, but mostly starting with the chocolate in the middle.
Today we are excited to feature the sunny and inspiring Dyan Dolfi-Offutt of Soda Pop PR! Dyan has a great deal of wisdom and has experienced, first-hand, what it means to let go of one dream and pursue another. Let's see what she has to say about acting your age, the importance of mentorship and surviving the loss of a loved one...
When I was 11, I got my first period on my mom’s 40th birthday. She likes to say I became a young woman when she became an old lady (for the record I’ve never thought of my mom as an old lady – she’s always been the most beautiful woman to me). For a large part of my youth, people often thought I was older than I actually was because, “I always seemed so mature.”
It all started when I was in the 5th grade and a boy named Kenny asked me out, (which at the time was code for “will you be my girlfriend”). My response? I told him I would think about it. Three days later I came back to him with my answer. I thought about what my dad would think and, since I had always been his little girl, decided at ten years old I wasn’t ready for a relationship.
Today we are honored to feature career-mastermind + CEO, Lauren McGoodwin. Lauren founded the savvy women's career website, Career Contessa. We caught up with Lauren to pick her brain on surviving your 20's, following your passion and what she wishes she'd learned in college...
At the beginning of my life my thoughts were filled with “I do not see myself as…” (fill in the blank.) “I do not see myself as:” smart, strong, beautiful, capable, relevant, important…(ouch!) This is the language that somehow crept into my head when I was young, and still a habit I am breaking almost 45 years later.
I have put together a list of some of my favorite prompts to get your stories flowing again. Who knows? Maybe one of them will speak to you and the words will practically heave themselves onto your page or screen :)
Do you ever have so many big, small and medium-sized dreams that you start to feel overwhelmed? This happens to me a lot. There is so much cool shit in the world and I want to do it all! Here's the thing... sometimes I get so caught up in doing new stuff that I forget about the things I have already accomplished that were, at some point, just a dream. That being said, I have compiled a list of 30 things I want to do/accomplish before I turn 30.
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