Archive for the ‘ Life Lessons ’ Category

A New Look

Redesign! Betty Gets a Makeover Last year, I realized that my business site and Betty were both trapped in a bit of a time warp, having gone without a major redesign or any sort of significant updates in five years. Clarifying Complex Ideas was the first to go live in 2014, and today Betty follows […] Read More

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2015! I don’t know about you, but 2014 was a strange year. It felt like 12 months of putting out fires, personally and professionally. I’m usually on top of things, ahead of schedule, highly organized, but 2014 felt like I was always one step behind. (I should note that “one step behind” means “only […] Read More

Merry Christmas!

Have a Relaxing Holiday Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope that Santa was good to you this year, and your house sustained no reindeer damage. My wish for you on this day: after a hectic holiday season, I hope that you find some time to sit down, relax and do whatever it is that you enjoy. […] Read More

A Little Less Well

In Which I Contemplate Working Less Oh hey, hi! Didn’t see you there, internet friend. See, I’ve been busy. I hate saying that I’m busy. It’s such a cliche. “Oh, I’m so much busier than you are, therefore I must be more important.” Gag. But it’s the kind of busy that’s been going on for […] Read More

Race Recap: US Half Marathon, SF

US Half: The Hilliest, Prettiest Half Marathon Remember yesterday when I told you about running the half marathon that I’d forgotten that I’d registered for? Well, let me give you a little backstory. After forgetting about it completely until I was reminded two weeks ago during Nike, I figured that there were two options. Option […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo In Memory of Nana

Remembering I suppose that every family has a primary and secondary set of grandparents. My mother’s parents were the ones that I saw daily. They lived around the corner and there was an endless stream of phone calls, drop-ins and involvement. It’s not that I didn’t see my father’s parents — at the very least […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo A Quick Note

It appears that in my blogging absence, my site has gotten so annoyed with me that it has stopped sending notifications of new comments. All of my comments, scattering to the wind like a blown dandelion. Well. How rude. And worse, I have no idea why. My apologies for not replying if you expected one. I’ll […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo My Second Fix

Last month, I talked about getting my first package, or “fix” from Stitch Fix. My second Fix arrived on Friday. What I Got I made detailed comments and notes after the first Fix, and my stylist, Ashley, made reference to them and my desire to have some new, non-wrinkle clothing for my upcoming business trip to Europe, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo My First Fix

A Review of Stitch Fix A few of my friends had tried Stitch Fix and raved about it, so I wanted to test it out for myself. It’s a service where they send you five items of clothing and/or accessories that work with your style, body type and wardrobe. The Idea I’m not much of […] Read More


All By Myself I had a very surreal experience last week. The Husband and The Assistant went back east to visit family and I was totally and completely on my own for seven whole days. Those without kids are reading this, shrugging and not understanding the significance. Those with kids are shouting Oh my god […] Read More