• Rejection as a Blessing

    Until recently, my relationship to rejection has always been extreme. The first time I received a long, thoughtful rejection letter from an agent, I stopped writing anything creative for years. I have always been good at giving over the power of affirmation to other people, which is certainly not the kind of thing you want… Continue Reading

  • Grand Dames

    I spend a lot of time with women who are older than me, so it took me a little while to stop joking about feeling old and realize that I actually was starting to feel like one of them. This mingling with the older crowd started when I was very young. They gave me comfort,… Continue Reading

  • Learning to be Big

    I left work completely devastated and in a lot of emotional pain. I was in a season of severe self-doubt, mired in worry. This was about business, about a professional transition, but it was more than that. I was feeling like I was doing something and I had done something that is all too familiar… Continue Reading