Fall Camp

Contrary to popular belief, summer does not end with the Labo(u)r Day weekend.  I re-discovered this the hard way, sweating buckets overnight in my brand new MEC TGV 2 tent and slapping at imaginary insects crawling up my arms.  Welcome to your new program, career change, and new life!  Air conditioning?  Long gone.  Showers?  ForgetContinue reading “Fall Camp”

Career Changes

Twenty-eight months ago I had a vague feeling that I needed to be working at something other than finance in a financial services firm.  Twenty-eight months.  That’s all.  It feels like eons ago. P I took five months off to travel, study, network, see if I could bring any sort of shape to that vagueContinue reading “Career Changes”

Career Joy: The Lightbulb

You spent the formative years of your childhood playing in the yard that took your dad three hours to mow with a push lawnmower. He carefully edged around the vegetable garden that sprouted baseball bat-sized zucchini in the summer which your mom turned into chocolate zucchini cake with orange cream cheese frosting when she ranContinue reading “Career Joy: The Lightbulb”

Irish Beginnings

We shifted uncomfortably in our seats in the international terminal of Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. No amount of rotating achy shoulders or stretching restless legs could erase a poor night’s sleep on an overnight KLM flight from Boston. After struggling to prop open our eyelids during a three-hour layover, my sister and I boarded an Aer Lingus flight toContinue reading “Irish Beginnings”