Reba’s What If

First, to answer Amber’s question in this week’s episode: No, I don’t think she and Susan would have gotten to know each other through me. My biggest what-if is “What if I didn’t go to a private Christian college and went to a state...

My First Slumber Party

I didn’t go to a lot of slumber parties as a kid. I spent the night with cousins a few times, but they were family, and usually my aunt & uncle were doing a favor for my parents by keeping me and my siblings. The first slumber party I can remember going to...

Reba’s Triggers for Productivity

I just listened to Episode 25: Productivity, and I liked the conversation about signals we give ourselves that it’s time to get shit done. Susan puts on eyebrows, lips, and hair, and her mom always put on lace up shoes. I have to put on real clothes to get...

Reba’s Bullet Journal

I discovered bullet journaling last year, thanks to Alyson and other friends. I started with cheap lined notebooks I’d bought on clearance at Barnes and Noble, then moved up to a Moleskine book, and now am using a hard back Leuchterm1917 gridded notebook, in...

Working Retail & Emotional Labor

One of the worst parts of working retail was knowing that I was absolutely required to be nice to everyone. Everyone. Even the assholes. ESPECIALLY the assholes, because they were the ones who complained. I worked in a fabric & crafts store for two or three...