Robyn ponders life and writes about it from Austin, TX. When you can't find her, she’s probably holed away with a great book and a bottle of wine. She’ll resurface when done.
Realities For Regular Working Women Who Take Grievances to HR
Ah, the lawsuit win heard round the nation. Former Pinterest COO Francoise Brougher won a settlement against the company for gender discrimination and retaliation.
Writing Exercises to Keep Your Craft Limber
Writing requires an exorbitant amount of brain power that coffee, alone, cannot propel. The brain is a muscle and, no different from any other muscle, needs regular exercise to stay limber. If you consider writing a book, or any long piece, as the author’s big game, then use one of the following techniques as a warm-up or training to keep the writing muscle at the ready.
Best Etsy Shops for Writer Gifts
Your special writer friend deserves a special gift that celebrates their craft. Simultaneously support a small, artistic business and your writer friend will be doubly happy!
Your First Month of Unemployment
If you’ve never been through a lay-off, the first time can be an overwhelming life-change to wrap your head around. You may not know where to begin in resetting your life or have the energy to try. I will guide you through the next four weeks, breaking out the logistics and self-care in small steps that build on the prior week’s tasks. By the end of your first month of unemployment, you won’t feel as out of control and can confidently move in your new direction.
Little Fires Everywhere Review
I was a Celest Nge fan before Reese Witherspoon made Nge's Little Fires Everywhere a household name (I ugly cried through her first book). However, I've been a Reese fan since Cruel Intentions so the collaboration made me sign up for Hulu. No kidding.
It's Not You; It's Your Boss
You do everything asked of you and everything that might be asked of you. People don‘t ping you, they come to your desk with the simplest of questions because you are simply that much fun to interact with. Project managers fight to have you assigned to their projects.
Social Distancing Silver Lining
In this time of coronavirus, I’m choosing to focus on some personal benefits to my family outside of health precautions for both us and the general public. Here are some once-neglected areas of my life happy to have my attention.
Toxicity in the Workplace
Your department is large and actively growing. There's plenty of work to go around and then some. To outsiders, you seem to be a congenial, albeit stressed, group of people. Yet deadlines and the work pile up. Your coworkers' smiles seem forced. Goals and progress feel distant when you realize teams half the size with more assignments somehow produce and do not seem nearly as harried.