How often have you wondered what exactly it is your friends do at work all day? Sure, you know Taylor has a degree in Health Administration and works at a hospital, Lauren has a job in communications, and Sarah does social work, but what do any of those things actually entail? And what about their career paths? How did they get to where they are now, and where do they see themselves going from here?

Our family, friends and co-workers are excellent resources for career-related information – from jobs we may want to pursue to professional development choices we may want to make. Yet too often our conversations about work begin and end with a job title.

This week The Pink Dinosaur is launching a new series aimed at providing insight into the lives of working women. Each post will feature one professional lady’s answers to the questions: What’s on your To Do list today? What’s on your To Do list for the future? If you created a To Do list for getting to where you are now, what would be on it?

Check back on Tuesday, January 21st, for the first post!

Anybody want a cookie?

Hello Lovelies! It’s me again. 

I sure have had a lot of time to think lately, and for me, thinking usually leads to writing. So here I am again actually writing something to you, rather than reblogging our favorite gifs and cackling loudly to myself while I devour the huge plate of Reese’s brownie cookies I made over the weekend.

Here’s what I’ve been thinking:

-What am I doing with my life? 

-Should I be doing something else with my life?

-Why am I so angry all the time?

-Do I need a therapist?

-Should I eat fewer cookies? I should probably eat fewer cookies and then maybe also quit grad school. *eats more cookies*

With all these stellar thoughts swirling around in my head, I started perusing the Internet (as one does) hoping to find some lovely lady-related writing to remind me that, if nothing else, in addition to cookies, I do love blogging lady-things for lady-people like you. 


Why I Left My Job - a blog by a 28 year old mom who left her job without having another job lined up (She’s still looking)


How to Write a Resume, You Magnificent Creature, You - a lovely post about eating pizza (among other things)


What To Do When You Don’t Like Your Job - a great post on what is quickly becoming my new favorite website 

AND THEN I realized what authors mean when they say that the key to being a writer is reading a lot, which is really that the key to being a person is listening to other people a lot, because there’s nothing like other people to remind you what it is to be human, that everyone is human, that you are human. 

…No, there was no pot in the brownie cookies. Yes, my epiphany makes it seem like there was some magical substance in the cookies that suddenly made me see what has been obvious all along (there isn’t, but I wish there was). I’ve just been so caught up in all the garbage and all the self-improvement nonsense lately that I forgot to take my own advice and cut myself a little slack for not being someone else’s idea of happy or productive. And as a result, that very simple fact that we are human and messy and not perfect and confused and confusing slipped right out of my head. …Oops!

Anybody want a cookie? I’ve got a few left.