When did ‘How do you do?’ become ‘What do you do?’

My friend has a master’s degree. Unhappy with the career she chose, she went back to a job that put her through college – waitressing. She makes more money than her office job paid and works three days a week. She travels the world, owns a house, and doesn’t care about who she’s friends with on LinkedIn. She is one of the happiest and genuine gals I’ve ever met. She’s a server.

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Why it’s OK your first love is someone you’ll never forget

In one of my favorite movies, Big Fish, the main character, Edward Bloom, said “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.” He was standing amidst popcorn floating in the air, gazing at Sandra Templeton, a girl he would eventually marry. It was around 17 years and a few weeks ago that I met my first love, popcorn and all.

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A story of hope: My organ donor saved my life

If you had asked me as a little girl, how my life would turn out, I am pretty sure that it would include none of the past 20 years and where I am standing today. It never crossed my mind that I might need and experience a life-saving transplant. I know all too well, that life isn’t the picture perfect plan that we imagine in our heads. It didn’t matter what I thought my life should be like, there were other plans in store for me.

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