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Category: Self Portrait

Reflections on Your 30th Birthday

One Today you turn 30. Happy Birthday! Two. Today is really no different than another other birthday, except that it is divisible by 10. And that feels a certain kind of way.  You aren’t just thirty. You are three decades old. You are three, times ten, times one years old. You are thirty babies learning ...

Giving Tuesday, the Valentine’s Day of Philanthropy

Today is #GivingTuesday! I’ve looked forward to this day each November for the last few years—and it isn’t just because my day job is in fundraising. Although, it would be fair to say that my position has allowed me to see what an impact a single day of giving can mean to an organization or ...

Grateful for Unmet Expectations

As my thirtieth birthday looms on the horizon, I find myself spending more and more time reflecting on the last decade of my life. I don’t have anything particularly poignant to share today (got to save stuff for ma book), but on this day of thanks, I will say that I’m grateful for my twenties and the people who have filled them. These last ten years have been filled with some of the most important parts of my life.