“Capture that confidence and don’t ever let it go. Don’t doubt it: you have the right instincts.”
"Because that’s the dream right – to have a fulfilling role? And so I thought:
Why not find out what makes other people tick and provide some ideas for other people who are trying to figure out what they want to do.”
Be honest with yourself. Make sure that the people you love know you love them. And constantly push yourself to try new things.
"Take a deep breath, do yoga, take a walk. Things will work out. It may not be what you planned, but chances are it will be better."
"I’m still a work in progress. I’m still a project. If you think you’re done, you’re kidding yourself."
"I find that as women get older and they know who they are, they don’t have to take crap anymore. You tell it how it is. You don’t like it, move on."
I’ve had a lot of good luck. Perhaps not in the traditional sense – I didn't have a pony, but I did have a home, a library card, and a sister to protect me.
Every so often someone will say to me: “You didn’t break the glass ceiling, but you certainly got there and kept pushing up against it.”
My decision was: “I’m going to find a way to do something that gives me a sense of accomplishment but also allows me to be with my family.”
As a woman in business, I felt like I had to be better than every damn guy out there. I constantly felt like I was proving myself.
"Have a game plan, but stay flexible and be open to pivoting to Plan B."
"See three moves ahead. Be strategic and piece things together quickly. I think the poetry brain is related to that – the ability to make unusual connections is really similar to the thought process that goes into writing a poem."