APTly Spoken Blog

  • Who I am, Who I’m Not and Who I Want to Be!

    I was listening to The Fray this morning and one of my favorite songs of theirs (though I really do like them all) is You Found Me. In that song is a verse that really speaks to me: “Who I am, Who I’m Not and Who I Want to Be”And it got me thinking about those things and how easy it is to not really know; especially in a business that wants you to be many things. It’s easy to lose yourself....
  • I, Too, Used to Smell Like a Tub of Garlic Bread

    One night when I was waitressing I asked an older male customer if he wanted dessert. He winked and said, “yes, how about your number?” I informed him we were all out of that. The three months I spent as a server at my local pizzeria gave me a newfound respect for everything waiters and waitresses have to put up with on a daily basis. From the 19-year-old dish washer in the back of the kitchen...
  • Dealing With Difficult People

    How many times have you worked with or for an individual who was so dramatic and emotional that you found it hard to get your work done? Some people are so self-absorbed that they don’t hear anything you say unless it is about them.  What’s worse is a power hungry boss with these traits. Managers like this stop at nothing to get accolades and compliments. It is not of the question for these...
  • Multifamily Mommy: Apartments, Diapers and Work… OH MY!

    I’m 30. There, I said it, I got it out there. I’m 30 and my husband and I just had our very first baby, three weeks ago. Up until now, we both favored college and then careers over family. We wanted to be established, be able to provide for a child before we committed to having one. So why am I telling you this? Well… at 30, I’m established in my career and my husband and I are accustomed our...

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