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Adulting Layoff Mrs Enginerd Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

The Layoff, Part Deux

Five years ago, shy of 10 years of service, I found myself at the wrong end of a 60 day notice. At first the world seemed to be coming to an end because my 15 year plan had been ruined. Little by little, I redesigned my goals and objectives around new possibilities; I started a […]

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Goodreads Challenge, 2018, 2019 and beyond!

As some of you might recall, back in 2015, I posted plans to read 100 books as part of 2016’s Goodreads challenge. 😱 Because of the delay of the Château Enginerd project and the MBA, I was able to finish 60 entries. I set a more realistic goal of 55 for 2017, and got to […]

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“The story of American spaceflight is a story with many endings.” – Margaret Lazarus Dean

I picked up this book at a sale in the Museum of Flight in Seattle. My husband and I had secured tickets to see Destination Moon ahead of the premier, and we couldn’t wait to be around the artifacts of human space exploration. As fans of the Space Shuttle Program, or “shuttle”, a fleet as […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

FOMO (A Poem)

I check my phone constantly,Wondering,Waiting,Anticipating,Fearing the worst. What if today is the day?The moment the good turns into bad,The unfortunate confluence of experiences that deprives me of you? The TV,A cool breeze,The warmth of a freshly cleaned towel,An unpaired sock.They all remind me of what was,of what could have been,of what was lost to good […]

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Cuteness Overload: Happy [Inter]National Dog Day!

The last 5 years with Zach have gone by so fast. I reinforces my desire that he lasts us forever. I catch my husband tearing up after a good bro session with Z, as he tries to imagine a life without him. According to the vet, our 80.4 lbs American Staffordshire Labrador mutt is healthy […]

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The Paradox of Marketing for Introverted Entrepreneurs

Be it in business, in love and relationships, and even in war, it’s hard to create a brand that is relatable and well received to all while staying true to your introverted wallflower self. Opening up to the world, risking full exposure of your heart and soul, is frightening. What if they don’t like what […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

Embracing Imperfection

After almost four decades on this planet, I’ve come to believe that the worst compliment you can give a person or their work or appearance is telling them they are perfect. Why? Perfectionism borders on compulsion, on a desire to get things right without leaving room for refinement, for growth, for exceeding expectations. In a […]

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Weddings

Unrequited Sacrifices

Taking out the trash.Fighting inner demons.Folding laundry.Slaying online bosses.Humoring crazy in-laws.Buying the best pet food and treats.Ordering pizza sans your favorite toppings. There are so many things we reluctantly do, day in and day out, for those we love. Little things that take time and effort, and consume us to the point we forget we […]

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10 Things You Should Never Say or Do to a Terminally Ill Cancer Warrior and Their Family

Not sure what to say or do to a family battling cancer or any terminal illness? Look no further! After dealing with canned responses during my mom’s convalescence and funeral, I decided to put together a list of do’s and don’ts. It is our family’s hope that sharing these faux pas will avoid others pain, […]

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Happy 5th Anniversary, MrsEnginerd!

Time flies by so fast! I can’t believe we already have another year on the books, sharing knowledge about love, DIYs and the pursuits of nerds. I wish we could have celebrated in style, with our friends and family, but remaining safe during the pandemic is paramount. We shelter in place and find ways to […]