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Adulting Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Weddings. Funerals. Baby showers. Meetings. Everything became virtual overnight. The rules of etiquette transmuted to the small screen. There were no excuses to skip events. No other means to maintain intimacy in a world ordered to stay at home. Mask mandates and reopening phases stood between the life we had and the life we led. […]

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage

Ask Away

Got a crush? Let them know you are interested. Need assistance? Tell those around you. Job sucks? Network to seek career opportunities. Don’t have a network? Cold call professionals in your interest areas to figure out next steps. Feeling alone? Reach out to support groups and alliances. Show up to a meeting or gathering. Missing […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Women Who Kick Ass In Gaming And Beyond

Stuck In The Middle

Life almost never works out as expected. By the time I turned 40, the last thing I thought I was going to be a DINK with a special needs doggo and unemployed. A few weeks before the big ascent into the euphemistical 4th floor, the job materialized. My first paycheck served as a much needed […]

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Power or Dissent

Neyt. Nein. No. Nee. Non. La. Iie. Nu. Mana. Nej. Nay. The word no is not just an acceptable answer, it’s also a complete sentence. It’s unapologetic. Brave. Bold. Powerful. Saying no is an art form in and of itself because it requires discipline, courage and deliberate actionable follow through. You can’t back down after […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Ambiguous Loss

Flight. Fight. Flee. There are no other choices when confronted with trauma, with a dangerous and life threatening situation. Each occurrence elicits a unique reaction. Each reaction has its own flow of consequences. The difference between living to tell the tale or becoming a cautionary one. However, what happens when the events affect us because […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Fail Quickly and Often…

Never give up! Never surrender! – Galaxy Quest

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Adulting Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

A Village of Epistemological Purists

The first time I read this phrase, something inside me click. Margaret Lazarus Dean used it to refer to her Puerto Rican friend and NASA contact Omar Izquierdo, in her book Leaving Orbit. I found it humorous that, in all the ways I’ve seen my culture be described, no one has so eloquently distinguished my […]

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Adulting En español Mrs Enginerd

Pa’trás, ¿ni pa tomar impulso?

Pocas han sido las veces que olvidar las lecciones del pasado me han ayudado a sobreponerme del presente. Me la paso mirando atrás para poder predecir el futuro, para recrear los caminos al éxito y, en ocasiones, ajustar expectativas. Nunca he podido verle el valor a no utilizar la data existente para tomar impulso, pero […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Mom, I still miss you…

It’s been two years without you and I can’t still believe you are gone, trapped between my intangible memories and the great beyond. Two years of wishing and hoping you’d come through the door and yell “surprise, I’m here!”, returning the color to my gray toned existence. An eternity of unwritten texts, calls and conversations […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Cheers to 2020!

Here’s to the earthquakes, The raging fires, The passionate Earth letting us know it’s in desperate need of change. Here’s to the politics, The bad decisions of those elected to lead without knowing how to. Here’s to the civil wars, The unrest of social justice, To the plight of the oppressed and misunderstood. May we […]