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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Engineering is my calling, my vocation. I solve problems inside and outside the industry, for free in my spare time; for people I hate to love and love to hate. Ironically, this drive to leave things better than when I found them doesn’t translate well to my career. The “wall of No” I hit daily […]

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Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Good Enough (Poem)

I’m not the best painter,The best writer,The best advocate,But I am a resilient creator, An artist;A mindful visual and verbal communicator. I’m not the best nurturer,The best cook,The best housekeeper, Or the most patient teacher. I’m not a mother, nor a caregiver,But that doesn’t define my worth as a woman As a wife;As a contributing […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

Be The Guide

Fact: My husband stumbles about the world clueless. He doesn’t know what he wants, where he is going, and much less how to get what he needs to solve for the other two. Every time a priest mentions in a wedding homily that the wife must follow the husband my spidey senses tingle. What if […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Mayday! Mayday!

Bzzz. Bzzz. My Insta friend Cocoa texts me to ask for help with her seizure and cancer meds campaign. It’s 7:00 am on a Tuesday but I’m already awake; Zach has been barking intermittently since 4:55 am. The Ring side camera was on a rampage, chiming loudly and constantly even though the video showed no […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

“Hi! I’m a Recovering Army Brat”

The day I turned 23 my military ID expired. In a few months I’d be put of college and off to work full time for a big aerospace and defense contractor thus my mother decided to not renew my credentials. Adapting to life as a civilian, as an outsider, was challenging. As the daughter of […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

In the Search of Karma Points

During the last month my family has donated, gifted, sold or tossed items that no longer brought us joy, as Marie Kondo would say, in the hopes that they’d become purposeful again. The poor things had been idle for so long, relegated to the deepest and darkest storage corners that they must have felt neglected. […]

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Adulting Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd

Our Business is Chaos

The last decade has been full of eventualities; my grandfather died three weeks before my formal wedding 10.5 years ago and the roller coaster ride that is life has gained incredible momentum and speed through the sharp turns and steep drops created by the ensuing chaos. If my life had a soundtrack, you’d be hearing […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Reasons

All you need is a reason to hope, To love, To dream, To be grateful for the calm after the storm. All you need is a reason to despair, To hate, To doubt, To believe you don’t deserve happiness. All you need is a reason to trust, To see the good in others, To know […]

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Adulting MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Own Success

Every time a friend tells me that if they got offered their dream job today they wouldn’t take it, I cringe. Why wouldn’t you take it?! Even if you feel unqualified or you are sure failure will find you eventually, there is no reason to pass up the opportunity of a lifetime. Fake it until […]