My Introduction to Shoe Giving.

July 13, 2011 My Misadventures

Sometimes I’m asked how I got into the “giving field.” In truth, it started when I received my bachelor’s degree in design. The issue is, I’m not a designer. What does a designer who isn’t a designer do? Apparently, head to Romania. I found a group-home accepting volunteers.  A missionary couple had rescued 33 children [...]

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Why You Shouldn’t Start A Nonprofit

July 6, 2011 Start-Up

I know. It sounds very ironic, considering I’ve already helped start two. But here’s the reality. I’ve taken numerous requests for “chats” about starting nonprofits. I want to help, but I’ve noticed I’m telling everyone the same thing. So in an effort to still be a nice person, and the reality that I haven’t slept [...]

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How I Lost My Voice by Yelling “Epic” 1,000 Times

May 5, 2011 Start-Up

I’m writing this in a bumpy van in Northern Uganda. Which is a strange juxtaposition from two week ago.  Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to my first Summit Series. Which essentially was a conference on a cruise ship. Or rather, an opportunity to meet all the entrepreneurs you idolize, and show [...]

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Becky Underwater.

March 22, 2011 The Adventure Project

So, I love water.  Shouldn’t be a surprise to most people who know me. I think my affection started sometime around 18 months old, when my parents took me sailing.  Either it was my love for water that caused me to fall overboard, or it explains my nickname, “bowling ball head.” Thankfully, I learned to [...]

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Chipotle. A Love Affair.

March 7, 2011 My Misadventures

Living on a budget is hard.  Especially in NY.  And especially when you’re not technically earning an income. Life lesson: You should probably make money before you spend it.  They should write that on a tea bag.  Or a Dove chocolate wrapper.  Somewhere I could’ve read it and taken note. But last week I spotted [...]

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Hey Lady, Take It Off!

February 10, 2011 My Misadventures

The morning after my last post I woke up with a headache. Some sort of bloggers hangover. I rolled over and thought, “What have I done?!” As my roommate, Amy, put it, “That post was SO personal, I can’t believe you blogged about that.” I rubbed my head and drank a pot of coffee. “Should [...]

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The Problem with Start-Ups

January 25, 2011 My Misadventures

It’s snowing and freezing. I slept three hours last night because of India jetlag.  I spent the rest of the night crying into my pillow about how I wanted to sleep, and wondering if I have stomach worms. Finally got up at 6 AM to discover my bookshelf had decided to remove all of its shelves…making [...]

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Shine.

January 14, 2011 Travel

Today I spent my first day in India, eating very spicy things that I now regret, while writing about Cote d’Ivoire. Be prepared.  I am about to tell you about the time I traveled with my sorority sister through a rebel-held territory. I know what you’re thinking. Yes. That sounds exactly like Legally Blonde. As [...]

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When I’m 85.

January 2, 2011 My Misadventures

The first two days of every new year are always exhausting.  Like many of us, Jan. 1st appears so it can remind me of all the bad habits I must get rid of… And to teach me a lesson in not drinking so much the night before.  Then the 2nd rolls around to say, “By [...]

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Three things and one thousand steps.

December 14, 2010 My Misadventures

Three things happened today. 1. I spent a few hours in the chic Ace Hotel’s lobby this afternoon.  It’s the type of hotel where they put designs in the foam of your coffee, and people wear a lot of “thoughtful” glasses. And hats. So there I was, pretending to be one of those “thoughtful” people, working [...]

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