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Blogiversary 4: The Bleu Topaz Anniversary

Another year, another blogiversary where I don’t know what to write about! As per usual, I tapped Editor Josh for ideas. As per usual, this tapping happened two evenings before I actually needed to write this post. Monday marked 4 years that I’ve been doing this blog, and it is very interesting for me to sit back and look at all of the ups and … Continue reading Blogiversary 4: The Bleu Topaz Anniversary

journal that says "you can do hard things" on a wood background

Well, I Didn’t PLAN for That…

I love planners.  Notebooks and planners are like my kryptonite. Every time I walk into a store with decorative journals and planners, I stare at them for a long time, caress them, and then eventually guilt Dan into buying me (at least) one. Ever since I was a child who enjoyed writing, I was drawn to certain notebooks, and I just had to have them, … Continue reading Well, I Didn’t PLAN for That…

someone holding a piece of paper and a pen sitting across the table from someone with hands clasped on the table

Renata’s Guide to Interviewing

Since I lost my full-time job back in September, I’ve had a handful of interviews. I don’t mean to brag, but I often am so intimidating to prospective employers I apply to that they often can’t even compose themselves enough to get back to me at all. Yeah, I’m that awesome. I’ve been fine-tuning my interview skills over the last few months, and I must … Continue reading Renata’s Guide to Interviewing