By rachelReid

Your job is what you do, not who you are.

A year ago I subscribed to two magazines; Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure. I’m not really sure why to be honest. Maybe it was a secret voice pulling me to the unknown. It is funny what you put in the universe and how it circles back. So here we are on the eve before…

The Uber ride that kick started my 2017..

On New Years Eve, we took an Uber to Brooklyn for dinner with friends. My husband asked our driver, Mamadou, from Guinea “How was your 2016?” He laughed. “Best year yet! I married the love of my life.”  I instantly smiled from ear to ear and said, “Us too.”   He got super excited and…

My little glimmer of hope. Max.

I have volunteered the last four years for a charity called, “The Young Storytellers.” It’s a program where students are paired with mentors to write a screen play. Last year I was paired with a special needs kid, we’ll call him Max.   He came in every session with Tania, who was on crutches. Each session…

The Good Guys vs The Creepers

It’s been an interesting week to be a woman, to realize how connected we are in sexual assault.  Even writing that statement is infuriating.  As I reflected on my own life, and all the times I was degraded, touched, violated because I’m a woman. To be a woman is to deal with these things with…

#Blessed? Really?

I felt emotional after spending ten days with family and friends wrapping their arms around me, in celebration of my up-coming nuptials. The amount of love and kindness I received was overwhelming. I couldn’t help, but feel “Do I deserve all this?” I truly wanted to post #blessed everywhere, don’t worry I avoided the urge,…

Why playing it cool may be keeping you single…

Another classic ‘me moment’ on the plane home from Mexico this week…. In an attempt to read my magazine, I manically tried to twist my reading light on, announcing it’s not working. The beautiful woman next to me gives me a look like, “are you a dim wit?” and hits the button above the light…

Life-What is the point??

After a whole month home with my Mom after her mastectomy, I had a lot of time to think. Think about what the point of all this is. What I’ve learned through cancer is that there actually is no point. No ‘End Point’ I mean. Let me explain… that idea that we all have…that.. “Once…

The Happiest Way to be an Artist

I had a thought yesterday as I watched Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday.” Yes, don’t judge me, or stop reading, it’s kind of fabulous. So ‘Rainn Wilson’ from The Office was talking about how “art is a prayer…” how when we produce art, we are connected to “god,” “the universe,” “higherpower,” whatever resonates for you. That…

Say yes to 2014. Lean in.

If most people are like me which I’m assuming they are…….New Years is approaching, holidays are behind you ,and that hopeful anxiety of a new year arriving begins to bubble. I’m going to guess a lot of you this weekend will find yourself with pen and paper writing down a list, a list of how…

We’re all on our way

I had two conversations with friends of mine tonight. Both struggling, is all this sacrifice worth it? What if I never get there? What is there? We hold on to our pasts, because we are terrified of the present. We panic in the present, as we think it will help in controlling our future.   At…