Halloween is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday. I love scary. I love fall. And I love decorating. My husband on the other hand is not as much of a fan of my decorating because it inevitably means a lot of work for him. And it is a holiday that can be enjoyed without a lot of spending, unlike Christmas or Hanukkah. Each year I … Continue reading The demise of Halloween
We read Stephanie’s perspective of social media, inspired by Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma.” We aimed to cover angles from different generations, so here’s mine, a Zillenial. Those of us born from about 1993 – 1998 feel too old to relate to Gen Z, and too young to relate to millennials. I’m not sure exactly what that makes us, but some call us Zillenials. UrbanDictionary.com defines … Continue reading Social media from the perspective of a Zillenial
Have you watched the Netflix documentary, “Social Dilemma?” We did and it started a discussion about the evolution and impact of technology, especially social media and smartphones. And the volume of data that is collected about us and used each day. The gatherist team got to talking this week about the current Netflix documentary titled “Social Dilemma.” If you haven’t seen it, it’s an eye-opening … Continue reading Social media from the perspective of a Gen Xer
Are you a mountain person or a beach person? Do you know what your preference says about your personality? Read on to learn… I’m writing this post while at the beach while on vacation for our kids’ fall break. Most vacations these days are determined by where you can drive to, and for us, the beach is a five-hour drive from Atlanta. Truth be told, … Continue reading Mountains or beach?
2020 plans look a bit different than expected. Instead of worrying about traveling abroad now, I made a list of 30 places I hope to see before I turn 30. Two months from today, Dec. 2nd, will mark my 23rd year around the sun! That leaves me with seven years left of my twenties. Now seven years may sound like a lot, but every year … Continue reading 30 Places to visit before I turn 30
At the gatherist, we are driven by the symbolism of doors. Read on to discover why something so common means so much to our efforts. You might have noticed that at the gatherist, we kinda like doors. Big doors. Small doors. Colorful doors. But why doors and what’s behind the symbolism of doors? Because of what they represent to us during our journey in launching … Continue reading The symbolism of doors and new opportunities
Virtual learning for our children is challenging. And far from ideal. But there might be a positive lesson or two to be gained from our interim school solution. I’ve never been a good self-teacher. I’ve always preferred learning, meeting and being in-person. Reading directions? Nope! Just show me how to do it. Better yet…let me fumble (ask my husband about the dining room chair that … Continue reading Virtual learning brings the gift of self-teaching
As a recent college grad, I did everything I was supposed to. Studied hard, got good grades, made real friends. And oh yeah, entered adulthood in the middle of a pandemic! So now what? School for me was never crazy hard. Yes, I had to actually go to class and really study before tests. And of course there were challenging moments throughout my education. I … Continue reading So now what?
After 20+ years of working in an office and now facing the reality of working for and with myself, what do my new office mates look like? Welcome to my new community. With much of the office workers being remote the past several months, we’ve had to adjust to digital forms of communication based mainly around conference calls. And while it isn’t the same as … Continue reading What I miss about being in an office
Our family of four is originally from Los Angeles but we now live in Atlanta. And if you know summers in the south you know two things – they are HOT and HUMID. The humidity is what really does me in. And it always seems to kick into full gear around the 4th of July. So each year, we escape back to California and enjoy … Continue reading To fly or not to fly…that is the question?!