Hi. My name is Paulette Parker and I’m a people pleaser. If someone asks me to do something - friends, family, colleagues, bosses - I am almost incapable of saying “no.” Low on cash? If I have it, it’s yours. Wanna hang out? Let’s go! – Even though I’m exhausted and broke. Need me to … Continue reading My Name Is Paulette And I’m A Chronic People Pleaser
Dear Life: I’m writing you this letter in the hopes that you will please stop kicking my ass. Every time things seem to be going smoothly, here you come with your bullshit. And quite frankly, I’m tired of it. I know I haven’t been the perfect person. But who is? There are all kinds of … Continue reading Dear Life: Ease The F**k Up Already
I still remember the phone call. Nearly five years ago. A Monday night. I was sitting on my living room floor watching TV and painting my nails. My phone rang. It was my mom. She nonchalantly asked me if I had heard about my dad..."Big Paul." I told her no. She simply said, "He died." … Continue reading What My Dad’s Death Taught Me About Life
I’ve worked quite a few jobs since entering the workforce in my teens. From fast food, to retail, to banking. And now public radio. While all these jobs were in different industries, I had one common experience while working them: Restlessness. Every job I’ve had, no matter how much I made, how much I loved … Continue reading Finding The Courage To Follow Your Calling
I’ve wanted to be a writer since long before I can remember. I have books and poems that I wrote and illustrated from as far back 7 years old. There’s something so amazing and beautiful about the written language. Writing has allowed me to create worlds and lives I wish were my reality. And I … Continue reading Why You Need To Make Time For Your Passions
I’ve been missing from my blog for a while. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. It’s just that I haven’t had the time or energy to write it. Between life and family and work and school, my schedule has been eating me alive. I’m over-extended and overwhelmed. And one of the biggest … Continue reading Why I’m perfectly fine with being imperfect
Every year around this time, my social media feeds fill up with photos of kids headed to prom or graduation. I see the smiling faces of proud parents and young adults living in what are essentially their last moments of childhood. And every year I nostalgically think back to my own senior year of high … Continue reading I’m almost 30. Why don’t I have it all figured out?
I’ve had my fair share of disappointment in my lifetime. Lost jobs. Crappy relationships. Missed Opportunities. I graduated high school in 2005. Two kids and one husband later, I’m still working on my bachelor’s degree and trying to figure out what I ultimately want to do with my life. This week I noticed multiple people … Continue reading The Important Lesson I Learned From Failure