Author: Jeremy Blaise

She Didn’t Get Her Way!

We survived! I need to let that soak in just a bit. Hurricane Irma was not the catastrophic hurricane that was originally predicted for our area, but it still brought us plenty of strong winds, power outages, and down trees in South Florida. I was born and raised in the Northeast. My “natural disaster” experience consisted of blizzards dumping three feet of snow in February on our town and painting everything white. Not quite the same scale of initial fear or eventual destruction brought on by a hurricane. Thankfully, my in-laws have lived in South Florida for almost 40...

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Worst. Day. Ever.

Seriously. Today was quite possible the worst day ever. Am I being dramatic? Yes! Is that weird? Yes! Does rationalizing it make it any easier? No! Lindsey seemed stressed last night and kept talking about all the preparation she needed to do to get ready for a trial half-day at daycare today. She went through a list of supplies, wrote down Ashleigh’s typical “schedule”, assembled bottles, and measured milk out for two meals. She kept asking me questions and requesting opinions; I answered half-heartedly as it seemed that she was already uber-prepared. She did research on local daycare centers and...

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How to Make the Perfect Cup

I have been in search of the perfect cup of coffee for a long time now. As an avid coffee drinker, the daily “grind” includes multiple cups; not just to keep me going, but to give me something to look forward to when I wake up! For the last several years my home brew has been like many others were I put the K-cup into the Keurig, push the backlit button, and wait for my cup to fill. But a few months ago I started craving more. The pre-measured K-cups just were’t cutting it. I had tried the darkest roasts I...

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It’s Okay to Let Someone Else Be CEO

It seems like it was over a decade ago that I was starting my college studies – and that’s because it was! Those days were filled with excitement, energy, and enthusiasm for a career that lay ahead of me. Since the day I was admitted into college, I had aspirations of becoming an investment banker and one day being a Fortune 500 CEO. The name of the company was irrelevant to the goal; it was just a placeholder I created to measure my success and happiness in life. I wanted to wear custom tailored business clothes, have a personal...

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