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Three small words

January 1st, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Three small words)

It’s a tradition in the community I associate myself with to try and define each new year with three words – a simple way to set out goals for yourself and your business. I’ve done this exercise for the past few years, both personally and professionally. Last year my focus for my work was learning, …
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When I did my three year degree there was one class that I specifically didn’t take, though I knew it was a requirement for the four year degree. In the three year program I had the choice between taking this class, Research Methods, or Political Philosophy. I took Political Philosophy, which is very heavy stuff, …
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The Worst Job I Ever Had

October 29th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Learning | Work - (Comments Off on The Worst Job I Ever Had)

I was just reading this article on LinkedIn about ways to tell your job is a poor fit. My first job out of university is not something I talk about very much, but it was the worst fit I’ve ever had, and they knew it to because they decided by the end of my probation …
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Finding my bliss

October 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Finding my bliss)

This morning there was a Women in Media panel at Blissdom Canada. It was the first session of the day, lead by Erica Ehm – who was an important part of my childhood. The session was a collision of worlds for me. I went to journalism school, I wanted to be a sports reporter, and I …
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One week down

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on One week down)

It’s 8 am and I am early for a class for which I have no completed the readings. It’s been a very busy week and I’ve been doing okay until last night I remembered that this class already started last week and probably was actually starting, you know, the work part of things. I missed …
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Am I a Mompreneur?

August 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Am I a Mompreneur?)

I am a woman who is building her own business, and I am a mother. It is almost impossible to be a parent and not be defined by that in some way. I have a daughter who takes of a lot of my time and a lot of my thoughts. Being a parent is life-altering. Does …
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Dear Jack

August 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Dear Jack)

You’ve been gone for three years as of today. It’s been a lot and very short time. We drove past Hudson on our way home and I thought of you and started crying. I couldn’t help it. My daughter asked me why I was crying and I told her it’s because I miss my friend …
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The uses and abuses of punctuation

July 31st, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on The uses and abuses of punctuation)

Last week Weird Al Yankovic’s new song gave grammar nerds like me the go ahead to talk about our pet peeves. One thing that Joe and I bonded about when we were working together, and now as married professionals, is our debates about punctuation. He thinks I use too many commas, I don’t think he …
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Furthering your cause: Getting politically active through social media

July 27th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Furthering your cause: Getting politically active through social media)

This year at Ottawa’s Social Capital Conference I got the chance to host a roundtable discussion. It was a topic I pitched and something I’m very interested in, and will be more interested in as we approach the 2015 election – how advocates for a cause can get their voices heard by our political representatives …
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Go ahead, jump…

June 28th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on Go ahead, jump…)

Two years ago I left full time work and started working on contract. That has slowly morphed into have my own business, and that business is changing into something more suitable for me as I roll along. Talking to Shelagh Cummins, my parents and my husband has let to more thinking, more changes, more doing. …
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