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Margot Ahlquist
Boston, MA
Margot Ahlquist is the creator of
Interests: Dogs, Yoga, Laughing, being a Boston sports fan, spending time at the beach
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The other day I was stunned as I watched multiple news reports on people assaulting each other over the latest electronic gadget during a Black Friday- rage blackout sale. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good bargain too but to hit someone over an iPhone is going over the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Lipsticking
My was heart racing as if I were out for a vigorous jog, as I sat at my computer trying to make sense of the very technical email that came across the screen. It was a Friday and the technical person who was bringing a project to fruition was about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Lipsticking
To Whom it May Concern: Lately, we have been noticing that life in our world and neighborhood has become very tough. More humans are sad and worried. We have been working overtime providing cuddles. Even when we sit in front of the big bright thing in the living room we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Lipsticking
Last week, I was forced to reflect deeply on my family dynamics. I leapt with both feet into an unknown space where events from the past and present would tap dance around my mind. It’s Complicated I credit my mom and dad with investing great effort into being the best... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Lipsticking
Howl, My daddy always says that I should work now and play later. I think half of him is right (I am not sure if it is his top half or bottom half). While nothing feels better than finishing a long yard patrol session, I am not a yard patrolling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Lipsticking
My dog Bella knows how to listen to her body. Something I have yet to master. It’s 1AM on a Saturday morning and it starts. My body’s fight for care faces off against my mind’s determination to be as close to perfect as possible. Mind Hinders Body This battle was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Lipsticking
I used to have a life plan. It consisted of making a certain amount of money by the time I turned 30 years old, getting married a couple of years later and having two kids while remaining a career woman. My plan didn't come together and I'm glad it didn't.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Lipsticking
I get off the elevator and reach for the hand-sanitizing dispenser. I can’t get enough of that white foamy, germ killing stuff. My hand keeps hitting the dispensing button almost like a nervous twitch. To say I am uncomfortable would be an understatement. I Don’t Want to Be Here I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Lipsticking
We all remember that day. The one where steel tumbled from the sky, lives were changed forever and uncertainty took over the world. 9/11/2001 I can still smell the crisp morning air from that day as I started my sophomore year at Syracuse University. I was lucky because at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Lipsticking
I admit it. I have prematurely anticipated the payoff for my hard work in business, relationships and life in general. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be recognized for their effort, talent and patience? However, I have noticed that victory marches are scheduled for days when you least expect... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Lipsticking
Have you ever been in a situation where you kept your opinions or thoughts to yourself instead of expressing them to those around you? What stopped you from sharing your view in the office, with family and friends or even with a significant other? Communicate Like a Dog When it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Lipsticking
Have you ever had one of those moments? A moment where you know something is absent in your life. Even if you are in a happy place, it seems to be human nature for our minds to churn up thoughts about goals or accomplishments one is still yearning for. A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Lipsticking
At 3:12 PM on a smothering July day, there I stood looking at the Mt. Everest of sand and gravel wishing with every bone in my body the clock read 4PM. For the next 48 minutes, my fellow teammates and I would be asked to do the impossible. I was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Lipsticking
Bella (L) and DiDi (R) After deciding that my one-way relationship with camera gear and motel carts had to go, I was faced with an even bigger challenge. What To Do? What was I going to do for a living once I made the official leap out of TV Production?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Lipsticking
It’s 3AM and the production crew and I are just checking into our motel for a refreshing 3 hours of sleep before we have to be in the van headed to our next shoot. We had started the day in Washington, D.C. and here we were ending it 21 hours... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Lipsticking
Do you wish you had made that career move? Wondering what your life would have been like had you not broken up that relationship? Upset you didn’t make time for that vacation? Life is full of things to regret. Whether it is personal or business, “what ifs” swirl around us... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Lipsticking
Emails flooding your inbox, phone buzzing with unanswered voicemails and nothing to wear because everything is at the dry cleaners. Does this sound remotely familiar? No matter what your circumstances in life there are bound to be countless distractions that tug you away from the day’s agenda. If you want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Lipsticking
One of the scariest things in life can be leaving the structure of working for someone else to start your own business. Let’s face it, if something goes wrong you and your business partner (s) have to shoulder the entire burden. This fear alone is enough to keep a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Lipsticking
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