Confessions of a part-time journaler

Confessions of a part-time journaler
I’m an irregular journaler. I journaled for the first time in months this morning. About two years ago, I decided I would try something called Morning Pages, a concept I learned via Tim Ferriss, who got it from Julia Cameron, who wrote about it in her book, “The Artist’s Way.” You’re basically supposed to wake... Read more »

Your creativity is not a machine

Your creativity is not a machine
I used to think that I could only write when inspiration struck me. Then again, inspiration came rich and often in the beginning, before it didn’t anymore. I learned pretty quickly that inspiration alone is not sustainable and that goes for many things we do in life, like deciding to do a good deed or... Read more »

Thoughts on Getting Older

Thoughts on Getting Older
Many people my age might be noticing that a lot of their friends are starting to settle down and have kids. I see that happening around me too, I guess that’s to be expected as one nears 30. But I’m going to get a little “dark” here by saying that I’m thinking more about death... Read more »
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My 6 Picks: Celebrating Ordinary Characters in Books

My 6 Picks: Celebrating Ordinary Characters in Books
In my previous post on origin stories and defying conventions, I talk about accepting one’s ordinariness or rather, not worrying about needing to be extraordinary to have lived a life worth something. And over the last couple of weeks while reading, I became a little irritated and I had no idea why. Then, like a... Read more »

Inaction is Worse Than Action

Inaction is Worse Than Action
In the spirit of being honest and practicing what I preach, I’m going to tell you about something I did, or rather, did not do, that makes me a terrible person. I was driving home around 2 p.m. today, the snow was coming down, a decent inch or so on the ground enough to make... Read more »

Origin Stories & Defying Conventions

Origin Stories & Defying Conventions
I am not your typical writer. I didn’t start writing or wowing my family with my wild imagination at the age of 5. As far as I know, I was not read to as a kid nor have I been reading since, well, since I could read. I’m not the kind of writer that is... Read more »
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The STI/STD talk adults need to have

The STI/STD talk adults need to have
We all know that taking care of our bodies is really important for many reasons, the biggest, obviously, is so that we can be healthy enough to still be around to use the line, “well, back in my day…” Sometimes though, we make stupid decisions. One of those stupid decisions is not taking the matter... Read more »

3 ways you can multitask each day

3 ways you can multitask each day
As January comes to a close, I thought that it would be a good time as any, contrary to the name of my blog, to reflect on something I believe to be doing quite well. That something is multitasking. Now, the debate on whether multitasking is actually a good or bad skill is up in... Read more »

Appreciating the right time, acknowledging the wrong

Appreciating the right time, acknowledging the wrong
Whether you are religious and have faith in a bigger purpose/plan or believe only in luck and coincidences, I think most of us can agree that sometimes things just happen at the right time. I’ve talked about this many times before on my blog through various posts and in many ways, the bulk of my... Read more »
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Diversity is not an accomplishment

Diversity is not an accomplishment
I attended a short talk earlier in the week where an educator was speaking and he said something about diversity that I haven’t been able to get out of my head. “Diversity is not an accomplishment, it’s just a demographic.” I feel like so many people, myself included, have been unsuccessfully trying to say the... Read more »