On pressure

In thinking about enjoying a moment, I often think about how the pressure I place on myself can often rob me of the joy to be had in these moments. It's at work. On the days when I feel like I've lost my temper and failed to plan well, that I can't stop and see… Continue reading On pressure

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An open letter to summertime

Dear Sweet Summertime, The ease of waking up and the welcoming presence of a new day give me peace. The freedom of laying in bed for way longer than necessary and no pressure to get up at a certain time. The collection of colorful mugs of cold brew each morning, not those evil travel mugs… Continue reading An open letter to summertime

The Top 5 Letters in My Alphabet

My February series was a doozy for me, but I keep thinking about how much  I learned about discipline in my writing from it. I've also been reflecting on what caught people's eye the most. Here are the most popular posts of the alphabet: 5. B is for Books - 4 Reasons to Pick Up… Continue reading The Top 5 Letters in My Alphabet

Z is for Zest

Zest: an enjoyable exciting quality. What does it even mean to have a zest for life? I’m not sure. But, in writing diligently and expansively and purposefully on this series, I am beginning to see that I can have a zest for life even when all of my days don’t necessarily give me space to… Continue reading Z is for Zest

W is for Words

Words come slowly sometimes, and sometimes you have to let that happen. I can’t expect myself to crank out words on demand. They will come to me when they’re ready. Sometimes you can’t demand them to come two weeks before the deadline, and sometimes you have to wait until the night before your writing assignment… Continue reading W is for Words