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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You Have Nothing to Prove

Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard Jennie Allen “The constant feeling that no matter how hard I try, I cannot be enough.” You know a book has the potential to really wreck you, when you are looking at the cover already questioning the idea that is possible to NOT try so… Continue reading You Have Nothing to Prove

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

Y is for You

I've been so excited for this one all month long. I want to talk about you for a second. Whoever you are, I’m not sure. But, I do want to know who you are. You are important. My dreams for this space are about you. I want you to breathe a sigh of relief when… Continue reading Y is for You

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

T is for Thankful

On this dreary Wednesday night, there's nothing more fitting than a good old fashioned Thank You post! 10 Things I'm Thankful For Today & Everyday: Good Old Green Car has been a trusty companion for the past several years. I'm thankful it's still running and doesn't have any of that modern technology like power locks… Continue reading T is for Thankful

4 Reasons to Pick Up a Book Right Now

In the month of February, I’m challenging myself to write more (everyday), share more, and risk more. Welcome to my A to Z series based on whatever came to my mind first. Enjoy the ride!  Books attach you to memories. Some of my favorite memories include my hideaways in my beloved purple room as a not-so-angsty,… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Pick Up a Book Right Now