During my recent pregnancy, I spent a lot of time berating myself for not writing more, or at all. I accomplished next to nothing in both my blogging and my fiction work. The only exception was a brief stint during my early second trimester that produced a blog post or two and a handful of… Continue reading Finally Finishing: Having Head Space
In every day life, I am a planner. Meal plans and organized grocery lists are a must for my weekly shopping trip. I have running to do lists on different topics, a budget program, and I think about events months to years in advance. Why then, when it came to my writing, did I ever… Continue reading Finally Finishing: From Pantser to Plotter
I decided to start this series on my longest lived goal - finishing a draft of my first novel. Why does that burning desire remain ever elusive in fulfillment? How am I going to get there especially at this stage in my life? I want to figure these out in the way that I do… Continue reading Finally Finishing: Secondhand Pep Talks
That gorgeous view is the reason that I spent my weekend sitting on the couch achy and sore, eating my humble pie with a side of regret. It turned into a needed reminder that my ego is still getting a say in decisions when it doesn't deserve one. We had a beautiful impromptu day trip… Continue reading I’ll take one giant ego check with that pregnancy, thank you.
Find minimalism coming too easy for you and need more of a challenge? Craving more clutter in your life? Want some reassurance that it also takes others nearly a decade to be no closer to minimalism? Then this is the guide for you. 1.Get married and combine your mildly pack rat tendencies with your new… Continue reading How to (not) be a Minimalist in 44 easy steps
And here is the reason I have been completely absent and written almost nothing the last few months. Taking time and space and limiting self-imposed stress was what I needed. Now I'm looking forward to some writing time and enjoying small moments of quiet before it all gets taken up with baby loving. If you… Continue reading Baby makes four
I really do. When moving in with family, you wouldn't think the thing I would be most nervous about would be sharing a house with a bathroom scale. But there it was looming, waiting to tell me that I, in fact, was the elephant in the room. I know myself. While I was pregnant, my… Continue reading I hate scales.
I know it's a week into the new year and I'm just now posting this. This time I didn't come up with these before the first. I thought about not aiming for any goals or resolutions this year, but, to tell the truth, I would have done it anyway in my head, so I might… Continue reading Resolutions, goals, and the changes we want
I promise that while goal updates disappeared I did not stop working toward them, although things definitely slowed down here and there with everything going on. We traveled to Alaska in August for a week without our daughter and then drove to VA for a family wedding. All told, I was gone more than 3… Continue reading Year’s End Goal Update
Dear younger me Where do I start If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far Then you could be One step ahead Of all the painful memories still running through my head I wonder how much different things would be Dear younger me I cannot decide Do I give some speech… Continue reading Dear Younger Me