NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

I failed. Technically, I lost at NaNoWriMo. Winning is completing 50,000 words in a month. I did not do that. Most things in life aren’t “win or lose.” The concept is still important, but for me the act of doing this was its own reward. Honestly, I could have been more diligent. Preparation helps. Also, […]

What’s Your Role?

Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow and sometimes we rest. The resistance is part of this too. And yes, it’s different than Steven Pressfield. When faced with difficult decisions it’s important to know your role. Recommended Reading:The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Sloppy First Drafts

The point is always to do the work. Not everyone is going to understand it. Sometimes you won’t even understand it. You get better with it over time. Too often we stop ourselves too short. We give up before we’ve even begun. Keep going. Something good is bound to happen.

Just Me

I keep this web log as a way to find my voice. There are over 3 billion users on the internet right now. I like having a place I can consider home. This safe space allows me a platform to find, shape and mold my purpose in real time. Consistency is key. I’ve been lost […]

Holding On

Sometimes I miss the way things were. I know this is futile because time is always moving forward, but as I gain traction I realize there’s really no going back. The living of life moves in one direction and getting nostalgic or longing for the past is not only impractical, it can end up being […]

We See What We Want To See

Statistics don’t lie, but people lie with statistics. This was a favorite quote from a mentor of mine in college. This is one of the many facets of my degree…it’s not enough to just collect the data. One of the key parts is then to actually dissect and analyze the data in order to better […]

Pre School?

The little started pre-school last week. I have very VISCERAL memories of preschool: painted macaroni glued to paper, sensory corn tables, songs and laughter and story time, bright colors and simple, but engaging toys. There are of course more TERRIBLE memories like the time I broke my leg on the playground or that time I […]

Guilt

Right before Noah was born, one of the midwives relayed a story to me. “When a baby is born, three things come out: the baby, the placenta and a whole mess of guilt.” She told me I could go ahead and leave that guilt in the delivery room. It’s easy to focus on the things […]

Curtains

I’ve always felt like I came here to make something. Ever since I was a little girl I would imagine these scenarios or stories in my head, knowing they weren’t real, but being entertained by the very thought of it all. This is kind of like the maker’s dilemma. It’s very easy to imagine a […]