Shift

I’ve always had a different vision for what craftonium.com would be, so I am moving my regular blogging adventures to jenniferfraley.com. I hope you will join me there!

Charities That Warm My Heart

✪ buildOn – buildOn builds schools both here and abroad. They work closely with local ministries of education to build schools that last and offer vital skills to children that need them. It is their belief that education is a basic human right. ✪ Heifer International – The church I worked for split the plate […]

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 […]