I didn’t meet any of my writing goals this year. Not even close. But I’m not ashamed, and you shouldn’t be either. Let me tell you why.
Back to School: How to ease in, adjust and regroup
Summer is hard for parents. It may take time to ease back into writing life again when the kids go back to school. That’s okay. Give yourself the time you need.
Do you know what a real job is? Good, maybe you can help.
A real job. As a creative, these words have taunted me for decades. My main goal in life used to be to finally, one day, land a real job. A lot has changed.
Don’t let social media steal your free time
Don’t do the things that steal your focus. Choose the platforms you enjoy, do them as well as you can do them, and that is enough. Then, go write that book.
A mood writer is a real writer too—just different
I’m a mood writer. I never really knew what that was until I joined the online writing community. It’s a strength I’ve come to cherish, even if it’s chaotic. I’m owning it.
Unused words are not a waste
It isn’t like I have a lot of it, you know? So when I sit down with my brain and mine it for words, that is time that I am not using to complete another task. That is critical time. And I know we all feel it.
Compassion at Work –Why mothers need it more than ever
Never settle for not feeling like a human at work. There is always room for compassion at work, no matter how grueling your occupation. I’ll never settle for anything less again.
Hustle Culture is real – and it’s not helpful
Hustle Culture is a real thing, and it’s a problem. This doesn’t mean that working hard or having big dreams is bad. But you have to do what works for you.
How to get better at planning for chaos – you don’t, really.
Don’t let chaos be the excuse for why you can’t write or why you should get a different job or why you’re just not good enough. Let the chaos make you stronger, wiser, and resilient. Stop planning for chaos. Embrace it.
“Did you really fail? Or are you just a fish trying to climb a tree.”
We’ve been told that we can do literally anything if we work hard enough. That if we fail, it’s because we didn’t do enough. But did you fail? Or are you just a fish trying to climb a tree?