Non-Intention In A Tense World

Right now I’m working part-time from home, hoping it will become fulltime. And I’m enjoying spending time with friends in Georgia I haven’t seen in a year and a half and who I might not see for all of 2022. I am writing screenplays that may not sell. I’m doing an internship that I dreamContinue reading “Non-Intention In A Tense World”

15 National Parks, 14 Days, 4 Snowstorms, and 5 Life Lessons

My sister and I just completed an epic two week plus adventure as part of return to the East coast after a year in Bend, OR (preceded by living our whole lives in Georgia). We packed everything we own in our Wonder Woman-named Blue Kia Forte, Diana, and headed out of Oregon. There is soContinue reading “15 National Parks, 14 Days, 4 Snowstorms, and 5 Life Lessons”

The Five Most Surprising Things About My First Year of Extreme Minimalizing

Almost exactly a year ago, my sister Sarah and I piled everything we owned into a royal blue Kia Forte (named Diana, after Wonder Woman) and drove west, all the way from the east coast to Bend, Oregon. We’d left our home in Georgia and everything we knew far behind. We rented the ‘temporary’ lodgingContinue reading “The Five Most Surprising Things About My First Year of Extreme Minimalizing”

Why I’m ‘Giving Up’ My Goal of Losing Weight (Right When I’ve Achieved It)

On August 31st, I will officially complete my goal of becoming my perfect weight, shape, and fitness level. It’s a goal 20 years in the making. I’ve always been ‘big-boned’ and ‘someone who liked meat and potatoes’. I have an early memory of someone my dad was buying bales of hay from commenting on meContinue reading “Why I’m ‘Giving Up’ My Goal of Losing Weight (Right When I’ve Achieved It)”

The Three Keys to Turn Your Life From ‘Fine’ to Great

It’s very easy to just let life slide by, if it’s not quite what you want, you just hang in there and hope the next year will be better. Or the one after that. But I’ve seen some of the people I love, friends and family, sort of slip — especially during their 30s andContinue reading “The Three Keys to Turn Your Life From ‘Fine’ to Great”

The Difference Between ‘Just Right’ and Almost Right

A lot about these recent days have been perfect. The late spring weather in Bend, Oregon. Spending more time with my sister. Getting to focus on writing and exercising, eating good food and learning the banjo. On paper it sounds ideal, maybe even — if I could have told my 2019 self about this timeContinue reading “The Difference Between ‘Just Right’ and Almost Right”

Touchstones of Good

I have been trying, like most of us during this time, to do something. Make some progress. Accomplish stuff. I have written things, even written good things. I have gone on walks and cycle rides. I have sometimes been caught eating well — Hey! A Brussel Sprout! And I have struggled. And I struggle still.Continue reading “Touchstones of Good”

Why it’s okay to feel how you feel — and why you should move past it

It’s okay to feel tired. Sad. Scared. Tired again. It’s alright to read too much news, talk about things you can’t change, and eat junk food. It’s fine to play too many games and watch all the TV. It’s okay not to be okay. But what comes next? After. Above and beyond this moment? WhatContinue reading “Why it’s okay to feel how you feel — and why you should move past it”

I Sleep 30 FT From Where I was Born. Now I’m Moving Across the Country.

It’s happening. After years (YEARS) of planning, my sister and I are about to hit the road –on December 31st — and start the exciting next phase of our lives. We leave behind the retail store (Best Buy #511, Athens, GA) we’ve both worked at for over 15 years, a half house/half trailer down aContinue reading “I Sleep 30 FT From Where I was Born. Now I’m Moving Across the Country.”

The Great Things About Turning Forty

Forty is awesome. I know you hear a lot of talk about it as a big scary number and I admit I’ve thought so too. Which is why I’ve been working hard for a couple of years to get my life to an exciting place for the big 4-0, just so I wouldn’t feel disappointed.Continue reading “The Great Things About Turning Forty”