Awesome Day #4 — Out With the Junk

Yesterday was day #4 of my 8 day ‘stay-cation’.  Really, I have already got everything I was looking for out of this break.  Yesterday I did some big cleaning (I’m working to get rid of a lot of junk) and a little yard work, but mostly I had revelations (what do you do on yourContinue reading “Awesome Day #4 — Out With the Junk”

Awesome Day #3 — Finishing a book

Yesterday was day #3 of my 8 day ‘stay-cation’.  Except for going to see X-men (it was great!), I spent the rest of the day working on my novel Fall Street.  It’s not done yet, but it’s getting closer. As a writer, there’s a special feeling as you get toward the end of a book,Continue reading “Awesome Day #3 — Finishing a book”

Awesome Day #2 — A Writer’s Paradise

Yesterday was day 2 of my 8 day ‘stay-cation’.  I left home briefly for a delectable Depalmas lunch, and took a 7.5 mile cycle ride in the evening.  The rest of the day?  Writing! (and Watching X-Men First Class in prep for the new movie). I decided to chart out all I wanted/needed to doContinue reading “Awesome Day #2 — A Writer’s Paradise”

Awesome Day #1 — Rediscovering the Land of My Dreams

As you may have read, on 5/21 I began my 8 day stay-cation.  Here’s some things I learned yesterday in the quest to rediscover my life — I stayed home all day except a quick trip to our local park (Watsons Mill State Park) to take an evening walk with my sister.  So what didContinue reading “Awesome Day #1 — Rediscovering the Land of My Dreams”

8 Days of Awesome

  Today marks the first day of my ‘staycation’.  The last time I had one was about 6 or 7 years ago and it was one of the highlights of my life.  This one is even more important. 2014 is THE year of breakthrough and change for me.  It’s time to retire the gentle draftContinue reading “8 Days of Awesome”

How to Reevaluate Your Life

When you decide to reevaluate your life, remember: you are not looking for easy answers.  At this stage you are only trying to ask the right questions. 10 QUESTIONS What’s my dream life?  If you could have anything, no holds bared, what would you be doing, day in and day out?  It’s fine to haveContinue reading “How to Reevaluate Your Life”

How to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams Today

This is about to be a huge cop out because the answer to the question above is to remove the first two words from the title of this piece — there’s your answer.  But hopefully my explanation will be more satisfying. There’s a lot of dithering, planning, dreaming, whiteboard and index card use, and fantasizingContinue reading “How to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams Today”

Oh 2014, What Can I Say About You?

Now, all last year (2013 for those of you playing along at home) something was up.  I started to feel uncomfortable about some parts of my ‘day’ job and about some of my friends etc.  What had seemed fine for years was suddenly unbearable (at least, for a few bad days).  Then, it became aContinue reading “Oh 2014, What Can I Say About You?”

Winter Wonderland

Like a lot of people, I’m snowed in right now.  But if you can’t move forward with all your big plans right now, then just take a moment and enjoy exactly where you are. Take a deep breath. You are right where you are suppose to be. And everything good is headed you way. Now goContinue reading “Winter Wonderland”

Who’s Inspiring You Right Now?

As I get excited about the year ahead and living the life of my dreams I was thinking about the quote — And that got me thinking, which five people in my life are doing what I want to do more of?  i.e. who’s inspiring you right now? So, without further ado, here are theContinue reading “Who’s Inspiring You Right Now?”