And Now Introducing… The Point System!

I didn’t want to tell you guys about this till it’d been working for a while, but my sister Sarah and I have been having so much fun with this point system we invented over a month ago and so I wanted to share it with you because it could help make your life evenContinue reading “And Now Introducing… The Point System!”

A History of a Writer

I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember and, as I’m turning 35 in a few months, it looks like the odds are good I’ll be telling them for the rest of my life (not just gonna yell ‘That’s it!  I’m done!’ as I blow out my birthday candles).  But howContinue reading “A History of a Writer”

The Day You Woke Up

This is the day you woke up.  This is the day you realized you only have so many days left (even if it’s a lot, it’s still a finite number).  This is the day you decided the start living. Today you realized your talent and passion and vision are too beautiful to take to theContinue reading “The Day You Woke Up”

Reclaiming ‘Perfection’

Perfection is a dirty word.  Look up ‘perfection’ quotes and you get everything from the funny — to the downright hostile — And I get it, really I do.  Trying to be a perfect, flawless person sets one up for heartache.  Some people spend years before realizing that it’s an impossible standard — we areContinue reading “Reclaiming ‘Perfection’”

Awesome Day #8 — What I learned

Today is the last day of my 8 day ‘stay-cation’.  It’s been one of the best times in a long time and I’ve learned much I’ll need for the journey ahead.  I’m planning to take what I learned and apply it to my everyday life.  So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, unsure, or just tired, here’sContinue reading “Awesome Day #8 — What I learned”

Awesome Day #7 — Meeting With the Mentor

Yow!!!  Yesterday (on day #7 of my 8 day ‘stay-cation’) I had arranged to meet well-known and respected writer.  I’ve never really gotten to talk to anyone on that level before, and by contacting them, I had brought myself into this whole new range of experience. I had been quite nervous before our meeting forContinue reading “Awesome Day #7 — Meeting With the Mentor”

Awesome Day #5 — Play Time

Yesterday was day #5 of my 8 day stay-cation.  It was a time of rest and having WAY too much fun creating new pinterest images. Allow me to explain — I love Matt Adrian’s bird pictures. And I had a pin of one I thought would make a great Hannibal pin (Hannibal is amazing BTW).  So,Continue reading “Awesome Day #5 — Play Time”

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 #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”