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?”

How to Make February the New January

“Get your hero up a tree, throw stones at him, then get him down.” — old saying in playwriting So, a month ago, I was real excited.  And then what happened?  Life. Those who know me know I haven’t been myself lately.  I have been quiet and tired.  Since January, my sister and I have hadContinue reading “How to Make February the New January”

Can enrolling in an imaginary academy change your life?

Ah Sumar Academy.  I’ve just arrived here two days ago and I’m already learning so much.  I’m a little home-sick and a little intimidated but mostly I’m excited.  People graduate from here to do GREAT things. Oh, BTW, did I mention this place is totally only in my own mind? From classic English stories toContinue reading “Can enrolling in an imaginary academy change your life?”

The Ways in Which You are Blessed

So often we just give lip-service to the things that we should fall to the ground weeping over.  The things other people dream their whole lives of finding and yet you have, right now, in front of you. The ways in which we are blessed. This came back into my mind recently.  While in theContinue reading “The Ways in Which You are Blessed”

What I’ve Learn After 50 Blog Posts (Tips & Tricks)

TA DA!  (TWEET, TWEET!)  WE MADE IT! Happy 50th post on this website.  I was kind of surprised that it sneaked up on me.  But I’ve learned a lot since March 2nd, 2013 and I want to share what I have learned with any would-be writers or bloggers — 10 Things I’ve Learned About BloggingContinue reading “What I’ve Learn After 50 Blog Posts (Tips & Tricks)”