Constructing Identity

  This past week, I stumbled upon a striking quote that’s been echoing in my mind ever since: “You must constantly rebuild your identity as an adult, the way it’s been put together it is wobbly, ephemeral, and fragile, it cloaks despair and, when you’re alone in front of the mirror, it tells you the … Continue reading Constructing Identity

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How I Learned to Fight—And Why I’ll Never Stop

The first time M and I fought, it was about dirty dishes.  At least, I thought it was about dirty dishes.  It turns out that it wasn’t. Really, it was about what he said when I asked him to do the dishes, and how he said it.  It was about me feeling ignored and belittled.  … Continue reading How I Learned to Fight—And Why I’ll Never Stop

Goal Setting:  Shoot for the Moon?

I’ve always struggled a bit with setting realistic goals.  I’m an “everything, and the kitchen sink!” type dreamer.  However, I’m realizing that in order to get things done, I need to scale back my ambitions and focus on the essentials. Writing a novel is a massive project, and through this process I’m accountable only to … Continue reading Goal Setting:  Shoot for the Moon?

December Project Updates

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start, and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I hope it also makes for an entertaining or thought-provoking read!  My goal is to someday have a group of bloggers sharing monthly updates … Continue reading December Project Updates