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. Let me explain something that happened last month: a project that started as one thing transformed into something completely different and unexpected, and I’ve been questioning … Continue reading December Project Updates: I’m Back?
Ah, November. As the days get colder and darker, and my motivation to leave the house decreases, I've given myself a new challenge to pursue: no watching TV for the month of November. (Granted, you would be hearing a slightly different version of this if I had not managed to finish binge-watching Stranger Things on … Continue reading No TV November
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’m not going to lie—it’s been genuinely hard keeping up with blogging recently, and once again I’ve let weeks slip by without an update. I miss … Continue reading September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!
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. Hello! I’ve been MIA for awhile… life has been busy. (Mostly good busy!) Weekends have been full of barbecues, brunches, and house hunting. Weeks have been … Continue reading August Project Updates
How many Americans have, over the past year, felt disturbed and demoralized by the hateful discourse and lack of unity in our country? I know I've been struggling with it for a long time, and hoping, desperately, that someone would find a way to bring understanding--or at least civility--back to political discussions. Well, it turns … Continue reading “Make America Relate Again”
I got some negative feedback at work today, and immediately became extremely defensive. I'd like to blame it on the fact that I've been sleep-deprived, but... I'm beginning to think that it's a destructive behavior that's come out several times in the past few years. After giving myself some time to think about the situation, … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Hearing Negative Feedback
Switching to a new career has forced me to rethink what I'm capable of--not only at work, but in my life. I'm starting to try things I never would have attempted previously, and am solving problems on my own that only months ago I would have "needed" someone else to fix. Maybe it's just an … Continue reading Sunday Quote
I pitched the idea to M out of the blue: "We should learn to play chess!" He was sort of nonplussed. He's not a huge fan of abstract games, but he was willing to hear me out. "The problem is," I continued, "You can't really learn the game unless you play it a lot. So … Continue reading Netflix and Chess?
The funny thing is that it's just a feeling. There aren't always facts and evidence to support it (although sometimes there are)--but it creates a reality of its own. The fact is, the mere existence of confidence makes you more likely to succeed, and a faltering of confidence almost ensures that you won't. It seems like … Continue reading Confidence! (or the lack thereof)
It's so easy to go through life grumbling about annoyances and frustrations that come up day after day--but sometimes, all it takes is a minute to step back and realize you have a choice. Analyze the problem. Make a plan. Whether it's a small problem or a seemingly insurmountable one, slight shift in approach might … Continue reading Sunday Quote