December Project Updates: I’m Back?

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?

No TV November

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

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. 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!

August 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. 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

“Make America Relate Again”

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”

The 5 Stages of Hearing Negative Feedback

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