Category: Lifestyle

Why Doubt And A Willingness To Fail Is Crucial

Doubt is important.  Failure is critical.  I never let either one of them stop me. Today I wanted to do something different and really pull open the blinds on how I feel about myself sometimes.  A big problem with any form of social media, whether it’s a blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or whatever else, is

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Pizza Is My Muse

Buongiorno from my wonderful work desk at home, a place I’ve missed dearly for the last 3 weeks. Here I am, just returned from an amazing trip around Italy, where you are what you eat, and I am currently still a pizza. 18 days is a long time to be away from home – long

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I Cheated For This Blog Post – About Me

This week I updated and re-did a few answers on my ‘About’ page. It’s been quite a few years since I updated that section of this blog.  Most of the changes I made were to the beginning of the page, but I also added some minor tweaks to the questions at the end. Now, voila! 

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This Post Is About Nothing, And That’s Okay

Occasionally – often, actually – there’s not much to say other than that we want to say something.  Anything.  And we want to do it without restriction, or judgement, or pressure.  We want to be self-indulgent by using words to describe the most mundane of things, like the fact that we are happy, or sad, or

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5 Things That Make Me Truly Happy

The other day, while I was sitting with a group of friends, a question about what made each of us truly happy came up.  As we went around the group, I was shocked by how honest everyone’s answers were (“When I feel fulfilled” “When I make my family smile” “When I help other people” “When

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Spring, The Best And Worst Distraction

There are few things I love more than the first month of spring.  The temperature changes, the air is buzzing, the world turns green.  In a matter of days people go from hurrying door-to-door, shuffling along the sidewalks with their heads down, to taking the long way home just to enjoy the feel of the

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We Used To Look Forward To Now

A short post about something important that’s been stuck in my head lately. It’s been two whole months since I left my job to write full time.  I can honestly say that I’ve been loving every moment of it, that I’ve been productive, and that I’m seizing my opportunity.  Even on days when I feel

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What Writing Full-Time Is Like – Week One

It’s been just over one full week since I started writing full-time, and I can say without exaggerating at all (okay, maybe a little) that my life has turned a huge corner for the better. I debated calling this post ‘One Week of Fun-employment’, but decided to go in a different direction, because 1) I

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I Betrayed My Best Friend

I have a confession to make today… There’s a big secret that I’ve been keeping for the last four months.  Something I haven’t told many people outside of my family and a few close friends.  It’s something that has changed a core part of me, has made me a bit more self-conscious because I don’t

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Writing With A Friend

So I’ve been working on a fun blog post the last couple of weeks but it’s not quite ready yet.  I’ve tried a few times to get the ball rolling faster to no avail – for this post I’m dependent on the availability of three other people (Which is fine!  It’s not like I control

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