Since 2019, I’ve followed this year-end review format by answering a set of 50 questions. One of them, towards the end of the list, asks you to choose three words to sum up your year. Once I got done laughing, […]
Ah, 2020. After the roller coaster ride that was 2019 (for me, anyway), I had such high hopes. My first blog for the year reflects the way I felt: like I was finally finding my stride and my voice. I’d […]
I don’t have to reiterate what an unending slog of a year 2020 has been, or why. Possibly the worst part: knowing everyone around you, the people you’d typically turn to for help, have it so much worse than you […]
Life kind of feels right now like a bad job or relationship where you know something drastic needs to change, but you aren’t sure what or how. Which is, in my experience, when it tends to happen for you. While I’m tightening my already-buckled belt, here’s some of what’s going right.
Right now, the abundance in my life is the influence of some really awesome professionals who not only make it OK to be me; they push me to be a better person. So in this blog, I’m going to signal-boost a few causes that are near and dear to my heart and could use the business a lot more than I could.
I’m trying to learn how to think about time differently — to view it, paradoxically, as abundant rather than scarce. That’s a key tenet, if not the whole point, of Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam.
This month saw the publication of my first non-law enforcement, (sort of) non-tech article, a piece of first-person journalism that delved into “Hacking My ADHD.” It’s sort of a continuation of my blog posts on the subject, a more positive […]
Writing this blog this week, I had the thought that I’m really doing an awful lot. Two very different kinds of fiction, plus journalism, plus freelance clients, plus nonprofit work, plus family and home is… more than I suspect a lot of people do.
This month, my first solid month home after a fairly active couple of travel weeks, was all about regrouping. Since recommitting to journalism earlier this summer, I’ve found myself flexing muscles I haven’t worked in awhile, flexing toward new ones, […]
August was a busy, but at the same time slow month. Even when I was full time, I remember not a lot ever got done in August; vacations made it difficult to arrange interviews and pre-publication reviews, so often the […]