Check-in, Time Management, Uncategorized

Reframe How You Define Success

I took the week off. No going into the office. No answering emails. I didn’t even let myself think about work. Instead of earning money, I planned to spend seven days concentrating solely on writing a twenty-page paper for school. Unfortunately, by Tuesday I’d done little more than drink coffee and eat donuts. Not because… Continue reading Reframe How You Define Success

Check-in, MFA, Uncategorized

January Check-In: Failing at Staying Energized

It’s only January 11th. Eleven days since 2018 started and I’m already out of energy. Seriously. I’m completely tapped out and I haven’t yet done anything. My excuses are somewhat comforting: I live in the Midwest and for anyone who hasn’t heard, it’s been cold. Really cold. Below zero cold. Curl-up-in-bed-with-a-book-as-soon-as-you-get-home-from-work cold. Nevermind-that-you’re-a-student-and-you-have-writing-to-do cold. Nevermind-your-dreams,… Continue reading January Check-In: Failing at Staying Energized

Encourage Yourself, self care, Uncategorized

Why I Won’t Be Listening to 2017 Year in Reviews

I was in a good mood Friday morning. A short work day was ahead of me. My Christmas shopping was nearly done and I felt optimistic and nearly giddy... until NPR ruined it. Let’s be fair, I have never been able to handle the news. When I was a little girl my mother banned it… Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Listening to 2017 Year in Reviews

Time Management, Uncategorized

Failing at Trying to Do it All

There are only twenty-four hours in a day. I try to devote anywhere from seven to eight of those hours to sleep. I mentioned sleep first because you must understand that, like the fox in the above photo, sleep is my favorite thing to do. I am required to spend nine hours at my full-time seed… Continue reading Failing at Trying to Do it All

Parenting, Time Management, Uncategorized

Failing at Morning Routines

This post will be published around the time my teenager and I are stumbling out of the house for the first day of school. There will be faint whiffs of excitement, a lot whining, and some yelling. The yelling will be from me. I am always late. No matter where I go. I am late… Continue reading Failing at Morning Routines