Picture the biggest dream you can think of. And then think bigger. When I create art, I tend to stick to pretty small canvases. (My sketchbook is 5×7 … inches)This week, I painted something much. bigger.(The plywood was 6×8 … feet) … Continue reading The BIGGEST painting I’ve ever freaking done
How often do you compare your life to somebody else’s? Where are you look at somebody (in real life or on the Internet) and wonder, “How the freaking heck did they get there?” (( Immediately followed by the unspoken assumption … Continue reading Why goals aren’t *actually* complicated (and also I’m on YOUTUBE!)
I love when the internet offers up a good idea for a change. I follow Ashlyn Carter on Instagram — a copywriter who offers lots of good tips on how to find your voice, etc etc etc. Last week, I … Continue reading Choosing a word of the year
Legos. Health. Books. Politics. Religion. Finances. Video games. Famous artists. Climate change. Personal growth. How to close a pool for winter. A list of Just Some Of The Things I Do Not Know Enough About To Carry On An Intelligent … Continue reading 3+ME: What you didn’t learn last year
If you’ve ever set a goal for yourself, and it didn’t terrify you, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was something you felt completely confident you’d achieve, it probably wasn’t a big enough goal. If it was … Continue reading Are your goals intimidating enough?
It’s good to have goals. It’s also good to learn from, uh, messing up on those goals every once in a while. (Or if you’re ambitious, possibly more than once in a while.) Two weeks ago, I wrote a column … Continue reading 3+ME: Do’s and don’ts of stepparent staycationing
Some people struggle with overconfidence, with overselling themselves, with thinking they’re God’s gift to the world. Not me. I think a lot of us tend to … Continue reading Reminder: You actually don’t suck.
Most goals (like a second-grade research project) aren’t actually hard; they just take time Here at The Herald News, we have a scary elevator. From what I understand, it’s the second oldest in Massachusetts, and it took me a while … Continue reading 3+ME: Goals? Take the stairs
If I don’t exercise first thing in the morning, I’m not going to at all. To squeeze it in before work, I have to hit the road around 5:30 a.m. And at this point, it’s (mostly) a habit. Even if … Continue reading 3+ME: I need to break my habit of going to the gym
They say “Hamilton” is an amazingly mind-blowing Broadway show. Often enough, I disagree with “they.” But in this case — holy cow “they” are right. It’s … Continue reading Like Hamilton, there’s a million things I haven’t done