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
“Where do you picture yourself in ten years?”
Lately I’ve been ALL ABOUT motivational podcasts and online classes and Facebook groups, and they all ask the same thing: What’s your “why”? What motivates you? What’s your ultimate goal for your life?
And sure, I want to “do more with my art” (whatever that means) and “publish my book.”
But what’s my “why,” my reason?
During my attempt at a run yesterday, I passed an elderly couple jogging together.