I’ve cried over a cactus before. It was a cartoon of a sad cactus holding a sign that offered “free hugs.” But nobody would hug him, … Continue reading Artspiration: Arizona
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
“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?
“Someday” sounds like a great time to get things done.
That’s when we’ll take that trip, write that book, meet that friend for lunch, right?
Or in my case, host my first art show.
For that last one, though, “someday” is rapidly approaching. And it wasn’t even my idea.
If at all possible, I like to overdo things. Sometimes it feels like All The Things. But that’s the problem: I WANT to do All The Things! Life is short, right? Especially when you’re only five feet tall. (hah…. short … Continue reading Inktober and NaNoWriMo: Sometimes you can’t do All The Things
Ah, glorious sugar. Unless you’re Charlie Brown and unfortunate enough to get rocks tossed into your trick-or-treat bag, candy is your primary motivation on Halloween. Everything else about the holiday leads to it. Sure, there’s the costumes and the scary … Continue reading 3+Me: Don’t save your best Halloween candy for last