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!)
“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
Coordinating schedules is one of my least favorite things to do in the world ever.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: “We should meet up sometime!” [months go by] “Oh hey! We should meet up sometime!” [more months] “I miss you! We should meet up sometime!”
And on it goes.
The lawn wasn’t ours. But we lay down on it anyway.
“We need to test its cloud-watching property,” my stepson said.
“Its what?” I asked.
The water was freezing. One half-step in and I let out a squeal.
But my stepdaughter had already dunked her head completely under and was swimming in the ocean like a little fish. She’s 6 years old, and fearless.