Kierah dragged herself out of bed long before Terula came to wake her up. It was still dark out, but she couldn’t get herself to fall back asleep. It wasn’t because her bed wasn’t soft enough, or the room wasn’t … Continue reading Chapter 5: The mines
Everyone’s kinda freaking out. Panic in the streets — (er, panic keeping everybody OFF the streets?) Yes, everyone’s an introvert now. For those of us who’ve had lots of practice introverting, we actually welcome the sudden cultural approval of staying … Continue reading How to Introvert: 9 tips for social-distancing (Part I)
I did a thing this weekend. … Literally one thing. All. Weekend. I sat my sweatpants-and-fluffy-socks self down in the living room (surrounded by cats), and barely moved all weekend — Writing. Editing and filling gaps in eight chapters of … Continue reading Sometimes that One (cat-approved) Thing is enough
If you love a thing, do it. Don’t let anyone tell you not to. (Including yourself.) Don’t talk yourself out of doing something just because someone else might not approve. Do it for you.☝️ Not because it’s what other people … Continue reading Do it for you
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?
If you’re lucky, you have people in your life who push you. Not, like, off a cliff (avoid those people) — but who push you to be better than you were the day before. My friend Amanda is one of … Continue reading It’s her fault I illustrated a book
Most things come to an end. School is over when you graduate. Vacation is over when you go back to work. Lunch is over when you reach into your bag and realize you’ve already eaten all the food you packed … Continue reading 3+ME: This is the job that never ends