I’m on day three of my fourth-ever juice cleanse. It’s been a lovely roller coaster of emotions, as always, but this time around, I felt more ready than ever. It’s a fun and interesting way to challenge yourself in a way that’s entirely personal. Each time, I feel like I get a little bit better … More How to do a juice cleanse
I’ve read a lot of career advice that suggests the best career is the one that stems from your passion, your hobbies, your loves. But for a lot of people, this is some vague, amorphic advice. The two most common complaints with this advice: 1. I don’t have a passion. 2. No one will pay … More Following your passion
Shows about hoarding, organization, and clutter run amok on TLC, A&E, and OWN. We don’t have cable anymore, but when we did, I would watch marathons of these shows, captivated by the level of desperation and the piles of stuff (sometimes valuable, sometimes garbage – actual garbage). Sometimes I had to stop watching because I … More How materialism brings you down
Oh my gosh, readers, I am so excited! I’m going to buy a boat, start a business, launch a kickstarter, buy some land, own a farm, and do all of the things. (!!!) Yes, these are all things that I want to do. But I struggle to get past the “wanting” phase and move into … More Taking the easy way out v. actually doing the thing
I read several blogs regularly. I find the content really insightful, the writers are witty, and they touch on things that are important to me. A lot of changes in my life are the thought-spawn of other bloggers, who’s message resonated with me. I started downsizing my possessions, paid a lot more attention to personal finance and … More You are worth listening to
Earlier this year I was teaching at a university. On one hand, my students were great and seemed to be really into the class. On the other hand, I was having a difficult time dealing with the bureaucracy and restrictions that come with a public university. It didn’t feel right to me, to be there … More Waiting for the perfect moment
I used to (and, let’s be honest, still do) spend a lot of time thinking, worrying, and really fixating on what people were thinking about me. When I make a mistake, or say something weird to my boss (not weird weird, just…weird), I replay the scene over and over in my mind, for days! Narcissistically, I imagine him … More How other people see you
This is the very first post. Hello, world. Hello. I’ve been hesitant about a lot in my life. Hesitant to put myself out there, to make commitments, to dedicate myself, to say hello to the world. I’ve been afraid to fail and afraid to succeed. Afraid of so much, unnecessarily. (What is necessary is my … More Hello world, indeed!