The Road to Memoir

I spend a lot of time struggling to find a way to gather all of these feelings constantly running through my mind.

I spill them like hot tea over the pages of my journals.

I spend a lot time up and down with my moods and the way I look at the series of events that have lead me to this corner of my couch in the home I share with my now Hubsband. Yes I am aware that that is not a real word, and, no, I do not care.

I whimper or weep uncontrollably in his arms when the realities of this post-cancer life feel far too overwhelming.

I spend a lot of time in a tug-of-war with my thoughts and my writing. As I try to navigate their parts and to figure out which parts of my life I want to keep sacred and close to my heart, and which parts I want to share with the world. Continue reading The Road to Memoir

A(n open) letter to NaNoWriMo

Dear NaNoWrimo,

I’m sorry for letting you down. I’m sorry for committing so strongly to you and allowing the rest of my life to get in the way.

Wait… no. I’m not sorry. This is not a “letting down” or a failure in any way. This is life. Sometimes, we make commitments that we just can’t keep. And for me, unfortunately, this was one of those times.

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Rory Gilmore, BuzzFeed, and The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

As if I didn’t spend enough time lurking the internet, some days (read: most days) I fall into a Pinterest hole of inspirational quotes. wouldn’t call it a guilty pleasure but more of a holy crap how did I spend 4 hours lurking Pinterest without actually pinning anything or doing anything else.

These days, I have Gilmore Girls playing in the background. (I just started Season 5… Rory just met Logan… swoon~)

When I’m not wasting away on the interweb, I like to read.

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How To Write The Perfect TO DO List

I just read this article by a LinkedIn influencer who calls the TO DO list an enemy. Rather than posting a fuming message in the comments section, I thought I’d write my own post about how I make my TO DO lists work for me, and how you can too.

In the article, Richard Moran talks about how people keep long things of lists to get done, often mixing big work related projects (eg. Create a social media strategy) with small social commitments (eg. Meeting a friend for coffee). These people then find themselves crossing off the small and fun commitments and never crossing out the daunting difficult ones.

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