I took the week off. No going into the office. No answering emails. I didn’t even let myself think about work. Instead of earning money, I planned to spend seven days concentrating solely on writing a twenty-page paper for school. Unfortunately, by Tuesday I’d done little more than drink coffee and eat donuts. Not because… Continue reading Reframe How You Define Success
This week is going to be a good week. I can feel it in my bones. I am determined to be productive. I am going to write a paper, or at least start one. I am going to write several blog posts and read an entire book. And I am determined to not won’t let… Continue reading Be Productive While You Wait
Over the next week, I hope to see a difference in my focus and work ethic.
Challenge yourself to work a little bit every day.
It’s only January 11th. Eleven days since 2018 started and I’m already out of energy. Seriously. I’m completely tapped out and I haven’t yet done anything. My excuses are somewhat comforting: I live in the Midwest and for anyone who hasn’t heard, it’s been cold. Really cold. Below zero cold. Curl-up-in-bed-with-a-book-as-soon-as-you-get-home-from-work cold. Nevermind-that-you’re-a-student-and-you-have-writing-to-do cold. Nevermind-your-dreams,… Continue reading January Check-In: Failing at Staying Energized
Yes, I'm back! These are my 2018 writing goals.
I was in a good mood Friday morning. A short work day was ahead of me. My Christmas shopping was nearly done and I felt optimistic and nearly giddy... until NPR ruined it. Let’s be fair, I have never been able to handle the news. When I was a little girl my mother banned it… Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Listening to 2017 Year in Reviews
There are only twenty-four hours in a day. I try to devote anywhere from seven to eight of those hours to sleep. I mentioned sleep first because you must understand that, like the fox in the above photo, sleep is my favorite thing to do. I am required to spend nine hours at my full-time seed… Continue reading Failing at Trying to Do it All
This post will be published around the time my teenager and I are stumbling out of the house for the first day of school. There will be faint whiffs of excitement, a lot whining, and some yelling. The yelling will be from me. I am always late. No matter where I go. I am late… Continue reading Failing at Morning Routines
Sallie Mae and I have had a long running relationship. It hasn’t been a good one. The Bible says in Romans 13:8, “Owe no man but to love him.” I owe Sallie Mae so much more than love. I owe her a mid-sized house in a middle-class neighborhood. I owe her a luxury car and… Continue reading When Your Credit Fails