The start of any new month can be exciting. It’s a chance to start over and reset entire goals or portions of goals. Like setting New Year’s Resolutions, it’s easy enough to pile onto our list of monthly goals. We want to accomplish everything within the next 30 days. We can create overwhelming goals that can conflict with each other, it’s easy to do.
I’m one of those people who set 5–6 aggressive goals each month. I want to write every day, pay off at least 500 in debt on a $12 an hour salary, read 10 books, spend at…
#3 Transfer the money
There comes a time where you either need to or want to quit a bad habit. It could be that it is harming your physical or mental health or that you just don’t want to live with it anymore.
I’ve been smoking for the last 12 years. I know subconsciously it’s a bad habit but like a bad lover, I keep going back to it. I’ve tried multiple times to quit. It not only drains my paycheck, but it also affects my health. I recently realized that I have blood clots in my legs, in part…
and what I’m Looking to Correct in 2021.
I have always enjoyed writing. Whether it was writing (bad) poetry and book reports for high school, college research papers, (better) poetry in college, or the writing on-line I do now. It has always been a passion and creative outlet for me. Like any other writer, I’ve had my ups and downs. I’ve stopped and come back. I’ve learned a few hard lessons about the life of writing.
I have some regrets about the choices I’ve made. I will never regret writing but I regret some of the ways I went about…
I’m glad to see you again, old friend
A deer jolts in front of my Subaru,
I sit in awe after the slight swerve
watching his brown fur speckled
with white disappear over the road
and hillside which soon will be
covered in flowers.
The rain starts as I pull in front of the house
at 5: grateful for the extending light
as I park and pull
the hood over my ears-
thinking of how I’ve loved
light shower walks since college
when I found the light mist refreshing after sleepless nights. …
if you asked me who I am and what I stand for
If we met for coffee, I’d let you talk most, I’m quiet especially when I don’t know someone well. I’d want to hear your stories, what you love and what you’ve gone through in your life. I’d be more interested in learning who you were, but there are certain things I’m sure I’d sneak in somewhere
I grew up right outside of Pittsburgh PA but I have always adored small towns where things just seem simpler. My grandfather was born in Erie PA and I spent a lot…
that would have fired me up and let me know I wasn’t alone in the journey
Morning pages are the brainchild of Julia Cameron and the idea is relatively simple- to write 3 standard 8.5x11" pages of freewrite per day. These pages can be about anything: random thoughts that come up, a project you want to think more deeply about, soul searching, or commentary on daily life- it’s all fair game.
In my journey, I’ve realized that morning pages center me. They get things out of my heart and head before I start the day. They also help me to…
Why it’s important to take time away from consuming content
Last November, I decided to take a week off of consuming content. It was an exercise found in the book The Artist Way by Julia Cameron. I still haven’t finished that course and have stopped and started it at least three times. Maybe that’s why I’m blocked- I’ll start but I fail to follow through.
Consuming content is easy. We do it while scrolling social media, researching an article we want to write, or when a topic grabs our attention. We can over-consume when we want to learn as much…
this might be the year that changes my life
Lately, the no/low buy movement has really been growing on me. While I’m not one who spends a lot of money on things I don’t consider essentials, I do have some downfalls. I buy things that I don’t use and then when I get the occasional urge to shop again, I’m right back to buying the same stuff… the stuff that isn’t working for me. Maybe if I just add more I’ll be more encouraged to use what I already have?
The no buy movement is where you give up buying…
and what I’ll be doing for the next 21 days
There’s a certain beauty of doing the same challenge for a set number of days. Whether it’s the thrill of crossing the finish line on a big project like 60 days of a morning routine or the lessons learned when I fail. I don’t complete every challenge on time but it’s the beauty of the challenge that makes me want to try again.
There are many reasons that even if I fail at an x number of day challenge, I’ll always be the first in line when it comes time…
Writer, wife, minimalist and mother of two dogs. Lover of personal challenges, books and constant learning. Taking what inspires me and creating content.