It seems like everyone is absolutely exhausted these days. Tired beyond reason. Like the kind of tired that sinks into your very bones and turns you into a depressed but sentient form of human goo that can do things like earn a wage but can’t do things like brush your teeth, shower, or make a… Read More Exhausted? Good news: It’s your fault
Listen. You are enough. You don’t have to be more. Being you is enough. You are valuable and your worth can’t solely be measured by what you produce. Or by what you achieve or fail to achieve. Or by what invisible standards you are trying to live up to. Maybe you’ve been tired lately. Ditched… Read More You are enough
Setting goals for yourself can be a double edged sword. If you’re an Achiever type, who needs to get a set number of things done in a day or you feel like a Failure™, goals motivate you. They are invigorating. When you reach them, you feel so great. But, if you are this type of… Read More Writing is hard. So is the pandemic.
The sunlight filters in through the window and highlights your laughter as you eat salad with your friends. Yes, you have a lunch break. And friends. You are a woman who has it all. A career that you enjoy. That doesn’t feel precarious (at least not at the moment). You are lucky that your job… Read More You’re a woman who has it all
The world is full of advice and a lot of that advice is pretty bad. It turns out that giving good advice is harder than it looks. I think this partially because if you reduce advice to a pretty generic level, it’s bound to be at least somewhat crappy. People are so different and employ… Read More Have some bad advice
It’s Banned Books Week! Or, maybe you’re reading this at some point in the future and it’s no longer Banned Books Week. Easy solution: Live your life like every week is Banned Books Week. In the past, I have often celebrated this auspicious occasion by reading a banned book. When I used to do a… Read More Read more banned books
Recently, I had the delightful experience of being on the podcast What People Do with the ever wonderful Brendan Howard (listen to my episode!). We talked about writing and all the different forms of it and some of the questions he asked me got me thinking…why do I write, exactly? Aside from the fact that… Read More Why I write
I have grown more aware of my own foibles over the years and have even come to accept a few of my shortcomings (maybe, just barely). I am making definite strides in the right direction. But there’s some shit that I’ll just never learn.… Read More What I should know better by now
This blog post brought to you by sick children and no sleep brain. I subscribe to several newsletters and several of them are written by mothers of young children and they often talk about things that get to my soul. In the past couple weeks as I’ve been starting new things in life and absolutely… Read More Life hacks? More like…not life hacks
Looking for a job is pretty stressful and part of that stress is generated by applications. After all the hours you spend crafting a perfect resume and a portfolio and other materials, all you want to do is go find things that look interesting, attach your carefully curated information, and then go spend your time… Read More How useful is a cover letter anyway?