I have often been told (mostly by people who don’t believe in such things) that I am an old soul. I was an intelligent and obedient child, quick to finish my homework and patient about standing in line. I was not, for the most part, a problem–and so, for the most part, I was ignored.Continue reading → More Forty Than Thirty: A Treatise on Self Care and [Finally] Growing Up
I am always trying to improve myself, my life, my situation. Some people have told me that’s admirable, but the flip side is, I’m always full of self-criticism. Continue reading → Some Thoughts on a Monday Morning
As a stay-at-home mom, one of the most difficult things in my life is time management. Then again, as a young woman with a job, one of the most difficult things in my life was time management. And as a college student. And in high school.
Time management is hard.
It’s especially hard when it concerns tasks that are completely self-driven. Writing, for example. Outside of school or a book deal, creative writing is rarely on a deadline. Even my agent doesn’t put much pressure on me the way I hoped she might; really, no one has much stake in my writing another word. So when I’m not super psyched about my work and itching to get to it (which is, unfortunately, somewhat rare these days), finding time to write is even harder. After all, if nobody cares about it, why bother? Continue reading → Making Time to Write: The Egg Timer Method