There is a reason I named my website Reader. Writer. It’s because that’s who I am, what I am. For me, there is no joy greater than moments spent immersed in the words, reading or writing. I am very aware that this is not the same for others, almost to the point of a cultureContinue reading “Writing as a way of living, not for a living”
Category Archives: time management
Free guides on time management are now available
Free PDF guides on time management are now available.
Takeaways from Nanowrimo 2022
Takeaways from Nanowrimo 2022 after banking another 50,000 words towards a novel.
What makes a task difficult?
Since I often spend time thinking and talking about time management, I’ve pondered what makes some tasks difficult. Maybe it’s me, but it helps to consider why a specific goal is difficult for me. That is, if I articulate/recognize what makes something hard to do or hard to start, I often make more progress thanContinue reading “What makes a task difficult?”
Start where you are
One thing the pandemic has taught us is that teens sure know how to complain. Or is that just mine? But one of the complaints that has struck me is this feeling that oh, if X or Y had happened, I’d be fine now, but because it didn’t, I’m not and how can I everContinue reading “Start where you are”
When do we get to rest on our laurels?
I admit, I tend to be cranky about the phrase “don’t rest on your laurels,” because it invariably accompanies praise for some accomplishment. That is, instead of allowing anyone to feel good about what they have accomplished, there is this sense that effective leaders should nag people to never relax, never stop pushing, never pauseContinue reading “When do we get to rest on our laurels?”
Variety and consistency are key
I’ve been more successful this year in cultivating an exercise habit. Avoiding human contact has meant I haven’t caught colds or non-headline-grabbing viruses, and so far (knock on all things wooden) I haven’t pulled a muscle or injured myself in some way that would cause me to lose all momentum. The biggest break in theContinue reading “Variety and consistency are key”
Day One: Nanowrimo
It’s November, and some of us know what that means. No, not the election, but if that’s on your mind, this is the video that is giving me a burst of hope and determination despite some desperate acts of repression this weekend. And visit votesaveamerica.com to explore how you might help. November is *also* NationalContinue reading “Day One: Nanowrimo”
Writing during a pandemic
The appropriate content for such a title should be a blank space. How can I write while trying to make sense of the What If’s and the What Actually’s of this pandemic? It is an irony that I now have more time to write thanks to an extended spring break at the university where IContinue reading “Writing during a pandemic”
Today’s affirmation arrived over a decade ago. I was attending a professional development workshop that included an optional visualization activity in which you identify an obstacle to your success. For me, the obstacle itself was unclear, but my reaction was to whisper to myself, “Slow down.” Those words made sense to me. In order toContinue reading “Slow Down”