I hate editing. I am going to be upfront and honest about that. I hate re-revisiting my work and I hate the long and tedious process of editing. I know it is important, but I hate doing it. I also know that I am in the majority of the writing community. We know that all … Continue reading My writing cycle: write, procrastinate, and edit
Why isn't Leap Year a bigger holiday? If you think about it, Leap Year is the most unique of our standard holiday line up. Every other major holiday: Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's day, and Halloween, are annual events. They come around with great fan-fare every year. Leap Year only occurs every 4 years, and yet … Continue reading Leap Year Resolutions
I don't consider myself a poet. I used to write a lot of sub-par poetry in high school and in the early years of college, but I grew out of the habit. It wasn't a loss, more of transition. The style of writing most natural to me is prose, so I focused more on that … Continue reading Writing Poems at 3am
Utah Valley, Utah is not where you would expect to find proudly single women. In a state culture that encourages marriage as early legally possible, it's easy to feel like a social pariah if you make it to through college without a spouse. The looks of concern you get at family gatherings, or sighs of … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Being Single
I have depression as well as Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you've been following my blog for awhile, I've mentioned both several times. The way my usual depression differs from S.A.D. is in it's intensity. My depression is like allergies: annoying, always present, and occasionally has a huge flare up before dying back down to general … Continue reading Week Off: Dealing with S.A.D.
Yesterday I forgot my lunch. I left it on the kitchen table as a rushed out the door to get to work. A year ago, I would have rushed back home to grab it, or I would have gone without lunch as payment for my carelessness. A year ago, the idea that I could simply … Continue reading The Privilege of Buying Lunch
RestlessI want to move-to run.I want to think-to create.I'm readyto do, to be, and to become.Instead I sit at my desk.The model of modern productivity.
I work in SEO and online marketing. For 40 hours a week, I eat, sleep, and breathe SEO strategy and analysis. I read article upon article about algorithms. I shift through hours of keyword charts, data pulls, and ranking systems. Half my life is dedicated to explaining to clients and co-worker's alike where their SEO … Continue reading Why I Don’t Promote My Blog
If you are anything like me, around this time of your you hit a rut. Part of it is the end of the holiday season and the return to the working grind. Another part of it is the cold, dreary weather. A final part is my constant companion, depression. Most people, especially those who live … Continue reading Gray January: The Winter Dull-drums
We are now one full week into 2020, so I figure I should wrap up my 2019 posts. This posting is a little later than intended, but it's better late than never! For those of you who don't know, I am a reader. I love to read, but haven't had as much time for it … Continue reading Book list of 2019: What I read and what I thought about it
All I wanted for Christmas was a nice, relaxing holiday with my family. What I got was a virus. On Christmas Eve I noticed that my throat was increasingly dry and itchy. I didn't worry too much about it. I could see clouds rolling in, and snowflakes starting fall. I assumed that I was just … Continue reading Christmas Fever: literally