Guess what I just found? A letter I wrote for someone else that was actually intended for the 2019 mother-of-three edition of Elissa Joy Watts. If you're a writer (or a creative person in general) and parenting has you maxed, I'm sure you'd benefit from this too. I wrote this to a beautiful human two … Continue reading a letter to weary writers
You guys. I finally figured out where and when my fiery love for goal setting started. When I was young, maybe seven, I received a book called The Silver Slippers. (If you're old enough to share my affinity to Lauryn Hill you may have owned it too as a kid.) I think it was a … Continue reading day 29/40: #40shoutouts40days
This is the first of several shout-outs to people whom I've had the pleasure of working with over the years. After all, we spend one third of our waking life at work five days a week. I spent more time with my coworkers than I did with my husband before motherhood happened. I have chosen … Continue reading day 17/20: #40shoutouts40days
Greetings from St Andrews. I'm back. The computer mayhem is over, at least for now. The unwanted writing break translated into time for other endeavours, specifically drinking Hendricks with a friend and some long overdue dates with my running shoes. After discussing how similar writing is to running naked, I decided that if I couldn't … Continue reading marathon mama
One rainy Wednesday long ago, when we first arrived in St Andrews, I carted my son twenty minutes across town to an auction house. My curiosity drove me - I had no reason to buy anything. Our flat came furnished (though I should use that term loosely. Student accommodations are not designed with comfort or … Continue reading shooting for the moon
Is it possible to set a goal too high? Yes. So sorry but you won't be able to dance on Mars by the end of next week. Is it worth setting goals too high? Yes and no. It depends on who you ask and when you ask them. If you asked me two weeks ago, … Continue reading reach for the sky. it’s worth it.
"What’s with your lone red fingernail?" I get asked this regularly. No, I am not trying to start a fad. No, I did not forget to paint the other nine. I’ve been rocking this single red fingernail on and off for seven years. Maybe now is a good time to explain why. For the sake … Continue reading my friend ruby
How do you define accountability? For some, it's pure intimidation. It means that hiding place isn't safe anymore. It means integrity is at stake. The thing you said you'd do? You really have to do it now, sweetheart. People are waiting. In seven days, the Your Turn Challenge completely flipped my lifelong understanding of accountability … Continue reading accountability redefined