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Thoughts On DEEP WORK

Thoughts on DEEP WORK

This is me most of the time. I feel like I’m pulled in so many directions that I often find it difficult to settle down and focus on writing. In one of the many writer groups I belong to, Deep Work by Cal Newport has been a topic of conversation.…

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The Start Of A New Year

The Start of a New Year

Whenever I use phrases such as “this year” or “last year,” I tend to confuse at least a few people. For most a new year begins in January, but for me it begins in September. It’s a leftover result from over a dozen years as a teacher and before that,…

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My Facebook Detox

My Facebook Detox

Society spends way too much time on social media. I’m definitely one of the guilty. So I decided to take a break from Facebook. I’d planned to make notes all week about how I felt about the detox, but that proved unnecessary because I didn’t really miss it. That’s right.…

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Saying Goodbye to 2015

Wait, what? Where did 2015 go? I must have blinked or something! It was a wild year for me—definitely a year of change, something that has scared me in the past but that I’m learning to embrace. I’m taking a page out of the lovely Marie Meyer’s book and giving…

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Happy Halloween!

With Halloween season comes pumpkins, costumes, five extra pounds of Halloween candy binge eating weight, and reruns of classic horror movies. The first two are great, I’ve resigned myself to the third, but the fourth one makes me cringe. I distinctly remember watching Interview with the Vampire when I was…

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Obviously, it wasn’t blogging! LOL! I kept super busy this summer, spending most of my time writing. I wrote one and a half books! In fact, I just sent the completed one off to my editor this morning. I’m impressed with myself considering I also had my two boys (ages…

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