Thumbs

We all have flaws. I am a flawed being, and, though I consider myself relatively good at admitting to and aspiring to mend my flaws, there are some I cannot change because they are a part of me. I am, of course, talking about my thumbs. I am the unfortunate bearer of what some may... Continue Reading →

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First Impressions

Despite all the times I've been told how important it is to make a good first impression, I notoriously suck at it. Really, I should say it's a (constant) work in progress, because I am (constantly) working on it. I have a few things working against me from the get go. The first is occasionally crippling... Continue Reading →

Writing Techniques: Feedback

There is one aspect of writing that I have always feared the most, and that is receiving feedback on my work. It's a dangerous beast, one that can either make your spirit soar, or tear your heart out. Any time I send any piece of writing out for a fresh opinion, the butterfly factory never... Continue Reading →

Worth 1000 Words #12: Monochrome

Despite my complete lack of fashion sense, which is an affliction I have suffered from for the duration of my life, I watched Project Runway for a handful of seasons, binged my fair share of ANTM back in the day, and have seen enough episodes of What Not To Wear that I should genuinely know... Continue Reading →

The Dolphin Statue

Every day, on my way to work, I pass a house with a dolphin statue featured proudly in the front yard. It's a curious thing. I'm pretty sure it's made of wood. It's cute, and the dolphin looks friendly. But most of the time, when I glance out the window at it as I drive... Continue Reading →

Writing Techniques: Stuck

What is one of the ultimate nemeses of a writer, and the occasional downfall of their productivity? That's right; Writer's Block. There are writers out there who don't "believe" in Writer's Block, and while I understand that perspective, I don't agree with it. Because I've fought that horrible, soul-gouging feeling of being "stuck" many times... Continue Reading →

A Strange Thing to Fear

Fear is a common conversation topic this time of year, as decorated pumpkins take residence on porches and stoops, season lattes feature on every coffee shop menu, mainstream and hipster alike, and Freeform starts airing Hocus Pocus seventy times in a week. Personally, I've got a couple of common fears. Spiders/insects. Open ocean. Mascots. The... Continue Reading →

Stress

Stress is my mortal enemy. ...Well, stress and woodpeckers, but the former occurs far more frequently than the latter. I am always curious to know how others folks handle their stress, because I struggle with it and have yet to find a solution that sticks, especially now that I've more or less kicked my caffeine... Continue Reading →

Writing Techniques: Multitasking

I'm going to admit this straight up; I cannot multitask. It is a persistent challenge for me. I also don't know how people can multitask. I'm not talking about multitasking in everyday life. Like, I can juggle laundry and chores with life stuff and all that.... on a good day, anyway. But I cannot do... Continue Reading →

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