Tag: Life’s Challenges

  • September 7, 2023

    I’ve been grumpy about work. This isn’t my usual curmudgeon self coming through, this is a real response to returning to work after the summer. This morning, I was thinking about why.

  • August 27, 2023

    “I have to give this a go,” I keep telling myself. My parents reiterate the same to me when I speak with them. “If I don’t try this, I’ll always wonder what could’ve come of it.” So, I’m doing it. Most of the time, it’s pretty good. Sometimes, I get nervous. I’m an anxious person,…

  • August 8, 2023

    August 8, 2023

    I must’ve gone on for at least half an hour, if not 45-minutes, while we were driving back from PEI, about whether I should post links to my blog posts on my Instagram Stories. It’s been on my mind for about a week. Every time I ran through an argument, I ended up at the…

  • July 18, 2023

    July 18, 2023

    The last couple of days haven’t been bad but things haven’t felt like they’re going right. It’s as if all of my actions are being tempered by a tension band. Nothing is impossible but it’s a little harder and sometimes I just don’t have the strength to follow through.

  • July 11, 2023

    July 11, 2023

    Restless nights, summer aspirations, online orders, cat introductions, and the anticipation of getting things done. A glimpse into the journey ahead.

  • June 3, 2023

    June 3, 2023

    I’ve come to really enjoy my weekends. They seem to be when I get to spend time doing what I want to do, largely uninterrupted. I’m starting to try to pack too much into my weekends, though.

  • May 28, 2023

    May 28, 2023

    Shortly after getting out of bed this morning, I put on some coffee and started my morning pages. While writing, I couldn’t stop thinking about making a bowl today. I had purchased a couple of bowl blanks in the fall and was waiting until I took my workbench outside to work on them. So, that’s…

  • May 26, 2023

    May 26, 2023

    Have some people grown up without consequences? I feel like I’ve been checked, in some way, for my actions ever since I was a child. Nowadays, I’m more responsible for those consequences than are others. I’m not able to forgive myself without having paid for my indiscretions. 

  • May 12, 2023

    May 12, 2023

    “If it’s not a, ‘Hell, yes!’, it’s a ‘No’.” I think it was Adam Grant who said that. Today, it resonates. I’m wavering on a decision I’ve been mulling over for the better part of a year. I’m trying to decide what I want to focus on over the next year in terms of my…

  • May 6, 2023

    May 6, 2023

    Casey Neistat talks about ADD in one of his recent videos. The way he describes it, as the ability to hyper focus but unable to commit to anything long term, resonated with me. I feel like that’s how I am, too.

  • April 29, 2023

    April 29, 2023

    What is your definition of success? I don’t know what mine is. I do know that I don’t feel successful. That’s not to say that I’m unhappy with my life or the way things are. I have very good things in my life that I’m incredibly thankful to have. Mostly, those “things” are people. A…

  • April 28, 2023

    April 28, 2023

    What has feared stopped me from doing? Lately, I’ve been trying to speak up more but I’m still not saying all that I want to, especially when I’m talking to someone who sits higher than me on a hierarchy. I keep wanting certain things to change, hoping that someone will step up and do something,…