Are you a woodpecker or a hummingbird?

Have you found your passion yet? I haven’t, and it’s super-annoying. Across many of the podcasts, websites, and books that I enjoy, there is a seemingly constant focus on finding that one thing that captivates your attention, sucks you in, and takes you along for the ride. Call it your passion, your purpose, or your calling—call … Continue reading Are you a woodpecker or a hummingbird?

An Open Letter to My Pre-Workout Self

Dear Maria, I know you don't want to work out. I can imagine exactly how you feel right now: tired, burnt out, unmotivated, and/or slow. Also, probably hungry. Just about anything seems better than changing clothes and getting down to it. Suddenly, work just got a lot more interesting didn't it? Or did you suddenly … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Pre-Workout Self

15 Minutes in the Morning: Garden Edition

Do you ever think that we try to do too much? For example, I have a hard time going out for a run that's shorter than 30 minutes because it seems too short. As if somehow running 27 minutes doesn't count but anything over 30 does. Of course this makes no sense, and running (or doing … Continue reading 15 Minutes in the Morning: Garden Edition

Unintentional Simple Living

I am an idiot. Earlier this week, I was attempting to back up all of our files so that I could reformat our creaky, old computer so that it might last a bit longer. Instead, I managed to delete pretty much all of our files.I accidentally reformated our computer's secondary drive, which contained:all of our photos (probably … Continue reading Unintentional Simple Living