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?
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
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
If you couldn't tell from my previous posts, I’m a sucker for introspection this time of year. Every winter, I seem to be contemplating the past year and hatching plans about how the next one will be ever more amazing and fabulous. I actually started this post quite a while ago, taking some tips from Chris … Continue reading 2014 Year in Review
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
I want to travel a lot of places, and I hope to someday visit all 50 states. At the beginning of the year, I decided that it would be reasonable to set a goal to visit three new states this year. After all, I already had a trip to Washington planned and it seemed likely … Continue reading Set goals. Then crush them.