Tackle Your To-Do List

I find that to-do lists are one of the best ways to keep my life organized. They help me see everything that needs to be done, and it feels great to be able to cross a task off after it has been completed. But, have you ever stared down at your miles-long to-do list thinking, […]

Become a Better Procrastinator

One of my words for 2017 isĀ purposeful. To me, this means spending my time more wisely and being more intentional about my actions. As much as I’d love to spend every waking moment of my year engaged in meaningful tasks, the fact of the matter is that it’s not realistic, because, like all people, I […]

16 Things I Learned in 2016

1. L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. This year, I made a lot of big, scary decisions. Decisions over which I suffered from incredible anxiety. But, in the end, no matter how much I worried or how bad I thought things were, life. went. on. The sun still rose the next morning, and soon, those big decisions were in the […]

5 Tricks to Becoming a Morning Person

I love my mornings. They’re relaxing, rejuvenating, and they add more productivity to my day. Though, mornings can be rough, especially when you’re not a “morning person.” I never was one. But, now that I’m a teacher, I’m usually up before the crack of dawn in order to get to work beforeĀ 7:00 in the morning. […]

Creative Ruts Don’t Exist

Earlier this week, John and I were grocery shopping when he asked me the question, “Where do you see yourself in 20 years?” The question made my heart thump and me knees weaken. And I said the first thing that came to mind: “I want to be a published author,” I said, “but I feel […]