“How do you do it all,” a friend asked me. “It’s easy,” I told her. “I just lowered my standards.” I don’t expect perfection anymore. Instead, I banish the little guilts we feel and enjoy where I am before moving on to something else.
Four big goals for the new year. I set my intention so now I’m accountable to you and myself to make them happen.
I’ve shared mine. Will you share yours?
What are your writing goals? Do you have them? If not, you are setting yourself up for failure in your writing career.
So how do you create realistic goals and stay on track? Read on.
“Trying to rate books out of 5 is like trying to carve a statue with a sledgehammer. I am cavalier with my ratings and they should probably not be trusted.”
As a celebration of life for another year, a rejoicing in all the good in my life, here I list 42 of the things for which I am most grateful.
This list began when I was pregnant, uncomfortable and overwhelmed. Thus, I wrote in my journal simply listing as many pieces of my life that make me happy and full of love.
It’s amazing what you can learn about your own life in just ten minutes of writing.
I began taking these sunrise photos to remind myself that even in a small space, with very little change of place or time, life offers a spectacular range of vision, beauty and variation.
If you remember this well, you can find endless variation for the vision of your writing which in turn guides the vision of your life.
Want to see what I saw from my balcony every morning for the last two years? Check out this photo essay.
This post has been a labor of love, sparked by my frustration at seeing so many talented and creative people giving up because they’re stymied by their fear of failure.
So I set out to prove through the work of leaders in varying fields that failure is not only part of the process, it helps you move forward and grow.
Plus a little rule of thumb to help you move past rejection with ease, grace and your ego in tact.
Impossible to believe it’s been five years since we moved to Salta. Even more impossible to believe how much Lila has grown and changed. Now, we’re on the cusp of a new baby joining our home. If you’ve spent any time on this website, I’m sure you’ve read about it.
Happy birthday, Lila! I can’t wait to see what the next five years bring.
There’s a little road that traces the edge of the sea along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. It’s mostly unpaved, lots of potholes and makes for an extremely slow uncomfortable journey.
Go anyway. It’s more than worth it.
The rough and tumble bus ride brought me to this little piece of heaven. It inspired me and freed me. I can’t wait to go back.
Maybe you’ll even come with me one day soon.