Rituals

I’ve officially been working from home for a year now. Since I am now a freelancer, working from home should be a pretty permanent thing now. (Fingers crossed.) And, since I’m no longer logging hours or focusing solely on one project, my schedule has changed significantly in the last few weeks. Which means that my…

Learning to Swim

I haven’t posted in two months. Is that crazy or what? This may be the longest break I’ve taken since I started this blog. Okay, it’s probably not the longest. It feels like the longest, though. I have a good reason for keeping my head down as long as I have. Things have been happening….

Messy Writing

I have a new book in the works. Exciting, right? My life has been a little crazy lately, what with work and being married and working through lessons on MasterClass and possibly even working on design ideas for a new house. (Gasp.) But, in the midst of it all, I have my own work to…

Studying Away

Today, the trees outside my house are stuff with frost and almost shockingly white against the blue sky. It’s cold. It’s been cold for days. It will be cold for many more days. I haven’t decided yet whether I’m sick of cold, but I’m definitely getting there. I want to go outside again. And not…

Investing

Does anyone else ever get a weird urge to completely reinvent themselves and focus all their time and energy on a new hobby until you’ve perfected it? Yeah, me too. This week, it was drawing. I can’t actually draw, of course. But I would like to someday. I would like to be able to draw…

A Year of MasterClass

Christmas came early this year. Mostly because of Black Friday, because who doesn’t love getting a good deal? Neither my husband or I are big on gifts, so rather than running through the gauntlet and making him guess what I might like for Christmas, I made it easy and told him I wanted the all-inclusive…

Doubling Down

I took a couple of days off work this week. So I could . . . work. Extra. Because I party hard, y’all. See, my husband left on Monday to go hunting with some buddies and I had the house to myself. First time overnight separation since the wedding! Woohooo! I didn’t like it. But…

Tea Shops and Antiques

I don’t go into town very often anymore. Is that weird? I used to drive in every day for work, but since everything has closed down and I’ve moved my entire office to my living room, I’ve been avoiding town. We go in once a week for groceries and such, but my Saturday thrift store…

5 AM Wake-up Call

I was listening to a podcast the other day about a writer. He was talking about his morning routine, and he said that the first thing he does in the morning, before he’s even opened his eyes, is grab a word processor next to his bed and write 100 words. Or 500. Or 1000. When…