I read a lot of books. To my dear husband’s credit, he puts up with stacks of books sitting around our house that I’m currently reading, have aspirations to read, or have already read and can’t part ways with just yet. But at least I’m not quite to the point where the late fashion photographer,Continue reading “6 books about work and vocation”
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST JULY. (Not to be dramatic or anything…) I don’t know about you, but the first half of this year flew by in a flurry of work and family life. Almost without notice, months had passed before I realized that my personal writing was taking a serious back seat toContinue reading “An update: thoughts on writing, leisure, and acknowledging my finite human nature”
When I was in my mid 20’s, I had the opportunity to join a new and exciting company in the luxury cosmetics field and started the job with stars in my eyes. I was already working as a freelance makeup artist around Nashville by offering my services to photographer, videographer, and event planning friends inContinue reading “Starting a new job? You need my “secret mentor” strategy.”
Was I making the right decision? Why would God tell me to quit a job that I loved? What about my career path? Or finances? What would my colleagues think?
Browse the blogosphere today and you’ll find a copious amount of “How To” and “Top 10” and “Year in Review” type posts. That’s well and good and I might even read a few of them…but this isn’t one of those posts.
“Both the ethical imperatives I’ve described—“must work” and “must stay at home”—reflect noble desires, the one for talents fully used and the other for the vocation of motherhood. But I worry that both are too often promoted ideologically, prescribed as answers to the anxieties young women naturally feel about what they should do. This problemContinue reading “SHARED: “No Happy Harmony” by Elizabeth C. Corey”
I have four sisters and one sister-in-law. We are all mothers and we all work (this statement is redundant, because of course all mothers work, but stay with me because I’m going somewhere with this…)
This illustration by Michelle Rial made me smile because, as I’ve hinted at recently, I deal with this fear a lot. I’m staring down my email inbox on a Monday morning, organizing my class workload for the week, and wondering if it’s too early to make myself a second espresso (it’s 9:30am, I think not.)Continue reading “Too Late?”
1) Tell your story TO someone. Pick one person you love or admire or want to connect with, and write the whole thing directly to them —like you’re writing a letter. 327 more words I caught this on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram account last week and loved it so much that I stashed it in my “Saved”Continue reading “SHARED: How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert — via swissmiss”
Somehow, I’ve found myself in yet another season of discipline, but this time more specifically, self-discipline. Because I am pursuing my undergrad entirely online, it forces me to get serious about a couple of things. Here are a few ways that help me stay on task and get work done. Make a schedule, stick toContinue reading “4 Ways to Get Work Done”