learning to say no

Part 1: Learning to Say “No”

This post is part 1 of a 2-part series I wrote about learning how to manage and communicate my expectations of myself. I hope you enjoy and find it relatable! I’m sure you all are aware of the facet of the current mental-health movement centered around saying “no” when you don’t feel like you’re mentally able to handle something. Saying “no” isn’t always easy. There’s … Continue reading Part 1: Learning to Say “No”

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Inspiration from a Christmas Movie: More Decisive, Less Impulsive

If you talk to me for more than about 20 minutes, you’ll surely hear me say some sort of quote from a television show or a movie. But I don’t mean your famous lines like “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” or “‘You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,’ – Wayne Gretsky – Michael Scott” I mean some random piece of wisdom … Continue reading Inspiration from a Christmas Movie: More Decisive, Less Impulsive

creating your own inspiration

Creating Your Own Inspiration

Last week I wrote about how inspiration and motivation can be cyclical. But as a blogger with a posting schedule as well as several side hustles to write for, sitting around waiting for inspiration to come is not always an option. Writing and side hustles can be difficult when you have a full time job. I only have nights, weekends, and holidays to write, and … Continue reading Creating Your Own Inspiration

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The Cyclical Nature of Inspiration and Motivation

Creating art of any form is a gift. For people like me who love to flex that creative muscle, there’s just no feeling like that of creating something entirely new. I’ve felt this pull ever since I was a child, and back when I was little, I used to create in any way that I could. As a child, it’s easy to get swept up … Continue reading The Cyclical Nature of Inspiration and Motivation

coming out of a depressive episode

Coming out of a Depressive Episode

(TW Depression) Coming out of a depressive episode is so weird. For me, anyway. Back when I was in the midst of a depressive episode, making plans was daunting and I usually made them hoping that they would just fall through and I could stay in the comfort of my own home. Leaving the house was always a crapshoot because sometimes I would be fine … Continue reading Coming out of a Depressive Episode