This is an excerpt from my Monday Motivation newsletter. Like what you see? Subscribe here. Warning: Very sappy post ahead. I was talking to the lovely highschooler I mentor a few weeks ago and she was distraught because she’d been rejected. She wondered if she should stop writing because she hadn’t won a national writing … Continue reading Why You Should Actually Celebrate Rejection
This is Part 3 in a Five Part series. Read the Intro Read Step 1: Identify and Attack Your Triggers Read Step 2: Make a Bored List One thing I’ve learned about myself over year years of failure and embarrassment is that I am not good at recognizing correlations in my life. You’ve probably heard … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling Stuck – Step 3: Start Heatmapping
This is Part 2 in a five part series. Read the introduction Read Part 1 If I had to pick one emotion that lines up with feeling stuck it would be boredom. I’ve never been one to get bored easily. As a kid, I would spend hours on my own talking to myself and Boredom … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling Stuck – Step 2: Make a Bored List
Today is Ash Wednesday,* the day that marks the beginning of Lent for many people of faith around the world. Lent, for those of you who are not bombarded with reminders on social media about it every year, is a religious term referring to the 40 days leading up to Easter. It’s tradition for people … Continue reading Why Fasting is the Secret to Creative Growth
Everyone I know loves the new year. We throw parties, stay up late, and most importantly of all, make resolutions. I think what draws most people to New Year’s—more than the midnight parties and the ball dropping in Times Square—is the chance to start over. The new year is always a blank slate, a fresh … Continue reading Happy New Week!