A week ago, I felt discouraged. The beginning of my day started great, but everything from there spiraled downward. The social event didn't work out, I'm discouraged about a tea party, I'm sad about Christmas (!) and the room smells like barf. So how do you free yourself from discouragement when plans fail?
New phones are great things. However, they come with a whole host of distractions...camera! Google! Youtube! Chief of all: social media. As an infamous procrastinator myself, I find that social media pulls my already limited concentration into a million different pieces. What should we do, then? Forswear all of it forever? With all things in… Continue reading Save Our Sanity: Freeing Yourself from Phone Addictions
This Christmas -- I’ll be honest. I’m feeling stressed, overworked, anxious, nervous. It’s a stark contrast to last year--last year I had an Excel sheet gift list, gave everyone their gifts by December 11, made bags of homemade hot chocolate for people, had all my blog articles written, Christmas playlist on point, house decorated. This… Continue reading This Christmas
I needed this.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a partridge in a pear tree?!
What a gift! Obviously, after spending all of their money on leaping lords, swimming swans, and golden rings, the singer’s true love ran out of ideas. Or money. Or both. After all, how hard is it to catch a bird and stick it in a tree?
All joking aside, it’s hard to find that special something for that special someone during the holidays. Somehow, even four-story department stores seem to be bereft of that perfect gift. Which is why we’re here with twelve of our OWN gift ideas–there’s sure to be something that will spark your gift-giving creativity. (And we can guarantee that there aren’t any birds, milkmaids, or leaping lords involved)
1. Date Night in a Box
Treat your parents or another couple you know to a ready-made date-night, complete with tickets…
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Your fingers hover over the keyboard. You know what you should do, but you can’t bring yourself to do it. Ah, yes: Editing. The dreaded word. Don’t feel bad: it’s true for every author. No one’s thoughts and ideas appear on paper the exact way we imagine. Especially in environments (your ENG II… Continue reading E-D-I-T-I-N-G