Taking the bad with the good

I worked from home today. Now that I’m able to work from home a couple of times a week, I have started to develop a routine. I wake up earlier than normal and get online to get caught up on what has been going on overnight. Once it gets light …

Only things that serve me

I love a lot of things. That’s my schtick. I subscribe to a lot of different podcasts. I listen to a variety of music. I like all kinds of books. Diversity is my true nature became one of my mantras last year when I decided to embrace that I am …

Things I’ve quit this year

LinkedIn Pinterest BibRave I’ve never seen anything valuable come from LinkedIn and prefer my networking face to face. I can’t stand Pinterest. BibRave is a great concept with a terrible interface. I stayed on LinkedIn because I felt I should. I stayed on Pinterest because I was too lazy to …

Inbox zero/email bankruptcy

I’ve been thinking about these concepts for the last little while…and by little while, I mean three days. In fact, before I listened to episode 203 of my favourite podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, I don’t think I’d even heard the term email bankruptcy. In case you’re unfamiliar with either/both, …

Returns and exchanges

How do you feel about returning things? I’m on the fence. When it comes to shopping for myself, I’ve learned to become more comfortable with it. Mostly, I don’t want to risk having to go to a store twice so I make sure that I have what I want exactly …

The difference a planner can make

Given my love of writing, fantasizing, planning, revising and especially of books, pens, new beginnings and new years, it should come as absolutely no shock that I love me a new planner. Fresh sheets of paper, new calendars, dates, goals, aspirations. There’s nothing I love more than taking my markers …

The happy place

If you watched this week’s episode of The Good Place, you would have seen that The Good Place smells like whatever makes you happiest. Now, I don’t actually know what that would mean for me, but I have been thinking about things that make me happy lately. I think it’s …

19 for 2019: Read one book at a time

When I published my 19 for 2019 list, I knew one thing on there would be more challenging than anything else. If I’m honest, I knew it would be so challenging, in fact, that I considered taking the easy way out and leaving it off the list entirely. This is …

Minimalism Challenge: 2019 Edition

The other day, I stumbled across an old post I’d written in 2017 when I thought that minimalist might be a label for me to try to embrace. It was about a minimalism challenge and it seemed like a good idea for a few reasons. On one hand, I’d been …