Tagged: goals

The thing about to-do lists

The thing about to-do lists

Normally, I write a to-do list each week and break it down into categories: writing, blogging, Wild Age Press, “other.” My attempts to do one action from each category each day are leaving me feeling unaccomplished and inadequate, because I can’t do EVERYTHING but always feel like I should be able to do everything. I’m...

Summer reading 2015

Summer reading 2015

I keep saying I want to read more poetry, and then I never do. So I’m making my summer reading goal to read ten poetry collections by the end of August. More specifically, I want to read poetry by people of color, women, and anyone writing from/about a culture that is different from the dominant...

I can predict the weather

I can predict the weather

I felt the change in weather as a migraine spider-webbing its way across the right side of my skull. The storm suited my mood: impatient, unsatisfied, expectant. I have not yet developed an instinct for process, for taking joy in the things themselves and not just what results from the things. When the clouds and...

#FridayReads: The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

#FridayReads: The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

This is a book I’ve seen referenced often in other books. Barnes and Noble always seems to have multiple copies stocked, too. While I don’t think that reputation/availability is entirely unearned, I also don’t think this book was written for me. Guy Kawasaki spends a lot of time detailing how to raise venture capital, get...

I will read more writing magazines

I will read more writing magazines

I used to read magazines, especially writing magazines, religiously. But life inserted itself into my perfect routines, and my subscriptions piled up, issue after issue going unread, until I eventually cancelled them all. I always feel I must read EVERY ISSUE EVER, going back to the beginning of time. As the pile of unread issues...