back to school: lessons for creativity

originally written for my company’s blog, i couldn’t resist sharing (okay, fine. teasing.) a few of my favorite ways to reset and revive your creativity here, as well! Growing up in Virginia, back-to-school time signaled the transition of summer to fall. The start of a new season. A clean slate that rivaled even New Year’s…

fresh look, new things afoot!

it’s a hot mess up in here, y’all. if you’re visiting for the first time in a while, you probably (long ago) noticed nobody’s been home much for months. y’all know i’m not one to make too many apologies or excuses about that. you also probably noticed things around here got re-decorated a little. it’s…

writing the perfect storm

i had planned to write a post about something way more work related today — specifically, some musings on the home office. but as i’ve sat here in my home office all week, listening to my constant MSNBC soundtrack in the next room, i couldn’t help but think of so much more important things happening in the…

what is your reach?

it’s been a crazy couple weeks with work and i have pretty much let everything else go: no writing, no workouts, stress eating, a sink full of dishes and a personal to-do list a mile long. i’m so grossed out by my own self! so this morning, i vowed to get back on track. the…

how long does it take you to write a post?

just curious! i have been working on something about the Melania Speechgate for what seems like all day, but truthfully has been just a couple hours now (post Miss Girl bedtime) of actually writing and researching links and such to back up what i’m writing. was hoping to post tonight, but at 1:00, it is hours past…

5 on Friday: a(nother) Writing 101 mashup

(photo: thrillist.com) um. didn’t Writing 101 end like 6 weeks ago? you’re asking. i know, right? but here i am. still. did i ever tell y’all that i didn’t graduate college on time? yeah, somehow at the finish line, i still needed one more class and ended up hanging around Winter Park for the summer…

counting on sweater weather! (a Writing 101 mashup)

(image: ZC Textiles) it won’t truly be sweater weather here in Atlanta for another month, at least. but a girl can dream over a pumpkin spice latté (or not — because you would never ever catch me drinking that shit). thank goodness, Jolineys over at Keeping Track included me in her so-very-fall-ish Sweater Weather Tag so…

Friday favorites: this week’s 5 best reads

here it is, the very last day of Writing 101 and i still have a backlog of about 5 assignments. oh well! hitting yesterday’s prompt today: For those who didn’t reach out to someone, publish a roundup of great reads: blog posts or articles you’ve enjoyed this week and want to share with your followers….

Writing 101: a map and a stat

aww hell, y’all. i just realized Blogtober starts tomorrow. looks like Helene and Tay are maybe not playing this year, so not sure which group i will link up with. (alternates, anyone?) with a backlog of Writing 101 posts, plus an urge to get back to some of my normal posts, maybe not finding a…

achievements, memories and aspirations in hardcover

i want to say we have too many books. but can you ever have too many books?! i often envy Modern Ms. Darcy for having a job that revolves around books. i can’t keep up. in my good pace, i read about a book a month. lately, the pace is terrible. (i know i owe a…

stealing from myself: a poetweetagram

Wuss zone by Kristin Is about to be 1 badass scramble. And realize the sunroof is open. That this should be on my table Epically bad is about to happen In treasonous twitter rant I should probably pray more often. Jeans I just bought suddenly giant! Insane people who don’t listen. More fun Friday nights…

Writing 101: the space to write

for Day 6 (i know. that was a really long time ago), we were asked to describe the place where we write. i’m not quite done with it, but am at a place with my office make-over that i felt like it was finally ready to write this post and have some pictures to share!…