Category Archives: Writing

Thank You: Taking Off My Facebook Face

March 10, 2014 · 6:45 am

Mosaic

I want to thank everyone who read my posts last week.  I am especially thankful for those who offered words of encouragement or gentle disagreement. It has taken me a long time to be honest about my beliefs, and I know I’m not alone in this. There will always be a few people who seem fearless with their opinions, but the rest of us tend to be wary of opening ourselves up to criticism.  I prefer to put on my Facebook Face, and show the world a recipe for organic kale chips (even though we’ve eaten pizza three times this week), and a picture of the kids taken at an artistic angle (because that’s the only point of view where you can’t see the piles of unfolded laundry.) Read More →

Self-Fulfilling Goals

February 1, 2013 · 6:28 pm

I did it. I completed my January goal.  I started a pre-med program.  What? You thought my January goal was to finish a book?  Oh that.  Well, this is how January went: I became a full time student, and then we got the flu…and then we got the flu again…and then we got a stomach bug.  So I did not finish the book in January.

However I said from the start that I reserved the right to do some shuffling. So as January drew to a close and I realized I wasn’t going to make it, I sifted through my goal list to see if there was anything I could quickly do and mark off my list.  It turns out you can’t retroactively go to the gym (or stop eating meat), so I picked December to make the switch with one minor change: Finish Start Pre-Med Program.  In my opinion, that was plenty of accomplishment for January.10255633_s

January’s goal now belongs to February, and February’s goal to December.  And this time, I mean business.  If I don’t finish (emphasis on the “ish”) this book in February, [insert some drastic ultimatum here.]  Well, I don’t know what I’ll do if I don’t finish, because I plan to finish.  But feel free to think up horrible consequences to motivate me.