Jerry Colonna in his book Reboot calls our inner critic a crow. In this piece I sit down with our crow to learn what it might be like to have a kinder relationship with our critic.
Rain has been falling gently and angrily and everything in between in the past few days. Snow fell a few days before and it seemed out of place, given it's April and all. I guess I prefer the rain but it's still sad and cold for Spring. It's funny how our expectations shape our perceptions. … Continue reading On Rain
Hope is 🔑.
What does success look like? What is it?
My fingers feel foreign here, it's been so long since I've written. I'm reminded of my younger days as a runner, sliding on my trainers after a long break. I must have looked like an old man, legs janky, arms swinging awkwardly, and grimacing like I already had arthritis. I wonder what the analogy here … Continue reading On Commitment
Time is a funny thing. Like many other things we've invented, time has come to control us. My watch, usually my task master, is sitting alone in my room and I feel more relaxed than I have in months. Much like my phone (which is in my jacket pocket - a much better spot for … Continue reading On Watches
I don't want to write at all today. Or do anything else for that matter. I was up till the crack of dawn and it's 8:20 and I have 2 classes and they've been cancelled all week and I just don't want to do it. I really don't. All I want to do is sleep. … Continue reading On Real Tired
I feel tired. Even with 8 hours of sleep under my belt and barely any work done today, I'm somehow exhausted. My mind feels like sludge and I tell myself I "can't" do anymore work. Maybe that's true, but I wonder what if I'm just lazy? Or maybe I'm taking on too much. I go … Continue reading On Tired
Today I don't have a schedule and I don't want one. My good friend called me crazy when I sent her a picture of my schedule, packed full of random meetings with myself and others. I have good reason for this packed schedule. I feel that if I don't schedule something, I won't do anything, … Continue reading On Scheduling
"Time, you just keep going, and one day you'll be going on with me. Time. Time. Time. Come back." I feel time slipping through my fingers these days. I've stretched myself too thin time and time again and only now am I realizing the effects. I think at times I believe I'm Elastagirl and Mr. … Continue reading On Time