I decided I'd better take some time to slow things down. I've been doing too much lately, and it makes me distracted, scatter-brained, and generally less efficient. So I'm going to take the month of April to work on peace, calm, "simplify simplify simplify." What does this state look like for you? I'll check in … Continue reading A Slower Paced April
I have chosen the word HABITUAL because it sounds like the combination of HABIT and RITUAL. I would like to focus on establishing regular routines that help me be my best self. If you want help deciding on your Word of the Year for 2017, check out: http://www.susannahconway.com/word/ If you want to declare your Word … Continue reading 2017 – Personal Word of the Year!
You've probably heard of the concept of selecting a word for the year, a way to focus your energy on some ultimate goal or feeling or idea. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I'm digging into the idea of it. Christine Kane wrote a cool blog post about it here, and breezing through … Continue reading 2017 – Personal Word of the Year?
So what was tough, what was awesome, what surprised you? My proudest achievement this year was writing every single day, even if it was just 100-200 words on my phone. In previous years I allowed myself skip days and that really put the pressure on. But I found this year that I was motivated by … Continue reading Nano 2016 Review
Okay you guys, I seriously had no idea this was such a huge deal. I mean, I didn't know people were signing up and giving out prizes and and and -- it's all over the internet! Girlxoxo made the Master List #bookbloggers I decided which ones I thought I'd be able to successfully overlap. This … Continue reading Reading Challenges w Jobe
Yesterday night I attended a funeral. I wasn't directly connected to the person who passed; I was there to show my support for my friend who had been close to him. The person who died was only 34, the same age as me. It made me think a lot about time. I'm guilty of always … Continue reading Unfettered Friday w Jobe
December is the perfect time of year to relax, play, love yourself, review your accomplishments... and make your plan of attack for the new year! Whether you want to commit to writing 500 words every day or reading 50 books in a year, now is the time be thinking about what you want to see … Continue reading Ah, December
Hey y'all, I thought I'd share what I've been up to lately. I wanted to try using the Adobe Spark app on my phone.
Did you have a lovely summer vacation, darlings? Since I finished my thesis and graduated my master's program, I let myself take a break. But now is that important time when we get back on our bikes and zoom, zoom, zoom! The daily habit is the single most important tool at a writer's disposal. A bad … Continue reading Bicycle, Bicycle
On Friday 3/11/16 I successfully defended my thesis. It was a long, hard road to get here, and it will continue to be a long, hard road to get the current work shaped into a polished product fit to be published, but I'm eternally grateful to have had this experience. Many thanks to everyone who attended … Continue reading Jobe’s Thesis