Going for the Goal(s)

Goals.  Everyone needs them.  They empower us, motivate us, and help us to improve as individuals.  Long term, short term, a daily to do list, every notch on those mental or paper logs is a wish to better ourselves in some way.  Goals seem so cut and dry.  You set one and either succeed or …

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Disconnecting and Embracing the Quiet

I feel like I often hear my friends and other people my age (thirtysomethings) talk about wanting to disconnect.  “I just want to delete my Facebook…but it makes it so easy to keep in touch.”  “I just need to take a little social media break.” Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, it’s all become so ever-present in …

My Dry(ish)* Month

I have a love/fear relationship with alcohol.  Both of those things, in writing, sound…well, not promising.  Growing up, I don’t remember my parents ever sitting me down and talking to me about my father’s alcoholism but it was not something that was ever hidden.  It was just a fact plain and simple.  He’d given up …

A Little Perspective, A Lot Re-Energized

Self-awareness can be a great thing.  If you’re aware of your behaviors, shortcomings, moods, it can do wonders for your ability to manage yourself, interpersonal relationships, and navigate life in general.  But no matter how well we may know ourselves, there’s nothing like an outside perspective to shine a light through our dustiest windows, exposing …