Tolkien's love of language inspired not only the creation of Middle Earth, but my love of language, too. Here's what I wrote to honor him at my brother's recent Tolkien feast.
I coined a word the other day. It's a portmanteau of "anxious" and "awkward," the result less of my own linguistic genius than a comical slip of the tongue during a particularly... well... awkxious moment. The thing I like about the word is that I sometimes feel we use these words interchangeably. However, you can definitely … Continue reading Awkxious.
Thinking about ways to better channel my energy—less ranting, more productive problem solving.
Some days I find it hard to get going, and I dismiss all the small things that hold me back. Those problems are real, but they don't mean I'm helpless.
Feeling relieved at having finally gotten through some major work stress and hoping I'll learn from this experience to manage myself better in the future.
"Superman does good." Sure, but shouldn't we all? This is how I'd like to respond the next time someone corrects me for saying I'm "doing good."
I learned a lot from playing Final Fantasy growing up: accept every side quest, explore everywhere, talk to everyone, and be tenacious.
I'm dying my hair red tomorrow. I've wanted to dye my hair for years, but never had the nerve. So finally, over the summer, I decided it was time. It took me a while to track down a trusted stylist, but I eventually got a hot lead and scheduled a normal hair cut to scope her out. We … Continue reading I’m going on a hair journey.
A coworker mentioned to me recently (as a compliment) that I think in tangents. Mostly, I feel like this is a blessing and a curse. On the wrong side of this, I often find myself straying far off topic, inspired by a random confluence of associations into wild territory, completely unassociated with the topic at … Continue reading Tangential thinking
It's amazing the work you can get done in an hour. I heard a rule once for beating procrastination. It went like this: Anything that can be done in 3 minutes, do now. Anything that can be started in 3 minutes, start now. Obviously, there is the matter of prioritization, but the main point is simple: starting … Continue reading Making the leap