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.