Sketchbook #51

Is it just me, or is the year moving really quickly? But in a weird way: there’s part of me that feels like January and February took forever, but then I freak out because how is it March already?

It’s probably just me.

Anyway. February.

Snapshot #146 | 10 Things for 9 February 2020

The last two weeks have been stressful, you guys. I’ve been: reorganizing | figuring | wondering | drinking | trying | troubleshooting | thinking | wishing | getting | wanting

Inspired | January 2020

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in January.

Sketchbook #50

I’ve got to rebuild routines that the holiday season shattered, and find my way back into stories I haven’t thought about in a month. I have to navigate a minefield of existential crises, brought on by that same new year/birthday season. January is dark and rainy or so cold I can’t even bring myself to walk to the coffee shop to interact with someone that isn’t my cat. If it wasn’t for those big goals and dreams, I don’t think I’d be able to make it through the month.

Snapshot #145 | 10 Things for 26 January 2020

It’s been a busy two weeks – I know it has – but it doesn’t look all that productive on paper. I’ve been: having | trying | reading | chopping | making | hanging | feeling | waiting | looking | watching

2020 in Preview

The year—the decade—isn’t even two weeks old and it’s already testing my optimism. I keep sitting down to write this post, and I just stare at the blinking cursor, trying to figure out what to say about my goals for the new year, trying to figure out how to say that I’m still hopeful. That despite everything, my goals for this year are more ambitious than they have been for the last few.

Inspired | December 2019

Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in December.

Sketchbook #49

I kind of feel like I should start this with some kind of ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ riff.

Sketchbook #48

I thought that October was going to be busy, that there were a lot of things that would get in the way of my creative goals.

It turned out to be even busier than I expected: I’ve only had one full week without interruptions (even today they’re testing the fire alarms in my building, which is always a joy—that’s why I’m working on this blog post instead of fiction), I’ve had inconvenient (but not serious) health issues crop up, and it’s just been generally difficult to stay motivated.

But I did it.