Lifestyle

2017 Goal Reflection and 2018 Goals

I like to set goals at the beginning of each new year. It keeps me focused and helps me single out the real values and priorities from the things that “would be nice,” but are less important to me, or that I think I want but really are just things I was influenced to think I want. There are few…

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Lifestyle

My 2017 Values

For the third year in a row, I’m completing the Design Your 20XX workbook, a tool developed by GetBullish creator Jen Dziura for those of us who find extreme joy in advance planning. The Design Your 2017 workbook contains some updates from previous versions which I found to be thoughtful improvements as well as good fun (we should all have To-Don’t…

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Lifestyle

You Don’t Need Permission

Some things you don’t need permission to do, but here it is anyway: It’s OK to date people who ultimately aren’t right for you, as long as you’re having fun. (If it feels like a burden, shut. it. down.) On that note, it’s OK to change your mind, even after it seems the opportunity has passed. It is never too late…

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Manhattan cocktail
Lifestyle

How To Order A Manhattan Like You Mean It

  A Manhattan is sophisticated, strong and classic. The drink itself commands respect, and in turn so does the person consuming it. It is a more fun version of straight whiskey, which I highly recommend as a drink when you mean business, for reasons which have already been explained quite well. A Manhattan is both business and pleasure. It is an assertion…

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How to be a professional writer
Lifestyle, Writing

Motivation Monday: On Writing

“Write like a motherfucker.” – Cheryl Strayed Write all the time, every day, in every possible mood. Write when you’re so excited to write that you could throw up because you can’t get it all down on paper fast enough. Write when you have nothing to say. Most importantly, write when it’s the very last thing you feel like doing—when…

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