don’t you dare give up

yes, I’m talking to you. When you feel like giving up remember the purpose of your efforts. Do you want to get better at something? Do you want to reach a dream goal? Going from beginner level to intermediate level to pro takes learning, failing, and a determination to keep trying. It’s tempting to give upContinue reading “don’t you dare give up”

give it your all, give it your best

Have you noticed that when you give little effort or care, life reflects back to you the same little effort and care? Give life your all and life will give its all to you, too. Be willing to give your all to the moment: your time, energy, and focus. 3 benefits of giving it yourContinue reading “give it your all, give it your best”

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that

I finally opened Ocean Vuong’s new book On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. It’d been waiting on the bookshelf to be read. The first lines did not disappoint. Vuong writes, Dear Ma, I am writing to reach you–even if each word I put down is one word further from where you are. What do those wordsContinue reading “If we were having coffee, I would tell you that”

Celebrate the Little Things

Give yourself permission to celebrate the little things. It’s totally okay to feel accomplished on the days when you only had a few things to do. So what if today’s to-do list was simple? So what if you’re not going at the pace you’d like to? Celebrate that one step you took out of courage,Continue reading “Celebrate the Little Things”