Gratitude Adjustment

My last post was an almost-too-perfect-of-an-ending tale about how I'm feeling happy and content, despite my life being very much "in progress". In fact, that was the whole point--that I haven't reached any milestone to feel that way. A big part of those "in progress" plans is my mental health. Coping with a mental illness…

Searching for Significance

  I crave significance. Why I do isn't very important. When I say crave significance, I mean, from a young age, I have wanted my life to matter in a profound way. I fear being insignificant or meaningless. Through the years, I have tried all kinds of ways to create meaning. When I was a…

Down, but not Derailed

What's that famous quote that says something like, "Life is what happens when you're busy trying to write articles for deadlines and get school assignments done"? Well, it's been a fitting summary of the past few days. But work and deadlines aren't the most important thing. I have no cool articles or videos to share…

Today’s Re-Plug

This is my son in our homemade obstacle course. It was a blast! I took a break from assignments and article writing to have some good, old-fashioned play time. The day has been a focused and productive one, though I have been hyper-focused on work and school, no endeavors into interesting topics or discoveries today.…

Re-Plug: What I Connected to Today

Okay, if your first response is, "Big deal, you did your freaking laundry," you'd be correct. But you don't understand. My laundry basket is a perpetual cycle of taking out clothes I want to wear, then filling it back up with clean clothes once I finally wash them. However, it always remains half-full. Today, for…

Today’s Re-Plug

My living room is clean and organized! This looming to-do list item kept getting pushed off with the excuse that my child would just destroy it again roughly 2 minutes later. It makes me feel good though to de-clutter the place--and I hauled off a few things he no longer plays with in the process.…

How the Unplug Initiative Started

I just got a smartphone a few days ago. It quickly became my arch-nemesis. Now, I'm not one of those anti-technology people. I don't tout myself as a non-conformist, or some other similar title that I have outgrown along with my teen years, but I felt a little sickened, a little threatened by what lay…