How the Year of the Pandemic was my Most Focused Ever

I was headed for some exciting entrepreneurial creativity before Covid hit. In 2019, I volunteered at my church’s harvest party as a face painter. I got a lot of positive feedback and the hours flew by. I had a lot of fun, the kids responded with excitement, and I was pumped. I found my calling….

More Effective than New Years Resolutions? It worked for me!

Do you believe in making New Years Resolutions?  Or do you think they’re for other people because you know you’ll forget about them in a few weeks; or maybe as a perfectionist you know you’ll give up when you can’t meet your expectation as well as you’d like?  Even if we all gave them up…

End of Week 3 No-Credit Challenge

Yesterday I found myself pacing in the kitchen and looking in the fridge.  Spring salad mix got used up after week one, baby carrots after week two, apples after week three.  Just a few avocados and radishes left in the produce bin.  Oh yeah, and the inner part of a head of lettuce left.  (Iceberg…

From Survival Mode to Creative Zone Again

When life was just about day-to-day survival and I wasn’t feeling very creative, I knew I needed to do something to get un-stuck. Four years of deeply wading through the weight of everything that was keeping me in survival mode, praying for hope and joy despite my circumstances, and trying to discover what my unique purpose…

Stay-at-home-mom Productivity and Progress

Last year I got into a rut a bit more deeply than years previous.  As a SAHM, one thing that often has discouraged me is knowing my work is never really done, and doesn’t look more done because piles of laundry and cooking and dishes (etc. etc.) need to be re-done each day/weekly.  I have…