It's 2018. I'm doing NaNoWriMo again. Lord help us all. For those who haven't been following my blog since November 2014 (so basically if you're not my mom or my sister), this is the second time I'm attempting NaNoWriMo which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The good news is, I finished the challenge in … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018
It's October, yes. I know that. But in September I wrote down four things that scare me that I wanted to do in September. You see, I'm doing research for a book I'm writing about how to do hard things. It's going....about how I expected. A lot of energy in the beginning of the writing … Continue reading 4 hard things in September
As a society, we have a tendency to focus on the results instead of the long journey it took to get to those results.I was reminded of that last week when my company hosted its first-ever employee summit. My company has been around for over 25 years. But it’s not a well-known name. It’s a … Continue reading Starting Slow Is Still Starting
Yesterday I attended a hot yoga session with my good friend Sarah. Not "hot" like trendy. Literally hot. I don't know the exact temp but there was a lot of sweating going on in that class. I don't do yoga that often because, well, it's just not my thing. My thing, as you all probably … Continue reading It’s 2018. Be a warrior…not a worrier.
Well, to be honest I'm back at a lot of things. Back at work. Back to daycare pick ups. Back to bedtime routines. Back to having to shave armpit hair. What? It wouldn't grow when I was going through chemo. And also back to working out. But today, most importantly, I'm back at it with Team in Training … Continue reading Back at it…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuPSIbABYVU This guy is going to be the mascot for the "Make Jamie Great Again" movement. Get on board, people! I've been struggling with what to write about what should be this post-chemotherapy new world. I'm grateful and excited and optimistic, but there's nothing really new about this world after chemotherapy. I'm really just returning … Continue reading Make Jamie Great Again
Today is a day that won't go down in infamy, but it is a day for both reflection and looking ahead. And first and foremost, remember when I said this way back when I told you all I had cancer for the first time? "I could end with some hippy dippy bologna about rainbows and … Continue reading I’m in that space now.
Over the last couple weeks, I've been writing and editing and hemming and hawing over this rough draft of a novel that I started two years ago. Most of the time, it's rough going. It's only fulfilling when I look back on what I've accomplished, but the act of it is rough. Even still, the … Continue reading The weird thing about writing…
It's a new year and a lot has happened. But let's not get hung up on that. Let's talk JOMO for a bit. 2016 - the year of JOMO. And foxes, I guess.
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