Goals and the Good Things in Life

Life is tough some times. In my experience, however, focusing on the negative around me, doesn’t make me any happier. I find that taking the time to notice the good helps me be more cheerful. Some of the most joyful people I’ve met seem to not notice, or at least not focus on, what theyContinue reading “Goals and the Good Things in Life”

Goals, Challenges, and Stress

This last week has been full of challenges in my day job. But the constant stress of my day job was compounded this week by a close friend’s struggle with the loss of a member of his extended family. That event caused a lot of added stress to his life, and made me thankful IContinue reading “Goals, Challenges, and Stress”

Big or Small, Goals Provide Purpose

I find myself still thinking about goals this week. I think part of that was from a conversation I had with a coworker last week. My coworker runs marathons, but he only started that later in life. How did he complete his first marathon? He started out small. He started out running three miles, whichContinue reading “Big or Small, Goals Provide Purpose”

Don’t Wait, Just Go For It

This week I’ve been thinking a bit about goals. In my stressful day job, having goals is important. But at the same time, not all my goals are grandiose or awe inspiring. Sometimes, my goal is to get enough sleep or read a few more pages in the books I’m currently reading. (Yes. I saidContinue reading “Don’t Wait, Just Go For It”

Slow and Steady, One Step at a Time

Before I start my post: My most recent book titled, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice is available on Amazon Kindle for Free today, Friday, July 2, 2021. After taking a week away from my day job, getting back into the swing of those tasks I left behind has not been easy. Understandably, I’veContinue reading “Slow and Steady, One Step at a Time”

We All Need a Vacation, or an Escape

This week, my post is later than usual. I’ve been on vacation from my day job this week and it has been great. Getting away from my day job, and its stress has helped. Sometimes, physically getting away from my day job stress helps. I’ve spent part of the week getting together with extended familyContinue reading “We All Need a Vacation, or an Escape”

Patience. Sometimes it’s All We Need.

Amid all the other challenges this week, I’ve been thinking a bit about patience. So many tasks from my full time job have pulled at me, that I haven’t written as many pages as I hoped. I have still written every day this week. Writing a book takes patience just like most other things inContinue reading “Patience. Sometimes it’s All We Need.”

Tackling Stress in Bite-Sized Chunks

Another week behind me. The stress and the many tasks are still there in my day job. Sometimes, there is so much that needs to be done, it gets pretty overwhelming. It doesn’t seem like I’ll ever finish it all. I feel the same way about some of my writing goals, only my goals areContinue reading “Tackling Stress in Bite-Sized Chunks”

People Are Awesome in Their Own Ways

This has been another extremely busy week for me in my day job. While the stress is still there, I have still found time to write my book. I’m just past 50,000 words, so not quite half way through my draft of my work in progress, Dissonance. As I have been working on that book,Continue reading “People Are Awesome in Their Own Ways”

Ever Wonder Why People Do What They Do?

My last few posts have been about how I deal with the stress in my life. As I manage my stress, it helps me to stay focused, both at work and on my writing projects. But at the end of the day, we all need distractions. Reading and writing stories are two of my favoriteContinue reading “Ever Wonder Why People Do What They Do?”