Failure · Reading · Social Hobbies

Book Club Minutes: Meeting #3 (Or When Did Everyone Get So Busy?)

So one of the worst thing about being in your mid-20s is that everyone is suddenly so dang busy! Now I assume that people are busy at other ages too but since I’ve only been around for 27 years, I can only speak to those 27 and personally, this is the busiest I’ve ever been.…… Continue reading Book Club Minutes: Meeting #3 (Or When Did Everyone Get So Busy?)

Failure · Reflection

On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

On The Perception of Time One of my least favorite parts of being an adult is the perception of time. Remember when you were a kid and waiting 5 minutes was the equivalent of cruel and unusual punishment according to the Kids’ Principles of Fun? Well now, 4 hours free in the evening somehow isn’t…… Continue reading On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

Crafting · Failure

Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

An interesting thing happened to me on my travels recently; I found myself irritated that I didn’t have my crocheting with me! I realize that doesn’t sound weird from most people’s point of view, but in all the time I’ve been knitting/crocheting, I’ve never actually missed the actual act of knitting/crocheting. This is doubley true…… Continue reading Look At This Thing I Made (Or How To Justify Buying Even More Yarn For Your Stash)

Failure · Reflection

A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

The Marshmallow Test is a well-known psychological experiment that studies delayed gratification. Essentially, a child is given a marshmallow and told that they can eat it immediately or wait several minutes and be given a second marshmallow to eat. The results of this study found that children who are able to delay gratification early tend…… Continue reading A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

Failure · Music and Art

I Have Too Many Instagram Accounts (Or How To Find Hobbies If You Travel For Work)

So one of the reasons I’ve had such a hard time learning and maintaining hobbies is because I travel fairly extensively for work. You’re probably now picturing my life as some fabulous, jet-setting adventure (I just want to be clear here – I am and always will be super fabulous) but traveling for work is…… Continue reading I Have Too Many Instagram Accounts (Or How To Find Hobbies If You Travel For Work)

Failure · New Hobbies · Reflection

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning (Or How To Motivate The Laziest Person On Earth)

The Problem: I am the laziest person I have ever met. I’m not lazy in a super obvious way. (In my professional iteration, I like to think I’m a hardworking, high-value employee who produces good quality work very efficiently. Mostly because they pay me and keeping busy means the days go by faster.) Instead, I’m…… Continue reading Let’s Start At The Very Beginning (Or How To Motivate The Laziest Person On Earth)

Crafting · Failure

Creating Your Own Succulent Garden (Or How Not To Use A Hot Glue Gun)

So Adam and I have officially been homeowners for a year now. Why anyone would loan me that much money and entrust me with this seismic responsibility is anyone’s guess. The house is still standing though, so I guess that counts for something! Anyway, it’s been a long journey getting this house the way we…… Continue reading Creating Your Own Succulent Garden (Or How Not To Use A Hot Glue Gun)