Done for the day

July 17, 2018. I’m stressed from trying not to stress. In order to not stress and to leave the office and go have my life and not work on weekends, I am accepting the following: People are annoyed at me Things are late Things are behind Things don’t look as good as they could People…

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Yes to something

July 16, 2018. This has helped to shake me loose today: The initial and edited version of the C-Span chyron under the video of the press conference in Helsinki. My job felt impossible to latch onto all day. No one at work said a word about Helsinki. Every single person seemed unaware or not interested.…

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I’m still here

July 4, 2018. I have been scribbling blog posts on legal pads, which doesn’t get them out to you. It’s the Fourth of July and I’ve been at home alone all day drinking wine spritzers. I vowed to stay off the internet but I didn’t. I vowed to not watch Netflix but I have been.…

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Not to plan

June 19, 2018. My plan for today was to leave the office after eight hours, come home, take my notebook and pen to the lake, sit under a tree and draft an upcoming chapter by hand. I’d wait out the heat of the afternoon by the breezy lake and then saunter home feeling all summery…

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Housekeeping

June 18, 2018. I have something I call my Holy Trinity (apologies to Christians): Writing, Movement, and Housekeeping. My holy trinity is wholly aspirational. Housekeeping is always the first piece to go and honestly the whole winter and spring were pretty unholy. Thanks to clothes moths and my primary care doctor telling me I’m a…

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Hold up, Pony Girl

June 14, 2018. So, it’s Day 20 of my choose-my-own-adventure self-help book. I blundered out of the Whole30 corral early, so now I’m just trying to make good eating decisions as I go. That’s going ok so far. Other things going well: I’m tentatively on track with my ambitious writing goals for summer. I’m holding…

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Day 18! bwa bwa bwaaah!

June 12, 2018. Imagine I have a successful and hilarious podcast. Imagine my killingly charismatic co-host and I bust out an airhorn every once in awhile for ironic emphasis and go bwa bra bwaah! And sometimes we just say it with our mouths to be extra silly. That was the vibe I was going for…

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