How to Actually Accomplish Things #3: Show Up Every Day

Life and Growth

Do you have hobbies and projects you’d like to work on, but it seems like there’s not enough time in the day to accomplish them? Or maybe you have a big dream you’d like to see realized, such as writing and publishing a book, starting a business, mastering a foreign language, building a website from scratch, going on the wildest spring break vacation ever, etc. Or maybe you’re just feel like you’re living through your life, going through the motions every day instead of moving towards something significant. If any of the above describes you, take a look at this video by Terri Savelle Foy, one of my favorite ministers...

How to Actually Accomplish Things #2: A Daily Recipe for Sanity

Life and Growth

Sooner or later, the college student finds herself face-to-face with the terrifying realization that she needs to actually plan her day – every day. If this revelation has not dawned upon you, then this, dear reader, is your wake-up call. Here are my three rules for successful daily planning. Rule 1: Keep It Simple… As daunting as it may seem, planning your day doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out, or complex process. In fact, you really only need two tools: 1. a portable planner that has 8 or so lines to write in for every day and a monthly overview calendar 2. A small notebook, ream of loose-leaf paper, whatever...

My Tortured Relationship with A Game of Thrones

Life and Growth, Nerdland

Never have I experienced a piece of media that simultaneously made me want to recommend it to everyone I know and tell them to run away screaming. If you love castle intrigue, rich fantasy world-building, well-developed characters (some of which you love, some of which you hate, and some of which you love to hate), and drama beyond telenovela proportions, then welcome to the club! Run down to your local bookstore and pick up a copy of George R.R. Martin’s first volume of A Song of Fire and Ice. However, if you are one of those people that hates suspense, spins into emotional turmoil when your favorite character dies, or...