New Year’s Eve usually brings with it a look to the future: what do I need to fix in order to make my life perfect. Inevitably, that comes with a few regrets as well, of things I didn’t do the past year to make my life perfect. 2014 was no different: I didn’t lose 100 lbs; I didn’t write a best-selling novel that redefined the fantasy genre; I didn’t meet Rory McCann, and I certainly didn’t become his red-headed sassenach bride. Continue reading
I’m not what you would call a determined person. You might, instead, call me a starter – a girl who loves fresh starts and new beginnings, fledgling projects and novel hobbies. And for as much as I love starting things, I hate finishing them. I quit most everything I try once it gets hard or boring or inconvenient. Continue reading
Two months in to working from home, I can say without exaggeration or hesitation: I have the best gig in the world.
Some people (looking at you, mom) were worried when I said I was leaving the office world behind in favor of a work-from-home job. Some people (again mom) weren’t sure I had the self-discipline to manage my own schedule. Some people even warned me that I’ll “have to be careful not to become slovenly.” (Yes, my mom really said that.)
I’m a tremendously lucky lady. I have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend – a nice house, lots of food to eat, the return of Walking Dead. But I’ve narrowed my list of things I’m truly thankful for down to five things. Continue reading
I don’t love writing. I probably hate the act of getting words on paper more than I should. It’s a process, and it’s hard, and I often feel like I’m trying to beat the words into submission to get them to perform the way I want them to. Continue reading
I was chatting last week with one of my colleagues about my impending last day of work with the company when she said, “I knew right away you wouldn’t last.” Continue reading
My love affair with videogames began nearly 25 years ago, when the Smith household got its first computer. My sister and I would play hour upon hour of Concentration before graduating to games like Crystal Caves, Duke Nukem, and Commander Keen. By the time my dad picked up his first PlayStation, we were hooked. Continue Reading