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Showing posts 1 to 10 labeled Personal Life (21 total)

Finding Joy in Imperfection and Obscurity (December 31, 2020)

The arts enrich our lives, but they've never enriched our wallets, and they never will. So yes, we must indeed write for personal fulfillment instead of money, or the foolish pursuit of commercial success will poison our art and our sanity. More »

Decade in Review (December 26, 2019)

In January 2010 I was a 21-year-old fresh college graduate looking forward to grad school. Now in December 2019 I'm a 31-year-old homeowner with a solid career and too many hobbies to handle. More »

Long Overdue Life Update (August 26, 2018)

I knew I hadn't posted on this blog in a while, but I didn't know it had been seven months. Egads. Where did the time go? More »

T. K. and Sweetie Tie the Knot, Part 2: The Wedding (June 21, 2017)

Sweetie and I were officially married on June 20, 2017, the tenth anniversary of the day we became "Facebook official." More »

T. K. and Sweetie Tie the Knot, Part 1: The Preparations (June 21, 2017)

Sweetie and I are now officially an old married couple. For ease of URL-sharing, I've split my post about our wedding into two. First, the preparations! More »

Surprising Similarities between Sewing and Writing (May 14, 2017)

Sewing and writing seem like very different creative endeavors, but as I learned more about dressmaking I found many surprising similarities. More »

In Defense of Telling: Orienting Readers and Respecting Their Time (April 14, 2017)

There is no such thing as "too much telling." A writer might bog down a story with irrelevant telling, or tell when showing would be more effective, but she can't tell "too much." More »

Sewing Projects (March 23, 2017)

While doing battle with my confidence, I found an outlet for my creative energy in sewing my spring wardrobe. More »

Reflections on 2016 and Goals for 2017 (December 26, 2016)

2016 was a big year for Sweetie and me. We had a lot of adventures and went through a lot of "firsts." More »

Cutie Mark Mindset vs. Kung Fu Mindset (October 16, 2016)

A fixed mindset is the belief that people are good at certain things and bad at certain things, and that can't change. People with fixed mindsets believe everyone is born with certain "talents," and succeeding is a matter of "finding what you're good at." One might also call it the Cutie Mark Mindset. More »