Saturday, December 24, 2011

They are a changin'

Some changes are on the horizon. You can see I've been playing with the template, but wait--there's more!

1. A call for submissions! I'd really love to get some guest posting going on here. Tell me about living simply, or about not living simply if that's where you are. If you have an idea or story to share, please click on my profile to the left and send me an email. This offer doesn't expire.

2. I'm thinking of doing monthly themes starting in January. I like the idea of focusing on one kind of task for 30 days. I hope you'll join me in this.

3. You might have noticed that I added a page to the blog (see above). Check it out!

Happy holidays, folks. Wishing you the best.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Lovely readers: It's come to my attention lately that I apparently have more readers than the number of comments would suggest. I love comments! But I know that it can feel funny to comment if you're not used to it or if you're the only one. So I have no shame in asking this: Please, if you read this post, would you leave a comment? Just say hello. Let's break the ice.

I know, I'm SO original here, posting new year's resolutions. But I do like the spirit of the new year's resolution. Of course I know that most people don't follow through on them--I mean, if it's something you really want to do and are committed to, why are you waiting for a special day to start doing it? At any rate, the idea of a fresh start to set things right and improve upon oneself seems like a pretty neat idea, and sometimes the symbolism of a special day is motivational. This year, I've already spent half the year trying to set things right, and I believe I'm on track. Now it's time to set some goals and make plans.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On Recognition

First things first: I got one of the jobs I was interviewing for over the past couple weeks. I'll be working for a marketing agency in a neighboring city doing some writing and editing and assisting the owner the of the agency. I'm really excited about it but also really nervous. I think I'll get a lot from this position and from the direction my career could go from here.

In other news: Ah yes, another worm-in-horseradish moment. Lately, I've been thinking about how important recognition is, and then I read an article on LinkedIn about ways to motivate employees. At the top of the list? Praise. Recognition.