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The Great Overthinking

At the end of 2021, I decided that 2022 would be the year we could all come together and bring blogging back. I even made up a hashtag: #BBB2022 In preparation I set up a Feedly stream so I could keep up with my friends’ blogs. I kicked this project off on November 3, with a post titled “Stop Dithering …

Resisting the Urge to Panic

One of the things about freelancing that people complain about is the “feast or famine cycle.” It seems like you’re either covered in work, getting up early and staying up late, struggling to meet all the deadlines or you’ve only got an hour or two of work to fill each day. There are plenty of strategies to beat the feast …

List Making Mania

For the last couple of weeks, maybe longer, my anxiety has been running amok. Anxiety is a sneaky beast and doesn’t always show up as heart palpitations and shaking. Sometimes it’s the feeling of being behind on everything, or a sense of impending doom, or even thoughts about how there’s no possibility you can do it all, for whatever value …

Losing Connections, Again

People make fun of Google+ all the time, even now, years later. But, for me G+ was the home of a community that became really important in my life. When Google pulled the plug on Plus, our community was scattered—despite some truly concerted and genuine efforts to keep it together. “I’ll go wherever everyone else ends up,” more than one …