Daily dose of determination

As a stickler for routine, getting back into my 9-5 lifestyle here at the magazine was both a blessing and a curse. I was counting on some down time to recharge and really focus on my personal writing – but moksha doesn’t bring me money.

Every early morning battle with the bed sheets, inches me closer to the desire to be my own boss. My own magazine, what would that even look like? What would be my angle? I realize I have many dues to pay in this industry before I can muster up the confidence to branch out on my own.

To be taken seriously I need to take myself seriously. With each publishing of my name and my work, my self-confidence flourishes. The only way to achieve greatness, is to believe you can.

For now, this is where I am – and I’m proud. Baby steps!

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18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.

2. Savoring time to do nothing. Taking a cue from pre-industrialized society and cultures that enjoy siestas and long, drawn-out, sit-down teas that serve no other purpose than to spend time enjoying the time you have.

3. Thinking before responding. We’ve become too conditioned to require things immediately. Someone asks a question, and we have to respond that second. Such was not the case before instant messaging and comment threads. A sign of true intelligence and confidence, I think, is someone who…

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