Mother, father, brother, sister, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins; families can be big, small, complicated, straightforward, estranged, diverse, and more. The generic picture many have of a standard family (somewhat due to social media, marketing, and advertisements) is a mother, father, and two children, generally a boy and a girl. Even so, there’s a good chance that the average person doesn’t fit the cookie-cutter mold for what a supposed ‘normal’ family looks like. Continue reading “WWW #17: Family”→
Today’s Topic: The Constant Struggles of Procrastination
I highly doubt that procrastination is a topic anyone is unfamiliar with. We’ve all experienced procrastination at some point in time during our lives, and many people allow it to completely run certain aspects of their lives. No matter what your relationship with procrastination, it’s important to evaluate how you deal with it and what you can do moving forward to make your life a little less stressful. Continue reading “WWW #1: Procrastination”→
I recently wrote a ‘good, bad, ugly’ article about writing, and thought I could do the same regarding my time spent living in a foreign country. After all, there’s probably good, bad, and ugly points about almost everything in life. Plus, it’s a fun format to write in (so it’s a win-win for both writer and reader). If you’ve ever considered moving to a foreign country to live and work, have already experienced such a move, or are currently living in a foreign land, these are some of the things that you might expect to happen or have already happened to you. Continue reading “Living in Japan – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”→
It’s not hard to see when a writer’s heart isn’t in their work, much in the same way that it’s remarkably easy to see when a writer has given their work everything they have and then some. What most people don’t see – though this is slowly changing with writers who show their work being made in real time, but that’s a story for another time – is the process by which writers create their work. During that time, many things can (and likely will) go wrong. Yet, many things can also go very, very right.