I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast. I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.
I Taught Myself to Write Left-Handed
I’m a righty all the way, I’m not ambidextrous. But when I was a teenager, I taught myself to write left-handed so I could write more.
We’re Only as Much as Our Connections
We ate, we talked, we snuck desserts, and we walked up hills to look at New York City from across the Hudson. We talked about the things that just seem too big and too meaningful to discuss on a normal day or via calls or text messages. We were in the moment, together, taking it in for all it was worth.
7 Pieces of Zoom Meeting Etiquette
I’ve been working from home for six months now. It hardly seems possible, but that’s where we are. Between Zoom meetings with my colleagues, my writing pals, and my friends, I’m almost amazed at how many of us still don’t have Zoom etiquette down. I know it sounds mean, but at this point, we shouldn’t have a video call faux pas happening every day anymore.
What Happens After You Diet for a Year?
For me, crash dieting was not an option. I tried fad diets and other lifestyle diets like keto but quickly found that the drawbacks outweighed the benefits for me. I don’t envy the months I spent carefully measuring spinach leaves, trying to get the most out of my 20 grams of carbs per day.
How to Stay Motivated to Keep Creating Content
Sure, we can make ourselves disciplined about writing. But how about when we have crises of self-doubt and wonder if the particular kind of writing we’re doing is worth it?
When You Feel Unsafe, Do You Start to Lie?
When the seed of doubt blooms and you decide you need to protect yourself, when do you start to lie? Right before I started working in New York City, I had a concerning encounter when waiting for a train. Parking was an absolute nightmare since I was a daily parker, not a permit parker. After that twenty-minute ordeal of squeezing into an absurdly tiny space from an absurdly tiny lane that didn’t leave much navigating room, I went up and waited with all the other sad commuters standing out in the twenty-degree weather.
Does Handwriting Actually Help Your Writing Process?
There are some writers who either live or die by the pen versus the word processor. It’s easy to wonder of handwriting helps. It’s a particularly good question when we’re moving into a time where handwriting skills matter less and less.
5 Things I've Learned from Practicing Yoga
I’m on a health journey this year and yoga is part of it. I was expecting yoga to be nothing more than exercise when I started attending classes; I never would have guessed that there were so many lessons to be learned along the way.