Day 18: Intuition always knows

If my thirties have given me nothing else, it’s the realisation that my gut always knows. In my twenties, I spent a lot of time asking questions I already knew the answers to; delaying on making decisions I already knew I needed to make; missing opportunities to...

Day 17: Documenting memories

I started a memory jar this past weekend. It’s nothing fancy. It’s essentially a a glass jar that I’ll use to store happy/magical moments I want to remember. I write the memories on small colored index cards and add them to the jar on the day of. The...

Day 16: The curse of perfection

Perfection This truly ruthless force that taints anything it touches. It paralyzes dreams before they are born; stifles creativity before it’s had a chance to breathe its first breath. Often mistaken for something good—it’s the excuse of those who would...

Day 15: The peril of missed days when building a new habit

When it comes to building new habits and establishing new patterns of behavior, one of the absolute worst things you can do is lose momentum. Speaking from experience here. Not unlike some of my other efforts to establish habits, this 100 Days challenge has come with...

Day 14: The fight against perfection in creative endeavors

As an artist I often struggle to embrace the messy side of creativity. I love creating—whether that’s an acrylic painting on canvas, ink on watercolor paper, or some other medium. The challenge for me comes from the need to have things turn out exactly as I...

Day 13: All about love

I started reading bell hooks’ All about love last night and it was nothing I expected, but everything I needed and more. The plan was to read one chapter for about 15-20 minutes before bed. What actually happened instead was that I ended up reading for over an...