writing

A Two-Day Streak

Photo by Michele Venne To begin a habit, or to break it, it starts with one. One day to walk around the block, or to read a chapter from a book, or to put the phone in the drawer during dinner, or to compliment someone instead of complain. For some people, that first...

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Happy New Year!

Photo by Michele Venne Made it to the other side! Welcome 2024! It seems like I've been planning for the new year for a while. I ordered two dot journals, which arrived on Jan. 3, to try a different way to organize and keep track of the habits I want to create this...

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Ready, Set… Breathe

Photo by Michele Venne I bought my 2024 calendar in September. Since May 2022, I've been grappling for balance in my work and writing life. For the last six months, I've read books and articles about mindset. I've journaled thousands of words. I've searched for a way...

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Don’t Ask

Photo by Michele Venne Years ago, a friend told me, "Don't ask if you don't want to know the answer." I've returned to this advice more than once, especially when I ask someone their opinion on a project or performance, or agree when someone asks if they can give me...

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Enough Time

Photo by Michele Venne Every day this week I thought about when would be the best time to send out the reminder email to my subscribers about the survey. I hinted that I might include a gift for them, but after ten days, I'm not any closer to delivering on that hint....

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Pendulum

Photo by Michele Venne Maybe it's the time of year, or maybe because I've been journaling a lot, but my thoughts represent a pendulum. I look forward to 2024 and think about what projects I want to publish, what goals I want to make, and how I might handle the...

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