Reading Like a Kid

I remember reading a lot when I was younger. I gobbled up books one by one, reading whatever took my fancy. Most of them were children's classics, cozy tales with female protagonists. Little Women made me want to be a writer. The Secret Garden inspired me to sketch the plans for my own secret garden, complete with a … Continue reading Reading Like a Kid

Weekend Pith: You Schmooze, You Lose

One of my Life Rulesย is not so much a conscious rule I carefully crafted and then imposed upon my life, but something I've gradually realized to be a conviction, and as it seemed to serve me well, I've formally adopted it as a rule to life by. Don't Schmooze. Now I realize that the word … Continue reading Weekend Pith: You Schmooze, You Lose

Weekend Pith: Namaste to You

Yoga is my hobby. I've made this one of my life rules, because quite frankly I need it to be true. I'm not a particularly sporty person, but I've always loved the idea of being one. However, by the time I had the freedom and resources to commit to something, I was literally out of … Continue reading Weekend Pith: Namaste to You

Weekend Pith: Don’t Forget to Dance

The Russian and I are going to a wedding this weekend. And not to brag or anything, but we're pretty good at wedding dancing. Wedding dancing requires that perfect combination of class and awkwardness, which we can easily achieve if we dress nicely and then proceed to act, well, as we normally do. Wedding dancing … Continue reading Weekend Pith: Don’t Forget to Dance

Weekend Pith: Be a Snail

Last weekend I shared some of my "life rules," little one-line proverb-esque concepts I've found to be helpful. One of them, which I use to keep myself from comparing to others, is: It's not a contest. Another one that struck me this week is this: It's okay to take a while. So far this summer … Continue reading Weekend Pith: Be a Snail