Holiday (Lack of) Productivity

Yesterday I started a month of holidays. In a fit of overzealous optimism, I mentally committed myself (ha! not that kind of committed, although probably not the worst idea) to reading and writing a LOT every single day. I went to Chapters and bought two new books (Women Talking by Miriam Toews and I'll be [...]

WhySoMillennial on Living With Your Parents as an Adult

*Disclaimer: I do not currently live with my parent(s). At various times and for various reasons, I admit to having moved home to live with a parent or two throughout my twenties. The internet is correct, millennials are different from previous generations, whoop-dee-doo. My 30 year old sister temporarily moved home recently and was feeling [...]

Know Your Writing Style

My business partner Debbie is an amazing writer. Her memoir-in-progress is absolutely incredible and literary. Her voice when she writes can break your heart. Soon I'll interview her on my blog and maybe get her to share an excerpt, so stay tuned for that! I love reading her stuff, and I love reading other literary [...]

WhySoMillennial on Domesticity

Today I'm baking Christmas cookies to share eat by myself while bae is on a work trip. It's got me pondering the cognitive dissonance I have between my view of feminism/independence and my equal but more delicious desire to be a master of all things culinary.  I think my ahead-of-her-time mama embodies an excellent balance of both [...]

Writing Targets and Self-Trickery

Getting back into writing after a long break is actually harder than I thought it would be. I gave myself permission not to write so many times that I conditioned an avoidance response... And now I have an uphill battle making my brain feel excited about it. When I first started writing, the excitement came [...]

WhySoMillennial on Pets VS Babies

Disclaimer: Babies are pretty cool and I've rarely met anyone who didn't like his or her baby. But have you ever seen a puppy? Puppies (and actually kittens and piglets and whatever a baby sloth is called) are categorically cute. They can thaw the internal ice chunk of even the most cold-and-dead-inside of us (see [...]

Miracles Won’t Happen

There's a type of cognitive bias that's studied in psychology called the "optimism bias". It basically says that people tend to believe they are more likely to have good things happen to them than the average person is, and less likely to have bad things happen to them. Clearly, that's impossible, but too many of [...]