Clear your mind: Block your time

This wasn’t the topic I was going to write about today, but I have to! My brain is feeling excellent and has been since I have embraced the concept of time blocking.

Time blocking

A while ago, I read this awesome article by Jeremiah Dillion for Fast Company about an email written by a manager at Google to his employees. It outlines how managers schedules are different from creatives schedules and that’s OK! Creative people need time to think about problems and execute their solutions and this time should be protected and blocked out! I could not agree more.Read More »

The Blog Connect

Pursue your passion and find your people

This weekend I had the pleasure of pow-wowing with a group of amazing individuals at The Blog Connect, a conference for bloggers held in Philadelphia. While it was my first time at the event, it is the event’s third year and, I have to say, I hope there are many, many more!

The theme of the conference was “Find Your Roots” and geared specifically at middle-level bloggers. As anyone who has been paying attention, or who can scroll through my feed will realize, that’s not me — I’m brand new! I nonetheless was able to find myself immersed in a group of like-minded people and came away with some great action points that I’m excited to implement here. (Teaser alert!) I left this day feeling truly inspired by what an individual with passion and drive can accomplish.Read More »

Rise and shine!

Anyone who knows me personally knows for a fact that I am not a morning person. I’m unpleasant, unconversational, barely functioning for a time that is completely dependent on how much sleep I got the night before and at what hour you’re trying to wake me. However, I discovered that my ideal time of writing, […]