Tag: Goals

  • AOC Challenge Week 1: I Punched Some Things!

    Hello! in 2018, I’ve decided to start my own personal writing challenge based on “Acts of Connection,” something I thought about while hiking the Camino de Santiago. You can find the whole story here. In a nutshell, the past year’s terrifying political climate has distanced me even more from my community, and I’m seeking 52 […]


    You are all amazing people!!  As of today, we have gone BEYOND the goal to raise $900 for Zara Aina.  And the best part?  There’s still a whole week to see how far we can get.  I am so blown away by this experience, I had no expectations of reaching the total, especially before the […]

  • Day 13: Thirty Lessons Learned Between 20 and 30

    For the final 30 days of my twenties, I am writing one personal narrative a day that has impacted my life until now.  To read more about my challenge, feel free to check out the first post.  Also, this 30 Day challenge is also to support a wonderful charity, Zara Aina.  Please check out my fundraiser here and if […]

  • How Diane Lane Narrating My Life Became This Blog

    Little Thoughts on Finding Your Writing Voice I’ve been in career mode recently.  I love when my brain lets me go there.  I have these occasional waves of motivation, usually timed with the changing of the seasons.  Fall is a big one for me.  I want to fill my house with pumpkin smells, wrap up […]

  • To Reach Others, You Must Reach Out

    Almost a year after reaching my 100 follower goal, I just got the notification that I hit 200!  Neato, team!  I love to think that a community has gathered over the past five years to share in my mental wanderings through the ups and downs of pursuing this wacky career. Blogging has taught me something way more […]

  • Two parks, three trees, and a mighty fine popsicle

    Two parks, three trees, and a mighty fine popsicle

    As I get older, I am constantly reminded that a day can take unexpected turns when you let it.  I began today with an overly structured plan to make it past the morning surprise that I awoke feeling like had spent the night rolling down a rocky, jaggedy hill–a reminder that either my mysterious illness still lingered or that I […]

  • Confidence vs. Context: An Artist’s Dilemma

    When I was little, and acting came more easily to me, I was constantly told to make sure it “didn’t go to my head.” Because I was an anxious child, I immediately tucked this idea up on the shelf with other “Things to be Super Terrified Of,” and decided that being conceited was one of the worst fates of the artist. To go a step further, I started to wonder: why are people mentioning it so much? Has it already happened?

  • Avoiding Negativity in the Groundhog Season

    A few mornings ago, I work up to an article on Elephant Journal about what is know as the Buddhist Dön season (vowel pronounced like “could”). In a nutshell, the ten days leading up to the Tibetan New Year (this year is February 9th) are believed to enhance our awareness of daily obstacles and provoke frustration with our current situation. Whether you believe in this type of thing or not, it’s hard to ignore the how many people feel during this part of the winter — sick of the cold, groundhog about to predict six more weeks of winter, and probably a large dose of cabin fever.

  • Diet Chronicles: Day 4. The Sarcasm Phase

    If you haven’t had a chance to check out why I’m taking on this crazy food challenge, check out my most recent post here. Healthy Lying I have something to admit.  While all your very sweet support was pouring in two days ago, I was sitting in a friend’s house eating a homemade brownie covered […]

  • Maybe There Will Be…Green Beans? Diet Chronicles: Day 2

      Hey team.  I’m in day two of sugar detoxing.  Things are a bit better than last night. I no longer feel like my stomach is trying to eat its other organ buddies and I don’t want to kick the cats as much.  I also went food shopping for some great options and don’t have to […]