The first bucket list item I want to focus on for my Tuesday posts is very timely. The month of November begins tomorrow. Every year, I have wanted to participate in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which takes place every year in November. The idea is that you write about 1700 words of a… Continue reading Bucket List Item: Write a Novel
The blog kinda fell by the way-side as I worked on my project descriptions for my architecture portfolio. Truth is, I haven't finished them yet. It was hard to switch to blog writing and think of things to write though, because I've almost been keeping this blog as more of an online diary of sorts, and there… Continue reading Hello Again!
It's been a few days since I've written here. It's not that I'm not sticking to my writing goals... I'm actually exceeding them. I've been hard at work 6+ hours per day writing complete project descriptions for all the items in my architecture portfolio. Unfortunately, I did not get in the habit of doing this… Continue reading The Bucket List Job
I've written a lot about SMART goals and I thought I would use this post to explain what I mean by that, for those of you who might not be familiar with the acronym. I first learned of SMART goals in a PE class I had to take while pursing my recent degree. At the… Continue reading SMART Goals
Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." or alternately, "If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s… Continue reading I Ate the Frog!
As I review the first couple weeks of my Level 10 Life, I'm noticing some disturbing trends. It seems that certain habits aren't getting done at all and others are done every day. Writing this blog is an exercise designed to improve the career segment of life and it has been going well. I'm enjoying… Continue reading Needing to Focus
Today is the big travel day home. We aren't even stopping much along the way. We've decided to take a short detour east so we can go through Indiana and miss most of the horrible traffic that exists between Chicago and Michigan. We began the day driving through massive downpours almost all the way through… Continue reading Road Trip – Day 5
Hello Memphis! Well, we actually woke up and had breakfast in Mississippi before heading into Memphis for the day, but it's a short drive into the city. We started our day with a visit to the Lorraine Motel, the site where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on April 4,… Continue reading Road Trip – Day 4
We woke up today with another long day of driving ahead... destination Memphis, Tennessee. We scheduled several stops along the way again to break up the monotony and give us a chance to get out and stretch a bit. Our fist stop after leaving St. Louis was Elephant Rocks State Park in Arcadia Valley, Missouri.… Continue reading Road Trip – Day 3
On the second day of our road trip, we woke up in the shadow of the St. Louis Arch. It's an iconic piece of architecture that defines not only the St. Louis skyline, but also the city itself. References to the Arch can be seen throughout the city and are almost impossible to escape. We saw… Continue reading Road Trip – Day 2