Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

What the book is about:  This nonfic leadership book is all about ownership - the leader owns every part of what happens underneath them. Leaders who practice extreme ownership take responsibility for all failures while attributing success to everyone else. What I liked:  Each chapter was beautifully organized throughout the book. Every chapter began with … Continue reading Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 19

Part 1 Part 18 ***Mother*** 163: I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn’t very nice. Kru’Nah steeled himself, setting his face into its royal mask. He must not be surprised. He must not act surprised. He must not show surprise. Or anything else, for that matter, but … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 19

Productivity: Goal Mindset

I'm a very goal-oriented person and I like having things to work toward. I used to make bad goals, and no surprise, I often failed, until I came across SMART. Have you ever heard of SMART goals? I'm not talking about intelligent goals, ones that are actually achievable. I'm talking about the acronym, SMART. I … Continue reading Productivity: Goal Mindset

What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

What this book is about:  This book follows a span of time in the life of a boy, Tom Sawyer, as he navigates life. Overall thoughts and opinions:  I'm skipping the 'what I liked' and 'what I didn't like' sections for this week because I just can't even be bothered to critique Mark Twain like … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 18

Read Part 1 Read Part 17 ***Sight*** 206: You encounter a seer. They offer to peer into your future. Kru’Nah took a deep breath and blew it out. He knew that a cloud of breath must have formed, but the blackness was so enveloping, he couldn’t see it. “What else can I do?” he said … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 18

2018 recap, 2019 goals

I had GREAT intentions of writing and posting this AT LEAST two weeks ago, but apparently I'm not actually capable of working full-time outside the home and pursuing writing goals. Yep, you heard me right - working outside the home. This is new. At the beginning of the month, I transitioned from daycare into a … Continue reading 2018 recap, 2019 goals

Book Review: Volcanic Momentum by Jordan Ring

What this book is about:  Volcanic Momentum is a nonfiction book about setting and achieving goals. What I liked:  The principles in the book are solid and align well with other reputable sources I've come across, whether in books, podcasts, or whatever. He's definitely got good ideas in there and solid strategy. What I didn't … Continue reading Book Review: Volcanic Momentum by Jordan Ring

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 17

Read Part 1 Read Part 16 ***Moonlight*** 212: In the moonlight In the starlight They walked all night To see if everything was all right   Allyandrah woke to Grandfather shaking her lightly. “It’s just starting to get light. We need to move,” he whispered. Allyandrah nodded groggily. She stretched and sat up. He offered … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 17

What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

What the book is about:  This book follows Annie, a princess, as she tries to save her kingdom after her sister, Gwendolyn, and the rest of the kingdom falls victim to a sleeping spell. It's a fun take on Sleeping Beauty, but we follow Annie, the Wide-Awake Princess, as she travels through other familiar fairy … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker