Professional Development for Creatives

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Most jobs require a certain amount of continued education to make sure you stay relevant in your field. But what if you work as a writer or blogger? What if you’re one of those people who is often referred to as a “creative?” Then you need to find some professional development for creatives to keep […]

You Can Be Perfect or You Can Be Happy: A Writer’s Reminder

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I spent a lot of time trying to be a specific type of writer. I think it all started in undergrad, when I tried to write a specific thing for a grade. That behavior haunted me for a long time. Then I said to myself, “You can be perfect or you can be happy.” If […]

People Make Time for What is Important to Them (but Sometimes They Can’t)

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I have received, and if we’re being honest, I’ve given so much reductive advice in my lifetime. It’s easy to do, and on the surface, that advice seems to make sense. But it doesn’t take into account all the factors it needs to. If you’ve ever heard people make time for what is important to […]

How to Enjoy the Winter Even Though It’s the Worst Season

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Every year, despite my best efforts, summer fades into fall, which fades into the dreary, gray deathscape of winter. It’s definitely not my favorite time of year, but even so, I have some tips for how to enjoy the winter, especially if you hate being cold as much as I do. Before we get too […]

100 Self-Date Ideas Better Than Bingeing Netflix

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If you’re the type who enjoys spending some quality time with yourself, or if you simply want to have some space away from others, you’ve probably searched for self-date ideas before. While you definitely don’t need to take yourself out to get some quality alone time, it can be nice to get out and have […]

Here’s Why You Can Stop Worrying About Catching Up With Friends

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Sometimes you fall out of touch with people. It happens. Life comes at you, people get busy, and routines shift. That can make it really difficult to spend time with friends you used to see all the time. It can be tempting to reach out to rekindle what you once had, but that’s not always […]