How to Organize Your Life

Y’all, I want to make sure that we all know that everyone has no idea what they’re doing. Even so, I’m going to tell you how to organize your life. Original photo by STIL¬† It’s generally accepted that everyone is making it all up as they go along. You should know that I am too. […]

MarisaMohi.com is Officially on Hiatus

As of today, MarisaMohi.com is officially on hiatus. This isn’t forever, but it’s a much needed, just-for-awhile sort of thing. Photo by Tim MossholderFret not. This isn’t one of those things that’s the beginning of the end. I’m not stepping away just to fall off the face of the earth later. I just need a […]

Marathon Mindset: Embracing Life’s Slow Burn

Recently I caught myself getting really mad about how long things take. Generally, I’m a pretty patient person. Even though I would like instant¬†validation, I don’t expect it. And that’s because there’s a long road ahead of me. I embrace the time it takes for things to happen because that’s the marathon mindset. I’ve written […]

Busy Is a Choice

When I worked for the Institute of Reading Development, we had a very intense pep talk from the head honcho. It was intense because he read some amazing literature to us, and because he dropped the sort of knowledge that I don’t expect from bosses. (Granted, I have worked for all the worst companies in […]

The Transformative Practice of Saying No

Before you get too far into this post, just know that I’m not so good at saying no. I’m working on it, which is to say that someday I hope to be an expert who says no to like 89% of everything. Saying no is hard for many reasons. For me, I think it’s a […]

A Lunch Picnic Is Where I Want to Be

Recently, Chris and I were able to have a lunch picnic on a weekday. How did our schedule get so flexible? I’lll explain. For the longest time, it felt like Chris and I were living in a terrible career nightmare. We were both doing things that were paying well enough, but weren’t what we wanted […]