Writing makes me painfully aware that most of life isn't preserved by words or images or sounds.
Between one and ten, with ten being unbearably painful, how much does it hurt to be a writer? Today, it was about a six. Enough to grit my teeth and maybe entertain giving up but no where close to being ready to do it. Enough to put a damper on my day without totally ruining … Continue reading Day 20 [Reflection]: Sinking Below Good Enough
This morning was a dream come true. I actually woke up before my alarm went off at 5 AM. Granted I didn't spring in to action but lying in my warm and comfortable bed and reading was pretty awesome. Especially after the whirlwind that was yesterday, but at least it was a fun whirlwind. Which … Continue reading [Day 9][Weird Fitness]: Training Like My Protagonist
I know there's a billion articles that evangelize self-care, positive thinking, and optimism, but to be honest--optimism and being positive can be F***ing Toxic sometimes. In the beginning of building any new habit or developing a process the biggest concern are temptations--which do exactly what you would expect. But after temptations are conquered there comes … Continue reading [Day 1]: “Optimism and Positivity Can be F***ing Toxic”
Today was supposed to be "Day 1" of a brand new daily routine but like so many others, the change I'm looking for it seems is going to begin with disappointment. Not the "didn't get that salary bump" sort of disappointment. More like realizing how many times you will have to hear an alarm clock … Continue reading [Day 0]: “Everything here feels like it should’ve been gotten rid of yesterday.”
I guess you could say that I am a sucker for a good transformation story. My name is Khan [con], I am a writer, designer and programmer. This blog started as a way for me to connect with others who were participating in NanoWrimo and passionate about stories. But With the support of awesome people … Continue reading New Man, New Reason, Same Blog
It was a cold Fresno morning and I had overslept by about half an hour when I slithered out of bed. For someone who is insistent on waking up early, I am painfully inconsistent about going to sleep on time. Also on nights like the one before this particular morning, I had decided to work … Continue reading Two Older Ladies Bought Me Coffee
How to avoid the pitfalls and the pain of negativism.