How Do You Cope When You Just Can’t Concentrate on Anything?

A version of this blog post originally appeared on Medium. Sometimes it seems like I can’t focus on much of anything. I wouldn’t say my focus has always been fantastic. At least, not when it comes to the long-term. I tend to get excited about an idea, maybe even a little obsessed with it, and …

Just a Few Very Good Reasons Why I Can’t Write Today, Thank You

A version of this post originally appeared on Medium. I want to write every day. I do. I do. But writing is hard! Coming up with ideas is hard! Coming up with ideas to write about every day is the worst. In my defense, I’ve been doing pretty well recently. I mean, I totally deserve …

Creativity in the Time of COVID: Why You Should Keep Making Art in Uncertain Times

Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash I first wrote this post in April and published it on Medium. While where I am currently living isn’t in a strict quarantine, there are still a lot of restrictions on socializing (Whether people actually follow that is another thing, but that’s a post for a different day). And …

Five Ways Your Life Changes When You Develop Chronic Pain

Photo by Hailey Kean on Unsplash Last year, when I started getting daily, life-interrupting headaches, I wasn’t prepared for how much my life was going to change. I never expected to be suddenly waylaid by my health; I don’t think anyone ever really expects that. Even if you’re highly anxious like myself, on some level …