This blog covers a lot of topics, but my four main categories are:

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2.10: Build a Path that Serves You

When you’re on a path, you make choices that move you in particular directions. You likely know the Robert Frost lines, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” You also have the opportunity to make large and small decisions that affect how your path will develop.

2.7: The Magic of Routine, Rhythm, & Ritual

I’ve been planning to talk about these three things since I started The Tending Year, but I wanted to do so with a purpose that extended beyond a performative “Hey MTV, welcome to my crib, this is a list of my routines.” In hindsight, I also see that I needed the entirety of last year to practice building habits and learn how much I love routines, including why they can help and hinder me. I like thinking of them as magical, because they enable me to change my life via intentionally adjusting my perspective and my actions.

Looking for 2018 posts?

I’ll be transferring my 2018 blog posts from tumblr to WordPress sometime this year, but for now you can access the original posts by clicking the links below. It’ll take you to, but the posts are the exact same ones you know and love!


1.52: Lessons from 2018
1.51: Reflection: Whys and Hows
1.50: 2018 Goals Check In
Monthly Reflection 11: November
1.49: How to Handle Aversive Tasks
1.48: Social Media with Intention and Awareness
1.47: What is Work and Why it Matters
1.46: What I Learned from Monitoring
Monthly Reflection 10: October
1.45: Have Purpose on Purpose
1.44: Choosing Yes, Choosing No
1.43: To Hold in the Hand: A Guide to Maintaining
1.42: How to Handle Overwhelm
1.41: Some is Better than None
Monthly Reflection 9: September
1.40: One-Inch Picture Frame
1.39: Ways to Handle a Bad Mood
1.38: Keeping a Dissertation Journal
1.37: Vision Boards
Monthly Reflection 8: August
1.36: Must-Do Method
1.35: Mind & Concept Maps
1.34: How to Feel Good Enough
1.33: My Archival Research Fellowship
1.32: Priority Setting
Monthly Reflection 7: July
1.31: Emotional Agency
1.30: Managing Energy Expenditure
1.29: Monotasking vs. Task Switching
1.28: How to Receive and Release with Intention
1.27: How to Live with Intention Using Values + Presence
Monthly Reflection 6: June
1.26: Top Five Tending Tips
1.25: Embracing the Gray Area
1.24: Regarding Self Care
1.23: Workaholic Tendancies
Monthly Reflection 5: May
1.22: Negative Self Talk
1.21: Perfectionism & Pain
1.20: How to Schedule
1.19: How to Plan
Monthly Reflection 4: April
1.18: Self-Validation
1.17: Movement
1.16: Enjoy the Process
1.15: Habits 101
Monthly Reflection 3: March
1.14: Focus
1.13: Perspective
1.12: Recovery
1.11: Dive Deep
1.10: Conscious Input and Output
Monthly Reflection 2: February
1.9: Abundance
1.8 Self-Sabotage
1.7: Self-Compassion: What It Is & How Do I Do It?
1.6: Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves
Monthly Reflection 1: January
1.5: Mindful Production
1.4: Mindful Consumption
How I Got Clarity and Finally Turned it Over
1.3: Playing It By Ear
1.2: Three Keys to Abundance
1.1: Welcome to The Tending Year!