I think it’s time for an intervention. I’m working on three weeks with little to no motivation, and even now, I’m wasting a blog post talking about my writer’s block instead of working on my books. Usually, lists help, but even now they aren’t doing it for me. For the past week, I have had…
You know how when you have a writer’s mental breakdown and have nothing to say? I know, people call it writer’s block, but I don’t think it’s a block, per se, but rather a severe lack of motivation.
As many of my friends are aware, Chris and I moved to Seattle for the month of August while he recuperates from his kidney transplant. Having twice weekly labs and twice weekly clinic appointments meant it would be easier to live closer to the hospital than island life allowed.
Today is the day which will live in very much the opposite of infamy for me and my family. Today, my husband got a new kidney.
“It’s the highlight of my summer.” I’m stealing that quote from my teammate, Phil because I agree one hundred percent.
Seventeen years ago today, I married the most perfect man in the universe. No, for real. He looks like Thor, he is kind and compassionate, and he does the dishes.
In my career as a zookeeper, I consider myself very blessed. I’ve worked with the largest land mammal, elephants, and the largest land predator, polar bears. I’ve swam with dolphins, snorkeled with sharks, and rescued manatees, given otters high-fives and snuggled owls.
I finished The Nature Principle and was going to type up notes from the book, but I’ve been a little pre-occupied by other projects. I’ll be sure to get the notes out before the end of my Experience Nature project. Some of the information in the book is too important not to share.
I felt I had a lot in common with Drew Manning. Well, I wasn’t a personal trainer who couldn’t figure out why my clients didn’t get it. But I was a zookeeper who couldn’t figure out why it was so hard to convey conservation messages to zoo visitors.
Working on my books has been a great experience. I set my own hours, which is great in theory, but in practice I need improvement. I’ve gotten lazier and lazier about waking up, getting started, and staying motivated. My writing has gotten a little better, and I’ve really developed ZooFit, but I am feeling a…