ZooFit

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 29-The Summer Job

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 29-The Summer Job

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,…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 28- Laughter, the Best Medicine

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 28- Laughter, the Best Medicine

Okay, I’m not gonna lie, I’m cheating with my post today. Not that I didn’t do anything ZooFit related, because I did- worked on homemade BOSU design and cooked a great Whole30 meal with zucchini (preparing for zucchini season with tried and tested recipes). But that’s not what I really…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 27- Least Reinforcing Scenario

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 27- Least Reinforcing Scenario

Today I presented a class on Creativity for my writing group. While listening to the section on dealing with “trolls”, I was reminded of a powerful lesson I learned as a zookeeper in dealing with setbacks. To be truly successful and to maintain a positive mindset, you must deal with…

30 Days oF ZooFit: Day 24- Modify, Scale, Do What You Can

Over the weekend, while in Las Vegas, I did something to my neck. Slept on it wrong, didn’t gamble enough, whiplash from spending so much on booze and books at the auction. Who knows? What I do know are two things. One, it hurts to jostle my neck around. Two,…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 23- ZooFit’s Guide to Mental Health

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 23- ZooFit’s Guide to Mental Health

I tote a lot of advice and promotion to physical health and well-being, but rarely touch on the topic of mental health. Perhaps because I think of myself as a little mentally unstable, I don’t think I’m qualified to share on the subject. But fear not, while I remain mostly…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

There are few exciting holidays for zookeepers. Christmas and Thanksgiving are often spent with our fur/feather/scaled families because, guess what? Animals have to eat. Daily. It’s weird, I know. But such is life of a zookeeper. Know what holidays zookeepers DO get excited over? April 22. Earth Day. It’s not…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 21- Life Safari

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 21- Life Safari

One of my current favorite books right now is Nerd Fitness founder, Steve Kamb’s book¬†Level Up Your Life. I really admire this book on a whole new level after experiencing the difficulties to get published in this industry. But beyond Steve being a literary hero, he’s a life hero to…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 19- Stay Positive

I’m having a little issue taking my own advice today. Stay positive. The difficulties getting into the published world of writing is becoming more and more clear. I know I have what it takes to stay the course, but I’m wondering if it’s worth it.