Chronic Illness and Pain / Medium Posts / Mental Illness and Mental Health

This is not for you: Productivity and Chronic Illness

This was originally posted on my Medium profile on February 7th, 2017. I read a lot of articles on productivity and improving one’s creativity and making life better. How to do better, be better, accomplish more, feel satisfied with my life, not feel like such a fucking failure all the time. I read these articles because productivity and discipline are things I struggle with and I want to see if there’s anything out there that can give me a leg up in reaching my goals. About 90% of them are explicitly not for me. I struggle with discipline, but

Musings / Writer Life

Imagination is like Compost

So a few days ago I saw this image floating around Facebook: (VeryBestQuotes.com is an interesting site, though I wish they would provide sources for the quotes.) I find that I somewhat agree with this. Imagination is super important, yes, and possibly more important than knowledge. However. Imagination is like compost. You get out of it what you put into it. If you never put any info into your head, your imagination is going to have a very tough job. It’s by absorbing knowledge that we feed our imaginations. So many times I’ve come up with a story idea

Giveaways

Six years of blogging

I’ve never really done anything for my “blogaversary” but I figure after six years of blogging at this blog — whether it was called Bacon & Whiskey or Amoeba Kat Musings or whatever name it might have in the future — maybe a little celebration is in order. Some people do full on blog parties for their blogging anniversaries. I truly admire that. I would attempt it, but I know I don’t have it in me to do it right. Better I leave it to the pros. Instead, I’m just going to make an effort to post here more