Getting paid would put too much pressure on what’s mostly just a fun project

Keywords: librarianship , pop culture , research in fiction writing , teaching

that lets me riff on and explore some research and teaching-related ideas in a low stakes environment. It doesn’t take much of my time (about an hour of my week) and what benefits it does have are worth it to me. I can’t make any great argument that this work directly supports student recruitment and retention but it’s not doing it just to do it. Not to me.

https://studyingresearch.com/2022/05/19/why-i-write-this-blog

I want to engage with others about my art and encourage making in any medium

Keywords: Life

I am messy, I half finish projects, I have too many ideas and I find it hard to focus sometimes. I get creative block, I buy craft materials because they look fun and don’t necessarily have a plan for them. But I do push myself to get better. I explore ideas through my art and craft projects. I want to learn new techniques and try a different way of making something.

https://cosmiccherrydreams.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/why-do-i-blog

When you expand your definition of “wealth” and start to become aware of the things that really make you feel good, you develop the awareness of what changes you need to make in order to ensure you are getting those things

Keywords: health , Lifestyle Blog , music , wellbeing , body , inspiration , joy , lifestyle , love , mentoring , mind , motivation , soul

I was only in a professional job for 18 months before circumstances trapped me in Costa Rica, and it’s now been a year of unplanned time off in which I’ve been transitioning and building a new life for myself whilst seeing my bank balance go down each month. There have been many obstacles come up, and difficult decisions to make, going against the grain of what I thought I was “supposed” to be doing with my life right now. I’m birthing a lot of projects, but I have no idea when all the pieces of the puzzle are going to fit together, and when the seeds I’ve planted will sprout. I keep myself motivated, positive, and in a mindset of trust, by tuning in with the non-material things that keep me feeling happy and “wealthy” inside.

https://songsofgaia.com/2021/03/27/all-we-need