Routine 2.1: Keeping weekends for myself

Right now I’m juggling work for pay (B2B writing) and work for passion (screenwriting). The tricky thing is, I’m driven to make my B2B writing of the highest quality. This drive has been interfering with my screenwriting. And when I don’t contribute to my screenplay, I get stressed. I can also grow bitter toward the company I’m doing B2B writing for. Continue reading “Routine 2.1: Keeping weekends for myself”

Routine 1.0: The foundation of routines to come

I’ve been working on building a routine over the past few months. It has mainly consisted of doing a light walk and yoga in the morning, taking a walk around lunchtime, and exercising at night. It also consisted of drinking less alcohol and caffeinated beverages, and more wholesome foods and less animal products. This is a good foundation, but I’ve been missing more days than I should. Continue reading “Routine 1.0: The foundation of routines to come”

December 2017 photos: Hanging with family in Pittsburgh and old friends in Boston

I spent a lot of time with my family these last four months while looking for a new full-time job. I rounded out the year with them when my sister visited Pittsburgh from Philadelphia. We went to the restaurant Eleven and then saw the one-act play The Humans. The former was good, the latter okay. The company was great. Continue reading “December 2017 photos: Hanging with family in Pittsburgh and old friends in Boston”

Tips for managing anxiety and staying grounded when starting a new job in a new city

The following is an email correspondence between me and my health coach, Sam Thorne. His response helped me understand where my social anxiety was coming from — and how to manage it — after I moved to a new city and started a new job. However, this advice can be used to manage anxiety associated with other types of change. Continue reading “Tips for managing anxiety and staying grounded when starting a new job in a new city”