What To Do When That Next Step Forward Feels Impossible

Want to hear something silly? Three weeks ago I started my email list. And for the past three weeks, it’s been one of my weekly goals to share the link to my list on all my social media platforms. Nothing committal, just a quick post on my Instagram and Snapchat stories and maybe a short … More What To Do When That Next Step Forward Feels Impossible

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Time Management: Planning Ahead Actually Works!

Have you noticed a change in The Paper Trail recently? My content has stayed relatively the same. (Except maybe the amount of advice I give – sorry folks, I just love giving my opinion). My blog is still a “trail” of self-development. Actually, I probably write more reflection posts now. No… the BIG change is … More Time Management: Planning Ahead Actually Works!

Everything is Random: Luck’s Essential Role in Pursuing Passion

Have you ever seen The Office? It’s this super cringey TV show about a paper company… and it goes on for nine seasons. I’m reminded of this one scene in Season 8, episode 19 where one character, Nellie, finagles her way into a job she didn’t earn or was well-equipped for. Her explanation is “anything … More Everything is Random: Luck’s Essential Role in Pursuing Passion

The “Why” Behind a Season of Busyness

For the past few Novembers, I’ve posted NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) announcements (like these from 2019 and 2020). I’ve always said something along the lines of “since I’m literally insane, I’ve decided to write an entire book in a month”. As you can see, I don’t have one of those posts this November. I’ve … More The “Why” Behind a Season of Busyness

5 Reasons Why Consistently Resting is Better Than Productivity

Welcome back to The Paper Trail, where I’m supposed to post every Monday but fail almost every other week. I hope you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive me of the egregious behavior. Honestly, finding motivation to do anything at all is pretty much lacking in all areas of my life. If I’m not … More 5 Reasons Why Consistently Resting is Better Than Productivity