To say that my life hasn't been going according to plan is a gross understatement. I've been thinking about this more than usual lately, because this past May was the 10th anniversary of my college graduation (no, I wasn't a prodigy, I actually am that old). A lot of amazing things have happened in those … Continue reading Five Steps for When You Feel Behind in Life (Link to Guest Post)
(New correspondence between Screwtape and his lesser-known demonic cousin, Benoth, has been discovered! Once again, with apologies to the late C.S. Lewis.) Dear Benoth, If I were to have one complaint about the Lower Offices--and mind you, this is solely hypothetical and would surely be dismissed as such by those offices--it would be a lack … Continue reading A New Screwtape Letter
“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth.” ~ Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis All human beings are full of contradictions: capable of both … Continue reading A Bundle of Contradictions: The Mind of an INTJ
Hey, all! This is something I've been pondering as I continue to tweak my freelance-writing-business website, and I've finally decided. I'm going to be further separating my business website and my more personal blog. I am officially adopting "The Badass Introvert" as the blog title, with the intention of focusing a little more on introversion/INTJ/Myers-Briggs topics. (Since … Continue reading Upcoming Changes!
There's a little bit of a language warning in this post, if you're sensitive to that kind of thing. Myers-Briggs and being an INTJ are by far my most popular blog topics, and the most fun to write. There are occasional criticisms--I’m too wordy for an INTJ, I come off as arrogant (a common criticism … Continue reading Getting a New Perspective on my INTJ Posts
You’ve hit a dry spell. You’re looking for your next great idea--whether an invention, the plot of your next novel, or your company’s new marketing campaign. But no matter what you do, the wheels won’t turn. The spark won’t light. It happens to the best of us. But that’s hardly comforting when your career, your … Continue reading 12 Tips to Boost Creativity and Develop Amazing Ideas
Man was appointed by God to have dominion over the beasts, and everything a man does to an animal is either a lawful exercise, or a sacrilegious abuse, of an authority by Divine right. ~C.S. Lewis As long as there have been humans, there have been pets. Countless numbers of dogs, cats, birds, lizards, and … Continue reading 4 Pets That Helped Make History
In the 19th century, hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants flooded the United States, fleeing poverty, political disenfranchisement, and social oppression in their homeland. What happened to these refugees? When they arrived, they were mocked for their language (most of them spoke Gaelic rather than English). They took high-risk, low-skill jobs for whatever pay they could--and … Continue reading How We Can Learn From America’s Immigration History
I wrote a guest post over on The Change Blog! Go check it out to learn more about how I began to learn more about my personality type and started on the path to become a Badass Introvert.
You’ve found your people. Introverts. The Internet Is Full of Us Socializing on our terms. Avoiding crowds and awkward small talk. Sharing our interests and hopes and fears as easily as politicians deflect questions. American society is very much an extroverted one. Children do group projects in school. Adults have to demonstrate “teamwork” or their … Continue reading The One Thing Introverts Need to Remember