Life

And she’s back…

In March 2016 my marriage began crumbling. By April 2017 we were separated. I uploaded my previous blog to this domain. One of the greatest things about maintaining this blog was that I could use it as an opportunity to share raw and honest things – things I had experienced and seen. When I got… Read More And she’s back…

Thoughts

Shift

I’ve always had a different vision for what craftonium.com would be, so I am moving my regular blogging adventures to jenniferfraley.com. I hope you will join me there!

Thoughts, Writing

NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

I failed. Technically, I lost at NaNoWriMo. Winning is completing 50,000 words in a month. I did not do that. Most things in life aren’t “win or lose.” The concept is still important, but for me the act of doing this was its own reward. Honestly, I could have been more diligent. Preparation helps. Also,… Read More NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up

Books, Writing

What’s Your Role?

Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow and sometimes we rest. The resistance is part of this too. And yes, it’s different than Steven Pressfield. When faced with difficult decisions it’s important to know your role. Recommended Reading:The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Writing

Sloppy First Drafts

The point is always to do the work. Not everyone is going to understand it. Sometimes you won’t even understand it. You get better with it over time. Too often we stop ourselves too short. We give up before we’ve even begun. Keep going. Something good is bound to happen.

Thoughts

Just Me

I keep this web log as a way to find my voice. There are over 3 billion users on the internet right now. I like having a place I can consider home. This safe space allows me a platform to find, shape and mold my purpose in real time. Consistency is key. I’ve been lost… Read More Just Me

Thoughts

Holding On

Sometimes I miss the way things were. I know this is futile because time is always moving forward, but as I gain traction I realize there’s really no going back. The living of life moves in one direction and getting nostalgic or longing for the past is not only impractical, it can end up being… Read More Holding On