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Nine of Wands

My new morning ritual is still going strong: Pulling one card per day and listening to Jessica Dore’s Tarot for Change on Audible....

60%

Today is a deadline day. To stay on pace, I must have 60% of the boot camp’s pre-work completed. I’m hovering at around 55%. My brain is...

Hard Versus New

Soon after I uploaded yesterday’s blog post, I went back to work on my lab. I worked until I was mentally exhausted. I tried to power...

Tiny Victories

Remember these quiet moments. A rare alone in the apartment day. Seated at the dining room table. Intro to JavaScript lab, Modifying...

Grasping

I speed-wrote in my journal for 20 minutes, filling up the page with the most encouraging, self affirming language possible. Doesn't...

Compassion for my past selves

I had a good imaginary meeting with a much younger version of myself. It was an emotional deep dive. My inner child needs protection and...

Dive

The most important thing is to show up. Technically, this is me showing up for my daily blog. Taking fifteen minutes at 9:30pm to quickly...

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I’m going to write a blog post today. I enjoy searching for an idea. I like getting on a roll and writing encouraging messages to myself....

Used to Get So Frustrated

It's subtle and quiet. It's new and different. Once again, I have been marveling at how the greatest skill I'm learning in the lead-up to...

Gimme a Hell Yeah

Hell Yeah or No. Paring down on the inessential things I say Yes to leaves me with more time and space than I know what to do with. Fear...

Another Social Media Detox Post.

I think we as a culture have evolved past the "I'm taking a healing break from social media" social media post. As cathartic as it feels...

Auguste vs. Stinker

I learned theatrical clowning in Jean E. Taylor's at The Barrow Group. There I learned about the relationship between Authority and the...

I Admire

Funny, imaginative and innovative. Simple, absurd, playful. An ambitious, appealing message. Irreverent, absurd, prescient....

It feels stupid to have faith

I want to have faith. Where can I begin to see evidence? Asking that kind of question betrays the purpose of faith. It feels stupid to...

Broke Bottle Beach

It seems I’m in the habit of rushing to finish writing and posting a blog entry before I break my streak. I will just roll with it. I did...

D-E-V-O

I must show up today, because I have this daily showing up habit. So I’ll tell you this: I went to the DEVO concert on a rooftop in...

Learning Learning

Learning a new skill with self compassion: what a concept! I hated high school because I convinced myself I was an idiot. I convinced...

Resentment Envy Gratitude

I hold a large amount of resentment for various actions (or the lack thereof) of my past self. It’s heavy to lug around and it’s hard to...

Nerves

One of the best things I learned in acting class was how to better understand what we perceive as stage fright. Nervous energy is useful,...

Look Me In My Stupid Face

I love the hybrid feeling of letdown and intrigue when you discover, duh, that’s not their real name. And I love performance that blurs...