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The Thing About Momentum

It sounds (it seemed at first) counterproductive, but sometimes it's necessary to stand completely still in order to continue forward momentum. I felt stuck - or even like I was going backward - but sometimes you need to stand still - pause and listen. Sometimes that means going to bed crazy early to reset both… Continue reading The Thing About Momentum

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It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but here we are: January 1st. There's a saying about not looking backwards because that's not the direction you're going, but - while I understand the sentiment and would agree that you don't want to keep your head turned forever - I… Continue reading It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

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My Year in Books: 2017

This year, reading was the best part of many of my days. I managed to blog only nine times, and two-thirds of those posts were about books/reading. Instagram feed? Full of books. Why? They offered a much-needed escape from this year's... interesting... realities. As such, I surpassed my reading goal by 8 books and enjoyed… Continue reading My Year in Books: 2017

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This Week in Books: All the Feels

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. That means that if you click the book covers and make purchases through those links, I earn a small commission to support Take a Second Glantz. Not feeling well this weekend, I got a LOT of reading done. Silver linings and all that jazz. THEN It's incredibly unusual these… Continue reading This Week in Books: All the Feels


#MotivationMonday 07.10.2017

You may have noticed that I'm not writing publicly as much these days. That's because I'm doing a lot of work internally (and writing for myself). It hasn't been easy, but it's been so worthwhile in helping me figure out "What's next?" (And what's next is pretty darn exciting!) I haven't done it alone -… Continue reading #MotivationMonday 07.10.2017

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An Afternoon with Jay Asher

People who know me on a surface level are always surprised to hear me say that I’m an introvert. But I am (I’ve just become adept at hiding it. Thanks, theatre!), and because of that, I’m not a fan of going to events without knowing that a friend will also be there. I have no… Continue reading An Afternoon with Jay Asher

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Reading Roundup: What I Read in May

I somehow plowed through four books this month. While a few sleepless nights didn't hurt the cause,  May was full of page-turning winners! My top two reads are as follows: The Dollhouse By far the best book I've read thus far this year is The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis, the one title that was not… Continue reading Reading Roundup: What I Read in May