Busy, but still committed to blogging

When life gets busy, rest sometimes goes by the wayside. Wish I had as much time to sleep as my cat does!

A quick update for those of you who follow my blog: Just about every day I think about how I want to write a blog post, and then something comes up. We’ve all been there. We keep saying we’re going to do something, but when we don’t make it a priority, it never gets done.

As I write more stories for work, I’ve found it harder to keep up with my blog on a regular basis. I’ve had a lot of visitors in town, and I’ve been training for a half-marathon, which has taken up a lot of time. The less “me” time I get, the less likely I am to write outside of work.

Despite the craziness of life lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the next few personal essays I want to write. A new memoir by one of my favorite authors, Geneen Roth, has really inspired me. The book, called “Lost and Found,” talks about food and money, and how the two are inextricably linked. The book has made me think a lot about loss as it relates to food and money, and about the concepts of hoarding and hiding. And it’s made me realize things about myself that I never had before. I plan to write a related personal essay, as well as others, in the coming months. In the meantime, I’ll post when I can, hopefully more than I have over the past month or so.


Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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